Sligo is home to some of Ireland’s most dramatic landscapes and beaches and is firmly rooted in the cultural heritage of the beautiful Emerald Isle.
Sligo is also the perfect destination for leisure and sport breaks with a range of golf courses and easy access to all the water sports available thanks to the rugged Atlantic coast. Surfers flock to Strandhill each year to soak up the gift of great waves from the Atlantic ocean, other beaches in the county provide access to a range of water sports including fishing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, kayaking and more.
If hiking is more your thing, then take a trip out to Strandhill to explore Knocknarea – a flat topped mountain with exquisite panoramic views of Sligo’s countryside on a clear day. If you’re more interested in a leisurely walk then take a trip out to Coney Island to explore all that it has to offer.
Sligo is rich in history with some deep roots in the culture and the arts of Ireland. WB Yeats and Jack B Yeats spent many a summer in Sligo. Constance Markievicz, one of Ireland’s leaders of the 1916 Rising, grew up in Lissadell House in Sligo which is open to visitors interested in learning more about Ireland’s history. Sligo Abbey is located in the heart of Sligo town and offers tours of this 13th century Dominican friary.
Sligo has something for everyone, whether you are interested in history, culture, hiking, exploring or water sports. From it renowned bars and restaurants, artisan markets, Sligo has loads on offer all year round no matter the weather, age group or the season.
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