Sligo is in County Sligo, Ireland. It is a very ancient town, which is demonstrated by its multitude of ancient sites, such as Carrowmore.
There are many very interesting things to see and visit in Sligo, such as Yeats? statue that can be found just away from the Ulster Bank, the Sligo Abbey Choir (and the Abbey itself of course), the Sligo Post Office, the Memorial to the Famine in Sligo on the quays, the Court House, the building of Sligo Borough Council and the clock-tower of the Cathedral that is Roman Catholic (and the cathedral itself).
Sligo is also famous for its jail, the former Sligo Goal. The last public hanging took place in 1861 and the last non public hanging took place in 1903. In June 1920, the jail was raided by members of the IRA and during the Second World War, many German spies ended up being held in the prison. The prison closed in 1956, as by 1950 the prison housed less than fifteen inmates. In 1959, the prison was last used to hold a young person on remand. Plans were made but didn?t materialise to change the quarters previously used by the prison officers into quarters for married members of the Guardia. Nowadays, the prison is used as by Sligo County Council as a facility for storage and for a few offices as well as housing the headquarters of the Sligo Fire Brigade.
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