Colmcille

Region 6

Donegal 'Tir Chonaill', Sligo 'Knocknarea', Leitrim 'Erne'

Regional Secretary - Thomas (Tom) Lyons


Sligo

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 the mountain in seven of his poems.

Donegal

Donegal, land of Inishowen and Tir Conaill lies to the North West of Ireland, and it is there you will find Malin Head, the most northernly point of Ireland.

The county covers an area of 483,042 hectares and has a 140Km border with Northern Ireland. To the south, the county has a 9Km border with County Leitrim.

The beauty of Donegal is enhanced not only by the islands that lie off its coastline, the best known of these being Árainn Mór and Tory (Toraigh) which are both inhabited, but also by its rugged mountain ranges, including the beautiful Bluestacks. Donegal also proudly boasts the highest sea cliffs in Europe at Sliabh a'Liag, west of Killybegs.

Mount Errigal, the best known and most prominent mountain in Donegal stands 2,466 feet high (751m). Two of the counties other prominent mountains are Slieve Snacht in Inishowen at 682m high and Muckish (lies beside Mount Errigal) at 669m high.

Donegal is the largest of the counties that make up the Colmcille Region of IPA.