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Sligo Walking Tours

#13 of 23 Tours in Sligo
Sligo, Ireland
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About Sligo Walking Tours
Explore Sligo's dark history on a guided walking tour revealing Sligo's turbulent past with tales of nineteenth-century crime and punishment, executions, jail-breaks, disease and other macabre tales. On the tour discover the town's connection to Bram Stoker, the Irish author, best known for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula.
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On the tour discover Sligo’s connection to Bram Stoker,

the Irish author, best known for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula.

Hear how stories of the cholera epidemic inspired Stoker in his writing.

The tragic history of Sligo Abbey that inspired W.B. Yeats.

Grim tales of crime and punishment in the nineteenth century.
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johnire01 wrote a review Nov 2019
Sligo, Ireland172 contributions64 helpful votes
This was an excellent and extremely interesting walking tour. Melissa was a very knowledgeable and informative guide. I would highly recommend everyone-locals or visitors-to go on this tour.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from melcootours, Owner at Sligo Walking Tours
Responded 10 Nov 2019
Thank you so much for coming on the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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John D wrote a review Oct 2019
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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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from melcootours, Owner at Sligo Walking Tours
Responded 10 Nov 2019
Thank you so much for coming on the tour.
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PetraEli wrote a review Aug 2019
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It was interesting to hear all stories about Sligo and its history and all the difficulties the city went through over the centuries.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from melcootours, Owner at Sligo Walking Tours
Responded 16 Sep 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, I'm delighted you found it interesting.
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Caryn W wrote a review Aug 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom2 contributions
We joined Mel for the Dracula Stoker Tour as part of Heritage Week. The pre walk arrangements were very good. Mel was very quick to respond to emails. At the start of the tour Mel handed out tiny ‘medicine ‘ bottles which were a bit of a mystery. Their purpose became clear on the first stop: each one represented a character who was part of the narrative and we all found out what happened to our characters during the course of the tour. This was a great way of involving us. The distance and the tour were exactly as described and were perfect. Mel is an engaging speaker and could be heard by all the group. The pace was just right for a mixed group and we had the opportunity to ask questions if we wanted. It really helped us to understand Sligo and its history. Thanks to the Stoker Society of Sligo for sponsoring this tour. We will definitely do another of Mel’s tours next time we are back in Sligo. Thank you Mel.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from melcootours, Owner at Sligo Walking Tours
Responded 22 Aug 2019
Thanks so much for leaving such a detailed review, it's quite helpful for others thinking of booking. I really appreciate it.
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Ken wrote a review Aug 2019
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We did the Bram Stoker Sligo walking tour (as part of heritage week) and had a fantastic time. Melissa was a great guide; having some fantastic stories to tell us about the Cholera outbreak in Sligo that built up a fascinating narrative and connection to Stoker's works. Would highly recommend to both locals and visitors.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from melcootours, Owner at Sligo Walking Tours
Responded 22 Aug 2019
Thanks so much for leaving a review, I really appreciate it. Glad you found it interesting.
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