Clarion Hotel Sligo
Clarion Road, Ballinode, Sligo, Irelandhttp://www.clarionhotelsligo.com+353 (0) 71 911 9000The Clarion Hotel Sligo is set on beautiful grounds, within walking distance from the bustling town of Sligo, only 2.5 hours from Dublin. With rooms to suit every guest need the hotel has 74 superior bedrooms and 89 suites complete with kitchenette facilities.
Getting Here - Directions
Airport Rd, Strandhill, Co. Sligowww.sligoairport.com(071) 916 8280Sligo Airport is located in the seaside village of Strandhill, situated on the R292 just 5 miles from Sligo city . The airport is centrally situated for anyone who wishes to visit and explore the entire north-west of Ireland
Sligo Train Station
Sligo Mac Diarmada Railway Station, Lord Edward St., Co. Sligo.www.irishrail.ie(071)9169888Sligo Mac Diarmada station, also known as Sligo railway station, is a mainline railway station which serves the town of Sligo in County Sligo, Ireland. It is a terminal station, with two platforms.
Sligo Bus Station
Knappagh Rd, Co. Sligowww.buseireann.ie(071) 9160066igo Mac Diarmada station, also known as Sligo railway station, is a mainline railway station which serves the town of Sligo in County Sligo, Ireland. It is a terminal station, with two platforms. There is a passing loop at the approach to the station.
Lissadell House, Ballinful, Co. Sligo.www.lissadellhouse.com+353 (0) 71 9163150Lissadell is famous as the childhood home of Constance Markievicz, her sister Eva Gore-Booth and her brother Josslyn Gore-Booth. Constance was one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, and was the first woman to be elected to Dail Eireann, where she served as Minister for Labour (thus becoming the first woman minister in a modern European democracy).
Kilmore, Fivemilebourne, Co. Sligowww.roseofinnisfree.com+353 (0)71 91 64266No visit to the north west is complete without a trip on the Rose of Innisfree tourboat. Sail around the Isle of Innisfree, situated on one of Ireland's most beautiful lakes, Lough Gill, on the Sligo Leitrim border. The Isle of Innisfree inspired W.B. Yeats.
Carrowmore, Co. Sligowww.carrowmore.com+353 (0)71 916 1534The megaliths of Carrowmore, located just southwest of Sligo town, are at the heart of the Coolrea peninsula and are one of the greatest megalithic complexes of ancient Ireland. In this region you can visit the one of the great heartlands of megalithic culture in Western Europe.
Abbey Street, Sligo Town, Sligowww.heritageireland.ie/en/North-West/SligoAbbey+353 (0)71 9146406This Dominican abbey survives from medieval days. It was built by Maurice Fitzgerald for the Dominicans in 1252 and was accidentally burnt down in 1414, when a candle left carelessly in the building set it on fire. 'The Abbey', as it is known locally, was further damaged during the 1641 rebellion.
Sligo Gaiety Cinema
Wine St., Sligowww.gaietysligo.com+353 (0)71 916 2651This contemporary multiplex cinema shows the latest big-name movies as well as live theatre streams.
Stephen St, Co. Sligowww.sligolibrary.ie(0)71 911 1850Sligo Public Library Service is the second oldest public library service in Ireland, having been established in 1880. The library service acts as a centre for the provision of cultural, heritage, educational and information services.’
http://www.sligotown.net/knocknarea.shtmlKnocknarea dominates the skyline of west Sligo and is well known for its huge flat topped cairn which is believed to be the resting place of the legendary Queen Maeve of Connacht. The tomb has been classified as a Neolithic passage tomb and is estimated to be the largest in Ireland outside of the Boyne Valley measuring some 55 meters across and 10 meters in height.
Voya Seaweed Baths
Strandhill, Sligowww.voyaseaweedbaths.com+353 (0)71 916 8686The therapeutic properties of wild seaweed have long been known along the Irish coast. At the beginning of the 20th century there were an estimated 300 seaweed bath houses in Ireland and nine in the small town of Strandhill alone.
The Yeats Experience
Broc House, Holy Well Lane, Sligowww.yeatssligoireland.com+353 (0)87 232 0820Yeats Sligo Ireland revolves around our family home, Broc House, situated on Damien’s maternal home farm and in a spectacular site overlooking Lough Gill. The lake is the heart of the Yeats Country and the location of four of the essential early poems can be seen from the forty foot floor to ceiling window that diners are seated before.
As you reach Glencar which straddles the border between counties Sligo and Leitrim with its dramatic steep cliffs, you will notice a series of waterfalls cascading from the heights. Glencar waterfall is perhaps the most dramatic descending from a 50ft rocky headland into a deep pool below in a haze of white spray.
http://www.sligowalks.ie/?pagid=benbulben-gortarowey-Undoubtedly Ireland’s most distinctive mountain, Benbulbin is sometimes referred to as Ireland’s own Table Mountain. The most distinctive peak among the Dartry range, it was formed during the ice age by massive glaciers segmenting the landscape.
Sligo Hawkswell Theatre
The Hawk's Well Theatre, Temple Street, Sligo.www.hawkswell.com+353 (0)71 9161518The Hawk's Well is a 340 seat theatre in Sligo, North West Ireland. We host a diverse programme of arts and entertainments including comedy, professional and amateur drama, a wide range of music from traditional and jazz to opera, plus dance, pantomime, children's theatre and comedy.
Sligo ‘Model’ Art Gallery
The Model, The Mall, Sligo.www.themodel.ie+353 (0) 71 9141405This award-winning building is home to the impressive Niland Collection of art, one of the most notable collections in Ireland and featuring works by John and Jack B. Yeats, Estella Solomons, Paul Henry and Louis Le LeBrocquy among others.
Family Fun & Things To Do
Five Star Fun
Grange, Sligowww.fivestarfun.ie+353 (0)71 9173155The newest, most modern and exciting play and party centre in the North West of Ireland. Five Star Fun are located in the centre of Grange, Co Sligo on the picturesque Wild Atlantic Way route.
Ballymacaward Wardtown Castle, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegalwww.openfarm.ie+353 (0)71 985 2688Castle Adventure Open Farm is situated 3 miles from Ballyshannon on the Rossnowlagh road, in the picturesque town land of Wardtown. Whether it’s a family day out, a school or group trip or a birthday party, you can be sure to have fun, come rain or shine.
Gillighan’s World, Baroncourt, Kilmacowen, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo.www.gillighansworld.ie+353 (0)71 9130286A warm welcome, beautiful botanical gardens, a spiritual faerie land , on- site facilities, make your visit to Gillighan’s World “The Field of Dreams” relaxing and enjoyable.
Boyle, Co Roscommon, Irelandwww.tullyboyfarm.com/visitorfarms+353 (0)71 9668031Tullyboy Farm is a family run real working visitor farm in a beautiful setting around a Georgian farmhouse and buildings with mature trees and lake views on the Roscommon and Leitrim border between Boyle and Carrick on Shannon and less that an hour from the Wild Atlantic Way.
Sports & Outdoor Adventure
Sligo Golf Course
County Sligo Golf Club, Rosses Point, County Sligo.www.countysligogolfclub.ie+353 (0)71 9177186The County Sligo Golf Club boasts one of the most scenic locations in Ireland perched on cliffs that tower over three expansive beaches overlooking the Atlantic. The panoramic mountain and ocean views are spectacular but they pale in comparison to the stunning scenery provided by Benbulben, an enormous limestone rock formation that the area is known for.
Sligo Horse Riding School
Carrowmore, Sligo.www.sligoridingcentre.com+353 (0)87 2304828Nestled between Knocknarea mountain and Union forest, 3 km from Sligo town, sits Carrowmore, site of one of the oldest collections of Megalithic tombs and burial chambers, some dating to 3500 B.C. This area is said to be the first site settled by man in Ireland.This beautiful corner of Ireland is not only home to prehistoric tombs but also to Irelands foremost equestrian facility, Sligo Riding Centre
Strandhill Surf School
Strandhill Surf School Paul Buchanan, Strandhill, Sligowww.strandhillsurfschool.com+353 (0)71 9168483Strandhill Surf School was established in 2006 and fast became one of the leading surf schools in Ireland due to its reputation for quality service and professional, enthusiastic instructors. Owner and operator Paul Buchanan is originally from New Zealand. Years of experience surfing and lifeguarding highlighted for him just how great surfing was in Strandhill.
Dromahair Rd., Hazelwood, Sligowww.sligoextremepaintball.com+353 (0)71 9134585Sligo's only Paintball complex. Situated on the edge of town in Hazelwood. With four challenging courses laid out among forestry and grassland Sligo Extreme Paintball is a premier outdoor activity providing the full Paintballing experience.
Sligo Paddling (Supping) –Stand up paddling
Shore Rd, Strandhill, Co. Sligowww.standuppaddlesligo.ie+353 (0)87 9968861Stand up paddling is one of the fastest growing water sports worldwide. SUP can be done on any body of water – flat water or paddle surfing. It is easy to learn and great exercise and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities.