Magheraghanrush Court Cairn
visit Deer Park, also known as Magheraghanrush Court Cairn. This cairn overlooks Lough Gill, a few miles from Parke Castle. It is dated from 3000bc. There are 3 rings of stone standing in this court cairn. The short hike through the limestone hills is beautiful - especially in June when the entire hillside is a mass of rhododendrun in bloom. It was an awesome site.
Walk around the town centre
Take a walk around the town centre of Sligo. There are quite a few well worth seeing sights like the Yeats Memorial, the Sligo Cathedral (see photo) and the ruins of Sligo Abbey.
Apart from that, Sligo has many little craft shops and stores in O'Connell Street. Near the river Garavogue many nice pubs, cafes and restaurants can be found.
Smirting & The Smoking Ban
Smirting is a combination of the words smoking + flirting, geddit? It started when people had to go out for a ciggie after the ban was enforced, and got chatting to fellow smokers outside on the street, eyes meeting across a cloud of blue nicotine... ;) So you may just meet a local hottie in this way!!
REMEMBER - Since March 2004, you CANNOT smoke inside bars, cafes or restaurants, or anywhere where people are working (e.g. taxis, offices etc.)
The legislation is officially known as the Public Health (Tobacco) Act, see link to it below for a summary.
You may smoke in outside in the street or in designated smoking areas, but never inside a place where people are working (includes offices, bars, restaurants, shops, shopping centres, taxis, etc)
Warm Days and Cold nights.
If you are going to be camping, then try and pack your bags as light as you can. It was very annoying for me leaving London with heavy luggage. make sure you bring a rain-coat, something warm, and something like a T Shirt. When i was there, the 1st 2 days it rained, the next days were very hot (in july), but got VERY cold in the evenings. You can buy many items at the local shops, ragning from chemists to groceries, to art shops! You can get cameras or film from many places within the town, and they may even sell camera film in the small shops near the campsites. There is a beach at Rosses Point and Standhill, where many people surf. if its hot and you wanna relax, bring a pair of shorts. But as for the water temprature....well, remember its the Atlantic Ocean.
Anywhere in Ireland good strong weather resistant bags are a must. Lots of layers - we can have four seasons in the one day in Ireland. Rain - yes, when? - yes, wind - yes, Rain wear, good walking shoes, warm jumpers. Everything available in most shops - but obviously if you know you will need something is always better to come prepared. All available - disposable cameras available widely, batteries and film also. If you need special batteries you may be better bringing with you. Rain is usual in Ireland, but especially in north-west which is where Sligo is situated. But remember, without the rain we would not have the beauty of rainbows. Here is a picture of one and you may find the 'crock of gold' at the end of one of these fabulous colourful sight.