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About Sligo

About Sligo

A charming seaport and a town with a rich literary heritage, Sligo offers the best of Irish treasures to travellers looking for a refreshing holiday. Enjoy panoramic vistas of the rugged countryside around town that inspired William Butler Yeats to pen many of his poems. Visit the Yeats Building that features an exhibition, join a guided tour that tells you about the poet and his family’s connection to the town, and discover first-edition copies of some of his works. Another famous attraction is the Sligo Abbey, beautiful ruins dating back to the mid-13th century with tomb sculptures from the Renaissance and Gothic eras. For the outdoorsy and adventure-loving traveller, Sligo has plenty of opportunities for rock climbing, cycling, stand up paddling, surfing, and golfing. You can also join a sea fishing tour or go for a guided walking tour. If you are looking for an ideal holiday accommodation, you can use Opodo, the convenient and super-fast search engine. All you need to do is indicate the dates when you wish to travel, the number of rooms required, and how many people will be travelling with you. Opodo instantly finds deals on apartments, hostels, and hotels in Sligo that you can choose from and easily book online.

What to see in Sligo

History and nature lovers should make a trip to the Cúil Irra peninsula where the Carrowmore Megalithic Complex is located. This group of megalithic tombs set in a beautiful natural setting were built during the Neolithic period and are the oldest such structures in Ireland. You can also visit the Caves of Keash located out in the county, a series of beautiful limestone caves with 16 chambers which offer stellar views of the surrounding region. If you are staying close to Abbey Street, head to the Eagles Flying Animal Sanctuary to see magnificent birds of prey, many of whom were rescued. One of the biggest sanctuaries in Ireland, it also has vultures, owls, falcons, and a petting zoo for children. Attend one of the interactive bird shows to watch trained birds in action. Visit the Model Arts and Niland Gallery to view impressive exhibitions of contemporary art and attend programmes showcasing different performing artists. If you are looking for a truly unique experience, go for a seaweed bath, offered in towns like Enniscrone and Strandhill. You can even do a seaweed wrap, if you wish to pamper yourself some more.

Where to stay in Sligo

Book a hotel in and around the Abbey Quarter if you have limited time and wish to stay close to the major attractions such as the Sligo Abbey. Staying here also places you close to the Sligo County Museum, which houses exhibits detailing the town’s history. The museum's collection also includes various paintings and artefacts related to Irish painters and famous local names. If you wish to be close to the sea, look for accommodation in Strandhill for a tranquil escape without being too far from the Sligo town centre. Those interested in hiking and exploring the outdoors can consider choosing hotels in Sligo near the Benbulbin area, a gigantic rock formation in the Dartry Mountains that has several beautiful hiking trails. On the other hand, if you want to experience the town’s vibrant nightlife, you can look for offers on hotels near the riverside, which is dotted with bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. If you wish to get the best prices on accommodation or find cheap hotels in Sligo and its surrounds, it is a good idea to get your bookings done well in advance.