Things to see and do - Sligo
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This is one of Ireland's finest lakes, with islands, a fine wooded shoreline and the lofty presence of mountains to the northwest. There is a fine view over the lake and islands from the summit of Dooney Rock at the heart of Dooney Rock Forest. The i..
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..
Museums and art
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..
Archaeological and historical sites
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..
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..
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..
Nature and gardens
The bleak hilltop in the Bricklieve Mountains (321m) commands a fine view of the surrounding countryside. It is also the site of Carrowkeel Megalithic Cemetery and the stone mounds, mostly round, contain passage graves dating from the Late Stone Age ..