Destination: Fermanagh


Former fishing town which dates with to 13th Century


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Introducing Fermanagh

Sligo is the largest town in the North-West and dates back to the 13th century. It is nestled in a truly stunning and scenic countryside and can very easily compete with Killarney... without the crowd! This former fishing town is built on several gravel ridges giving it an interesting and cosy appearance and centres around its five bridges. It is nowadays a thriving and lively little town steeped in tradition with its many pubs offering live music and its traffic-free streets with its many restaurants.


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Region: Ireland

Time to spend here: 1/2 - 1 day

More Information: Tourist Information website

What's nearby? Achill Island, Londonderry

What transport do you recommend? To really make the most of Sligo a vehicle is ideal in order to access places that public transport simply doesn't go

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Sligo Abbey

Sligo Abbey founded in 1252 is sligos most beautiful historic buildings. It was built by the Normans is is only medieval building which survives in the city.The site contains a great wealthof cavings including Gothic and Renaissance tomb sculpture well preserved cloister and the only sculptured 5th century high altar to survive in any Irish monastic church.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Sligo County Museum

Sligo County Museum is divided between a yeats collection ans a accumulation of local artefacts and geological samples showing Sligos rich geritage from the stone age to the present.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, situated just 10 minutes away from Sligo Town, is the largest and one of the most significant megalithic sites in Europe. There you can find over 60 tombs, and the oldest is older than the Egyptian pyramids! There is a very interesting exhibition about the site housed in a restored cottage.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Ballindoon Abbey

Whilst exploring the surrounding area, you can visit the ruins of the 14th-century Ballindoon Abbey, a Dominican priory built in 1507. The architecture of the building is quite unique because it was built entirely in one architectural style, the Middle English Gothic aesthetic. The remains consist of a church with a nave, chancel, and tower.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Ballymote Castle

Ballymote Castle, begun in 1300 by the Anglo-Norman, was the last and the strongest of the Norman castles in Connaught. A large rectangular "keepless" castle, it is almost square in plan with massive round towers at each angle and is nearly completely symmetrical.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Knocknarea Mountain

Knocknarea Mountain is situated just 4 miles west of Sligo Town, in the area of the Strandhill Peninsula. From its top of 1078 feet high, you can enjoy a breath-taking view of Sligo. It takes less than an hour on foot to get to the top and it is totally worthwhile.
Time to spend here: Full Day   More information

Sligo Folk Park

Sligo Folk Park, located in the beautiful village of Riverstown, provides a true experience of rural life and Irish heritage at the turn of the late 19th century. The Folk Park is set in the grounds of the authentically restored Millview House, which was originally built in 1873.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

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