Exciting Things to Do in Sligo

Top Extreme Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in Sligo, Province of Connacht

Exciting Things to Do in Sligo for Thrill Seekers

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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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  • 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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  • Roisincurran
    3 contributions
    The tour was brilliant. We would highly recommend and look forward to joining Barry on a tour again soon.
    Written 21 November 2022
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  • Amanda M
    1 contribution
    Absolutely brilliant first lesson for my 11 year old. Highly recommend Neville and his team who were attentive, careful and enthusiastic with so much patience. We will definitely be going back!
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • A Mc HE
    Sligo, Ireland5 contributions
    Fantastic experience on Lough Gill!
    What a great way to spend an afternoon with an excellent instructor, fantastic views and paddle on Lough Gill.
    I had little experience but Niall made everyone feel very safe and comfortable. Such a beautiful way to see Sligo and from a very different view.
    Written 11 October 2022
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  • Seagreen75
    Dublin, Ireland24 contributions
    I had family visiting Sligo and we booked Auriel for the Spanish Armada tour.

    We loved this tour and the opportunity to discover the landscape, its history and the hidden sights through a local's eyes. There was tonnes of information, and the kids (6-13) all had a brilliant time.
    Written 29 July 2022
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  • Sarah M
    1 contribution
    What a great surf school! The instructors are friendly and encouraging, making the lessons really good for kids. Our son really enjoyed a relaxed beginners lesson in a nice small swell, with the super instructors Miguel and Abdul teaching him to catch waves. It was so good we came back two days later to bring his grandfather for his first surf lesson! Seamus gave us a fun and safe lesson, adapting his instructions for grandfather and grandchild, making sure everyone had a good day on the water.
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • thegermans2018
    Mannheim, Germany22 contributions
    Another great time with Daryl and Owen. Thank you for the catch of our lives so far! See you in 2023 ;-)
    Written 24 October 2022
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  • JannieSherlock
    Sligo, Ireland375 contributions
    Still the original and best. Tom and Elisha are fantastic and we've had so much fun on our surf lessons. Would recommend for anyone visiting Sligo.
    Written 8 September 2019
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  • Ellen C
    Craigavon, UK13 contributions
    Had an amazing time rock climbing with Conall! Suitable for all experiences as he offered a hard route and an easier option, he explained everything really well and spent a lot of time with us it was a great experience and one I would defo recommend to anyone! Thanks Conall for a great day!
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • John Turley
    1 contribution
    Had a great day with the lads from NthWest. They supervised The TriPeaks Challenge inthe Mourne mountains. The trek was well paced and the lads were constantly monitoring the group of 26. The lads were a hive of knowlege, good craic and professional.
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • kim b
    1 contribution
    Had an amazing experience surfing today. Great location and even better staff, very professional and thoroughly enjoyed it. Definitely worth a visit!
    Written 28 March 2022
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  • Tracey C
    Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
    We spent the May bank holiday in Sligo & booked a surf lesson for the Sunday morning. The location is perfect with ample parking & right beside the Strandhill Markets, bonus! There was a lovely relaxed atmosphere from start to finish. Tom & Abdel were friendly, encouraging & attentive and we never felt under any pressure. Tom took some photos too which was lovely. It was such an enjoyable morning & despite some sore arms today we all agreed we’d be back. We needed to leave a bit early & this wasn’t a problem. Wetsuits were in excellent condition with boots provided & the facilities were clean & hygienic. I’d definitely recommend to friends. 🏄‍♀️🙏🏼
    Written 6 May 2019
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