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County Sligo Hostels

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County Sligo (Irish: Contae Shligigh) is a county in the province of Connacht in the west of the Republic of Ireland. The name Sligeach means "Shelly River". Sligo is bordered to the west by Mayo, to the south by Roscommon, and the east by Leitrim.

County Sligo has a strong history of traditional music. The south of the country is particularly noted with such musical luminaries as James Morrison, Michael Coleman, Paddy Killoran and Josie McDermott, the band Dervish and tin-whistle player Carmel Gunning.

Find out more about Sligo by browsing to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Sligo

County Sligo Hostels

Gyreum Ecolodge | Railway Hostel
Strandhill Lodge & Hostel
| The Benwiskin Centre | Ryland Eco Lodge


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The county has many traditional music festivals and one of the most well known is the Queen Maeve International Summer School, a traditional Irish Music summer school of music and dance which is held annually in August in Sligo Town. On the more contemporary music scene you have Westlife, Tabby Callaghan and The Conway Sisters who are from Sligo.

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 Innisfree, in Lough Gill) were the inspiration for much of his poetry. Yeats said, "the place that has really influenced my life most is Sligo."

Find out more: http://www.irelandnorthwest.ie/

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