Sligo is a beautiful town in the North West of Ireland. It was once the childhood home of W.B. Yeats, who described the area as the ‘Land of heart’s desire’, and it now stands as one of the most prosperous towns in Ireland. The town’s ancient history trades off the dramatic mountain peaks of Benbulben and Knocknarea, giving Sligo an enchanting and almost mystical appeal. Car hire in Sligo is advantageous in order to see the magnificent beaches, the sprawling countryside which surrounds the town, and the Sligo Races are also a hugely popular detour.