Sligo’s mix of incredible history and breathtaking scenery is hard to beat.. Read more
Sligo’s mix of incredible history and breathtaking scenery is hard to beat
Resounding with literary history, Sligo is one of the northwest’s most scenic counties and was the inspiration for poet WB Yeats, whose final resting place is beneath the beautiful Benbulben Mountains.
As well as some truly beautiful mountainous scenery, Sligo is also blessed with still glassy lakes, and some beautiful beaches perched right on the edge of the Atlantic.
Sligo Town, on the other hand, is a buzzy, atmospheric spot filled with great restaurants, shops and pubs, while the county’s smaller villages are excellent places to escape the frenetic pace of life.
And if you’re interested in ancient history then you’ll be pleased to find the largest megalithic site in Ireland at Carrowmore.
Sligo Airport is located just outside Sligo Town and operates limited services to Ireland. The nearest major airports are Ireland West Airport Knock, Shannon Airport and Dublin Airport.
Bus Éireann provide services to County Sligo from Dublin, Galway, Donegal and other areas.
The Dublin / Sligo line serves Co. Sligo with stations at Ballymote, Collooney and Sligo. Visit Irish Rail for further information.
Please see our Ferry Guide.
The Sligo Way