What To Do

What to do in Sligo?

Strandhill:  Strandhill is a pretty seaside resort lying at the foot of Knocknarea and is just minutes from Sligo town. Strandhill is popular because of its long sandy beaches and towering sand dunes. It is the perfect location for a leisurely stroll or to catch a wave. Strandhill is also home to many beautiful cafes and restaurants making it an ideal place for a romantic seaside dinner.

Perfect Day Surf School: Surfers from all over Ireland and the world flock to Sligo for the big wave surfing experience. Sligo is home to Prowlers, a 50ft wave off the North West Coast. If you would like to get in on the action, Perfect Day Surf School offers a quality service that is excellent value for money. They provide one instructor for every five surfers delivering optimum levels of safety so whether you are a beginner or someone who wants to give it a go for the first time, Perfect Day will take care of you.

Voya Seaweed Baths: If you are lacking energy, feeling lethargic or stressed and you think you need to escape from everyday life for awhile, then look no further than Sligo. Revitalise with Voya, home to world renowned organic skin and beauty treatments. Voya seaweed baths offers the world’s only range of certified organic seaweed baths and is located at beautiful Strandhill.

Castle Dargan Golf Links: There are 25 different golf courses in Sligo and one in five is a world class links course. Where better to base yourself than Connacht’s only golf resort, Castle Dargan, just south of Sligo. The parkland course at the high quality Castle Dargan was designed by Irish Ryder cup hero, Darren Clarke. Fabulous and visually stunning in its own right.

Scenic Walks: Sligo, the land of hearts desire has many planned scenic walks including the Sligo City walking tour, the two bird mountain tour, the boar of benbulben tour the Queen Maeve tour to name but a few. These walks encompass some of the most beautiful natural wonders of Sligo. For more information visit Sligo Tourist Office.

Mullaghmore:  Mullaghmore, located in Sligo North is a hugely popular seaside village with locals and tourists alike. The village has pubs, hotels and shops supplying all your needs.

Rosses Point:  Rosses point is another seaside resort close to Sligo Town. It is widely known for its long sandy beaches which are popular for walking and swimming all year around.

Sailing in Sligo: Sligo Yacht Club located at Rosses point hosts national and international competitions. The summer months sees lots of fixtures in the sailing calendar, all dates for your diary if you enjoy this wonderful water sport.

W.B Yeats Grave: Drumcliffe Village is home to the grave of the iconic poet, W.B Yeats who was buried in St Colomba’s graveyard. Drumcliffe is located 8km north of Sligo town on the N15 between the mountain of Benbulben and the sea.

Drumcliffe Tea House and Craft Shop: Wholesome food, mouth watering home made cakes and desserts. Books of Yeats and Irish Interest and a distinctive collection of original quality crafts.

Benbulben: The majestic Benbulben is today an excellent site for hill walkers and while the north side of the mountain in very dangerous, the south side is good for a relatively easy hill climb. The observant will probably see wild hare and foxes.

Maeve’s Tomb at Knocknarea: Knocknarea is very accessible for climbers and overlooks the beaches of Culleenmore and Strand Hill. Knocknarea has a dominant and majestic presence in the local landscape and is home to the Burial Tomb of Queen Maeve, the warrior Queen of Connacht.

The Lake Isle of Innisfree: During the summer, the Rose of Innisfree tour boat departs from Parkes castle a couple of times a day allowing you to view the beautiful shore lands of Lough Gill and see the little island immortalised by  W.B. Yeats himself.

Horse riding at Island View Stables: Horse riding for all the family. The ultimate equestrian experience. Spectacular Views, friendly guides and reliable horses.

Gaiety Cinema: The Gaiety twelve screen cinema is located in the heart of Sligo town and features daily shows for all the family. Prices start at €9.00 for an adult.

Lisadell House: Set amid the stunning scenery of mountain, woods and sea, Lisadell house and gardens are famous as the childhood home of Constance Markievicz, one of the leaders of the 1916 rising.

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery: This is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland and among the most important in Europe. These tombs predate the pyramids of Egypt.

Carrowkeel Cairns: Situated above the western shore of Lough Arrow is the impressive passage tomb cemetery of Carrowkeel located in the beautiful upland of Bricklieve Mountains.

The Model Gallery: The Model Arts Centre and Niland Gallery features expeditions of Jack Butler Yeats and other famous Irish painters.

Hawk’s Well Theatre: One of the oldest regional theatres in the country

The Coleman Music Centre: Centre for enjoyment, further understanding and learning of traditional music and Irish Culture.

Source Sligo: Restaurant, Wine Bar and Cookery School located in Sligo town sourcing local wholesome food.  Learn to cook beautiful meals or enjoy a glass of wine from the Languedoc region in the South of France.

Davis’s Restaurant: Sligo’s most popular award winning restaurant. Family run, Davis’s caters for every occasion. Seafood a speciality.

Hargadons:  A famous and much loved traditional bar in the centre of Sligo town now incorporating a busy restaurant. Quality home cooked food served in a friendly atmosphere.

Sea Angling:  Whether you cast your rod at Mullaghmore or in Lough Gill, Sligo’s sea angling options are sure to delight. Contact Lomax boats and angling for further information.

Innis Murray: A remote and mystical island located 6 km from the coast of Sligo. Famous for its state of preservation as a n early Christian site, for it’s wild scenery and wildlife sanctuary.

Eagles Flying: Scientifically managed sanctuary for birds of prey and owls. A visit to Eagles Flying is highly entertaining and interactive shows mean excitement, photo opportunities and the chance to get up close with birds of prey. A fun day out for all the family.

Shopping in Sligo: Sligo is the shopping capital of the North West and is a good choice for that one day shopping expedition, a weekend city break or a longer visit. It boasts a mix of indigenous shops as well as multi national outlets.

Address: Clarion Rd, Ballinode, Sligo

Tel: 00353 (0) 719138945

Fax: 00353 (0) 719149768