Historically the county is quite significant, especially Carrowmore which is the largest megalithic cemetery in Ireland and one of the most important in Europe dating back to nearly 5,000 BC. Lissadell House has a romantic history, associated with both Yeats and the republican Countess Markieviecz. The house and estate are now in private ownership.
W.B. Yeats and his brother the artist Jack B. Yeats are strongly associated with Sligo. W.B. Yeats grave at Drumcliffe is a popular attraction. The Yeats Trail brings you on a unique experience through landscape, literature, history and culture. Consider this a “must do” on your visit!