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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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TripAdvisor
  • The seaside view is ok, the beach is great to have a walk. The "waiting on the shore" statue is epic. But nothing much to do around. Half a day or few hours are enough.  more »
  • Worth a drive to this place on a nice day. There is a lovely beach and some stunning views. Also stop to see the waiting on the shore statue.  more »
  • Rosses Point is not very far from the centre of town and worth a visit because of the view, sandy beach and walks. Need to pick good weather for a visit. It was chilly, windy and looked as if it was g...  more »
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  • beautiful beach and very clean.
  • Nice