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La rue St Thomas Bridge. Vue depuis le pont Hyde. Sur Kennedy Parade Riverside. Sligo Vue depuis le pont Hyde.
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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.

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Tourist attractions Sligo : Things to see and do

  • Sligo Abbey Interesting

    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 Model Interesting

    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..

  • 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..

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Hotels Sligo

  • Radisson BLU Hotel & Spa, Sligo Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Ballincar, Rosses Point Road IRL - Sligo

    Prix Prices from : 64 €

    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..

  • The Glasshouse

    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 a gym. Chic and stylish, each room features a 26-inch LCD TV with internet access and an entertainment m..

  • 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..

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Restaurants Sligo

  • Coopershill Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    IRL - Riverstown

  • Moira's Very comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Montmartre Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Hargadons Traditional pubs serving food 

    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.

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