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Straddling the Garavogue River where it meets Sligo Bay, the city of Sligo is in the north of Ireland and has a population of about 20,000 people. It's the commercial, industrial, retail and service center of the region, oozing history and culture. Sligo has plenty of transport options from rail to port and road links, if you wish to run away for a few days. Popular as a tourist destination, the city is fringed with the natural beauty of its rugged countryside. The history buff can wear a smile checking out a ruined medieval abbey with carved tombs and a 15th Century altar, plus the Sligo Museum showcases memorabilia of poet W.B. Yeats, as this is where he spent his childhood holidays. Coworking venues have popped up in the city to cater to those creative individuals who have no desire to leave their coastal town for the big smoke.
The town is home to the tool making industry of Ireland plus it has a large pharmaceutical industry. There are numerous cafes, restaurants and bars to hang out in, plus plenty of options for the music lover to indulge in a bit of Guinness whist listening to lilting Irish voices, as this is the town famous for its music. Sligo is known for its traditional musicians and holds an annual music and dance festival that some 400,000 people gravitate to. Every year there is a "Yeats Summer School" held in the town, which attracts scholars from all around the globe.
Sligo does have a sizable student population that are tech savvy and full of youthful exuberance running amok around the town or bunkering down in a coworking venue to get some stuff done.
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