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Sligo

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Popular things to do in Sligo

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Wildlife Area
Eagles Flying
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Mountain
Knocknarea
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Duration: 2 hours
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Cemetery
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
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Duration: 3h 30 min
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Beach
Strandhill Beach Strandhill
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Duration: 2 hours
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland. Maintaining its reputation as a low-key coastal seaport, Sligo attracts domestic and international travelers with rich history and natural scenery. The town likely drew its first settlers during the Early Neolithic period, as evidenced by the abundance of ancient archaeological sites spread across the greater Sligo area. A large group of megalithic tombs sits on the town's western outskirts, while two more stone monuments dominate its southern edge. Experience Sligo's particular mix of ancient and modern by exploring its pedestrian streets and stone bridges. Make Sligo central to your Ireland travel plans using our Ireland trip itinerary maker app.

Side trips from Sligo

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Lookout
Slieve League Carrick
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Duration: 4 hours
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National Park
Glenveagh National Park County Donegal
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Duration: 8 hours
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Biking Trail
The Great Western Greenway Westport
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Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Sligo

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Water Body
Glencar Lake
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Duration: 2 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Sligo Boat Charters
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Duration: 2 hours
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
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Cemetery
Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Cemetery
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Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Sligo

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Mountain
Benbulben
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Water Body
Tobernalt Holy Well
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Duration: 2 hours
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Island
Inishmurray Island
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Island
Coney Island
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Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Sligo

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Religious Site
Sligo Abbey
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Creevykeel Court Tomb
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Duration: 2 hours
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Castle
Moygara Castle
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Duration: 2 hours
Religious Site
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
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Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Sligo

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Farmers Market
Strandhill People's Market Strandhill
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Duration: 2 hours
Gift & Specialty Shop
Michael Quirke - Wood Carver
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Duration: 2 hours
Flea Market
Rathcormac Artisan Food and Craft Market
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Department Store
Mullaney Brothers
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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Where to stay in Sligo

The town of Sligo boasts a number of lovely accommodations, including hostels and guesthouses, while the landscape surrounding the town is dotted with hotels catering to a range of budgets. If you want to surf away your holiday or explore the setting that inspired Yeats, stay in a bed and breakfast in Sligo town along Old Dublin Road. If you prefer to stay in a more natural setting, explore options in the surrounding countryside. In either case, you will be able to access the alluring coast and the town's historical monuments easily.
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