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Activities, Things to Do in Sligo

Why Sligo!!!
County Sligo located on the North West coast of Ireland, is a hub of activities for all ages to enjoy.
Experience one of Irelands most scenic racecourses, Sligo Race Course located in the heart of Sligo City and overlooking BenBulben,  which stages both National Hunt and Flat racing throughout the season is not to be missed
sligo races

If you fancy being a bit closer, Sligo on horseback is all an equine enthustiast could ask for, take off on the beach or hack along quiet country roads.
Get out and experience some of our fantastic water sports, catch a wave, learn to surf, or just try some stand up paddle boarding ~ fastest growing water sport in the world. Surf & Supp in Sligo

Take a Seaweed Bath,  Seaweed baths are Ireland’s only indigenous natural therapy, and their history dates back over 300 years. The Sligo Southern Hotel, have teamed up with world renowned Voya Seaweed Baths to offer you the chance to experience this Wild Atlantic Experience
Expore Sligo on Foot, walking or hiking is Sligo is the ideal way to get out into the countryside and take in some of the amazing scenery that Sligo has to offer.  Walking Breaks in Sligo are very popular with both individuals and groups, we have put together some information for you - click here

Sligo where the Land meets the Sea!

 going fishing


Sligo as an angling destination is privileged enough to offer an angler their dreams. Within a 15 minute drive of the hotel you have an choice of beach or sea angling, course or game.

Sligo Boat Charters operate from Rosses Point, and offer a variety of fishing packages


Adventure - North West Adventure Centre

Adventure activities for everyone at North West Adventure Sligo.  We are providers of Quality Outdoor Adventure. ACTIVITIES 
White Water Rafting, Kayaking & Canoeing, Rock Climbing & Abseiling, Mountain Trekking, School Tours, TY Adventure Camp, GAISCE Adventure Expeditions Approved Activity Provider for DofE Expeditions, Outdoor Recreation FETAC Level 5 VEC Training course  

VERTIGO is a new, exciting and unique indoor adventure zone incorporating a 6 meter purpose built climbing wall, a Hurricane Simulator and a thrilling High Ropes adventure course for older children and adults alike. VERTIGO can be found at Funny Bones House Of Fun, Colloney, just outside Sligo Town.

Boda Borg & Zipit

Boda Borg is a Swedish idea unique to Ireland and is entertaining for adults and children alike. It contains enjoyable tasks and activities, imaginative puzzles and no instructions! Zipit, specialising in adventurous trail courses in the treetops, challenging participants to push the boundaries Both are located in Lough Key Forest and Activity Park, a 30 minute drive from Sligo Town.

Cycling & More

Sligo has a wide range of routes to suit all abilities. Here at The Great Southern Hotel Sligo, we can organise bike hire and tours if you require Northwest Adventure Tours is a new company specialising in guided Biking and Hiking tours in the stunning North west of Ireland. Based in Sligo they provide full and half day tours both on and off the road and have a wide range of routes and tours available to cater for any ability.

Golfing in Sligo – Tee off with us

The Great Southern Hotel Sligo is proud to be surrounded by some of the North West of Irelands finest Links Courses. We are your ideal base for a golfing break.  For more infomation on golfing in Sligo go to our Golf Section here

Island Hopping - Innismurray/Coney Island

Sligo Southern Hotel in association with Sligo Boat Charters offers you the opportunity to see rare wildlife, seal colonies, explore fairy forts or take a dip in some of Sligo's cleanest waters

Bird Watching

Sligo is privileged to be located on the North West Coast of Ireland with an abundance of bird watching locations from coastal cliffs and estuaries, woodlands to wetlands and uplands. Sligo Southern Hotel has a large number of protected sites most within a short drive, and of course we have the Goose Fields at Lissadell.


Rose of Innisfree Tour Boat

Take a trip on the Rose of Innisfree Tourboat and see the Isle of Innisfree located on Lough Gill, one of Ireland's most beautiful lakes which lies between Co Sligo and Co Leitrim. Leave from the 17th Century Parkes Castle and take a relaxing cruise across Lough Gill for an unforgettable journey through an area of stunning landscapes steeped in folklore and legend.