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A perfect base for outdoors types, Sligo Town is a stone’s throw from formidable Ben Bulben and the picturesque Lough Gill. But if trekking and fishing sound like hard work, Sligo is also home to one of the country’s finest contemporary art galleries, in addition to the acclaimed Hawkswell Theatre.
Sligo’s favourite son is celebrated in the Yeats Memorial Building at the heart of Sligo town, overlooking the River Garavogue. The building is the administrative centre of the Yeats Society, housing the Yeats Photographic Exhibition, the Yeats Art Gallery, and Lily‘s Café.
A poignant sculpture by Fred Conlon on Quay Street honours the victims of the Famine, some 30,000 of whom emigrated through the port of Sligo. Another bronze memorial, “Faoin Sceach,” depicting a bare thorn bush, marks the burial site of more than 2,000 famine victims, in the Famine Graveyard at St. John’s Hospital.
Meander along the banks of the Garavogue River, which flows right through Sligo Town. The boardwalk takes you past tempting shops and cafes, and the river itself puts on a good show, with some fast-flowing sections.
Designed by acclaimed architect J. Rawson Carroll, Sligo courthouse is a remarkable building constructed from local Mount Charles stone. The courthouse was extensively renovated in the late 20th century, and the €7.3 million investment is believed to be the biggest refurbishment project ever undertaken on an Irish courthouse.
The Model in Sligo is one of Ireland’s most impressive contemporary art galleries. Built in 1862 as a Model School and renovated twice since, the award-winning building houses the remarkable Niland Collection of art, which features works by John and Jack B. Yeats, Paul Henry and Louis Le Le Brocquy among others. The Model runs an acclaimed programme of experimental and thought-provoking art.
The annual Sligo Live Sessions showcase the best of traditional, roots, and acoustic music. A laid-back and intimate kind of music festival, Sligo Live Sessions continues the county’s long and distinguished musical heritage, with previous performers including Elvis Costello and K.T. Tunstall.
The official title is the Convent of the Holy Cross, but everybody calls it Sligo Abbey. This town centre attraction was accidentally burnt down in 1414 and further damaged in the 1641 rebellion, but it retains some wonderful Gothic and Renaissance tomb carvings, well-preserved cloisters, and the only sculpted 15th century high altar extant in any Irish monastic church.
Sligo is a haven for traditional pubs. The old-school Hargadons, on O’Connell Street, offers a warm welcome, great pints, excellent wine, and delicious food. Other great options include Connolly’s on Markievicz Road, Swagman Bar on Wine Street, and McHughs on Grattan Street.
If you like quirky shops a world away from the high street giants, Sligo is the place for you. Head to Grattan and Castle Street where you can browse in Georgian Antiques, the food hall and beauty shop Kate’s Kitchen, the traditional deli Cosgroves, Oxfam, and Tir na Nog.
For a relatively small town, Sligo offers a great range of music. Enjoy trad and folk in pubs like McGlynn’s, Foley’s, and Shoot the Crows. There’s plenty of wonderful jazz, frequently in the Factory or Tobergal Lane. You will also hear classical and experimental music at The Model gallery. Barry’s of Grange and McGarrigles stage touring live gigs.
4.3km from Sligo Town
A warm welcome awaits you at this cosy 200-year-old, traditional stone cottage, where you can experience old-world charm and modern home comforts. With the scenic countryside outside by day, and the warmth of the open fire by night, you are sure to feel at home. The cottage is convenient to all amenities. Sligo town is just 5 km away.
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6km from Sligo Town
Relax in a lovely apartment just 6km from the vibrant and bustling town of Sligo. The two-bedroom, non-smoking property is self contained and adjoins a modern bungalow. The apartment sleeps four, in one double bedroom and a twin room.It features a modern kitcken/dining/living space with satellite TV and a table and chairs outside for your morning coffee or an evening meal accompanied by views of Benbulben and Queen Meabh's cairn (Knocknarea). It has its own private landscaped garden with ample parking.
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1.9km from Sligo Town
Enjoy wonderful 3-star accommodation just 10 minutes' walk from the busy town of Sligo. Each five-bedroom, quality house is well equipped and tastefully decorated, with a separate kitchen and dining area and a comfortable sitting room. There is also secure parking. To assist you during your stay, there is a reception area where trained staff are happy to offer advice on what to do and see throughout your time in Sligo.
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You're just 10 minutes' walk from the bustling town of Sligo when you stay at this wonderful 3-star holiday village. Each 2-bedroom house is well equipped and tastefully decorated, with a separate kitchen and dining area and a comfortable sitting room. Visit the bustling town of Sligo, admire the original and colourful shop fronts, and buy some of the local crafts. Appreciate the interesting exhibits on display at the Sligo County Museum. Take a stroll through the wonderfully scenic Lissadell Forest Park and its nature reserve. After a long day of activities, take some time to enjoy the craic in the friendly local pubs of Sligo town.
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Enjoy 3-star comfort in a village setting close to the lively town of Sligo. Each of these three-bedroom Sligo holiday apartments is beautifully decorated and designed to create a homely atmosphere, with a fully fitted kitchen and a spacious living area. The surrounding area is well landscaped, and private car parking is available. Knowledgeable staff are more than happy to advise you on the best touring spots to visit in the northwest.
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1.4km from Sligo Town
Enjoy modern 3-star accommodation close to the vibrant town of Sligo. These two bedroom apartments are located in campus residences. The holiday rentals have ensuite facilities, and each floor is accessible by a lift. There are beautifully landscaped grounds surrounding the properties, and staff are available to provide excellent service during your time in Sligo.
Enjoy excellent accommodation in a 3-star holiday rentals close to the bustling town of Sligo, in the rugged and beautiful West of Ireland. The apartments are located just outside the 1,000-year-old town of Sligo, which is renowned for the welcoming friendliness of the people and its rich cultural and historical features. Each of the apartments has three bedrooms with ensuite facilities. For people with mobility difficulties, there is easy access to the properties via a lift.
Enjoy the comfort of a superb vacation rental located in the scenic town of Sligo.
The four-bedroom properties are very modern and set among campus accommodation. The bedrooms are en suite. Apartments are accessible by lift. The gardens around the holiday homes are beautifully maintained. The homes have been described as family-friendly and car parking is also available.
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