Sligo Abbey
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10:00 - 17:15
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10:00 - 17:15
Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
10:00 - 17:15
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Saturday
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Ann C
Nashville, TN2,938 contributions
Sep 2022
Sligo Abbey was founded in 1253 as a Dominican abbey.

It was impressive.

We were the only ones there, we took our time and explored all of the nooks and crannies. You can still see many carvings, both Renaissance and Gothic tomb sculptures, a 15C high alter and a well preserved cloister.

A lovely spot.
Written 4 November 2022
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Alaska Laura
8 contributions
Sep 2022
Helpful volunteers. We loved the self-guided tour. Make sure you take the time to read "The Abby's connection to Dracula" as told by Bram Stoker's mother in the Visitor Entry. We felt like kids on a discovery going through the Abbey, reading what we could of the tombstones. I wished we had sheets of vellum with us to do pencil etchings for those too difficult to read.
Written 28 September 2022
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Kim G
Toronto, Canada1,287 contributions
Sep 2022
Lovely sight to visit with some amazing history. The abbey is in really good condition considering it's age. The entrance is free right now and they provide a nice two sided sheet detailing the history and each of the things to look at within the structure. It doesn't take very long but is worth stopping to see.
Written 25 September 2022
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S E
Avondale, AZ740 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
Small site leaves a large impression on the history of the area. Scary and enlightening experience in less than one hour.
Written 17 September 2022
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WaterfordGuy
Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland96 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
An amazing abbey in the middle of Sligo town. Great to see it back open. Admission is currently free. The gentleman on reception was very welcoming. We appreciated his recommendations on places to see in the locality. The Abbey itself contains lots of interesting features, including the rood screen which is a rare feature in Irish abbeys.
Written 29 August 2022
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WindsorP
Dublin, Ireland266 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
This was a most enjoyable visit to Sligo Abbey.The gentleman at reception was very friendly,knowledgeable,and helpful.The grandchildren were given a list of carvings to find around the Abbey,and this gave them a lot of pleasure.The Abbey itself is interesting,and the explanatory sheets given on the way in were most informative and helpful.As this is not a very large area,it can be covered relatively quickly,but I would recommend taking your time,and getting as much information as possible.
Written 18 August 2022
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irishview2016
Galway, Ireland45 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Peasant guide & and worthwhile visit. Interesting place - given umbrellas in heavy rain. Guide tried hard - felt welcome and so did family. Well done OPW.
Written 3 August 2022
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CarolineWR
U.K.211 contributions
Jun 2022
Even though this is Tripadvisor Nr11 of "things to do in Sligo", it's the only one actually IN Sligo. To be honest, there is not a lot to see or do in the town at all, but this Abbey is certainly worth a visit. Interesting historic monument with lots of stories to tell. Well preserved and presented. Easy walk from the city centre
Written 24 June 2022
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LucyKilkenny
Kilkenny11 contributions
Oct 2019
We live in Kilkenny, so we have Jerpoint Abbey close by and St Canice's Cathedral in Kilkenny, but if you appreciate your history the cloisters in Sligo Abbey are a must as there are three sections more or less in tact and you get a definite feel for the times when it was built. We would highly recommend an hour here and at only a fiver to get in it was well worth the price
Written 29 October 2019
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Oct 2019
Very beautiful building in the heart of Sligo. You have to get a ticket to visit (5 eur), but you have a good glimpse from the outside, if you don't wish to pay.
Written 29 October 2019
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