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Sligo

Another great touring area for driving or cycling, the area around Sligo has its share of marvellous landscape and ancient ruins, but was also the home of the Yeats family, of whom W.B. Yeats the writer and Jack B. Yeats the painter, are the most famous. There are several reminders of the family to be seen and you can do a Yeats country tour to visit the highlights.

Around Sligo, the beautiful Ben Bulben mountain is visible for miles. North of Sligo are great surfing beaches at Strandhill, the grave of W.B. Yeats at Drumcliffe, and Lissadell House. South-west of Sligo are the Carrowmore tombs, over 60 megalithic tombs in a small field, and the hill of Queen Maeve's Grave with magnificent views around the bay. Further east is the scenic and tranquil area of Lough Gill and Innisfree.



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