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Tucked in between the northwest and the west of Ireland, County Sligo delivers a unique package of breathtaking scenery, literary heritage, and ancient history. Dripping with with magnificent beaches and crystalline lakes, it is a paradise for water lovers, whether you like surfing or boating or just looking at gorgeous scenery.
Mention Enniscrone to any self-respecting surfer, and watch their eyes light up. With 5km of consistently stellar surfing conditions and two respected surf schools, Enniscrone is the perfect location for your Irish surfing experience. Even if you don’t take to the board, Enniscrone is a wonderful resort for swimmers, anglers, golfers, and those in search of family fun.
Easkey is another prime destination for surfers, with international names scattered among the local wave hounds. That doesn’t mean it’s just for surfer dudes and dudettes, though. Easkey is a great little seaside village pounded by fabulous waves, with everything you need for fishing, horse riding, or just relaxing.
With a perfect Blue Flag beach and a challenging 18-hole golf course, Rosses Point is something of a holiday find. Guarded by the Metal Man Beacon on the ocean side, backed by the Ox Mountains, and looking out over Coney and Oyster Islands, Rosses Point is full of scenic wonders, attracting fans from poet W. B. Yeats, artist Jack Yeats, and director Neil Jordan.
The Model in Sligo is one of Ireland’s foremost 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 is celebrated for its programme of experimental and thought-provoking art.
The flat-capped mass of shale and limestone known as Ben Bulben looms over the countryside of north Sligo like a Celtic Ayers Rock. Simply looking at it may be drama enough for you, but if you fancy a more vertical thrill you can climb it. Hike from the south face, however, as the north face is dangerously steep and windy.
Nestled at the base of Ben Bulben, Drumcliff is a tiny village best known as the burial place of Nobel laureate W. B. Yeats. He is buried in the local graveyard, where his self-penned epitaph reads “Cast a cold eye on Life, on Death. Horseman, pass by.”
Carrowmore contains the biggest collection of megalithic tombs in Ireland. This is also one of the country’s oldest graveyards, with monuments dating from 4500 B.C. to 3500 B.C. More than 60 tombs have been recorded, and 30 of these are visible.
The Sligo skyline is dominated by Knocknarea Mountain (Cnoc na Rí), which lies about 6.5 km west of Sligo Town on the Strandhill Peninsula. Climb this 329 metre peak for spectacular views of the countryside. At the top lies the cairn of Queen Maeve of Connacht, a structure about 10 metres high that is visible for miles around.
About 8 km long and 2 km wide, Lough Gill is a haven for anglers and wildlife lovers in north Sligo. The lake contains both brown trout and salmon, with a substantial run of spring salmon. You can access the lake from a pier on the south shore at the mouth of the Garavoge River, at Inishfree Pier and at Shriff Bay.
Now one of the leading fair day festivals in the country, Tubbercurry Old Fair Festival offers fun days out for all the family while celebrating local heritage and crafts. The highlight of the five-day event is the Old Fair Day, which takes place on the second Wednesday in August, providing a glimpse of fair days gone by, with livestock, thatching, weaving, butter-making, threshing, pottery making, and other forgotten skills.
1.5km from Enniscrone
The holiday home is an excellent choice for families, with spacious gardens front and rear and private parking. During your time at this self-catering property, visit the beautiful seaside town of Enniscrone, Co. Sligo. An array of gourmet and small family-run restaurants will tickle your taste buds throughout your stay. Take time to discover the natural beauty of the region with a scenic drive through the Ox Mountains. The region is guaranteed to captivate you and have you coming back time and time again.
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1.6km from Enniscrone
Escape to this self-catering property in the seaside resort of Enniscrone, County Sligo. The semi-detached dormer bungalow is less than five minutes' walk from Enniscrone and within ten minutes of the beach, pier area, and waterfront. Self catering is provided for families, as well as pets.
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0.6km from Enniscrone
Savour 4-star luxury in the centre of beautiful Enniscrone village in County Sligo. This semi-detached holiday home has three bedrooms, a bathroom with shower, and a separate shower room. Natural light fills the rooms, creating beautiful, bright spaces. The holiday home is child friendly, with a cot available on request.
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0.5km from Enniscrone
Stay at a cosy, spacious Enniscrone holiday home within walking distance of the town. The holiday home has two bedrooms and provides self catering for up to five, with one double bed and three singles. The kitchen is fully fitted and equipped with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, tumble dryer and washing machine. Bed linen and towels are supplied throughout your stay. All rooms are furnished to a very high standard. The lounge has a comfy settee, open fire, and TV and video.
1.4km from Enniscrone
Welcome to this exquisite Enniscrone self catering cottage close to the village. No holiday is complete without comfortable accommodation, and this self catering property has it all. Facilities include a lovely garden, which extends to the front and back of the home and features a barbecue for those relaxing summer evenings. The holiday home is in a very quiet and peaceful location, so the children can play freely and safely around the site.
5.2km from Ballisadare
Stay at a beautiful 3 star holiday home just 8 km from Sligo town, in the quaint village of Ballisodare, County Sligo. Relax in the living room, with its open fireplace, timber floors, TV, and DVD player, or choose a book from the selection in the book case. The kitchen/dining room has every convenience required for an enjoyable stay, including washing machine, tumble drier, electric cooker, fridge, and microwave. The bathroom of the house is located upstairs with an electric shower.
0.9km from Enniscrone
Enjoy 4-star luxury just 500 metres from a sandy blue flag beach in the pretty seaside resort of Enniscrone, County Sligo. These attractive 2-bedroom apartments can accommodate 4 people in two double rooms ensuite. All bedrooms are tastefully furnished throughout. The kitchen and dining area is spacious and equipped with all modern conveniences.
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Enjoy great 4-star accommodation in the picturesque village of Enniscrone, Co.Sligo.
These three-bedroom, semi-detached townhouses are family-friendly and very close to a wide variety of amenities in the village. Guide dogs are welcome. The homes are tastefully decorated, and offer all the modern conveniences you would expect from a 4-star property. Bed linen and towels are provided for your stay.
Enjoy superior accommodation in Castlecove, close to the seaside village of Enniscrone in County Sligo. The house consists of three bedrooms, with an ensuite master bedroom with a shower. There is also a separate bathroom and a a downstairs toilet. The bedrooms are beautifully appointed and very comfortable.
3.3km from Collooney
The home is in a quiet rural area - you can even enjoy some salmon and trout fishing on the nearby Ballysadare River. While you stay at Shramore Lodge, enjoy a relaxing round of golf at Castle Dargan Hotel Golf Club, Ballygawley, Co. Sligo 6km approx. A walk might help you to awaken to the sights which Sligo has on offer with such wonderful attractions such as the elegant remains of Sligo Abbey.
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