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Rose of Innisfree Boat Trips
All weather pleasure boat trip on Lough Gill traveling from the 17th Century Parkes Castle.
No visit to the North West is Complete without a trip on the Rose of Innisfree Tour boat to view the Isle of Innisfree situated on one of Ireland’s most beautiful lakes, Lough Gill, which straddles Co Sligo and Co Leitrim.
Address - Five Mile Bourne, Sligo
W - www.roseofinnisfree.com
P - 00353 (0) 71 9164266
Benbulben is Ireland’s most distinctive mountain and known in some parts as Ireland’s version of Table Mountain. It is the result from the different responses to erosion of the limestone and shale of which the mountain is formed. A hard and resistant limestone forms the upper cliffs and precipices. Many legends and tales have been woven round the almost magical mountain that is Benbulben. Mysterious shady valleys dominate the landscape in this upland alpine-like region.
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery in County Sligo is the largest, and one of the most important, megalithic sites in Europe.
Over 60 tombs have been located by archaeologists. The oldest pre-dates New grange by 700 years and is older than the pyramids. Tombs are accessible and a restored cottage houses a small exhibition relating to the site. Visitors are advised to wear shoes suitable for walking on uneven terrain.
Fancy a day out with the family with a difference? Experience Eagles flying from a bird’s eye view and even hold them in your hand if you’re brave enough. Fun for all the family.
Ireland’s largest sanctuary for birds of prey and owls offers you incomparable impressions of majestic raptors soaring over one of the loveliest locations to be found. Experience some of the biggest birds of prey in the world flying closely over your head. Watch different species of eagles hunting on prey-dummies in their natural environment. Be astonished about the arrow like flight of the falcons and the high intelligence of the vultures.
Address - Ballymote, Sligo
W - www.eaglesflying.com
P - 00353 (0)71 9189310
Knocknarea Mountain (Cnoc na Rí) is situated 4 miles west of Sligo Town, in the area of the Strandhill Peninsula.
Knocknarea dominates the skyline of Sligo town standing tall at 1078 feet. Walking to the summit of the mountain is only accessible by foot by taking a neatly paved path from the car park. The walk to the summit of the mountain takes an average of 40 – 45 minutes and it suitable for all ages. Once you reach the top, there lies the cairn of Queen Maeve of Connacht. The cairn is about 10 meters high and is visible for miles around. It has not been excavated but it is thought to cover a passage tomb similar to that of Heapstown Cairn. Queen Maeve and Knocknarea Mountain are mentioned in several of Yeats’ poems and are of keen interest in Irish myth. There are spectacular views around County Sligo.
Note: Always take care when climbing rugged or mountainous areas. Also, please do not climb on the cairn at Knocknarea.
Sligo Folk Park
Sligo Folk Park is located in the beautiful village of Riverstown, in South County Sligo. This community based attraction provides a true experience of rural life and Irish heritage at the turn of the late 19th century. The Folk Park is set in the grounds of the authentically restored Millview House, which was originally built in 1873 by George Reid, a farmer, shoemaker and church sexton. One of the highlights is the Village Street, a recreated street scape consisting of a creamery store, grocery shop and pub.
Address - Riverstown, Sligo
W - www.sligofolkpark.com
P - 00353(0)719165001
The Model Arts Centre
The Model, home of The Niland Collection, is one of Ireland’s leading contemporary arts centres with works by Jack B. Yeats as well as his wife and sister.
The building boasts a wonderful gallery circuit, a cafe, cinema, a bookshop, music and performance space, and a suite of impressive artist studios on the top floor with enviable views of Sligo town and County. The Niland Collection is one of Ireland’s most significant public art collections. Begun by Nora Niland in 1959, the collection features work by many of Ireland’s most acclaimed twentieth century artists. The collection has a particular focus on the northwest of Ireland and features many artists who are linked to the area through birth, family or subject matter including Jack B Yeats, Patrick Collins, Sean McSweeney, Patrick Hall and Nick Miller.
In 2002 a further 30 works of Irish art were generously lent on a long-term basis by the collector Jobst Graeve. The Graeve Collection has a particular focus on works from the 1970s, 80s and 90s, many of which are political in theme.
Taken as a whole the two collections number almost 300 drawings, paintings, sculptures, and prints, and present a fascinating overview of Irish life in the twentieth century.
Address - The Model, The Mall, Sligo
W - www.themodel.ie
P - 00353 (0) 71 914 14 05
Hen and Stag Parties
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Lissadell House & Gardens
OPEN 7 DAYS 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM June - September
• House Tours
• Markievicz Exhibition
• Yeats Exhibition
• 1914 Centenary Exhibition
• Alpine Garden
• Walled Victorian Garden
• Woodland Walks All open
The Coach House & Riding Arena complex is our visitor reception at Lissadell, and houses our tea rooms, shop and wonderful Exhibitions. This is where you buy your ticket, and get visitor information about house tours, exhibitions, the gardens and woodland walks. Lissadell House & Gardens is a country estate, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear.
Tickets: Adult: €12 Child: €6
Address - Ballinfull, Co. Sligo
W - www.lissadellhouse.com/
P - 00353 71 91 63150
The site of Sligo Abbey contains a great wealth of carvings including Gothic and Renaissance tomb sculpture, well preserved cloisters and the only sculptured 15th century high altar to survive in any Irish monastic church.
Known locally as the ‘Abbey’, it survives from the medieval days. Built by Maurice Fitzgerald for the Dominicans in 1252 and was accidentally burnt down in 1414, when a candle left carelessly in the building set it on fire, and it was further damaged during the 1641 rebellion. Legend says that worshippers saved the Abbey’s silver bell which was thrown into Lough Gill and only those free from sin can hear it peal.
Access to site through Visitor Centre. Restricted access to site for visitors with disabilities.
30th March – 8th October: Daily 10.00-18.00
Last admission 45 mins before closing
Average length of visit: 1 hour
Address - Abbey Street, Sligo Town
W - www.heritageireland.ie/en/North-west/sligoabbey
P - 00353 71 9146406
Voya Seaweed Baths
Voya Seaweed Baths & Spa in Strandhill, Co. Sligo, offers a truly unique organic seaweed skincare experience.
Imagine relaxing back into a luxurious steaming organic seaweed bath or try a massage, facial, exfoliate or body wrap. VOYA have used generations of acquired wisdom about the sea to bring you an organic beauty range designed to delight and purify your body
VOYA Seaweed Baths has used generations of acquired wisdom about the sea to bring you an organic beauty range designed to delight and purify your body. Based on our wonderful hand-harvested seaweed, certified organic and our knowledge of the local traditions of seaweed baths and seaweed treatments, we strive to bring you the full power of nature in its purest forms throughout our VOYA range. Over the past 12 years the Walton Family has developed these uniquely products into a world-wide brand.
Address - Strandhill, Sligo
W - www.voyaseaweedbaths.com
P - 00353 71 916 8686
W.B. Yeats Grave at Drumcliffe Graveyard
Irish poet William Butler Yeats chose this peaceful churchyard at Drumcliffe in County Sligo as his final resting place, with its stunning location at the foot of Benbulben Mountain. The graveyard has the remains of a round tower and a high cross constructed in the 11th when there was a Christian monastery on site. The monastery was founded by Saint Columcille (Columba) in 574.
Drumcliffe Tea House and Craft Shop offers good wholesome food together with mouth-watering home-made cakes and desserts. There is a selection of Yeats and Irish Interest Books to browse through, complimented by a distinctive selection of original quality Crafts. Enjoy cheerful service and a relaxed atmosphere with convenient, free parking. Open daily all year round. Accessible to all.
Saint Columcille, is also commenerated here with a statue located in the church yard. There is also a cafe and gallery located on the grounds and large car park.
Address - Drumcliffe, Sligo
Yeats Memorial Building and Art Gallery
On Hyde Bridge is the Yeats Building a beautiful 19th century red brick building, the home of the Yeats Society Sligo, which exists to support local community art and to promote the Yeats Heritage in Sligo.
This building is now the Headquarters of the international Yeats Society, from which the Society keeps in contact with members all over the world, and from where the Yeats International Summer School and Winter School are administered, as well as the day-to-day running of the Society. A permanent Exhibition attracts visitors throughout the year, and there is also a fine Library
Address - Hyde Bridge, Sligo,
W - www.yeats-sligo.com/
P - 071 9145847