Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Sligo

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  • Lauren L
    New York168 contributions
    On our flight from JFK to Dublin, my partner and I were chatting with a woman who turned out to be from Sligo, and who was surprised we were visiting. She told us to visit Eagles Flying. My partner loves animals so we were already considering it, but she convinced us. We had a great time. You do not need to book, you just turn up at the appointed time (two sessions each day) and pay a very reasonable 15 euro. A staff member gives you a tour of the property, does the show with a good selection of birds, and then lets you into a petting area where you can meet foxes, pigs, bunnies, sheep and others. The staff here is enthusiastic and warm, the animals are very well looked after, and the setting is beautiful. We learned a lot and felt like each visitor got good attention. Do not hesitate - visit Eagles Flying and learn about their work!
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • Táimid Feirmeoirs
    7 contributions
    This walk will not disappoint! The views are spectacular! At about 5km, this is an easy walk and will give you spectacular views of Benbulben and surrounding area.
    Written 26 November 2022
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  • Alison D
    7 contributions
    Definitely recommend this if you're in Sligo area. Park in Sligo Rugby Club & cross road. Follow the steps up then veer right up to Queen Maeve's Cairn. It's really well signed. Views are spectacular! Well worth the climb. Doable & not too strenuous!
    So glad we did it.
    Some off the most amazing views we've seen on a hike!
    Written 19 August 2022
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  • Isaac B
    Ballynahinch, UK391 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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  • David M
    Sunnyside, NY36 contributions
    Easy to get to from sligo town, lovely places to sit and watch the ocean. Nice cafe and bars close by to eat. Plenty of parking available in nearby parking lot if none available right beside the beach.
    Not ideal for swimming, surfing is popular.
    Written 2 July 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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  • mary w
    Dublin, Ireland482 contributions
    Great car parking, coffee shop toilets and lovely pathway to the Waterfall. The Lake is beautiful, lovely area for picnic. Pity there is no walk around the lake
    Written 3 July 2022
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  • Ann C
    Nashville, TN2,931 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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  • S_Morris
    Chennai (Madras), India13 contributions
    Brilliant text service provided by the RNLI to advise safe crossing times. Beautiful wild Atlantic swim on Clancys strand on Coney Island
    Written 22 July 2022
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  • The_Festy
    Waterford, Ireland82 contributions
    This beautiful secluded beach Is great for swimming , sunbathing and walking.
    Only 20 min drive from sligo.
    Well worth a visit..its ideal for families
    Written 13 August 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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  • Gill Murphy
    Sowerby Bridge, UK496 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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  • 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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