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Sligo is a beautiful and colorful county located in the northwest of Ireland. The counties of Mayo, Roscommon and Leitrim border it. The scenery in Sligo is beautiful with mountains, lakes, rivers and forests. As well as that the Alantic Ocean adds to the spectacular scenery of the area. Sligo has a rich history and has plenty of things to see and take in. Sligo is also home of William Butler Yeats, one of Irelands famous writers. Sligo is very attractive county and worth checking out.

The megalithic cemetery of Carrowmore is located in County Sligo. It forms part of a huge complex of Stone Age remains connecting Carrowkeel in South Sligo to the Ox Mountains, to the Cuil Irra Peninsula, where Queen Maeve's tomb dominates the skyline from the crest of Knocknarea Mountain. 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 Drumcliffe.

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Sligo County
Place: Connacht
People: 60,894
Speak: English, Irish
Area: 1,837 km2
GPS: -8.666667, 54.25