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Sit Back And Relax – Explore Sligo, Ireland

As the poet WB Yeats said, “The place that has really influenced my life most is Sligo.”
The remains of WB Yeats rested beneath the beautiful Benbulben Mountain in Sligo where he got his inspiration for his poetry. Benbulben Mountain, 5miles from the town of Sligo, and other more landscape in Sligo is to love for.

Sligo is found in the west part of Ireland in the province of Connacht, a scenic county. Considered one of the biggest urban areas in the county Sligo has a lot to offer the serious and the casual visitor. If you ever want to spend your vacation exploring the old and the new than Sligo will satisfy your spirit.

For water-lover traveler, you will love Sligo because it is truly blessed with serene lakes and wonderful beaches on the edge of Atlantic Ocean. Due to its connection to the big ocean, more marine species are seen in the beaches which attract more tourists. These areas are also very popular for surfing.

In Strandhill, only 7km from the town of Sligo, a small airport which receives flights coming from Dublin and Manchester while Ireland West Airport Knock, just over the county border of Mayo, caters international flights.

As you arrive from the Sligo airport be sure to look at different means of transportation outside the airfield including town buses, and the train..

Town buses which is provided by Bus Eireann that has two route station-town centre and western town service-operates in the county of Sligo. The destinations of the buses are Donegal, Derry, Dublin, Limerick, and Galway.

The train, on the other hand, cost around EUR25.50 to EUR35 for single ticket. Eight trains run daily from Dublin station to Sligo.

The creepy Carrowkeel Passage Tomb cemetery is located at the slope of Bricklieve Mountain- 20 miles south of the town on Sligo- is a collection of ancient grave that is not that easy to visit but in the name of exploring the scenery and past, it is a nice place to visit.

The grave is older than the pyramids in Egypt so visiting the area would be like a blast from the past.

Majestic Island of Coney is for those travelers who enjoy beaches and island hopping. Some tourists have a difficult time leaving the beach because it is so wonderful there.

However, you can only do that kind of adventure when the tide is out because a lot of accidents occur due to that.

Yearly, many travelers and even locals got stuck in the sand due to the instable tide times. It is advisable to check with the locals who have further knowledge of the changes on the sea about the tide times.

The town of Sligo has many bars, restaurants and accommodations for the weary traveler. Adventure, relaxation, and having a good time are what the county of Sligo brings to every tourist and even the locals of the town. Be one of those happy people and explore the world hidden in Sligo, Ireland.