Sligo is a pretty town on the west coast of Ireland in County Sligo. It lies on the banks of the River Garavogue on the estuary into Sligo Bay. Sligo has always been an important port but today it attracts visitors from around the world seeking the peaceful Irish countryside, picturesque villages, and adventures in the wilderness. Kite surfers harness the powerful winds and surfers ride the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Catch the waves at Strandhill, visit Yeats' resting place, or gaze in wonder at Ben Bulben, Ireland's most distinctive mountain.