Welcome to Sligo, the beauty, the tranquillity, the land of heart’s desire! W.B. Yeats and his brother the artist Jack B. Yeats are strongly associated with Sligo and much of their work is set here. W.B.Yeats grave at Drumcliffe is a popular attraction. Sligo’s archaeological and mythological heritage is incredibly rich; the landscape is peppered with monuments, stretching back 5,000 years. Carrowmore which is the largest megalithic cemetery in Ireland and one of the most important in Europe dating back to 5,000BC. Culture in Sligo is a lively, attractive combination of contemporary and traditional theatres and art centres. The magnificent 1830’s Lissadell House and Gardens, associated with both Yeats and the republican Countess Markieviecz.
Sligo has a wealth of attractions to offer, Eagles Flying, Ireland’s largest sanctuary for birds of prey and owls which also houses the National Raptor Centre and has regular bird shows for visitors. In Gurteen, south Sligo, the Coleman Irish Music Centre, the centre brings to life the traditional style of music played by Michael Coleman and other musicians of that time. Sligo Folk Park in Riverstown promises a true experience of rural and Irish heritage and is based on a traditional cottage farm.