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 dominates the countryside a little north of Sligo. Many a Celtic Legend had its beginnings on or around Benbulben and when you see it and its...more
WE have stayed at this super B&B a few times now and it truly is great value for money. Located...more
Great bar located in the centre of sligo. Modern decor with a terrace at the front overlooking the river. Spend an afternoon having some delicious food and sipping cocktails. Came back that night and the place had a great athmosphere live band on followed by a dj . It is a late night bar with no cover charge. Highly recommend Casual but neat. Over...more
The food is great! Healthy, wholesome, made with all fresh ingredients, from scratch. Wonderful place to go for a Full Irish Breakfast. The staff are very friendly, service is fast, and the cafe'/'facilities are spotless..The cafe is centrally located, just the right size which makes it "just like home", and weather permitting you can even eat...more
If you happen to be a wildlife lover and happen to be in the area this is a must-do thing. Go to Eagles Flying (Ireland's largest sanctuary for birds of prey) where you can take in a free flying display at either 11 a.m. & 3 p.m daily. They last about 45 minutes per show. I also understand that if you have a larger group, they will schedule an...more
Thursday is the traditional market day in Ballymote. On this day, local business owners set up stalls selling their specialties. You can purchase anything from flowers, fresh vegetables, clothing, hats, and much more.There is also a livestock auction, in case you've never seen one and would like to check that out.more
The Warriors Run held annually takes participants from the beach front in Strandhill around and then up the nearby Knocknarea, to the cairn at the top, and back again
To learn more about the Warrior's Festival see web link below
Celebrated the last Sunday of July. It was originally a pagan festival, to the God Lugh (Festival of Lughnasa). Now celebrated in very few locations in Ireland, with Keash possibly being the only place in Sligo. It is also at this time, when people tend to climb Croagh Patrick in their bare feet. Time was too, when people used to climb Keash Hill. However the day is now more commonly celebrated on the Eastern Harps football field (Fr. Kevin Brehony Memorial Park).
It's a day out for all the family, with fun, frolics and usually a football match held on the day, followed by a dance (not a ceili as such) in the local hall (The White Hall) beside the parish church (St Kevins).