Things to do in Sligo

Things to do

Sligo is rich in variety and is one of Ireland's most beautiful counties. It has plenty of unique attractions to offer the visitor. These include the rugged coastline on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, its long sandy beaches, tranquil lakes, rivers, woodlands and mountains.

It has a rich and ancient history, with megalithic tombs predating the pyramids. For the active tourist there is plenty to do, from sea trips, surfing, cycling, hiking, angling, horse riding and golf.

Sligo is inextricably linked to the Nobel Lauriate William Butler Yeats, who wrote many of his famous poems here.

  • Lissadell House and Gardens

    Lissadell House and Gardens

    Lissadell House was built for Robert Gore Booth, who commissioned English architect Francis Goodwin to design it. It was completed in 1836. It uses locally cut grey limestone and its architecture style is Neo-Classical Greek Revival. It has been recently opened to the public for guided tours following extensive restorations.
  • Surfing with 7th Wave Surf School

    Surfing with 7th Wave Surf School

    7th Wave Surf School, operating at Enniscrone beach, offers surfing lessons to adults and children, surfing summer camps and also surfboard and wetsuit rental. They cater for absolute beginners up to the more advanced surfers. The emphasis is on fun and enjoyment for those taking part under the expert care of the experienced instructors.
  • Voya Seaweed Baths

    Voya Seaweed Baths

    There comes a time when we all need to stop and relax. To give our bodies a little TLC. Voya, famous for its range of skincare products, offers detoxifying seaweed baths using organic, hand-harvested seaweed from the clean Atlantic coast of Ireland. The treatment cleanses and rejuvinates the skin. Nutients and natural moisturisers from the seaweed heal and promote skin regeneration while combating the effects of aging.
  • Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

    Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

    Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is the collection of megalithic tombs in Irela...
  • Eagles Flying at the Irish Raptor Research Centre

    Eagles Flying at the Irish Raptor Research Centre

    Eagles Flying is a show featuring eagles, falcons and vultures. Visitors can ...
  • Sligo Boat Charters

    Sligo Boat Charters

    Sligo Boat Charters, a.k.a. Ewing's Sea Angling & Boat Charters offer sea fis...
  • Surfing with Perfect Day Surf School

    Surfing with Perfect Day Surf School

    Perfect Day Surf School is based in Strandhill and has been offering surfing ...
  • W.B. Yeats Grave at Drumcliff Cemetery

    W.B. Yeats Grave at Drumcliff Cemetery

    This graveyard was chosen by Irish poet William Butler Yeats as his final res...
  • William Butler Yeats Memorial Building and Art Gallery