Towns of Sligo
Gurteen —County Sligo
Located in South Sligo, Gurteen is 20 miles from Sligo town.
A quaint village that has strong ties with traditional music. Based on this unique history of traditional Irish music, Gurteen is host to the Coleman Irish Music Centre. The main building is a focal point for the living tradition, for which the area is so rightly famous and houses a theatre, a large audio-visual display on South Sligo, its music and the life of Michael Coleman (who is known worldwide for his influence on many artists today).
Not too far away is Moygara Castle a 16th Century Castle overlooking Lough Gara (a great spot for fishing) that was once the principal home of the O'Gara clan.
Over 300 crannog sites were found in the lake in the 1950's when the lakes were drained!