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Sligo (population 18,509) is situated where the Garavogue River runs into Sligo Harbour on the north west coast of Ireland.

Attractions
Sligo County Museum & Municipal Art Gallery on Stephen Street contains, among other things, a room dedicated to William Butler Yeats. Yeats was strongly attached to County Sligo during his lifetime, and his grave is in nearby Drumcliff.

The ruins of Sligo Abbey are on Abbey Street. The Abbey was originally founded for the Dominicans in the 13th century.

The Victorian courthouse on Teeling Street, which is still in use.

Yeats Memorial Building, home of the Yeats International Summer School (+353 71 42693) and Sligo Art Gallery (+353 71 45847), is on the western side of the river at Hyde Bridge.

The Sligo Arts Festival takes place during the first two weeks of September.

Amenities
The horse racing track on Cleaveragh Road will hold meetings on April 30, July 2, August 8-9, and August 22 in 2001.

County Sligo Golf Club (+353 71 77134) is in nearby Rosses Point, and Strandhill Golf Club (+353 71 68188) is 8 kilometres west of Sligo.

Sligo Swimming Pool on Markievicz Road.

There is also a Blue Flag beach at Rosses Point.


Transport

Sligo Airport (+353 71 68280), 8 kilometres west of Sligo at Strandhill, has daily flights to Dublin.

There are four Bus Éireann buses to Dublin each day.

There are three trains a day to Dublin.

Useful contact details for Sligo
Bus Station +353 71 60066
Train station +353 71 69888
Bus Éireann +353 1 8366111
Iarnród Éireann +353 1 8366222 or (1850) 366222
Garda Station +353 71 57000
Bank of Ireland +353 71 43297
AIB +353 71 42157
Ulster Bank +353 71 62611/61791
Chamber of Commerce +353 71 61274
Sligo County Enterprise Board +353 71 46792
Sligo General Hospital +353 71 71111
Tourist Information +353 71 61201
   
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