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Top 34 places to see in Sligo

Nowadays, Sligo is commonly referred to as Yeats’s country since he has often eloquently immortalized the county’s sites in his poems. The county is proud to be known as the author’s inspiration and celebrates this in a variety of ways.

The Bronze Age graveyard is a beautiful spot where around 60 graves have been discovered by archeologists covering the largest collection of megalithic structures in Ireland. One of the sites quoted in Yeats’s poetry is Benbulben, a one-of-a-kind rock formation and a key location in county. It is a beautiful spot for photography and attracts hundreds of tourists every year.

If you wish to be enchanted then take a visit to Glencar Lake and witness the Glencar Waterfall in all its glory.

To revisit the history of Sligo, pay Sligo Abbey a visit and enamor this gothic monastery which has withstood several tragedies spanning centuries.

Drop by Lough Gill, Parke’s Castle, Lissadel House and Yeats Society to learn more about the history of the area.

Rich in history, mythology, art, poetry, music, and scenic destinations, there is a lot awaiting visitors at this remote part of Ireland.

A trip to Sligo will not leave you disappointed.

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Skreen Full review
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A Wonderful Village : If you want to enjoy the rural life in Ireland, then this is a must visit for you. You will plenty of greenery in this area and a lot of natural atmospheres as well. There are also a couple of churches as well in the likes of Church of Ireland and the Roman Catholic.
Skreen is a small village and parish in County Sligo, Ireland. [..]

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Cloonagh Full review
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A Wonderful Place: The meaning of Cloonagh is a meadow of horses and that's what you will get when you will visit this place. If you are in Ireland, then you must give this wonderful place a mere look. Surrounding this place are beautiful mountains.

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Beltra Full review
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Gorgeous village with a country market visit: A village in County Sligo with the scenic views of Ox mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. There are plenty of homestays and cottage options here. Another one of the popular things to do while we were there was a visit to the traditional country market. There are many eateries and pubs here if you wish to go on an authentic Irish food exploration around the village.
Beltra is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. Beltra is situated between the Ox Mountains and the … [..]

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Portinch Full review
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Don't Miss This Place: Portinch is in the Electoral Division of Owenmore, in Civil Parish of Emlaghfad, in the Barony of Corran, in the County of Sligo. The Irish name for Portinch is Port Inse. Nationwide, it is the 36448th largest townland that we know about

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Killaspugbrone Full review
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A mix of ancient and Modern Specacles: Well known for its legendary tale, Killaspugbrone is an ancient Christian church located near the seaside village of Strandhill. The music of the lapping ocean, the chirping of the birds, the spectacular view of the sunset and the sandy beach, make it a must-visit for tourists. Unwind and forget all your worries in this unforgettable corner of our little secret.
Killaspugbrone is an early Christian church on the coast west of Sligo town and near the modern re… [..]

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Rosses Point Full review
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A charming village surrounded by the gorgeous view of the peninsula: Imagine spending a day by the beach, soaking in the sun (that is if it isn't windy and rainy like most days) and sipping in coffee at the nearest cafe, Rosses Point is just about that. If you enjoy swimming or taking a stroll, this place is just perfect on a low tide day. We loved it here and would have gone back if time permitted.
Rosses Point .") is a village in County Sligo, Ireland and also the name of the surrounding penins… [..]

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Knocknarea Full review
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Neolithic Passage Tomb and Panoramic Site: Listed as No. 1 of 96 things to do in Sligo on, Knocknarea Mountains forms one of the most prominent landmarks in County Sligo. The peak of Knocknarea provides stunning views of Strandhill, Rosses Point, Sligo, and the mainland. It is a magical place where land meets the sky.

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Lough Gill Full review
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Amazing drive, great walk, truly a poetic destination! : Surrounded by hills, lake, hazelwood forest and mountains, Lough Gill is a stunning location to sightsee when you are here. Apart from the scenic drive here, we also took a boat trip with the backdrop of this splendid view. Please be sure to pick a day with clear skies and good weather to enjoy the beauty and the forest walk at its best.
Lough Gill Irish: Loch Gile meaning bright or radiant lake is a freshwater lough mainly situated i… [..]

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Glencar Lough Full review
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Another beautiful spot in Ireland with gorgeous waterfalls: It was one of our best sites in County Sligo (which is what we say after every tour though). Green landscapes graced with wildflowers and a waterfall was a view worthwhile the trip. This peaceful glacial lake, had ducks and swans playing around to add to nature's beauty.
Glencar Lough , locally known as Glencar Lake, is a freshwater lake in the northwest of Ireland. It… [..]

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Strandhill Full review
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Discover this unique village called Strandhill : Strandhill is known to be the largest coastal village in County of Sligo and has many attractions and sites to visit. From the golf club with extensive green landscapes to the Woodville farm with historic farm buildings, this townland has so much to explore and experience. One of the highly recommended and a must try experience here is the seaweed bath to relax and re-hydrate your body.
Strandhill or occasionally Larass is the largest coastal village and townland in County Sligo, Ire… [..]

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Larass Full review
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A great spot for overnight camping: Larass is also known as Strandhill and is located in the County of Slingo. The farm, the beach, the landmarks, everything here was a treat to our eyes. We spent some time strolling by the beach although it was a little windy. We did spot some kite surfers too, if you enjoy that. There's an old-fashioned village with great eateries nearby too.

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Coolaney Full review
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A quiet picturesque village with the views of Ox mountain and river Owen Beg: Another gorgeous Irish village that sits at the foot of the Ox Mountains. From Eagles flying to Knocknarea, there are many things to do here. A great day out to the village is highly recommended if you are in the area if nothing the drive up to the destination is beautiful too. One of the hidden, remote beautiful region.
Coolaney is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. Coolaney sits at the foot of the Ox Mountains with… [..]

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Templeboy Full review
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A picturesque Irish little village : This small village in County Sligo is an ideal destination for seaside escapes on the Wild Atlantic Way. The streets here are picturesque and has mostly seafront views. We loved some of the eateries here and pub visits with the group were quite memorable too. Overall a great visit and experience to the little village.

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Carrowneden Full review
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Great Place : Carrowneden is in the Electoral Division of Cuildoo, in Civil Parish of Killasser, in the Barony of Gallen, in the County of Mayo. The Irish name for Carrowneden is Ceathrú an Éadain. Within Co. Mayo, it is the 648th largest townland.

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Eagles Flying Full review
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Don't miss this one out! : We were expecting not more than an Eagle show when we arrived, but by the time we left, we had so much to talk about and would not have missed it for anything else. It was not only a fun trip for us, but it was also an educational one too especially for the little ones. The highlight was when we had the raptors land on our arms. Near to the facility, there is a petting zoo to which houses bunnies…

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Inishmurray Full review
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Inishmurray is an uninhabited island situated 7 km off the coast of County Sligo, Ireland. [..]

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Sligo Folk Park Full review
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A trip down the memory lane!!: Sligo Folk Park, located in the beautiful village of Riverstown, County Sligo, is a tourist attraction that offers an unusual experience of the rural life and Irish culture at the turn of the 19th Century. Take a casual walk around the park, and visit the beautiful exhibition hall which hosts one of the finest collections of agricultural artifacts.

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Ballymote Full review
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A historic market town in the County Sligo: Ballymote town has an interesting list of things to do here. Apart from Eagles flying that we enjoyed, we also loved our visit to the Caves of Keash and Ballymote castle. Although it is one of the prominent towns here, most sites still are historical. We also enjoyed Ziplining and a visit to the Railway museum too.
Ballymote is a market town in southern County Sligo in the province of Connacht, in the north-west… [..]

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Castlebaldwin Full review
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A beautiful setting that takes you back in time: The hike up to view the prehistoric tombs on top of a hill can be a little tiring but is well worth it. From lakes to mountains to a historic tomb, this place is scenic and charming. A visit here is highly recommended to step back into the olden era actually the golden era.
Castlebaldwin or Bellanagarrigeeny is a townland and a very small village in County Sligo, Ireland… [..]

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W.B. Yeats Full review
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Explore the homeland of the legendary Irish Poet, W.B. Yeats: Discover the influential work of W.B. Yeats in his homeland. We went to the stunning church here where W.B. Yeats rests in his grave. This church is a must visit for poetry lovers and has intricate architectural details that you can admire. A great tribute!

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Ben Bulben Full review
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Panoramic: Benbulben is commonly known as County Sligo's Table Mountain. Over the top, Ben Bulben offers a picturesque view of the surrounding town. Plenty of megalithic structures can be found strewn here. It has a legend that this is the only place in Ireland where fairies are visible to humans.
Benbulbin, sometimes spelled Ben Bulben or Benbulben , is a large rock formation in County Sligo, I… [..]

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The Model. Home of The Niland Collection. Full review
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Modern Art Gallery: The Model, home of The Niland Collection, is one of the leading contemporary art centers. It features numerous international standard exhibitions of acclaimed local and international modern-day artists. It is known for its support of the projects that critically explore the impacts of war and contemporary religions. The project boasts impressive purpose-built art studios that offer an astonis…
Model Arts and Niland Gallery, also called The Model, home of the Niland Collection, is a contempor… [..]

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Fivemilebourne Full review
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A Beautiful Village : Gorgeous house in a beautiful part of Ireland. The house was a good size and very well equipped. Imelda left homemade scones which was very thoughtful. We have family in the area and we used the house as a base. Very peaceful at night and comfortable.

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Drumcliff Full review
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Jaw-droppingly beautiful, no photographs would do justice. : Yes, we have captured many pictures on our travel here, but we think the best was the actual view that we captured mentally while there. This beautiful destination is a blink and miss if you are trying to catch it on your road trip. Located not too far from the Atlantic coast, there's so much to see and explore here, including an old monastic site, a massive statue, a high cross and a host of fin…
Drumcliff or Drumcliffe is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. It is 8 km north of Sligo town on … [..]

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Drumcliff & Yeats's Grave Full review
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For the Lovers of Yeats!: Drumcliffe is set against the stunning backdrop of the Benbulben Mountains and is renowned as the final resting place of great Irish poet, W.B. Yeats. A pleasant resting place in this idyllic churchyard, the tomb is identified with a simple headstone engraved with his self-written epitaph "cast a cold eye on life, on death, horseman, pass by." The cemetery also holds a high cross and nearby …

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Creevykeel Court Cairn Full review
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An ancient court tomb to discover: This well preserved Neolithic court tomb from 3rd century BC is a beautiful location of historical importance. This tranquil spot is scenic and has a well-built structure of the tomb from the burial site this was. Take a stroll around the stone wall and the green walkway while exploring the site.
Creevykeel Court Tomb is one of the better examples of a court tomb in Ireland. The monument is loc… [..]

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Sligo Abbey Full review
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Historical Abbey: This Dominican friary, founded in the 13th-Century, has a tremendous wealth of carvings including Medieval and Renaissance tomb art, a well-preserved cloister and the only carved 15th-century high altar to survive in any Irish church. The abbey has a silver bell. The legend has it that only pious people can hear its chime. Visit it to get enlightened by this magical friary.
Sligo Abbey , a ruined abbey in Sligo, Ireland, was originally built in 1253 by the order of Mauri… [..]

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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery Full review
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The Sacred Island!: One of the largest and oldest stone age cemeteries in Europe, Carrowmore has over sixty, five thousand to eight hundred years old megalithic tombs and monuments. Located in County Sligo, Ireland, this cemetery is a must-see attraction, owing to its stone circles, passage tombs, and dolmens that magnify the beauty of this impressive site.
Carrowmore, County Sligo is one of the four major passage tomb complexes in Ireland. It is located… [..]

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Parke's Castle Full review
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Unique setting with a waterfront setting: This incredible castle is a must-see and a delight to visit. A historical building that talks about Irish heritage in a tranquil setting. After a scenic drive, this castle with a view was just a treat to see. Another castle with an educative exhibit and a guided tour with well-versed tour guides.
Rising three storeys tall, in an idyllic setting on the banks of Lough Gill, in County Leitrim, Ire… [..]

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Lissadell House Full review
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Stunning views, fabulously maintained interiors and an amazing garden! : Expect to spend nearly three hours here. We wandered through the beautiful alpine gardens and took the guided house tour. There are a coffee shop and a gift shop on the premises too. This beautifully restored estate is situated on the beach shores and has so much historical relevance to the place.
Lissadell House is a neo-classical Greek revivalist style country house, located in County Sligo, I… [..]

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Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Cemetery Full review
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Neolithic Hilltop Passage Tomb: Carrowkeel is a magnificently located neolithic hilltop passage tomb cluster in County Sligo, Ireland. It consists of fourteen passage cairns that offer a pleasant scene to the visitors. The tomb complex is preserved as National Monuments and recognized as one of the "big four" passage cemeteries in Ireland.
Carrowkeel is a Neolithic passage tomb cemetery in the south of County Sligo, near Boyle, County Ro… [..]

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Michael Quirke (sculptor)
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Mullaghmore Head
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Sligo County Museum
Sligo County Museum is a museum dedicated to the history of County Sligo. The …
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