Things to do in Sligo

Top Things to Do in Sligo

Things to Do in Sligo

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  • NewGirl Grey
    5 contributions
    Lovely way to spend a morning in Sligo!

    We parked in the car park (Queen Maeve's Grave car park), and it's about a 40 minute hike up to the top, and 30 minutes back down. Very manageable walk, suitable for all levels, but steep in parts so you may need to stop to catch your breath! Views from the top are worth it.

    Would recommend wellies if there has been heavy rainfall.
    Written 28 February 2022
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  • Drummer3
    Dublin, Ireland266 contributions
    We did the forest walk which runs at the base of beautiful Benbulben. At one stage, the path turns from the mountain and gives a great view out to the Atlantic. There are a few different walk distances. Lovely way to spend a couple of hours.
    Written 21 February 2022
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  • Buddy1961
    17 contributions
    Stunning, awesome and a golf course in perfect condition, just been back to Sligo for a golfing trip and played Co Sligo golf course last Tuesday. The course is immaculate, perfect condition for this time of the year. For anyone or any golfing group that fancy a golf trip, well it's a no brainer, Co Sligo is a huge must visit,especially with the awesome treatment and welcome from the governor, David O'Donavon, Gerry Fox from the pro shop and Kim Kennedy from the upstairs restaurant.
    We were a group of 8, and it was a huge pleasure to re visit Co Sligo golf course again.
    Many thanks to everyone for a fantastic golf day.
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • Voyager40389
    3 contributions
    Interesting house lovely gardens. Tour guide helpful. Lovely area weather could have been better especially for the gardens. Thought the price to get in was a bit expendive.
    Written 24 October 2019
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  • Marco D
    Western Ireland, Ireland6 contributions
    I visited Carrowmore over 10 years ago, but on my way to Sligo I wanted to stop again to hear the voices of the past whispering among the stones and hills.
    It is not just a testimony of the past, it is the sign that certain memories are in us.
    Our ancestors speak to us from the stone circle, from the cairns around the central structure that contains a dolmen.
    And all without technology only with their presence and thanks to the care with which the site is maintained.
    Go there!
    Written 11 September 2021
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  • Tracypink
    Birmingham, UK184 contributions
    Beautiful beach we spent a couple of hours just watching the waves of the Atlantic Ocean coming up onto the beach making a beautiful sound trickling through the rocks & stones, we parked our car in a free carpark about 7 minutes walk away.
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • nicolefla1992
    22 contributions
    Such a lovely waterfall and the walk to it is lovely a little bit tough but doable. It took about 40mins but so worth it when you get to the top. The views are just amazing, if u are taking a trip to sligo this is definitely a must do.
    Written 30 August 2020
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  • 2020vision
    Dundonald, Belfast.3,871 contributions
    This is definitely not something to be missed . The walk from the carpark to the megalithic cemetery is beautiful .
    It never ceases to amaze me just how these tombs were constructed without the aid of our modern technology !!
    The walk is absolutely worth it ☺️
    Written 12 August 2021
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  • Anna M
    Dublin, Ireland202 contributions
    great family walk,, easily accessible, proper car park. The tea room was closed when we visited (23/01/22)
    Written 24 January 2022
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  • Potts
    21 contributions
    This is an utterly unique and powerful place of peace and spirit, a monument to our history, to who we are and where we came from. It is ancient, mystical, beautiful and healing; a place to pause and be tranquil in, to meditate and be in the present moment. I have been going there since I was a child in the '50s, and have a great love for it. I pray at the altar and light candles for those near and dear to me who have passed, and I pray for those who tie their prayers, hopes and suffering to the tree on the steps. It's a place that reminds us of who we are, and that reminder is becoming more and more important in these current times.

    But...

    Can I please make a heartfelt appeal to those whose responsibility it is to guard its sacred presence, to please, please take advice when considering the addition of items such as the new polished stone stations of the cross and new stone seating and statue surround, which, regrettably, are unsympathetic and insensitive to the ancient, beautiful environment that they have been thrust into by undoubtedly well-intended people. I make an appeal that they be reconsidered.

    This is not just a sacred space, it is a national monument of huge historic significance, and should be treated with enormous care. If it is not currently under the care of the Dept. of Heritage, it is a move worth considering. For me, the Holy Well is as significant as Skellig Michael, or New Grange. Its preservation is of paramount importance; there are people with great experience who can advise on how to make such additions, if any are necessary, as sympathetically and as unobtrusively as possible. Otherwise, there is a real danger of eroding that ancient history and precious mystical athmosphere...
    Written 22 August 2021
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  • LucyKilkenny
    Kilkenny11 contributions
    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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  • Gill Murphy
    Sowerby Bridge, UK437 contributions
    A fabulous market with a great selection of stalls, definitely well worth a visit. It’s great for home made baking and lovely hand made crafts. I particularly liked the stall that had a great selection of crocheted items.
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • Valentin V
    1 contribution
    All of the show was amazing. Good fun for kids and for adults. Is an unique experience for for everyone no matter the age
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • glitch_101
    Galway, Ireland43 contributions
    On first ever visit to Strandhill heard there was a market on so decided to check it out and we really enjoyed it. Excellent layout and lots of outdoor seating. Would recommend.
    Written 11 June 2021
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  • O'Dowd
    7 contributions
    I have visted this castle with my family. It is also called the O'Dowd castle as it was once owned by a Widow O'dowd and I am a widow O'Dowd. Easkey and Ennicrone in Co Sligo are on the Wild West Way well worth a visit when Covid19 is tamed
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    Written 27 September 2020
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