The Northwest Travel Guide
Plan Your The Northwest Vacation
Just as James Joyce made Dublin his own through his novels and stories, Sligo and its environs, known locally as Yeats Country, are bound to the work of W. B. Yeats (1865-1939), Ireland's first of four Nobel laureates, and to the work of his brother Jack B. (1871-1957), one of Ireland's most important 20th-century painters, whose expressionistic landscapes and portraits are as emotionally fraught as his brother's poems are lyrical and plangent. The brothers intimately knew and eloquently celebrated in their art not only Sligo Town itself, but the surrounding countryside, with its lakes, farms, woodland, and dramatic mountains that rise up not far from the center of town. On the Sligo to Drumcliff route, you will often see glimpses of Ben Bulben Mountain, which looms over the western end of the Dartry range. The areas covered here are the most accessible parts of Northwest Ireland, easily reached from Galway.
True, it's the farthest-flung corner of Ireland, but thanks to the area's popularity, good bed-and-breakfasts and small... read more
Donegal mountain spring lamb, Glen Bay lobster and crab, Donegal Bay oysters and mussels, Lough Swilly wild salmon, freshly... read more
Things To Do in The Northwest
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Gaeltacht Country: Venture to the seaside village of Ard an Ratha to listen to the seductive rhythms of locals conversing in full... Read more
During 2013, Sligo will be a key destination hub in what is billed as Ireland's biggest tourism event, The Gathering—an initiative to... Read more
County Donegal was part of the ancient kingdom of Ulster not conquered by the English until the 17th century. When the English withdrew in... Read more
Most of the Aran sweaters you'll see throughout Ireland are made in County Donegal, the area most associated with high-quality, handwoven... Read more
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