County Sligo's favourite son, William Butler Yeats, was probably describing his ancestral home when he wrote about the mornings ‘mild and fair' with ‘mist-drops hung from fragrant trees'. Green pasturelands in the hinterland contrast beautifully with the cliffs, crags and beaches of the coast. Car rental in Sligo is an excellent way to reach the isolated corners of the county as well as the rest of the country.
The town of Sligo is well-connected to the rest of the country by the N4, N15 and N16 motorways as well as by railway and Sligo Airport. Ireland West Airport Knock is also within 50 kilometres.
Sligo Town has a range of options for travellers, including Diamond Coast Hotel, Best Western and Radisson Blu locations, as well as independently operated hotels like The Glasshouse overlooking the Garavogue River. Along the coast, Ocean Sands Hotel is a three-star facility on the main street of Enniscore. Accommodations here range from standard to luxury houses and include self-catering apartments. Coopershill luxury country house near Sligo is a picturesque house on a 500 acre private estate..
County Sligo is famous for its Stone Age sites, notably the Carrowkeel Megalithic Cemetery. Other attractions in the area include a pair of striking monolithic mountains near Sligo Town: Ben Bulben, a uniquely shaped mesa to the east, and Knocknarea, with a gorgeous view of the coast. Sligo Abbey, which dates back to the 13th century, is also well worth a look. Lough Gill is popular with birdwatchers and anglers, or motorists can drive to the original Coney Island if the tides are right. Even surfers will find an unexpected niche at Strandhill Beach.