Sligo or as its know in Irish - Sligeach, meaning "A shelly place" is a coastal town and the largest town of County Sligo, Ireland, in the western province of Connacht. With a population of just over 20,000 in 2016 taken in the 2011 census, it is the second largest urban area in the West of Ireland, Galway being the biggest.
Sligo has rich historic, cultural, commercial and industrial industrial roots and is served by rail, port and roads. Sligo is a very popular tourist destination on the Wild Atlantic Way and has a wild and rugged coast which can be enjoyed all year round.
W.B Yeats the poet was inspired by Sligo and mentions Sligo in his poems regularly, you my have thought he lived in Sligo but surprisingly he never did. When he was young he spend his summer holidays in Sligo with his grandparents, but when he was older Yeats continued to visit Sligo for long summer holidays. His uncle, George Pollexfen, his cousins and their home in Sligo provided both a settled background and a landscape of mystery and beauty that stirred his imagination. it is said that George had an interest in astrology and is said to have influenced Yeats' Interest in the astrology and the occult.