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County Sligo

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County Sligo
Image:IrelandSligo.png
Area: 1,836 km˛
Capital: Sligo
Code: SO
Population: 58,200 (2002)
Province: Connacht

Sligo (Sligeach in Irish) is a county in the province of Connacht in the west of Ireland. Area: 1,836 km˛ (709 square miles). The name Sligeach means "an area abounding in shells".

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Sligo County Crest

The poet and Nobel laureate W. B. Yeats (1865-1939) spent much of his childhood in northern Sligo and the county's landscapes (particularly the Isle of Inisfree, in Lough Gill) were the inspiration for much of his poetry. Yeats said, "the place that has really influenced my life most is Sligo."

The megalithic cemetery landscape of Carrowmore is located in County Sligo.

Sligo (population: 19,735) is home to the Institute of Technology, Sligo.

Towns and villages in County Sligo

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