Ireland Guide

- ireland -

Sligo, Co. Sligo

Sligo (Irish: Sligeach - translated as shelly place) (pronounced "sly-go"), is the county town of County Sligo. The Garavogue River runs through Sligo, the north-west’s most important town, which is situated between Lough Gill and the sea - and surrounded by a beautiful area of mountains and dramatic coastline, which invites exploration and is unusually uncrowded.

Sligo has a rich cultural heritage and, in the town, the Model Arts & Niland Gallery are especially worth visiting; there are many associations with the poet W.B Yeats and his brother, the painter Jack Yeats - the most notable connection was with Lissadell House at Drumcliff, the former home of the Gore-Booths, of whom the best known was Constance Gore-Booth who, as Countess Markievicz, was much involved with the Easter Rising of 1916; since the sale of Lissadell in 2003, the house is open to the public.

Between 1847 and 1851 over 30,000 people emigrated through the port of Sligo. On the Quays, overlooking the Garavogue River, is a memorial sculpture to those people. It is said that the picturesque Coney Island in Sligo bay gives its name to Coney Island in New York City.

Gardens

There is no featured garden in the area

Golf

Co Sligo Golf Clubhouse
County Sligo Golf Club
Rosses Point, Co. Sligo
Course Type: Links
County Sligo Golf Club is one of the oldest and best known links courses in Ireland. It was founded in 1894 is situated at Rosses Point, a seaside village eight kilometres (5 miles) north west of Sligo town. The links are set out on one of th ...
View all Read on

Self Catering

Temple House - Self Catering Sligo - Gardeners Cottage
Temple House - Gardener's Cottage
Ballymote, Co. Sligo
Gardener’s Cottage The Gardener’s Cottage is a lovely Victorian two storey holiday rental house set amidst the idyllic surroundings of Temple House estate. It comprises 4 spacious bedrooms, with one downstairs, and 2 bathrooms ( 1 ...
View all Read on

What's On

Sligo Farmers Market - County Sligo - Saturdays
Every Saturday 9am - 1pm

Event Location: Sligo IT college car park, Ballinode, Sligo

Wide range of organic and artisan foods. Teas, Coffee and home baking. Craft also f ...
View all Read on

Tourist Attractions

Eagles Flying - Ballymote County Sligo Ireland
Eagles Flying
Ballymote, Co. Sligo
Situated amid the beautiful landscape of North-West Ireland is Eagles Flying, the largest Centre for Birds of Prey and Owls in Ireland. Join them for the fantastic and memorable experience of majestic raptors soaring over one of the most lovely l ...
View all Read on

Wedding Venues

Kilronan Castle - Ballyfarnon County Roscommon Ireland - Wedding Venue
Kilronan Castle
Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon
Tucked away from the rest of the World, the 200-year-old Castle is an entirely unique location on the shores of Lough Meelagh situated between the beautiful villages of Keadue and Ballyfarnon, in Roscommon, Ireland. Kilronan Castle is a stunni ...
View all Read on

Local Recommendations

Hospitality

  • By Distance
  • By Category

Self Catering

Farmers Markets

Tourist Attractions

Golf Courses

Nearby Towns/Areas

Town Information

Comments

There are currently no comments

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment
Not a member? Register for your free membership now!
Or leave a comment by logging in with:

Facebook & Twitter Recent Activity

Apps and Books