Set in the heart of the North – West of Ireland and along the Wild Atlantic Way, Sligo provides a perfect escape. With a variety of attractions and activities, there is something to suit everyone.
Explore by Foot
Sligo is home to a collection of scenic walkways, all varying in difficulty levels.
If you are looking for a nice easy walk or a challenging hike, there is plenty to choose from. The variety of walks cover a range of terrains including upland, woodland, coastal and urban walkways.
Explore the Adventures
Situated along the Wild Atlantic Way, Sligo coastal areas allows for days’ worth of exploring and adventures. Choose from beaches, swimming, surfing, supping, kayaking, and walking to start your adventure.
Away from the coast, the adventure and activities continue. Choose from horse riding, golfing (link to own golf page), cycling, walking, museums and so much more.
Explore the Taste
Savour the taste of what Sligo has to offer. The Sligo Food Trail is a collection of over 70 food related businesses from County Sligo, who have joined together to showcase and develop new food experiences, showcasing the finest and freshest food on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Whatever your food preferences are, Sligo has something to suit everyone’s taste buds.
Explore on Rainy Days
Being on the Wild Atlantic Way, the weather isn’t always on our side! Don’t worry, there are still activities that you can do in Sligo. For art and history enthusiasts, visit the Model Museum and Hyde Bridge Gallery to provide an insight into Sligo History and the talents of local artists.
If you’re looking for a relaxing experience, the Icon Spa provides a relaxing escape to help you unwind. Looking to keep kids busy? Waterworld in Bundoran, Donegal is a perfect way for the kids to blow off steam. The Shed Distillery in Drumshanbo, Leitrim provides a tour experience of an Irish Distillery.
Explore the Culture
Co. Sligo is commonly known as Yeats Country with the name coming from the connection that famous poet William Butler Yeats had with the county. His connections with Sligo can be found throughout the county with museums, statues, and where he spent his childhood in Lissadell House.
The esteemed poet chose a peaceful churchyard at Drumcliffe, Sligo as his final resting place, with its stunning surroundings at the foot of Benbulben mountain. W.B Yeat’s brother, Jack B Yeats was a famous artist whose work can be found in The Model – Home of The Niland Collection. Sligo is also home to Queen Maeve of Connaught’s resting place. The cairn is a megalithic tomb that can be found at the top of Knocknarea.