Things to do in Sligo

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Things to Do in Sligo


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Top Attractions in Sligo

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  • intrepidpam
    Carleton Place, Canada351 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were a group of 5 family members who went to this wonderful place and every one of us thought it was amazing. The birds of prey show was so interactive- - all of us got to experience the birds landing on us. Our guide Jenny was brilliant- her love for the animals and her entertaining stories made listening to her a treat. She gave us such a lot of useful information about each bird. We also loved the petting farm where we were thrilled to hold a skunk! The whole experience will be a highlight of our Ireland trip!
    Written 3 May 2024
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  • Bittared
    Dublin, Ireland21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My advice if you are not particularly fit is to climb from the non-coast side. It can be slippier/muckier but I think less demanding than the new steps on the coast side.
    Great view from the top and do read about Queen Maeve before you climb as it makes it much more meaningful.
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • maryan5456
    Sydney, Australia161 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a monolith! You can’t help but being amazed at Benbulb which dominates the county and the little villages and towns that rests under its shadow.
    Written 11 September 2023
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  • Eve H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The HotBox Sauna is the best activity in Rossespoint. It’s a lovely log fire sea side sauna right next to a coffee shop, a restaurant and the tidal pool! Worth visiting any day any time of the year!!
    Written 11 May 2024
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  • itw123
    Berkeley, CA14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place re-ignited my interest in ancient history! I didn’t exactly know what I was getting into, as my wife made the plans to visit. We visited on a typically misty Irish day, and something about tromping around with umbrellas, visiting ancient tombs, made the place more special. (I’m sure visiting on a sunny day would be lovely too!). The displays in the visitors center were very helpful to review first. High-quality explanations. The staff member at the front desk was also SO helpful in answering all our questions. He pointed out that some of the images in the displays need to be updated, because they picture blond, blue-eyed ancestors, whereas the people living on this land at the time would have been brown-skinned.

    I’d highly recommend this place. Visiting it early in our trip provided me with a grounding in pre-history that helped me to appreciate the rest of the ancient sites we explored.
    Written 12 May 2024
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  • rmc1341
    Cary, NC219 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really cool beach area with many Surfers and Surfer schools going on. The area has a bunch stores and restaurants for food and drink. Fun Place!
    Written 16 September 2023
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  • Mark R
    Bloomington-Normal, IL180 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice location to take a stroll. Nice parking lot with public toilets. The teaShed is near by for refreshments and a bite to eat.
    Written 3 October 2023
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  • Lois A
    Fredericksburg, VA188 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of ruins of abbeys in Ireland. That is for sure. This was another good one. Well worth seeing.
    Written 8 October 2023
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  • Jackie D
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful peaceful little place of reflection. Rosary is said here every evening in May.
    Must see if you are passing through.
    Written 21 May 2023
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  • Erin_in_Texas
    Dallas, TX33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Getting here is no joke. The roads are tiny and you feel like you're just leaving your car in a field. BUT it is soooo worth it! The signage isn't great so we didn't know if we could go through the gate or not - you can - but we enjoyed our walk anyway. It was cold and rainy and windy, but we pressed on, sharing space with all the sheep. I think part of the adventure was just not knowing where we were going or when we'd arrive. (We didn't see anyone else until we left and ran into the farmer who was tending his land and sheep.) The landscape was lovely and when we finally got to the top and found the tombs were were in awe. So impressive! We only investigated the first 2 because we were literally fighting the wind to stand upright, but it was worth it. This was one of the highlights of our 8-day trip!
    (You can skip about 15 minutes of the walk each way by driving through the gate and parking a bit further up the hill. I think it took us about 45 minutes each way.)
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • bitiao2016
    Enniskillen, UK39 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A visit to this beautiful, historical house is a must for fans of Irish history. Paul was a great tour guide, lively and personable. The tour itself however was perhaps a little rushed. The numbers on the tour were also quite large - I would suggest too large. It's also a pity that the house isn't in state ownership - as it's privately owned, the entire upstairs is off-limits.

    The coach house has been turned into tea rooms, and although the space itself looks pretty, on a cold, wet and windy July day, the high ceilings and bare walls meant it was cold and uncomfortable to spend a few hours in before our tour started. There were also limited refreshments available - just a couple of traybakes, and tea and coffee.
    Written 7 July 2023
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  • Sue W
    Bolton, UK281 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much history, it’s a very short walk off the side of the main road. Walk up the path near the tree full of rubbish
    Written 30 October 2023
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