Culture & Tourism
Sligo is a beautiful county with a long Atlantic coastline, -part of the Wild Atlantic Way, 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
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Sligo, Ireland | 10th – 17th August 2014
Yeats 2015 will take place next year and plans are already underway. Yeats 2015 partners will span the literary, cultural, historical and academic worlds. It is envisioned that through an engaging, commemorative and cultural programme, Yeats 2015 will showcase Ireland as a dynamic, inspiring and creative place.
Wild Atlantic Way
The Wild Atlantic Way is a world-famous coastal route that spans seven of Ireland’s counties, taking in some breathtaking scenery along the way. Experience one of the wildest, most enchanting and culturally rich coastal touring routes in the world. Wherever you travel along the Wild Atlantic Way you’ll find magic, adventure, history and beauty in abundance.