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Clarion Hotel Sligo

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Clarion Road, Sligo, IE

  • Phone: (353) 71 9119000
  • Fax: (353) 71 9119001
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+353 71 61201
Rising from the flat Sligo farmland, Benbulben stands majestically alone. This 1730-foot limestone mountain, which was beloved of W.B. Yeats, features a table-like top and deeply clefted sides which appear to change profile throughout the day, depending on the light. According to legend, the young warrior Diarmaid met his death on the summit. Chased by a wild boar, Diarmaid's heel - the warrior's one vulnerable area - was pierced with the boar's bristles.

Thankfully, wild boars no longer pose a threat, but modern-day hikers should still take care. Climbing up the slopes is relatively easy, but unwary walkers can miss the trail and fall into one of the many deep clefts, particularly in misty weather. The views from the summit of Sligo and the Atlantic, however, are appropriately breathtaking.
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