Don’t let the rain dampen your spirits, Sligo has plenty of things to do even when it rains. So grab an umbrella, put your hood up, and enjoy one of these activities that are fun for all the family, even when it’s raining.
Escape the wind and the rain and relax at the Traditional Seaweed Baths at Kilcullen’s Bath House. Enjoy the unique experience of a bath full of hot sea water pumped from the unpolluted waters of the Atlantic and seaweed harvested from the beach just outside the door. These seaweed baths are known to provide relief from muscle pain and stiffness and arthritis. The oils leave your skin feeling moisturised and the whole experience allows you to unwind and de-stress.
The Coleman Centre is located in Gurteen Co. Sligo and is an ideal place to escape the weather and enjoy one of its many concerts, sessions, plays, and competitions. The Centre attracts many of the most influential and talented names in Traditional Irish Music and holds regular music sessions and exhibitions.
Eagles Flying has an indoor and outdoor arena so you don’t need to worry about the weather. It is Ireland’s largest sanctuary for birds of prey and currently houses more than 100 eagles, hawks, owls, falcons and vultures. Their unique training methods provide an exciting interactive bird show which makes it possible to allow you to experience a raptor flying over your head or an eagle landing on your hand!
There’s no need to worry about the weather at Waterpoint and there is something for everyone including a 65-metre water-slide & a separate children’s pool with inflatables. And not forgetting for the adults- there is the Health Suite where you can relax in the Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Or if you’re feeling energetic, the fully equipped gym holds regular classes and training sessions. A great day out for all the family.
Enjoy an intriguing tour at Foxford Woollen Mills, which was established in 1892. The tour gives visitors the opportunity to experience the mill as it’s run today and observe the master craftspeople who create the designs that are delivered and loved all over the world. Explore the history of Foxford Woollen Mills and learn about the techniques that have been passed down through generations. Treat yourself to lunch at the Café where they serve a variety of healthy homemade food made with locally sourced ingredients.
The Caves of Keash are a series of striking caves which are set into the western side of the Keshcorran Mountains in County Sligo. These caves are full of myths and legends which add to the magic of this attraction. And if it rains you have a number of mysterious caves to choose from to shelter in!
Surfing is one of the few outdoor activities you can do on a rainy, windy day. The North-west coast of Ireland is recognised around the world as having Ireland’s top surf spots, including the seaside town of Enniscrone. 7th Wave Surf School is a family-run school located in Enniscrone. They cater for all ages and abilities and have fully qualified ISA Surf Instructors. Lessons include adult or child beginner, bodyboarding and private individual surf lessons.
Wild Wet Adventures also provide a range of water-based activities, including Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking and Canoeing, by the shores of Lough Talt and at Temple House lake. For sunnier days, they also offer scenic guided walks in south Sligo and the county in general. Their fully trained walking guides each possess a vast local knowledge on the history, fauna and flora of the beautiful landscape of Sligo.