n Sligo Abbey is believed to have inspired “Dracula”. Author Bram Stoker lived in the town during the 1832 cholera epidemic.
n Bernardo O’higgins, liberator of Chile, was the illegitimate son of Sligoborn Ambrosio O’higgins.
n When St Patrick visited Killaspugsbrone church near Strandhill, he fell and broke a tooth. The relic, enshrined in a wood and metal case, is now on view in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin.
n In the 1980s a turf cutter discovered a hundredweight piece of butter buried in a bog! It is thought it had remained hidden for over a century, but nobody knows why it was put there.