Seaweed Baths - Until
You have one, you won't know what you're missing!
To See and Do
- Sligo is a treasure chest offering a wealth of golf courses suited to both
beginners and experienced golfers.
Surfing - Strandhill's Atlantic surges provide some of the best surfing in Europe and it is an International Surfing Championship venue.
Coney Island - This island can be reached at low tide along the strand where the way is marked by a line of pillars. Few people live on the island today, but there are several lovely beaches and a pub where you can enjoy a pint of guinness.
Airport - Sligo's airport is situated at Strandhill. Return flights daily to Dublin. The North West Aero Club is based at the airport. Flight instruction is available and trips of the area can also be made.
Glen Road - This road runs parallel to the Glen, a natural fault in the bedrock which is of ecological interest.
Knocknarea - A climb to the top of Knocknarea is a rewarding experience with its views of Slieve League and Donegal to the North. On the summit is Queen Maeve's Cairn. Around the base are a number of tombs of the passage tomb type.
Tombs - The largest megalithic cemetery in Ireland and amongst the
oldest and most important in Europe. 30 monuments in varying degrees of preservation
can be visited.
Park Sculpture Trail - At half Moon Bay on the North Shore of Lough
Gill is a beautiful walk incorporating Hazelwood Forest. Along the forest
trails here you will find a unique series of outdoor sculptures from Irish
and International artists. Hazelwood has a car park and picnic site.
- Dominican Friary founded in 1252/3 by Maurice Fitzgerald, the Chief Justice
of Ireland. It has the oldest decorated high altar in an Irish monastic church,
dating to the 15th century, and the beautifully carved O'Crean tomb dating
to 1506 is an example of a medieval grave monument.
Centre - 25m Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi and Steam Room, Fully Equipped
fitness suite and a Sports Hall - ideal for Football, Basketball, Badminton
- 200 year old restored traditional thatched cottage.
Model Arts &
Niland Gallery -
Hawkswell Theatre - Web: www.hawkswell.com
Gaiety Cinema - Web: www.gaietysligo.com
- Chiefly remembered as the childhood home of Constance Markievicz, one of
those condemned to death for their part in the 1916 Easter Rising, and of
her sister, the poet and suffragette Eva Gore-Booth, and for their friendship
with the young W.B. Yeats, immortalised in the poem he wrote in their memory
after both sisters had died. " The light of evening, Lissadell, Great
windows open to the South...."
Yeats Grave & Drumcliffe Church - Web: www.drumcliffe.ie
Creevykeel Cairn - One of the best examples of a court tomb in Ireland. 1.5m NE of Cliffoney on the N15.
Sligo Folk Park - Web: www.sligofolkpark.com