If you like Rugby it is handy to be aware that Sligo has a thriving rugby team/club that are based in Strandhill, just to the North of Sligo Town.
The club is very old and has variable degrees of success.
Check the website to see when they are playing and against whom.
Connacht has its own provincial team who are quite successful too and you may be lucky enough to see them play dependent on International matches and UK games being played.
Sligo has many opportunities for the golf mad person (like my partner!!). There are lots of 18 and 9 hole courses all over the county and as I am not a player I will list the courses and the rest is up to you...
* Sligo Golf Club - 18 holes (Championship course)
Rosses Point - North of Sligo Town, near super beaches and great scenery (firstname.lastname@example.org)
* Tubbercurry Golf Course - 9 holes
* Enniscrone Golf Course - 18 holes
Near Ballina (http://homepage.tinet.ie/~enniscronegolf/)
* Ballymote Golf Course - 9 holes
Near Ballymote in heart of Sligo
* Strandhill Golf Course - 18 holes
Strandhill - North of Sligo
Equipment: Most golfers bring their prized clubs to Ireland with them (dependent on airline luggage rules) but many of these clubs offer rental and lessons :-)
Sligo Rovers was one of the more successful Irish football clubs (Eircom League).
If you are sufferig from football withdrawal while in the west, you cold do worse than pop down and watch them play when they are at home (their grounds are on the Pearse Road about 1km out of the town). You can check out their fixtures on their website or the posters at the ground.
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