Rosses Point, Sligo

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Enjoy the scenery of Rosses Point, a small residential town and also the name of the surrounding peninsula. Poet William Yeats and his artist brother Jack Yeats spent their summer holidays here, thus it is also referred to as Yeats County. This charming little village is full of walking trails and beaches where you can see out across the Atlantic Ocean. Look out to one side for a view of the ocean meeting up with the mountains. Keep your eyes peeled for the monumental 3.7 m (12 ft) high "Metal Man" lighthouse guarding Sligo Harbour on Perch Rock. There are many sports activities here as well, such as the 18-hole golf course and the Sligo Bay Lifeboat Station. Make sure to bring a jacket as it tends to get quite windy. Plan to visit Rosses Point and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sligo attractions using our Sligo driving holiday planning app.
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  • Spent 2 nights here in the hotel in mid January.Weather wasn't great but we managed some nice walks , lovely scenery and interesting history well documented on tourist boards . Unfortunately in mid...  more »
  • Went for a walk on the beautiful beach in December. The view of the mountains in the background and the sea to the forefront makes the spot idyllic. It helps that my boyfriend proposed to me on the...  more »
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