Sligo Abbey

Sligo Abbey

Sligo Abbey
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites
10:00 - 17:15
Monday
10:00 - 17:15
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:15
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:15
Thursday
10:00 - 17:15
Friday
10:00 - 17:15
Saturday
10:00 - 17:15
Sunday
10:00 - 17:15
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LucyKilkenny
Kilkenny11 contributions
A really interesting piece of history
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, Ireland2,698 contributions
Very beautiful abbey
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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Kirkcaldylad
North Lanarkshire, UK1,703 contributions
An impressive ruin.
Sep 2019
The ruined abbey is very much in the centre of the town and crammed next to a road. So it is perfectly easy to see most of it through the railings though you can, I am sure learn much more by paying to go in. We are Scots and we were in a hurry for lunch so merely ambled by. Impressive.
Written 15 October 2019
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gordon35au
Narrabundah272 contributions
Old but Good
Oct 2019
This abbey has a lot of history and is worth the visit. There is a wealth of tomb stones with lots of history to be gathered from them
Written 4 October 2019
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Maureen
County Galway, Ireland155 contributions
Historic, fascinating, ancient
May 2019
We visited Sligo Abbey which is managed by the OPW earlier this year and it's really interesting - several intricacies of interest and also you can see the abbey from the stairs and balcony that's been constructed, giving you a much better view. Gorgeous. Don't forget that you can buy an OPW card for €40 for the year or €10 if you're a student - it might be worth your while if you plan to visit several places.
Written 2 October 2019
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Peter
Glasgow, UK2,856 contributions
Very central.
Sep 2019
Pay for admission but can be viewed from the street pavement.
Some what solid in its remaining walls.
Written 17 September 2019
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LesGUk
East Anglia, UK725 contributions
Interesting stop
Sep 2019
Interesting history, self guided fact sheets given on entry. As with many of this type of building it has been added to and parts removed or altered over many centuries. We found it interesting but it is a ruin and may look different in the rain. Clean toilets here also.
Written 15 September 2019
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Matt S
Brighton, MI1,951 contributions
Definitely worth price of admission
Jun 2019
Our family of four gladly paid the 13 Euro family price to visit the Sligo Abbey. This is an incredibly preserved "ruin", with a lot of history behind it. All areas of the Abbey are open to the visitors, so there's no shortage of nooks and crannies to visit. The accompanying map is a great guide. All in all, it took about an hour to walk through and explore the Abbey, but it was very, very well worth it.
Written 11 September 2019
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Liz33
New York16 contributions
Guided Tour Inappropriate
Aug 2019
I visited the Abbey in August 2019 with 11 of my family members (with 2 13-year olds and 1 18-year old). We had a guided tour and the tour guide, while very well-versed in and very passionate about the history of the Abbey, did not cater the tour appropriately for our group and did not read his audience well at all. He droned on incessantly, talking very quickly, making it very difficult to understand him. There was no opportunity for questions because he never paused. Perhaps his tour would have been suitable for a group of art historians but it was way too detailed and long-winded for a lay audience. Overall, the Abbey was very interesting but the depth and amount of information provided to us in such a short time period was too comprehensive to be appreciated and prohibited us from having the time to explore all of the parts of the Abbey. I would recommend only doing the self-guided tour. It is not a large area but it is an interesting site to explore with some cool history.
Written 20 August 2019
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Pbjohio
Yonkers, NY35 contributions
Great Abbey visit, really nice staff
Jul 2019 • Couples
The Sligo Abbey was an unexpected find. The staff were very helpful and took time to give a bit of the history even as they were about to close. If you have an hour or two in Sligo this is worth the time!
Written 4 August 2019
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