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About St Angelas - About Sligo
Sligo is a dynamic and student friendly town with approx. 20,000 residents. The compact and vibrant town is situated on the banks of the Garvogue River and is surrounded by a stunning Atlantic coast line, is part of the Wild Atlantic Way's striking landscape with a blend of beaches, mountains and lakes. Sligo is currently European Volunteering Capital 2017 and St. Angela's is a proud strategic partner.
The Land of Heart's Desire
St. Angela's College is located in the heart of Yeats' Country enjoying one of the most scenic and tranquil locations imaginable on the beautiful shore of Lough Gill, home of the "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" made famous by The poet W.B. Yeats who developed a special affinity with the county, referring to the area as "The Land of Heart's Desire". With the best of both worlds, the campus lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty yet is only a few minutes from the bustling town of Sligo.
There are 3 buses every day between college and town. See bus timetable here. Fares are €2 each way. Local Taxi companies provide regular trips outside these hours, often shared by groups of students. St Angela's College is approximately 5km from Sligo. There is ample parking if you have your own car.
Student Life in Sligo
St. Angela's College and IT Sligo account for the town's healthy third level population of approximately 6,000 students. Sligo has a student friendly feel and it is widely acknowledged that students contribute to the vitality and cultural character of the town.
The ever increasing student population is well catered for in all aspects of life whether you're looking for theatre, art, culture and other attractions or surfing, diving, horse riding, hiking, sailing, swimming, SUP, kayaking, sports clubs, yoga, dance and a wide range of outdoor activities that Sligo is famous for.
As a student in Sligo there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the social life on offer with friends or fellow students. The lively entertainment scene of the town includes a wide range of bars, nite clubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres and art galleries. Traditional Irish music features strongly in the culture while the towns live music venues and the numerous music festivals cater for all tastes. Sligo has a mixture of modern and traditional shopping with local producers and artisan, specialist craft shops, breweries and Farmers Markets, as well as retail parks and shopping centres such as Quayside and Johnston Court in the town.
Transport Links - Sligo is easily accessible by road and rail.
ROAD: Galway is 137 km from Sligo via the N6, N17, and N4., Donegal town via the N15 Sligo can be reached in under 50 minutes, Dublin is 210 kilometres from Sligo via the N4, Derry is approx. 137 kilometres via the A5 and N15, Belfast it 202 kilometres via the M1, A4.
RAIL: Sligo town, Collooney and Ballymote are serviced by the main Sligo-Dublin train with up to 8 intercity train services per day. The Sean MacDiarmada Train Station is located beside the Bus Depot in the centre of town.
BUSES: There are both public bus and private coach operating services to Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Galway, Longford, Westmeath, Dublin, Belfast and Derry.
AIR: Ireland West Airport, Knock is located 50kms from Sligo and and offers scheduled and charter flights to the UK and Europe.