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Sligo Attractions

Stunning Sligo Attractions

We at the Sligo Southern Hotel, Sligo Town Centre have put together some of the many Sligo attractions, to give you a taste of what Sligo is about.
We have interesting Archeological and Heritage Sites, Sligo being one of the most populated heritage locations in Ireland.  

Lissadell House & Gardens, the Lissadell Estate is the jewel on the Wild Atlantic Way. Its 400+ acres comprising the incredible Neo Georgian house, magnificently restored gardens, and specially assembled Countess Markievicz exhibition gallery, and Yeats Family gallery is situate overlooking Sligo bay.  
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Visit Eagles Flying, the IRISH RAPTOR RESEARCH CENTRE is a scientifically managed sanctuary for Birds of Prey and Owls, the sanctuary is home to about 350 birds and animals out of 75 species.  Eagles Flying not only is a visitors attraction with its Flying Shows that are both fun and educational, they are also a sanctury for injured birds and wildlife.

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Hawk's Well Theatre

Sligo Town's 340 seat Hawk's Well Theatre features a wide ranging program of music and entertainment such as comedy, drama, traditional music, jazz, opera, pantomime, dance and children's theatre.


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Yeats Memorial Building

Home to the The Yeats Society whose aim is to keep alive the memory of W.B. Yeats and encourage appreciation of his literary works. The Yeats Photographic Exhibition and the Yeats Art Gallery can also be found here.  The Yeats Society hold both a Winter and an International Summer School, celebrating WB Yeats works, attracting people from all corners of the world.

WB Yeats final resting place in Drumcliffee is just a few minutes drive from Sligo City Centre




Knocknarea Mountain

4 miles west of Sligo Town, you will find Knocknarea Mountain. This stunning mountain is visible from all over Sligo and at 1078 feet high, commands spectacular views all around Sligo County. At the top of Knocknarea is the 10 metre high cairn of Connaught's Queen Maeve.

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Glencar Lake

Glencar Lake, northeast of Sligo, lies at the bottom of Benbulben. The area is most well known for the beautiful Glencar Waterfall, depicted in WB Yeats Poem "Stolen Child". Although the waterfall is not very big, it's picturesque charm attracts visitors from near and far

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The distinctively shaped Benbulben, steeped in Irish Folklore, is famous around the world as an icon of Sligo. Overlooking Sligo Town, and part of the Dartry Mountain Range, this stunning Mountain is definitely worth a visit

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Rosses Point

The seaside village of Rosses Point is 8km from Sligo Town and boasts 2 Blue Flag beaches, a Championship 18 hole Golf Course and a yacht club. This popular Sligo location on the North West coast of Ireland, also features charming pubs and restaurants.

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County Sligo Golf Club

County Sligo Golf Club, in the village of Rosses Point, is considered to be one of the great championship links courses. There is also a 9 hole course and state of the art driving range. This club has also hosted the famous West of Ireland Open amateur championship every Easter since 1923.


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Strandhill Golf Club

is just a 10 minute drive from the centre of Sligo, overlooking Ballisadare Bay, this links course provides a challenge worth taking a shot at, with view of both Sligo and Ballisadare Bay to encourage the perfect stroke. 

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The Model Niland Centre

This Sligo arts centre features several major exhibitions of noted national and international contemporary artists and also has a contempory music programme and cinema

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The Factory

A 100 seater multi purpose performance centre located in Sligo town hosting its own theatre company Blue Raincoat

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Coney Island

Accessible by boat from Rosses Point, but the most popular unusual way is to drive across Cumeen strand with the Tide is out. The strand is exposed at low tide and is marked by 14 stone pillars for a distance of 5km leading to the island.  Visit St Patricks Chair,or have a pint in the island pub.