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This is a selection of things to see and do in Co. Sligo. Locations and premises mentioned are shown in this Google map (opens in a new window).


Bird watching



Lang's A selection of the many pubs worth visiting in Sligo. Pubs marked with * are featured in Turtle Bunbury's The Irish Pub.

Sligo Tourism provides a list of Sligo music venues and lists everything going on and is updated weekly.

North Sligo:

In Sligo town:

Rosses Point:


The Yeats family & Sligo


Festivals & music


Archaeology & History

  • Carrowkeel - 14 passage tombs on a mountain top, built around 3200-2400 B.C. Castlebaldwin, Co Sligo. "for me the spot that most invokes the essence of Ireland is Carrowkeel passage tombs, west into the hills from Castlebaldwin, in Co Sligo" - The Irish Times
  • Carrowmore megalithic cemetery - the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland. Knocknarea, Co. Sligo.
  • Creevykeel - atmospheric and very accessible court tomb only metres from the main Bundoran to Sligo road.
  • Inishmurray island - an abandoned island off the coast of sligo with the remains of a 6th century monastery (images, tours)
  • Parke's Castle - A restored 17th century plantation castle on the shores of Lough Gill
  • Sligo Abbey - 13th century, contains Gothic and Renaissance tomb sculpture, well preserved cloister and the only sculptured 15th century high altar to survive in any Irish monastic church.
  • Lissadell House and Gardens ~2k en route to Raughley.

Cafes & restaurants


Other activities


Beyond Sligo



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2017 Rates

Note: the cottage is not currently available for rent.

  • 4-night weekend: EUR 300
  • 7 nights: EUR 490

Minimum charge is 4 nights; sorry, no pets!


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