Sligo, a county of Ireland, province of Connaught, bounded E by Leitrim, S by Roscommon, SW and W by Mayo, and N by the bay of Donegal, 39 1/2 English m. long, and 37 broad. Area, 620 square m. The soil is in general fertile, but rather boggy towards the coast, and in many parts mountainous. Chief rivers, the Sligo, Bonnet, Owenmore, Unshion, Cooloney, Esky, and Moy. Lead, iron, silver, and copper ores have been discovered, and some of the mountains exhibit strong indications of coal. Pop. 127,819.
[From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]
County Sligo Parishes
- Kilbeagh (Mayo)
- Sligo St. Johns
The transcription for this county from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
- The Ireland Genealogy Project's County Sligo page, and its listing of the Project's available Sligo Records.
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- Irish Ancestors' extensive County Sligo website.
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- The Fianna website's pages for County Sligo provide important addresses and extensive information about online and other genealogy resources.
- Roots Ireland (subscription) "offers access to a unique database of more than 20 million Irish records". Its Sligo coverage includes Baptismal/Birth Records, Marriage Records, Burial/Death Records, Census Records and Griffith's Valuation (Free Access).
- WorldGenWeb Sligo - index page