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County Sligo (/ˈslaɪɡoʊ/ SLY-gohIrishContae Shligigh) is a county in Ireland. It is located in the Border Region and is part of the province of ConnachtSligo is the administrative capital and largest town in the county. Sligo County Council is the local authority for the county. The population of the county was 65,535 at the 2016 census.[3] It is noted for Benbulben Mountain, one of Ireland’s most distinctive natural landmarks.

County Sligo is the setting for a large number of the texts in the Mythological Cycles. The story of Diarmad and Grainne has its final act played out on Ben Bulben. The Second Battle of Moytirra is associated with Moytirra in South County Sligo. Other texts include Bruidean Ceise Corann, set on Keash Mountain. The rich array of megalithic monuments in the area has been an inspiration to artists and writers such as Sir Samuel Ferguson. The poet and Nobel laureate William Butler Yeats (1865–1939) spent much of his childhood in northern Sligo and the county’s landscapes (particularly the Isle of Innisfree, in Lough Gill) were the inspiration for much of his poetry. Yeats said, “the place that has really influenced my life most is Sligo.” He is buried in North County Sligo, “Under Ben Bulben“, in Drumcliff. William Yeats’ brother Jack, a painter, also was inspired by the Sligo landscape.

County Sligo has a long history of traditional music. The south of the county is particularly noted with such musical luminaries as James MorrisonMichael ColemanPaddy KilloranFred FinnPeter Horan, Joe O’Dowd, Jim Donoghue, Martin Wynne, Oisín Mac Diarmada (of Téada), tin-whistle player Carmel Gunning and the band Dervish. The county has many traditional music festivals and one of the most well known is the Queen Maeve International Summer School, a traditional Irish Music summer school of music and dance which is held annually in August in Sligo Town. On the more contemporary music scene there are WestlifeTabby Callaghan and The Conway Sisters who are from Sligo. Strandhill, about 9 km west of Sligo, hosts the Strandhill Guitar Festival[7] each year, featuring a wide variety of guitar music and musicians.

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Useful Info

TownsMore Info / Links

Easky
(31 min away from Sligo in car)
Wikipedia (link)
Discover Ireland (link)
Rosses Point
(27 min away from Sligo in car)
Discover Ireland (link)
Wikipedia (link)
Wikivoyage (link)
Drumcliffe
(27 min away from Sligo in car)
Discover Ireland (link)
CommunityMore Info / Links
MeetupsGroups near Sligo (link)
TransportMore Info / Links
Ferry, Rail, Bus, TrainCo.Sligo Transport Guide (link)
Bus OnlySligo Bus Services (link)
Tech RequirementsMore Info / Links
Broadband ProvidersThere are 9 main Broadband Providers in Sligo.
These include:
Digiweb 
eir 
Pure Telecom 
Virgin Media
Vodafone
Rural Wifi
IFA Telecom
Imagine
Cellnet
Tech HubSligo Tech Hub (link)
Co-working spacesPlease help us add to this section.
Outdoor ActivitiesMore Info / Links
HikingHiking Trails In County Sligo (link)
GreenwayEnniskillen to Sligo Greenway (link)
ZooEagles Flying (link)
National ParksNational Parks and Wildlifes (link)
Nature Parks in County Sligo (link)
Mansions, Stately Homes and Country HousesBest Stately Homes and Gardens (link)
Indoor ActivitiesMore Info /Links
Co. SligoActivities For a Rainy Day In Co.Sligo (link)
RestaurantsRestaurants In Co.Sligo (link)
Social MediaMore Info / Links
WebsitesSligo County Council (link)
TwitterSligo County Council (link)
Facebook PagesSligo County Council (link)
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