Sligo County Guide to Ireland

Sligo is located in the northwestern part of the country, Connacht. The counties define boundaries with Leitrim, Roscommon and Mayo. The population of Sligo County is around 61,000 and about 18,000 people live in the capital city of Sligo. This attractive city has recently been completely refurbished and sympathetically modernized where needed. Two large new shopping malls, Quayside and Johnston Court, as well as many luxurious, recently opened hotels. Sligo City is home to Sligo Technology Institute.

The area now has good road and rail links, and Sligo Airport is just 5 miles from the nearby capital of Strandhill. Sligo has always been strong in local journalism with the Sligo Champion newspaper, founded in 1836, still strong. This publication is being watched along with Sligo Post and Sligo Weekender.

Enniscrone (or the official Inishcrone) is a popular western beach resort on Killala Bay. Proudly boast 3km of untouched blue flagships, 2 surf schools and challenging waves, as well as health conscious, traditional sea basins. Ox Mountains provides a stunning backdrop for this beach.

In the county, he has been in turbulent historical conflicts. The locals recall the outrage, insurgency and even glorious defeats, after the Sligo men stood and thought they were defending their lands by centuries of general difficulties. Part of these stories have been transformed into traditional Irish simulators, scrolls and aviaries, which county-talented musicians are proud to play. Cities such as Tubbercurry, Tourlestrane and Gurteen are popular pubs where traditional music and dance are perfect for at least a week. Tubbercurry, Sligo's second largest city, is the tradition of theater art, and recent successes have carried their own feature length action film, their original musical production that has taken over the overseas and regular stage productions.

In Sligo, other places in local history that deserve further study: Ballisadare, Ballymote, Charlestown-Bellahy (Mayo border), Cliffony, Collooney, Coolaney, Curry, Easky, Grange, Mullaghmore, Rosses Point city's natural harbor).

Source by Susan Salkeld

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