Established by the Vikings in the Middle Ages, Sligo is a typical Irish market town. Within the attractive surrounding countryside of County Sligo are the extensive Neolithic burial sites at Knocknarea, Carrowmore and Carrowkeel. The town is famed for its connections with the poet W.B. Yeats. Don't miss the ruins of the Dominican Friary, known as Sligo Abbey founded in 1252. Sligo offers to its visitors a diverse array of shops and pubs, while bridges and benches are welcome points for quiet reflection.