IPA Regions

17. SLIGO/LEITRIM

INNISFREE REGION

Chairman: Michael Reynolds
Secretary: Adrian Flynn

Sligo is the gateway between the provinces of Connaught and Ulster. Sligo was immortalised by Yeats, whose work was inspired by his childhood. Drumcliffe is the final resting place of W.B. Yeats, whose grave is to the left of the churchyard under a simple headstone bearing the inscription, 'Cast a cold eye on life, on death, Horsemen pass by'. Overlooking Drumcliffe stands the flat topped Ben Bulben mountain. This mountain is steeped in legend and W.B. Yeats featured Ben Bulben in seven of his poems.

The Region takes its name from another one of his poems "Lake Isle of Innisfree" whose shores touch our neighbouring county of Leitrim. Carrick on Shannon as the name suggests on the banks of the river Shannon is a bustling cosmopolitan town with a vibrant Arts community. The town has just celebrated the towns 400 Anniversary.

For beautiful scenery, archeologically heritage sites, beaches and the Wild Atlantic Way, as well as being the home of Fleadh Ceoil Na Eireann again for 2015, Region 17 is one of Irelands best kept Secret and now that you know that, it's time to pay us a visit.

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