About County Sligo

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.

Travelling to Sligo

By Plane

Sligo Airport is located just outside Sligo Town and operates limited services to Ireland. The nearest major airports are Ireland West Airport KnockShannon Airport and Dublin Airport.

By Bus

Bus Éireann provide services to County Sligo from Dublin, Galway, Donegal and other areas.

By Train

The Dublin / Sligo line serves Co. Sligo with stations at Ballymote, Collooney and Sligo. Visit Irish Rail for further information.

By Boat

Please see our Ferry Guide.

Whats to See and Do in Sligo

The Sligo Way

The Sligo Way is a 74 km route that traverses the County of Sligo in the northwest of Ireland from Lough Talt, in the Ox Mountains near the Mayo border,…
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Gillighans World

Gillighan’s World enchanted Faerie Gardens and Spiritual Sanctuary can be discovered at Knocknashee is one of the Sacred Hills of Ireland near Sligo. Escape into a land of artistry and…
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Seatrails

Seatrails provides guided archaeological and historical walking tours in the north west region of Ireland, particularly Sligo and around its coastal zone. Seatrails is activity based and provides educational walking…
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