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Morwen: Map of County Sligo, Ireland; 5 February 2004

County Sligo is a county in the province of Connacht, located in Northwest Ireland and Lakelands. It is a small county, but worth visiting as it is densely packed with scenery and cultural interest. 


Pint of Guinness; Matthew Trevithick; 04.10.2006

Sligo really is a cold water surfers paradise. Its north facing aspect means it's a magnet for any swell in the North Atlantic from the west and north directions and the prevailing south westerly airstream is offshore. Sligo does tend to be wet and windy, which isn't actually a too bad thing, especially for the local surfers. It keeps many traveling surfers away who'd rather spend their dollar on the the warmer and ultimatley more crowded breaks of France and the Canaries, Sligo remains relatively quiet, for now.

County Sligo is the home to some world class surfing and the rewards are plenty, for those who make the pilgrimage, in the form of Easky Right, Easky Left and Bundoran to name but a few.

where to stay

Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo; The Q; 15.01.2008

In County Sligo you can stay in all manner of different styles of accommodation - From lording it up in a Castle, with breakfast in bed an no snooze button - unless you're up for a glassy morning barrel or two - charming stately houses, five star resorts, atmospheric hostels, remote farmhouses, pubs and camping and caravanning by the beach, it has it all, you choice of where to rest your head has never been better.

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