Sligo Things to Do

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    Sligo Abey
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    View of Lough Allen from Arigna Mine
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    Carrowmore Methalithic Cemetery
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  • 1. Benbulben Mountain

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    Benbulben or more correctly Ben Bulben is a huge formation of shale and limestone which is believed to have been formed during the Ice Age 320 million years ago. It can be seen for miles around as it...

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  • 2. Knocknarea Mountain

    Overlooking the megaliths at Carrowmore is the legendary Maeve's Cairn. It sits on top of Knocknarea, the only mountain around so easy to spot. The site is Neolithic and about 5000 years old. It is...

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  • 3. Rosses Point

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    Following the N15 North out of Sligo takes you to the seaside town of Rosses Point. There are great views of Sligo and the Ocean. The area has many restaurants, especially some good fish eateries....

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  • 4. Sligo Abbey

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    The Baron of Offaly, Maurice Fitzgerald, founded the Dominican Friary in the 13th century. The Abbey has been destroyed by fire in 1414 and has been attacked and ravaged in both the Tyrone War in the...

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  • 5. Parke Castle

    Parkes Castle on the shores of Lough Gill, was built in the 17th century and was the home of Robert Parkes and family. In the courtyard there are what seem to be remains of a Tower House structure...

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  • 6. Yeats Memorial

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    For those of you who are fans of the work of W B Yeats, Sligo is the place to be! The grave is way out in Drumcliff but here in the town itself is the Yeats Memorial Building (run by the Yeats Society...

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  • 7. Lissadell House

    Visiting Lissadell House, the childhood home of the Countess Constance Markievicz is a fascinating study of modern Irish history. Constance was friend to Yeats and participant in the 1916 Easter...

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  • 8. The Courthouse

    The courthouse in Sligo is a very impressive building indeed. The Dublin architect J. Rawson Carroll designed the building which opened in 1876. Another of his...

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  • 9. SHOPPING IN SLIGO

    Sligo is a small town in County Sligo in Eire. It has quaint brightly painted shops and houses and it is great for a afternoon stroll around the shops.The pace...

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  • 10. The boardwalk

    There is a wonderful river walk in Sligo Town which runs right along the Garavogue River.Plenty to see and plenty of shops and cafes as well.The River Garavogue...

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  • 11. W B Yeats Centre

    Sligo's favourite son was of course, the poet William Butler Yeats who is thought to be buried in the Graveyard at Drumcliff just north of Sligo Town.You can...

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  • 12. Drumcliff

    Blink and you'll miss it - that's Drumcliff, Co. Sligo. Only be sure you don't blink before you pull into the carpark at the Church of Ireland and have a look...

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  • 13. Coleman Irish Music Centre

    Found in the small village of Gurteen (my ancestral neck of the woods) this traditional music centre is a homage to the Sligo musician Michael Coleman. The...

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  • 14. Tobernalt Holy Well

    The Holy Well is one of the most peaceful places that I have ever had the privilege to visit. I go there every time I visit Ireland. Situated at the South West...

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  • 15. Glencar Falls

    Glencar Falls can be found on the Sligo/Leitrim border about 8 miles north of Sligo Town. This is a beautiful spot, suitable for a picnic and the viewing point...

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  • 16. Lough Gill

    Lough Gill is so very beautiful that it was the subject of many a poem by William Butler Yeats, not the least of which was his famous "Isle of Innisfree." He...

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  • 17. Roaming the Megalithic Cemetery

    The Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is different from Stonehenge. It's actually a burial ground of tombs and among the Ireland's oldest dating back to the fifth...

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  • 18. Sligo's Famine Memorial

    This is one of three sculptures commissioned by the Sligo Famine Commemoration Committee to honor the victims of the Irish Potato Famine (1845–1849), Over...

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  • 19. Childrens' Famine Memorial

    Neither of us were aware of the Childrens' Famine Memorial in Sligo before we arrived. Our taxi driver asked if we wanted to see it. Since both Kathy's and my...

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  • 20. Arigna Mining Experience

    The Arigna Mining Experience is you guessed it, a trip into a coal mine. The Arigna was a working mine for 400 years and last working coal mine in Ireland until...

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  • 21. Eagle and Owl Sanctuary

    This bird of prey and owl sanctuary is near the town of Ballymote. It is a huge research centre that specialises in these particular types of bird and a small...

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  • 22. Sligo Folk Park

    This is really a place to isit if you are interested in the heritage of the rural communities that make up Sligo, the focus is on traditional skills and...

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  • 23. Strandhill Beach

    Strandhill Beach is a lovely but quite stony beach to the South of Sligo Town (follow signs for Strandhill Airport and turn left at the roundabout by the...

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  • 24. Yeat's Headstone

    Any fan of W B Yeats or any visitor wanting to tick off the Sligo to do list must visit Drumcliffe Churchyard and see the famous headstone with the epitaph that...

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  • 25. Carrowkeel Cairns

    Carrowkeel is a superb site of passage tombs set in the Bricklieve Mountains in Sligo. The tombs are not huge (when compared with Maeve'e Cairn or Newgrange)...

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