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Sligo Dark Tales Tour

By Sligo Walking Tours
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Ages 13-100, max of 15 per group
Duration:2h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Sligo native with local knowledge
  • 120 minute guided walk
What's not included
  • Food
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entry/admission to buildings


Departure details
  • Riverside Hotel, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo, F91 X92V, Ireland Departing from the Riverside promenade, next to the Riverside Hotel, Sligo Town.
Return details
  • O'Connell Street, O'Connell St, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo, Ireland Sample traditional local ale at a heritage pub

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 121769P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Sligo Dark Tales Tour?
Sligo Dark Tales Tour price starts from €15.59. Discover and book Sligo Dark Tales Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Sligo Dark Tales Tour cancellation policy?
Sligo Dark Tales Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Sligo Dark Tales Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Sligo Dark Tales Tour?
Sligo Dark Tales Tour is hosted by Sligo Walking Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Sligo Walking Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Sligo Dark Tales Tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Sligo Dark Tales Tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book Sligo Dark Tales Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 121769P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Riverside Hotel
    Riverside Hotel, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo, F91 X92V, Ireland
    Departing from the Riverside promenade, next to the Riverside Hotel, Sligo Town.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Sligo Gaol
  • You'll end at
    O'Connell Street
    O'Connell St, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo, Ireland
    Sample traditional local ale at a heritage pub
    See address & details
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Fred Byrne
County Carlow, Ireland48 contributions
Jun 2021
Went on the Dark Stories tour Saturday June 5th for a little somrthing different. Very enjoyable tour & plenty of local knowledge shared.
We were brought to Sligo Jail, Sligo Abbey, The Courthouse & then on to the resting places of the Stoker family with lots of little snippets along the way. Our group had the privalege of an inside tour of the Sligo Courthaouse which was an added bonus to a very, very good experience.
Would definetely recommend if your in the area.
Written 8 June 2021
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Colettep
3 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
Meliissa is a wonderful guide - passionate & informative. A great walk through the town - filled with lively stories about rogues, struggles, old landmarks. We ended up in the old graveyard at St Johns Church , full of atmosphere ! I definitely recommend this tour !
Written 2 August 2021
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MsMitford
Dublin, Ireland151 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
We were all assigned a character from the "dark" history of Sligo that was being presented on our tour which made the tour even more engaging for everyone present. Most of the tour group happened to be from in and around Sligo and we all learned something new about our town from our guide Mel! I'd never been up to see Sligo Gaol before! It was a very interesting way to spend a sunny Saturday evening and I'd certainly recommend it to both locals and visitors.
Written 23 April 2019
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melcootours
Thank you for leaving a great review, glad you and your Dad enjoyed it.
Written 13 July 2019
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Liz S
Sligo, Ireland27 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Excellent tour guide, very fluent and knowledgeable, nicely paced and engaging. Would sign up for other tours based on this experience.
Written 31 October 2021
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Suzanne S
Maynooth, Ireland1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Friends
It was a fun and informative nights entertainment. She really knew her information and told it in and interesting and enjoyable way. Great tour.
Written 31 October 2021
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Enda K
4 contributions
Sep 2021
Our group of 20 had a fabulous time on the Dark Tales walking tour with the delightful Melissa. A really insightful tour of the history of Sligo and it's association with Bram Stoker.
Written 13 September 2021
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John D
1 contribution
Oct 2019 • Family
We're from Sligo and we found that we knew very little about the dark history of Sligo. Melissa was informed and delivered the information with passion. The weather on the night was perfect and added to the atmosphere for the tour. Would recommend.
Written 30 October 2019
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Thank you so much for coming on the tour.
Written 10 November 2019
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Jayne L
Swan River, Canada8 contributions
Jul 2019
it was very interesting, as I like historical things. Annecdotal information adds to the colour of the community
The walking between historical points of interest was okay, but the duration of the talk made it hard standing in one spot. A place to sit for some of the tour towards the end of it would have been nice.
Ending in the Connolly's Pub was okay for a finale, but it was dreadfully noisy and couldn't hear anyone when speaking. We left before the end.
Written 7 August 2019
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melcootours
Thanks, Jayne for leaving a considered review. Yes, it can be long, standing for up to 2 hours and covering 3.5 km. I do try and keep my stops to a max of 10 minutes but when I have bigger groups like the night you came it can take a bit longer to get around the town. Connollys can be busy and noisy alright, but just to point out to other potential guests, the tour stories finish outside and the pub is an added bonus or not unfortunately in this case! People can come in or finish outside, as I know not everyone drinks. Sorry I didn't get to say bye, I actually went to ask the staff for more stools. All the best Mel
Written 12 August 2019
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GlobeTrotting546532
3 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Melissa wove tales of death and history into a jam packed two hours that my 16 year old daughter loved, which is a big challenge! As our last night out touring Western Ireland we enjoyed taking part in the rich history of Sligo, the Irish chieftains, the Black Death and even Dracula! It was great fun and my daughter and I have priceless memories. Thank you Melissa!
Written 12 July 2019
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Thank you for the great review.
Written 10 November 2019
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EllenS123
Roanoke, AL136 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
My friends and I took the Sligo Walking Tour with Mel in April 2019, and enjoyed our afternoon, especially seeing the home of Charlotte Thornley, mother of Bram Stoker, and Sligo's other connections to the Dracula author. Each of us were assigned characters, and enjoyed seeing our characters come to life during the tour. Mel was informative and enjoyable, even emailed me some information later for other stops on our trip. Don't miss this fun, unique tour to get acquainted with Sligo.
Written 27 April 2019
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Thank you so much Ellen for coming on the tour and taking the time out to leave a review, glad you all enjoyed it.
Written 7 May 2019
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