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Rosses Point, Sligo

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Enjoy the scenery of Rosses Point, a small residential town and also the name of the surrounding peninsula. Poet William Yeats and his artist brother Jack Yeats spent their summer holidays here, thus it is also referred to as Yeats County. This charming little village is full of walking trails and beaches where you can see out across the Atlantic Ocean. Look out to one side for a view of the ocean meeting up with the mountains. Keep your eyes peeled for the monumental 3.7 m (12 ft) high "Metal Man" lighthouse guarding Sligo Harbour on Perch Rock. There are many sports activities here as well, such as the 18-hole golf course and the Sligo Bay Lifeboat Station. Make sure to bring a jacket as it tends to get quite windy. Add Rosses Point and other attractions to your Sligo trip itinerary using our Sligo trip itinerary planner.
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  • The Rosses Point area has stunning scenery. There isa beautiful beech with plenty of amenities. It is a most relaxing place to stay in.  more »
  • This is a short drive out from Sligo, and offers nice views over the bay/harbor form a promontory. There may be trails as well, but we just took in view--across in farms and the like and out(west) is ...  more »
  • This is definately worth a visit. It was overcast and windy when we visited, but still the view was great  more »
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  • beautiful beach and very clean.
  • Nice

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Where to stay in Sligo

The town of Sligo boasts a number of lovely accommodations, including hostels and guesthouses, while the landscape surrounding the town is dotted with hotels catering to a range of budgets. If you want to surf away your holiday or explore the setting that inspired Yeats, stay in a bed and breakfast in Sligo town along Old Dublin Road. If you prefer to stay in a more natural setting, explore options in the surrounding countryside. In either case, you will be able to access the alluring coast and the town's historical monuments easily.
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