The Yeats County

County Sligo

County Sligo spotlight

Drumcliffe, Ireland - 17 June, 2022: close-up view of the headstone and grave of william Butler Yeats imn the Drumcliffe Parish Church Cemettery
W. B. Yeats

Ireland's favourite poet, W. B. Yeats, has deep roots in County Sligo. Literary enthusiasts interested in seeing first hand the place that inspired Yeats have a number of sites in County Sligo they can visit.

Markree Castle in Collooney, County Sligo, Ireland.
Castles and Country Manors of County Sligo

Castle enthusiasts will find County Sligo a fascinating place, with several spectacular castles and majestic country manors awaiting their visit.

Surfing Sligo

County Sligo is one of Europe's top surfing destinations. Catching the perfect wave is a perfect reason to visit.

Exploring YOur Roots

The Irish Diaspora numbers in the millions, scattered throughout the world; large numbers of Americans, Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders can trace family roots back to Ireland. For those looking to trace their 'Irishness', the search often leads to County Sligo. A variety of resources are available to make the ancestral journey easier.

Count Sligo Attractions

Spectacular natural views coupled with a rich history and plenty of activities make County Sligo the perfect spot for visitors looking for a taste of authentic Irish hospitality. We've compiled a list of some of the county's top attractions.