Things to see and do - Sligo
Unmissable tourist sites
Sligo Travel guide
Sligo : Michelin's recommendations
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..
John St. IRL - Sligo
This unusual structure was designed in 1730 by Richard Castle. The apse and the windows were replaced during remodelling in the Gothic style in 1812. A brass tablet (north transept) commemorates W. B. Yeats' mother, Susan, who was married in the chur..
Temple St. IRL - Sligo
This composite building (1874) was designed by George Goldie in a mixture of Norman and Renaissance styles. The lighting effects of the 69 stained-glass windows, created by Loblin of Tours in France, is best seen in the evening or early morning. A sm..
Clarion Road, Ballinode IRL - Sligo
Prix Prices from : 69 €
With a swimming pool, gym, and Essence Spa, the modern Clarion Sligo is 5 minutes’ drive from Sligo’s centre. Guests can enjoy Egyptian cotton sheets, free Wi-Fi, and a relaxing spa bath. Featuring private bathrooms with fluffy towels and free toil..
Swan Point IRL - Sligo
With stunning design and spacious rooms, The Glasshouse is set on The Garravogue River in Sligo’s centre. It boasts an AA Rosette restaurant, and guests can enjoy free underground parking. Chic and stylish, each room features a 26-inch LCD TV with ..
Pearse Road IRL - Sligo
Boasting a 16-metre indoor pool, tennis courts, and rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, this 4-star hotel is just 3 minutes’ drive from Sligo centre. Free Wi-Fi is available, and guests can relax in the hotel hot tub. Spacious and modern, each roo..
IRL - Riverstown
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.
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.
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.