Rosses Point, Sligo

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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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  • August 16, 2017
    Truly spectacular constantly present the wind and wind, in fact, the beach is beaten by surfers and surf schools. To see
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  • August 15, 2017
    Such a surprise to discover this new spot! Food selection is amazing, customer service is excellent (thanks for being so good to us, Hannah - you are very good at what you do) and what a view! Can't w...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    A very nice beach offering a long walk on the sea and a beautiful meadow where you can stop to rest, maybe before you get on Benbulben. Many boys were bathing although for us the temperature was quite cold. It's not a place that will amaze you, Ireland offers than others, but certainly if you're passing a side trip will make you only pleasure!
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  • February 2, 2017
    beautiful beach and very clean.
  • May 27, 2017
    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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