Sights & landmarks in Sligo

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  • Construct37
    Whittier, CA755 contributions
    Queen Maeve's Grave may be found after about an hour long hike up Knocknarea. If you start on the rugby club side of the mountain the path take a picturesque tour through some trees while you balance on a raised wooden walkway. I nearly gave up a couple of times but the sense of accomplishment is certainly worth it. The views from the top are spectacular. Queen Maeve's Grave is a huge pile of stones and while not structurally impressive, I can't image the investment in manhours it took to erect.
    Written 29 November 2022
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  • Isaac B
    Ballynahinch, UK392 contributions
    Highly scenic spot, with access to a really nice beach walk.
    A few pub/ restaurants nearby, along with the main hotel, so a handy place for a lunch break.
    Written 22 October 2022
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  • Northwest traveler
    Seattle, WA6 contributions
    We loved visiting this megalithic cemetery and appreciated the opportunity to tag along on a tour before taking the time to visit on our own. Walking along the dolmens and standing stones is an interesting and evocative experience. Across the street viewing the standing circle with the cows grazing will be a memory to always treasure.
    Written 18 September 2022
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  • Ann C
    Nashville, TN2,932 contributions
    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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  • Geraldine H
    1 contribution
    A beautiful peaceful place which reminds us of how our faith was persecuted in the past and how the Irish people and their holy priests had to hold secret Masses putting their lives at risk. Hundreds of Irish priests were murdered as they are today in other parts of the world. We do not appreciate our freedom to practce religion enough. The site is beautifully kept, the stations of the cross, the altar and statues are all beautiful. 🔥🙏
    Written 29 July 2022
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  • Erin_in_Texas
    Dallas, TX32 contributions
    Getting here is no joke. The roads are tiny and you feel like you're just leaving your car in a field. BUT it is soooo worth it! The signage isn't great so we didn't know if we could go through the gate or not - you can - but we enjoyed our walk anyway. It was cold and rainy and windy, but we pressed on, sharing space with all the sheep. I think part of the adventure was just not knowing where we were going or when we'd arrive. (We didn't see anyone else until we left and ran into the farmer who was tending his land and sheep.) The landscape was lovely and when we finally got to the top and found the tombs were were in awe. So impressive! We only investigated the first 2 because we were literally fighting the wind to stand upright, but it was worth it. This was one of the highlights of our 8-day trip!
    (You can skip about 15 minutes of the walk each way by driving through the gate and parking a bit further up the hill. I think it took us about 45 minutes each way.)
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • disbenmed
    Galway, Ireland85 contributions
    Highlight of visit was the tour by a local guide, real eye opener re life in a big house, not so much upstairs, but below stairs in the servants quarters. Rest of estate was on a ' go your own way' basis. Only downside really was the cafe in the former stables. Service was fine and friendly but the cake we received was day's old and uneatable.
    Written 4 September 2022
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  • Belfast local
    Belfast, UK84 contributions
    Great free parking and a pub within walking distance across a busy main road.
    Good free access to the site , walking a short distance over a rough path.
    Decent appearance as per pictures posted previously within a well maintained site.
    Worth visiting if passing but 15 mins should be the max stay to see all that there is to see
    Written 12 July 2021
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  • markusTyrone
    Tyrone365 contributions
    I have circumvented this lough by bike and car and it really is a lovely part of the world. Care needs to be taken as some of the drivers I met don't think that there may be another car around the corner and the roads can be narrow. Worth doing though.
    Written 31 October 2021
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  • Marianne
    Weston super Mare, UK4 contributions
    Pub available at the start of this walk.
    Saw a gannet and a pod of dolphins! There's a lovely holy well along the path.
    Written 27 September 2022
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  • james
    Oderzo, Italy2 contributions
    I was in Sligo for one month, the first week I was there I visited the Model and I found it fascinating. Recently they opened two other exhibitions and of course I had to go back and see them so I visited The Model one more time. The two new exhibitions are amazing and the cafè there is lovely. The staff is polite and very helpful. The building is completely accessible, with automated doors, a lift and corridors wide enough for wheelchairs.
    Written 14 July 2022
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  • Alaska Laura
    8 contributions
    We ended up spending nearly 2 hours here. You could feel the love of those who came before. The love for each other and for God, to create such a place of worship and contemplation. The Shrine to St. Joseph the Betrothed, of St. Anthony, and the holy relics of St. Oliver Plunkett and St. Teresa of Calcutta were the highlights for me. The stained glass windows are so rich in color. Currently, restoration is underway, and I was more than happy to chip in my 2 Euros toward the cause as the sign at the coin bucket asks.
    Written 28 September 2022
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  • Kwaherimama
    Winchester, MA24 contributions
    Clare was friendly, competent and supportive in our search for our relatives. We provided very little information and she gave good advice for us novices along with her email for future contact.
    Written 13 September 2019
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  • suzannahMT
    Pleasant Hill, CA82 contributions
    We visited this memorial on our self-guided foot tour through Sligo. While it's not the largest memorial, it's impactful on an intimate, personal level. We were glad to see it during out time here.
    Written 17 December 2018
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  • london057
    Dublin, OH431 contributions
    First of all it is very medieval castles. Second the views are lovely. Third felt like you were in King William I kingdom. Lastly, I could go back here.
    Written 21 November 2022
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