Immortalized in poetry – Why you should visit Sligo

If you’re looking for a rugged landscape and great literature, then a visit to Sligo is a must. Known as Yeats country ‘, his work was inspired by the many sites of Sligo and it’s very easy to see why when you come here. Here are some good reasons to add to Sligo to your itinerary:

  1. Yeats’ Grave, Drumcliff

The literary work of Yeats is known the world over and if you like to follow in the footsteps of literature, then Sligo is for you. Born in County Dublin, the controversial poet made a significant impact on the literary world and his grave can be found in a church in Drumcliff. The Church is a delight in itself, complete with lots of information about the poet and the gift shop. You can get perfect Irish mementoes like Aran Sweaters from a site like Shamrock Gifts, a supplier of genuine Aran Sweaters.

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  1. Benbulben

A protected site, Benbulben is a unique rock formation formed about 320 million years ago. It is found in the Dartry mountains, formed during the Ice Age and has a very distinctive peak. Many hikers come here, its popularity is due to the accessibility for walkers of all ages and fitness. Yeats wrote about the site, just like he did of many of the most iconic landmarks of Sligo.

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  1. Glencar Waterfall

If you’re looking for a romantic, breath-taking landscape, then you need travel no further than Glencar Waterfall. An impressive 15 metres in height, the falls sit on Glencar Lake on the Sligo/Leitrim county border. The waterfall features in Yeats’ poem ‘Stolen Child’ and since has grown to be a popular fan site.

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