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Sligo: Ireland


 

  Top 10 Beautiful place in Sligo: Ireland  

Sligo is the most beautiful place to visit in Ireland. Sligo was founded in 1243 by the Anglo-Norman Maurice  Fitzgerald. Sligo is the largest urban center in Ireland. According to the Irish Etymology Sligo means “Shelly Place”. Sometimes Sligo is also known as Yeats Country. The total population of Sligo is 65,393 according to the estimation of 2016. County Sligo is the main town in Sligo. Sligo has stunning beaches, beautiful landscapes, spectacular mountains, beautiful lakes, and so on—the famous lake in Sligo Benbulben. There are also some mountains in Sligo. Sligo is the most important and favorite important destination in the world. Today we are going to learn about the most important places to visit in Sligo, Ireland:

 

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  1. Sligo Abbey  

✔ Sligo Abbey is a historical landmark which is located in Abbey St, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo, Ireland. Sligo Abbey was founded by Maurice FitzGerald, the 2nd lord of Offaly in 1253.

Sligo: Ireland

✔ Sligo Abbey is used as a religious center and community gathering space, especially as a refuge for displaced landowners. It was accidentally burnt down in 1414.

✔ Sligo Abbey has a lot of unbelievable mysteries, facts, and history. The government of Ireland is now protecting this place. This abbey was built in the Romanesque style.

✔ Sligo Abbey was built to pray for the soul of Richard Marshal, 3rd Earl of Pembroke, whom he was rumored to have killed. Sligo Abbey was reestablished in 1760.

 

  2. Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery  

✔ Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is a tourist attraction in Sligo, Ireland which is located in  Carrowmore, Co. Sligo, F91 E638, Ireland.

Sligo: Ireland

✔ It is also known as one of the largest clusters of megalithic tombs in Ireland. The monuments located here are altogether five thousand eight hundred years old.

✔ It is believed that monuments located here were built by the cailleach Garavogue who lives in her house in the Ballygawley mountains.

✔ Carrowmore Tombs were built in the 4th millennium BC, during the Neolithic (New Stone Age). We can see a large number of historical monuments around this place.

 

  3. Yeats Society Sligo  

✔ Yeats Society Sligo is a tourist attraction in Sligo, Ireland that is located in  Hyde Bridge, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo, F91 DVY4, Ireland.

Sligo: Ireland

✔ It is also known as Yeats Country as it inspired many of the great works of the Nobel Prize-winning Irish writer, W.B. Yeats.

✔ Yeats Society Sligo guides people about the history of Sligo and the contribution of Yeats to the field of poetry. The Government of Ireland is now protecting this area.

✔ Yeats Society is located in the heart of Sligo which is also known as the hub for literature, art, and culture. This society is named after the Irish Poet called Yeat.

 

  4. Sligo County Museum  

✔ Sligo County Museum is a historical museum which is located at 3 Stephen St, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo, F91 F997, Ireland. This museum is dedicated to the history of Sligo.

Sligo: Ireland

✔ Sligo County Museum was established in 1955.  This museum was later converted into a museum. We can learn about the history of Sligo from this museum.

✔ Some of the photographs of  World War I are also kept in this museum. Many old photographs of Sligo are kept in this museum.

✔ The government of Ireland is now protecting Sligo County Museum. There are also some collections of photographs of Irish poets, and so on.

 

  5. Knocknarea  

✔ Knocknarea is a mountain peak which is located in Sligo, Ireland. It is also the most important tourist destination in Ireland.

Knocknarea: Ireland

✔ The overall height of Knocknarea is 327 meters (1,073 ft). According to the Irish Etymology, Knocknarea means “hill of the moon” or “hill of the king”.

✔ It is claimed that some of the monuments located in these hills have been damaged by the climbers. We can see a large number of remains of monuments in this area.

✔ The government of Sligo, Ireland is now protecting this area. It is believed that Knocknarea was the main place of ritual and meetings in the Neolithic era.

 

  6. Strandhill Beach  

✔ Strandhill Beach is the beach which is located in  County Sligo, Ireland. Strandhill Beach is famous for surfing and is renowned for its impressive sunsets.

Strandhill Beach

✔ It is forbidden to swim at Strandhill Beach due to the strong currents. It is one of the best places to go surfing in Ireland. This Beach is located just 5 miles west of Sligo town.

✔ According to the Irish Etymology, Strandhill means a vast beach break capable of holding huge waves in the right conditions.

✔ The village located here runs along the beachfront. The government of Sligo, Ireland is now protecting this area. It is the best place to visit in Ireland.

 

  7. Tobernalt Holy Well  

✔ Tobernalt Holy Well is a Religious destination which is located in Religious destination in Carraroe, Ireland. It is the most important and famous tourist destination in Ireland.

Tobernalt Holy Well

✔ It is also considered one of Ireland’s most important religious destinations.  Tobernalt Holy Well existed long before Christianity arrived in Ireland in the fifth century.

✔ The government of Sligo, Ireland is now protecting this area. It has been claimed that the history of the Tobernalt Holy Well started in the fifth century.

✔ It is the best place to visit to learn about the religious history of Sligo, Ireland. According to the Irish Etymology, Tobernalt means  “The well in the Cliff”.

 

  8. Benbulbin  

✔ Benbulbin is a part of Darty Mountain and is also sometimes called “Yeats Country”. This place is located in County SligoIreland.

Benbulbin, Ireland

✔ According to Irish Etymology, the native name of Benbulbin is “Binn Ghulbain”. In Irish, Binn means peak and Ghulbain means beak or jaw.

✔ It is claimed that the name of this mountain is named after the Irish King called Conall Gulban. Benbulbin Mountain is composed of limestones on the top of mudstone.

✔ This mountain was shaped during the ice age when Ireland was under glaciers. Benbulbin was established as a walking destination. The government of Benbulbin is now protecting this area.

 

  9. Carrowkeel Passage Tombs  

✔ Carrowkeel Passage Carrowkeel is a historical landmark that is located in  Carrowkeel, Co. Sligo, Ireland. It is one of the important tourist destinations in Ireland.  

Carrowkeel Passage Tombs

✔ The passage tombs located at Carrowkel Passage Tombs were built in the 4th millennium BC, during the Neolithic era.

✔ There are altogether 14 passage tomb cemeteries at Carrowkeel Passage Tombs.

✔ The government of Sligo, Ireland is now protecting Carrowkeel Passage Tombs. It is also considered the mystical tomb in Ireland.

✔ It is one of the most important historical landmarks to know about the important facts and history of Ireland which is located in Connacht province.

 

  10. Hazelwood Forest  

✔ Hazlewood Forest is an ancient landmark that is located in  Kiltycahill, Sligo, Ireland. It is open 24 hours in Ireland.

Hazelwood Forest

✔ It is famous for its beautiful forest trails, picnic areas, mature trees, and so on. The government of Ireland is now protecting Hazlewood Forest.

✔ The trees in the Hazlewood Forest were planted 250 years ago. We can enjoy a picnic with our friends and family enjoying the view of the forest.

✔ We can also see the beautiful natural view from Lough Boora Hill. There is a very peaceful environment inside this Forest.


 

Sudeep Thapa
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Sudeep Thapa is a Founder and Chief Author at Best Ten Universe. He has completed a Bachelor of Business Studies from Lumbini Banijya Campus ( Tribhuwan University ) .
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