Visiting Sligo

Explore the Beauty & Hidden Gems

Get off the beaten track and visit Sligo, hidden gems dotted throughout the South and West Sligo in the Northwest of Ireland, on the Wild Atlantic Way. From the glories of Loughs Talt, Gara and Arrow to the magnificent 5000 year old Carrowkeel Megalithic Tombs; from the ancient Ox Mountains to the crashing waves of Enniscrone; South & West Sligo is filled with mystery and adventure. Take part in a “trad” session in the heart of the Irish traditional music scene; learn to surf or SUP; visit the grand country houses set in verdant pastures; Sligo is just waiting to be explored.

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Ten Activities to Explore

1. Go Hill Walking: Explore Ox Mountains, Sligo Way, Rathscanlon, Knocknashee, Miners Way, Keash, Enniscrone and Lough Easkey Walks.

2. Visit World Class Beaches at Enniscrone and Dunmoran

3. Watch the Eagles Soar at Eagles Flying (Ballymote) See the majestic birds of prey at Irelands largest raptor centre.

4. Take to the Water to Learn Stand Up Paddling/Canoe/Kayak (Lough Talt, Templehouse). Experience the unspoiled beauty of Lough Talt from the water or try Archery

5. Megalithic Sligo: Visit Carrowkeel, Heapstown, Knocknashee. Visit the 5,000 year old tombs that are older than the pyramids

6. Learn to Surf in Enniscrone or Easkey

7. Enjoy Irish Music, see our brochure for the weekly gig guide

8. Attend a Traditional Irish Festival (heritage and craft, music, drama, dancing…)

9. Go Golfing in Tubbercurry, Ballymote, Castle Dargan and Enniscrone on Wild Atlantic Way

10. Enjoy Horse Riding at Woodlands Equestrian Centre or Banada Stables

Festival Fun & Activities – All Year Round

A host of festivals in Sligo year round. Enjoy Irish music, heritage and crafts, drama, storytelling, music or learn an instrument.

Festival Calendar


New event for South & West Sligo to draw 1000+ adventure racers

Quest Sligo is the latest and most exciting event to be added to the Quest series of adventure races. This brand-new, one-day, multi-discipline sporting event will take place on Saturday 22nd August 2020 giving participants the opportunity to experience the beauty and hidden gems of South and West Sligo.