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Must sees on our way to Sligo

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Must sees on our way to Sligo

Its going to be a long day for us but I need your advise/help on what to see and not to miss on our way from Killaloe to Sligo.

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Carrowkeel is stunning in it's location.

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That's a big tract of Ireland!

If you go by N61 then Carrowkeel is stunning. But it takes a bit of effort, a bit of a hike, and reasonable weather. It's best to get the local 1:50000 Ordnance Survey map probably. (#25) Not for the faint hearted.

Still with archaeology, stop at the small heritage centre at Tulsk for some insight into a powerful legendary location & take a little look around the landscape there.

The King House in Boyle town is a good visit if the weather's against the others.

If you decide to use N17 then visit the pilgrimage town of Knock for something a little different, and stop for a coffee and comfort at Knock Airport, which is fun, quirky, panoramic & well worth the €2 parking.

If as I suspect you're planning the full coastal tour you hardly have time for any visits on the way, the star is the landscape and you're only going to catch some of that. Take a look around Westport in passing; the house is a great visit, but you'll hardly have time to do it justice.

Have a good day!

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Sites to see between Killaloe & Sligo:

Outside Gort in County Galway you have Coole Park home of lady Gregory who co-founded the Abbey theatre. W.B Yeats also wrote many poems about Coole whilst visiting here.


Also 10 mins outside the town of Gort is the beautiful monastery and round tower of Kilmacduagh


At Claregalway (on the N17)

You might be interested in visiting the newly restored Claregalway Castle.


and the Franciscan Abbey is also certainly worth a stop. It will be on your left after you pass through the village almost opposite the castle.



I would also second stopping at Knock. There is an interesting museum there.

Hennigan's Heritage Farm outside Swinford is a good place to stop at.


and the creme de la creme would be the Irish Museum of Countrylife outside Castlebar.


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