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Gaeltacht Country: Venture to the seaside village of Ard an Rátha to listen to the seductive rhythms of locals conversing in full Irish (Gaelic) flight. Don't worry: everyone has English at the ready for lost visitors.

Follow in the Yeatses’ Footsteps: From Sligo Town's museums head out to the majestic Ben Bulben peak to seek out places special to the famous brother duo, W. B. Yeats, the great poet, and Jack B. Yeats, one of Ireland's finest 20th-century painters.

Garbo's Castle: The legendary screen actress was just one of the many notables who enjoyed a stay at Glenveagh Castle.

Hiking the Slieve League Cliffs: To truly humble yourself before ocean, cliff, and sky, hike these fabled headlands, the highest sea cliffs in Europe.

Lissadell House: A magnificently restored ancestral home on the shores of Drumcliff Bay, not far from the grave of W. B. Yeats.

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