Things to see and do - Sligo
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Sligo Travel guide
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Sligo is a large and busy market town on the short River Garavogue, which drains Lake Gill into the sea. The town is surrounded by fine and varied countryside: green and wooded valleys, high mountains and sandy seaside beaches. Rosses Point (An Ros), on its sandy peninsula jutting out into Drumcliff Bay, has a championship golf course and two beautiful beaches for bathing and wind-surfing.
Tourist attractions Sligo : Things to see and do
Abbey St. IRL - Sligo
The ruins, on the south bank of the Garavogue, occupy the site of a Dominican friary founded by Maurice Fitzgerald in 1252, and accidentally destroyed by fire in 1414. The nave has a finely-carved altar-tomb (north wall), which belonged to the O'Crea..
The Mall IRL - Sligo
The Niland Collection, displayed on a rotational basis, contains some 200 works by Jack Yeats, acquired by former county librarian Norah Niland. The collection of Irish Modern Art includes paintings by George Russell, Maurice McGonigal, Norah McGuinn..
IRL - Sligo
Carrowmore is Ireland's largest Stone Age graveyard. It consists of 60 passage graves - dolmens and cromlechs, and one cairn, which is the largest grave. The oldest dates from 3200 BC, 700 years earler than Newgrange. The Visitor's Centre houses an e..
Quay Street IRL - Sligo
Ideally situated in the city centre of Sligo, the Sligo City Hotel is next to O'Connell Street, which offers extensive shopping, riverside restaurants and cosy bars. The hotel has free WiFi throughout, free daily newspapers and free limited private p..
Ballincar, Rosses Point Road IRL - Sligo
With an 18-metre swimming pool and a sumptuous spa, this Radisson BLU hotel is less than 10 minutes’ drive from Sligo. Free Wi-Fi is available, and Rosses Point Beach is a 5-minute drive away. The bright and modern rooms each feature deluxe Vogue ma..
Strandhill Road IRL - Sligo
Best Western Sligo Southern Hotel is located in Sligo city centre, beside Sligo Train and Bus Station. It offers a restaurant, free parking and a leisure centre with a pool and a gym. Rooms at the Best Western Sligo Southern Hotel feature TVs, radio..
4-5 O'Connell St IRL - Sligeach / Sligo
Hugely characterful pub with sloping floors, narrow passageways, dimly lit anterooms and a lovely "Ladies' Room" complete with its own serving hatch. Cooking is warming and satisfying, offering the likes of Irish stew or bacon and cabbage.
Market Yard IRL - Sligeach
Smart, modern restaurant in the shadow of the cathedral, with a tiled exterior and wooden blinds. The French chefs prepare classic Gallic menus which follow the seasons. The all-French wine list features interesting, lesser-known wines.
Ballindoon IRL - Castlebaldwin
Smart, modern hotel restaurant with a glass-fronted kitchen, brushed velvet booths, and lough and country views. Good-sized menus offer classically based dishes with personal twists; local growers and producers are credited on the menu.
IRL - Riverstown