County Sligo truly is a unique place. It offers visitors some of Ireland’s most unusual and breath-taking scenery. The striking Knocknarea mountain towers over the landscape and has been the subject and inspiration for countless poems, stories and myths. It offers hikers and hill walkers of all levels a fun and challenging climb that rewards the individual’s hard work with a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding countryside.
Along with hiking and hill walking, Sligo is home to long beautiful stretches of beach. The swell that has craved Sligo’s rugged coastline attracts surfers from all over the globe and no matter what your level, be it novice or expert, you’re sure to have an amazing time catching a few waves.
As if this wasn’t enough, Sligo is also the historic home of W.B. Yeats, one of Ireland’s greatest writers. The tradition of literary excellence started by Yeats continues to this day. Sligo possesses a vibrant artistic and creative community with a number of Ireland's most celebrated contemporary writers and artists living in the region. Visitors can enjoy their work in the various galleries around Sligo Town.
For more information on Sligo walking routes, please visit: https://sligowalks.ie/
Catch a few waves at Strandhill and Rosses Point Beaches
Hike to the top of the Benbulben; one of Sligo’s most recognisable natural wonders.
Enjoy the splendour and old-world elegance of Lissadell House
Immerse yourself in the majestic natural beauty of Glencar Waterfall
See the beautiful Loch Gill Freshwater lake
Get up close and personal with over 450 species of birds at the Eagles Flying Bird sanctuary
Enjoy a trot, stroll or a gallop at one of Sligo’s many Horse Riding Stables
Breath in the forest air at Dooney Rock Forest Park
Immerse yourself in the popular Slish Wood forest and lake walk
Enjoy the distinctive rural flavour of Coney Island Strandhill