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Encyclopedia > County Sligo
County Sligo
Contae Shligigh
Coat of arms of County Sligo
Location
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Statistics
Province: Connacht
County Town: Sligo
Code: SO
Area: 1,837 km²
Population (2006) 60,894[1]
Website: www.sligococo.ie

County Sligo (Irish: Contae Shligigh; lit. Shelly River) is a county in the province of Connacht in the west of the Republic of Ireland. Area: 1,836 km² (709 square miles). Sligo is bordered to the west by Mayo, to the south by Roscommon, and the east by Leitrim. Image File history File links Sligococo. ... map File links The following pages link to this file: County Sligo Categories: GFDL images ... During late Gaelic and early historic times Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the tuatha. ... Statistics Area: 17,713. ... A county town is the capital of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. ... Sligo (Sligeach in Irish) is the county town of County Sligo in the Republic of Ireland. ... A number plate for a car registered in 2001 in County Dublin Index marks on Number plates in the Republic of Ireland issued since 1987 have the format YY-CC-SSSSSS where the components are: YY — a 2-digit year (e. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... During late Gaelic and early historic times Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the tuatha. ... Statistics Area: 17,713. ... Statistics Province: Connacht County Town: Castlebar Code: MO Area: 5,397 km² Population (2006) 123,648 Website: www. ... Statistics Province: Connacht County Town: Roscommon Code: RN Area: 2,547 km² (983 mi²) Population (2006) 58,700 Website: www. ... Statistics Province: Connacht County Town: Carrick-on-Shannon Code: LM Area: 1,588 km² Population (2006) 28,837 Website: www. ...


County Sligo has a strong history of traditional music. The south of the county is particularly noted with such musical luminaries as James Morrison, Michael Coleman, Paddy Killoran, the band Dervish and tin-whistle player Carmel Gunning. 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. Strandhill, about 9km west of Sligo, hosts the Strandhill Guitar Festival [1]each year, featuring a wide varierty of guitar music and musicians. Irish music is a folk music which has remained vibrant throughout the 20th century, when many other traditional forms worldwide lost popularity to pop music. ... James or Jim Morrison (3 May 1893 - 1947) was a traditional Irish musician known at the Professor who was a notabled fiddle player in the Morrison was born in 1893 near Riverstown, County Sligo at the townland of Drumfin. ... Michael Coleman (1889–1945) was an Irish fiddler. ... Paddy Killoran is an Irish musician, born in Sligo, Ireland. ... Dervish is a Sligo based traditional Irish music band formed in 1989. ... Carmel Gunning TTCT is an Irish musician, born in Sligo, Ireland. ... The Queen Maeve International Summer School, (Irish Scoil Samhraidh Miosgán Medbha) is one of Irelands largest traditional music summer schools, held annually since 1999 and was founded by Sligo tin whistle player Carmel Gunning. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... This article cites very few or no references or sources. ... Tabby Callaghan (born Trevor John Callaghan on April 22, 1981 in Sligo, Ireland) is a musician. ... The Conway Sisters are a semi-professional singing group from Sligo, Ireland who have achieved a measure of fame through their appearances on The X Factor television programme. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ...


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." Winners of the Nobel Prize are scientists, writers and peacemakers who have been awarded in their field of endeavour, and who are known collectively as either Nobel laureates or Nobel Prize winners. ... William Butler Yeats, 1933 photograph, author unknown. ...


The megalithic cemetery landscape of Carrowmore is located in County Sligo. Carrowmore (Irish: , meaning Great Quarter) is the site of a prehistoric ritual landscape on the Knocknarea or Cúil Irra Peninsula in County Sligo in the Republic of Ireland. ...


The county town is Sligo (population: 17,892 [2]), which is home to the Institute of Technology, Sligo. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Institute of Technology, Sligo (ITS) formerly Regional Technical College, Sligo is a higher education institution located in Sligo Town, County Sligo in Ireland. ...

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Towns and villages in County Sligo

Achonry (Achadh Conaire in Irish) is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. ... Aclare (Áth an Chláir in Irish) is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Connacht County: Elevation: 140 m Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   -  - Ballaghnatrillick (Irish: ) is a village in County Sligo, Republic of Ireland. ... Ballinafad (Béal Átha an Trí Liag in Irish) is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. ... Ballymote (Baile an Mhóta in Irish) is a town in County Sligo, Ireland. ... Ballysadare, commonly spelled Ballisodare locally, (Baile Easa Dara in Irish) is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. ... Beltra (Béal Trá in Irish) is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. ... Carney (Fearann Uí Chearnaigh in Irish) is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. ... Castlebaldwin (Béal Átha na gCarraigíní in Irish) is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. ... Cliffony (Cliafuine in Irish) is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. ... Cloonacool (Cluain na Cúile in Irish) is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. ... Collooney (Cúil Mhuine in Irish) is a town in County Sligo, Ireland. ... Coolaney (Cúil Áine in Irish) is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Drumcliffe (Droim Chliabh in Irish) is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. ... Easky is located on the west coast of Ireland just west of Sligo. ... Geevagh (Irish : Ghaobhach) is a village in the south east corner of County Sligo, Ireland. ... Grange (An Ghráinseach in Irish) is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. ... Gorteen (Goirtín in Irish) is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. ... Inishcrone or Enniscrone (Irish: Inis Crabhann) is a small coastal village in County Sligo, Ireland. ... Kilglass (Cill Ghlas in Irish) is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. ... Monasteraden (Mainistir Réadáin in Irish) is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference G709576 Statistics Province: Connacht County: Elevation: ,1 m Population (2002) 137  Mullaghmore (Irish: ) is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. ... Riverstown (Baile Idir dhá Abhainn in Irish) is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. ... Rosses Point (An Ros in Irish) is a village in County Sligo, Ireland and also the name of the surrounding peninsula. ... Skreen (An Scrín in Irish) is a village in County Sligo, Ireland, but also shares its name with a village in County Meath which is locally spelt Skryne. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Toorlestraun (Tuar Loistreáin in Irish, meaning Fields of Scorching Corn), more commonly spelled Tourlestrane locally, is a village and parish in County Sligo, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ...

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References

  1. ^ Population of each Province, County and City, 2006. CSO Ireland, Principal Statistics. Retrieved on 2007-05-31.
  2. ^ Report 06. Population and area of each Province, County, City, urban area, rural area and Electoral Division, 2002 and 2006. CSO, Ireland, Volume 1 - Population classified by Area. Retrieved on 2007-05-31.

  Results from FactBites:
 
County Sligo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (231 words)
County Sligo (Contae Shligigh in Irish) is a county in the province of Connacht in the west of the Republic of Ireland.
Sligo is bordered to the west by Mayo, to the south by Roscommon, and the east by Leitrim.
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.
Sligo (town) - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Sligo (town) (380 words)
Seaport and county town of County Sligo, Republic of Ireland; population (1996) 17,800.
Sligo was a strategic site as a ford for the River Garavogue and was the site of conflict between English and Irish forces from the 13th century onwards.
On Cairns Hill, 4 km/2 mi south of Sligo, are the remains of two stone ring forts and a stone circle; nearby is a stone altar known as Tobernalt, which was used for Mass during the period in which Catholicism was prohibited.
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