Sligo is a town
in the Republic of Ireland and it is the county town of County
Sligo. With a population of just under 20,000 people, Sligo is quite
a small town in terms of population but is still the second largest
urban area in Connacht.
Sligo has an exciting history and gets its name from the plentiful
shellfish that has been found in the town for many years. The
Garavogue river (originally called the Sligeach) flows through the
Throughout the middle of the 19th century, Sligo saw a rise in
people emigrating through the port. Over 30,000 people in total
emigrated and there is now a memorial sculpture on site to
One of the oldest buildings in Sligo is the Sligo Abbey Dominican
Friary. Built during medieval times, the building was destroyed by
fire in the 15th century and rebuilt. Since the rebuilding, the
foundations have stood the test of time and can still be seen in the
The most famous former resident of Sligo is W. B. Yeats who based
many of his works around the town. Yeats spent most of his life in
the town and is renowned for his "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" poem
from the late 19th century.
Sligo is set amongst two different mountain ranges, the Ox Mountains
and the Dartry Mountains which W. B. Yeats often wrote about.
In recent years Sligo town has undergone some development with two
shopping centres (Quayside and Johnston's) opening in the last
couple of years. Several members of the popular band Westlife were
born or now live in Sligo.
Transport in to Sligo is mainly via the N4 Dublin road. The road is
made up of dual-carriageways and some stretches of motorway.
By rail, the Sligo Railway Station (now known as Mac Diarmada
Station) provides services to Dublin with many smaller stops along
the way making Sligo very accessible to nearby towns.
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