Other Activities

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Other Activities to keep you busy during Sligo Live

If you’re not already busy enough with the many events lined up for you at Sligo Live, then there is plenty to see and do in Sligo during your stay.


Adventure Sligo

Sligo Activities on Water

Sligo Activities on Land


The Yeats Trail

Sligo and parts of Leitrim and Roscommon is known as Yeats’ Country in memory of poet W.B. and artist Jack Yeats who drew inspiration for their work from this area. Since Sligo is in the heart of the Yeats Country, you can expect to see many places associated with the famous brothers.

Yeats Walking Trail details locations around Sligo Town which you can visit on foot.  Download Yeats Walking Trail.

Or for those with a car Discover Ireland have a suggested route for a Day Tour. Download Yeats County Drive  
More information and suggestions for other day trips is available from Discover Ireland. 

Walking Tours 

Take a gentle stroll by the sandy beaches of Rosses Point, Lissadell, Streedagh. The forests along the lakeshore of Lough Gill are open to the public. A walk in Hazelwood, Slish Wood or Union Woods will reward you with lovely views of the Lough.  Or embark on a more strenous route. 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, to the town of Dromahair in County Leitrim.  Visit Discover Ireland for suggested routes and more.

Megalithic Sites

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery in County Sligo is the largest, and one of the most important, megalithic sites in Europe.This is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland and is also among the country’s oldest, with monuments ranging from five and a half thousand to six and a half thousand years old. The oldest pre-dates Newgrange by 700 years and is older than the pyramids. Archaeologists have recorded over 60 tombs of which 30 are visible. A restored cottage houses an exhibition relating to the site. Access to the tombs may be difficult for people with disabilities. Visitors are advised to wear shoes suitable for walking on uneven terrain.

Useful Websites 

Adventure Sligo

Discover Ireland Sligo

Heritage Ireland

Made In Sligo

Sligo Tourism

Yeats Society