Culture & Tourism
Sligo is a beautiful county with a long Atlantic coastline, unspoilt countryside, mountains, lakes and countless other natural attributes to be seen. One of the world’s most famous poets, and Sligo’s adopted literary son, W.B. Yeats was inspired by the breathtaking landscape that abounds around Sligo, which prompted much of his poetry and his famous refrain – “Sligo, land of heart’s desire”.
The Model houses a collection of J.B.Yeats paintings (brother of W.B Yeats) among other works of interest. Sligo hosts the International Yeats Summer School, an International Choral Festival, Food and Culture Festival and Sligo Live to name but a few.
For more information on what Sligo has to offer visit Sligotourism.ie