With Father’s Day fast approaching we have compiled a list of great gift ideas that can be enjoyed here in South and West Sligo!

For those Dads who love to keep fit, or just like to be out exploring – Wild Wet Adventures 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. They also offer scenic guided walks in south Sligo and the county in general.

Carraig Climbing specialise in outdoor rock climbing and abseiling courses in Sligo. So if your Dad is looking for something different to do this year, book him into a course. Their main focus is on giving each individual an unforgettable and thrilling experience on the rock. Each package can be tailored to specific needs. For more information visit www.carraigclimbing.com

A gift voucher for Waterpoint, Enniscrone is also an ideal gift this Father’s Day – Waterpoint have their own personal trainers and gym instructors, so the voucher can be used for the gym, membership or swimming. Waterpoint Enniscrone now have e-vouchers available to purchase online which sends the voucher straight to your email after you purchase.

Eagles Flying is Ireland’s largest sanctuary for birds of prey. It is currently the home of 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 is an Indoor and Outdoor Arena, so don’t worry about the weather! Eagles Flying is a memorable experience that everyone will enjoy so make a day of it and treat Dad and the whole family to a day out, visit  www.eaglesflying.com for more information.

Castle Dargan Golf Club have a number of gift ideas for all those aspiring golfers out there. Treat your Dad to Golf Membership at Castle Dargan Golf Club, a Trial Golf Membership, a Golf Getaway (2 Nights B&B, Dinner & Golf), Green Fees Voucher or a Golf Lesson with Xavier Médas, PGA Advanced Professional.

Enniscrone Golf club is famous for having some of the largest dunes in Ireland and golfers can enjoy some of the most stunning scenery to be found on the west coast of Ireland. Treat Dad to membership to one of the most scenic of golf courses in Ireland.

Tubbercurry Golf Club has a pristine 9-hole golf course nestled at the foot of the stunning Ox Mountains. Full bar and restaurant facilities are also available – for more info or to book a membership see www.tubbercurrygolfclub.ie

If your Dad has an interest in horse-riding, Woodlands Equestrian Centre provides training and lessons for all ages and levels. Explore South Sligo on horseback through farmland, on country roads or trekking up mountains. Visit www.woodlandsequestrian.ie

Banada Stables is a family run stables and B & B located near Tubbercurry. They offer trekking over scenic boglands and quiet roads. They cater for abilities, from beginner to advanced. There is also an abundance of excellent walking trails and outdoor activities on the doorstep and they are an ideal base for exploring Sligo’s natural beauty, coastline and historic sites.

The Coleman Music Centre is one of the best equipped and dedicated centres of Irish music in the country, with a theatre, a visitor’s centre and a music shop. For fans of Traditional Irish Music, the centre hosts numerous concerts throughout the year with some of the most talented musicians and artists playing here. For news and upcoming concerts see www.colemanirishmusic.com

In South and West Sligo we are also lucky to have plenty of hiking or walking trails to explore. There is a trail or walk for people of all ages and fitness levels so get Dad and the family out and about to enjoy the fresh air and stunning scenery.

Finish the day with food, a pint or glass of wine, hopefully in the sunshine.