The O’Hara’s have been welcoming visitors to Sligo since the 5th century and continue in that tradition today. Coopershill remains a family home and guests tend to feel like they are visiting old friends who just happen to have an estate in the country! Six ensuite bedrooms with crisp Egyptian cotton sheets, real blankets, eiderdowns …

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Killaspugbrone Church dates back to the 12th century, courtesy of the Killaspugbrone Preservation Society there is a well maintained panel which details its connections to St. Patrick. To reach this beautiful destination you turn right just past the ‘Strandhill Surf School’ shop instead of left along the shore which is the usual way to walk, …

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Lissadell is famous as the childhood home of Constance Markievicz, her sister Eva Gore-Booth and her brother Josslyn Gore-Booth. Constance was one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, and was the first woman to be elected to Dáil Eireann, where she served as Minister for Labour (thus becoming the first woman minister in a …

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Freestanding, stone navigation beacon, erected 1821. Circular plan. Painted cast-iron statue of Royal Navy petty officer pointing on battered painted coursed ashlar limestone podium with moulded torus roll cut stone string course. Navigation light mounted to front of pedestal. Painted cast-iron access ladder set into channel formed in podium. Situated on Perch Rock between Rosses …

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Sligo Tourist Development Association Ltd. invites you to join a FREE guided walking tour of Sligo. This walking tour runs Monday to Saturday starting at the Tourist Information Office in O’Connell Street and commences at 11:00 am. These tours will commence in June and run until the end of September. Join when you wish and …

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The Castle of Moygara was the principle fortress and dwelling of the O Gara family. The castle stands in a slight eminence with great views, particularly to the south. The castle is a multi period construction, comprising 4 walls, 4 corner towers, the remains of a gatehouse, all from the 16/17th century and an earlier …

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Irish poet Willain Butler Yeats chose this peaceful churchyard at Drumcliffe in County Sligo as his final resting place, with it’s stunning location at the foot of Benbulben mountain. The graveyeard has the remains of a round tower and a high cross constructed in the 11th when there was a Christian monastery on site. The monastery was …

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Overlooking Carrowmore megalithic cemetery on the summit of Knocknarea Mountain is the huge flat-topped cairn called ‘Miosgan Meadhba’ (Maeve’s Cairn), 55m in diameter and  10m high. The name of the monument along with folklore suggests it was built for the mythical Maeve, the Iron Age Queen of Connaught. Maeve’s Cairn can be seen for miles …

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The Schoolhouse in Annaghmore was built in the 1860s to educate local children. Nowadays its cosy vestibule leads through to a light filled sitting room where an open fire adds a welcoming glow to the double height living room.   Nearby beaches at Strandhill (20 mins).  Sligo town’s bustling streets are peppered with small boutiques, cafes …

  • October 8, 2018
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Join us on a special guided heritage tour led by exert an archaeologist guide and discover the ancient hidden gems of Sligo that you never knew existed. We will show you particular interesting aspects of local historic towns, hidden away places, incredible fossils, archaeology including megalithic tombs, shell midden sites and ruined monasteries as well …

  • September 28, 2018
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