Sligo, the center of the Irish Border Region

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Bridge over the Garavogue River © geograph.org.uk - Kenneth Allen/cc-by-sa-2.0

Bridge over the Garavogue River © geograph.org.uk – Kenneth Allen/cc-by-sa-2.0

Sligo is the county town and the most populous urban area in County Sligo. With a population of 19,500 in 2011, it is the second-largest urban centre in the province of Connacht.

Sligo is a major economic, educational, administrative and cultural centre of Ireland’s Border Region, a region of over 500,000 people which comprises the counties of Sligo, Donegal, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth. Sligo has a variety of independent retail stores and has seen new shopping malls constructed in the town. The main shopping streets are Wine Street, O’Connell Street, Grattan Street, Stephen Street, High Street, Market Street and Castle Street.

Yeats Memorial Building with WB Yeats exhibition next to Hyde Bridge © geograph.org.uk - Oliver Dixon/cc-by-sa-2.0 The Patriots of 1798 © geograph.org.uk - Bob Embleton/cc-by-sa-2.0 The Garavogue River and Rockwood Parade © T0mt0m42/cc-by-sa-3.0 Rockwood Parade © The.Q/cc-by-sa-3.0 Lough Key from Rockingham Tower © geograph.org.uk - Alan Murray-Rust/cc-by-sa-2.0 Bridge over the Garavogue River © geograph.org.uk - Kenneth Allen/cc-by-sa-2.0
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Yeats Memorial Building with WB Yeats exhibition next to Hyde Bridge © geograph.org.uk - Oliver Dixon/cc-by-sa-2.0
Sligo is a major commercial port on the west coast of Ireland and the country’s most northerly on the Atlantic Ocean. In recent years, Sligo and its surrounding suburbs have experienced significant economic and population growth; over the last decade, Sligo was the fastest-growing settlement in the Border Region. The town is also one of Ireland’s most important tourist destinations, owing mainly to the renowned natural beauty of the surrounding countryside and its literary and cultural associations, which include significant ties to poet and Nobel laureate W. B. Yeats and writer Spike Milligan.

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