The New International Encyclopædia/Sligo (county)

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SLI'GO. A maritime county of the Province of Connaught, Ireland, bounded on the north by the Atlantic and the Bay of Donegal (Map: Ireland, C 2). Area, 707 square miles. Population, in 1841, 189,900; in 1851, 128,600; in 1901, 84,083. The coast line is indented with numerous bays dangerous for navigation, except in the Bay of Sligo. The navigable streams are the Moy, the Owenmore, and the Garrogue. The picturesque loughs Arrow and Gill are in this county. The mineral products consist of copper, lead, iron, and manganese. The chief occupation is cattle-rearing. The sea and salmon fisheries are important, and there are manufactures of woolens, linens, and leather. Capital, Sligo. Consult Wood-Martin, History of Sligo, County and Town (Dublin, 1890-93).