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Guidebook for County Sligo

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Guidebook for County Sligo

Food Scene
Great little tea shop and craft shop right beside Yeats' grave, stocking high quality gifts and literature about the local area and the Yeats connection
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Drumcliffe Tea House and Craft Shop
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Great little tea shop and craft shop right beside Yeats' grave, stocking high quality gifts and literature about the local area and the Yeats connection
Wonderful award-winning cafe next to the beach at Strandhill
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Shells Cafe
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Wonderful award-winning cafe next to the beach at Strandhill
Great coffee shop with fabulous food in the centre of Sligo town
Kate's Kitchen
3 Castle St
Great coffee shop with fabulous food in the centre of Sligo town
Excellent place for lunch, when exploring Sligo town
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Lyons Café and Bakeshop
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Excellent place for lunch, when exploring Sligo town
Excellent fine dining restaurant in Sligo town with a French vibe, with extensive wine list and great (French) waiters. Bookings essential. Taxis can be hired from the apartment to Sligo town
Montmartre
1 Market St
Excellent fine dining restaurant in Sligo town with a French vibe, with extensive wine list and great (French) waiters. Bookings essential. Taxis can be hired from the apartment to Sligo town
Award-winning restaurant in luxurious country house. Also does afternoon tea. Open to non-residents, though book ahead. About 20 miles away from the apartment.
Coopershill House
Award-winning restaurant in luxurious country house. Also does afternoon tea. Open to non-residents, though book ahead. About 20 miles away from the apartment.
Impressive restaurant for a fancy evening out
Eala Bhan
Impressive restaurant for a fancy evening out
Nice little bar on the seafront in Rosses Point, serving decent pub grub
Austies Bar and Restaurant
Nice little bar on the seafront in Rosses Point, serving decent pub grub
Consistently good bar with restaurant, serving food all day, half a mile from the apartment. Reservations advised
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Davis' Restaurant & Yeats Tavern
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Consistently good bar with restaurant, serving food all day, half a mile from the apartment. Reservations advised
Wonderful restaurant, focusing on seafood. Beautiful views of Mullaghmore harbour and the mountains beyond from the restaurant.
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Eithna's By the Sea Restaurant
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Wonderful restaurant, focusing on seafood. Beautiful views of Mullaghmore harbour and the mountains beyond from the restaurant.
Farmer's market held here on Saturdays. Great little teashop called the Vintage Cafe. Antiques. Pottery. Sculpture. All located in a pleasant little yard, just off the main road.
Branley's Yard
Farmer's market held here on Saturdays. Great little teashop called the Vintage Cafe. Antiques. Pottery. Sculpture. All located in a pleasant little yard, just off the main road.
Sightseeing
Dominating the coast line, this beautiful castle is in Mullaghmore, a beautiful sleepy village, with a wonderful beach and walks
Classiebawn Castle
Dominating the coast line, this beautiful castle is in Mullaghmore, a beautiful sleepy village, with a wonderful beach and walks
Surfers' paradise and a golden beach that goes on for miles with views of Benbulben and Classiebawn Castle. Three ships from Spanish Armada foundered on the coast here. A memorial recalls the event
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Streedagh
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Surfers' paradise and a golden beach that goes on for miles with views of Benbulben and Classiebawn Castle. Three ships from Spanish Armada foundered on the coast here. A memorial recalls the event
Pretty coastal village with wonderful beach. See the Metal Man lighthouse and the "Waiting at Shore" sculpture. The village was the summer holiday destination of W.B. and Jack Yeats, as children
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Rosses Point
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Pretty coastal village with wonderful beach. See the Metal Man lighthouse and the "Waiting at Shore" sculpture. The village was the summer holiday destination of W.B. and Jack Yeats, as children
This mountain dominates the county and can be seen from the back of the house. There is a wonderful 4km walking loop, along the base. It is also possible to climb the mountain itself.
Ben Bulben
This mountain dominates the county and can be seen from the back of the house. There is a wonderful 4km walking loop, along the base. It is also possible to climb the mountain itself.
Formerly inhabited island 8 miles off the coast of Sligo, containing the ruins of a monastic settlement. Boat trips can be arranged. Check the web for details. A wonderful way to see the coast
Inishmurray
Formerly inhabited island 8 miles off the coast of Sligo, containing the ruins of a monastic settlement. Boat trips can be arranged. Check the web for details. A wonderful way to see the coast
Sligo's second mountain. An easy climb from Primrose Grange or via a new hiking track near Strandhill village. Head to Strandhill for some food afterwards
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Knocknarea
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Sligo's second mountain. An easy climb from Primrose Grange or via a new hiking track near Strandhill village. Head to Strandhill for some food afterwards
Drive along the little roads of Lissadell and Maugherow to get here. Beautiful viewing point, with visits of the mountains and the Atlantic
Raghly
Drive along the little roads of Lissadell and Maugherow to get here. Beautiful viewing point, with visits of the mountains and the Atlantic
A scenic drive in the shape of a horseshoe, providing a wonderful view of the rugged mountains with Mullaghmore and Classiebawn castle in the distance
Gleniff
A scenic drive in the shape of a horseshoe, providing a wonderful view of the rugged mountains with Mullaghmore and Classiebawn castle in the distance
Beautiful lake, immortalised in Yeats's poetry, containing the Lake Isle of Innisfree. Daily boat trips go from Parke's castle.
Lough Gill
Beautiful lake, immortalised in Yeats's poetry, containing the Lake Isle of Innisfree. Daily boat trips go from Parke's castle.
Restored castle under the care of the Office of Public Works. Boat trips on Lough Gill depart from here.
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Parkes Castle
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Restored castle under the care of the Office of Public Works. Boat trips on Lough Gill depart from here.
Fantastic surfing beach, but not suitable for swimming. The strand offers amazing walks, all the way to Culleenamore
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Strandhill
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Fantastic surfing beach, but not suitable for swimming. The strand offers amazing walks, all the way to Culleenamore
Roman Catholic cathedral, dating from the mid-nineteenth century. St. John's Church of Ireland cathedral, which has connections to Yeats's maternal Sligo relations, the Pollexfens, is next door
Sligo Cathedral
Roman Catholic cathedral, dating from the mid-nineteenth century. St. John's Church of Ireland cathedral, which has connections to Yeats's maternal Sligo relations, the Pollexfens, is next door
A beautiful lake situate about 3 miles from the apartment. Drive the lower road and then the upper road back to Sligo to appreciate its full beauty.
Glencar Lough
A beautiful lake situate about 3 miles from the apartment. Drive the lower road and then the upper road back to Sligo to appreciate its full beauty.
Dominican abbey ruins. The abbey was founded in the 13th century, open to the public and worth a visit on a tour of Sligo
Abbey Street
Dominican abbey ruins. The abbey was founded in the 13th century, open to the public and worth a visit on a tour of Sligo
Resting place of W.B. Yeats, "under bare Ben Bulben's head". Ruined round tower and high cross close by. Bike hire from Wild Atlantic Wheels, beside the church. Small art gallery beside church
Drumcliffe Parish Church
Resting place of W.B. Yeats, "under bare Ben Bulben's head". Ruined round tower and high cross close by. Bike hire from Wild Atlantic Wheels, beside the church. Small art gallery beside church
Island in Sligo bay between Strandhill and Rosses Point. Access via Cummeen Strand, off the R291 road to Strandhill, when the tide is out.
Coney Island
Island in Sligo bay between Strandhill and Rosses Point. Access via Cummeen Strand, off the R291 road to Strandhill, when the tide is out.
Start of very enjoyable walk along the shores of Lough Gill where it meets the Garavogue river. Suitable for all ages
Doorly Park
Start of very enjoyable walk along the shores of Lough Gill where it meets the Garavogue river. Suitable for all ages
Beautiful wooded walk along the shores of Lough Gill. Well marked out walking trails
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Slishwood
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Beautiful wooded walk along the shores of Lough Gill. Well marked out walking trails
Fantastic beach that goes on for miles. Worth a day trip, but go by the coast road (turn left at Beltra) and not the main N59 Sligo to Ballina road, to appreciate the real beauty of the coast
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Enniscrone
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Fantastic beach that goes on for miles. Worth a day trip, but go by the coast road (turn left at Beltra) and not the main N59 Sligo to Ballina road, to appreciate the real beauty of the coast
Imposing mansion with views of Benbulben and the sea. Home of revolutionary, Countess Markievicz, and visited by Yeats. Now faithfully restored. Wonderful walled garden, exhibitions & coffee shop
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Lissadell House
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Imposing mansion with views of Benbulben and the sea. Home of revolutionary, Countess Markievicz, and visited by Yeats. Now faithfully restored. Wonderful walled garden, exhibitions & coffee shop
Immortalised in Yeats' poem, The Stolen Child, a must-see destination during your visit. Tea rooms located next to the waterfall. Lovely walks up the mountain on the right about a mile from waterfall
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Glencar Waterfall
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Immortalised in Yeats' poem, The Stolen Child, a must-see destination during your visit. Tea rooms located next to the waterfall. Lovely walks up the mountain on the right about a mile from waterfall
Wonderful beach, suitable for swimming. Reached by a lovely wooded drive, along what was once one of the entrances to Lissadell House. The views are spectacular from every angle
Lissadell
Wonderful beach, suitable for swimming. Reached by a lovely wooded drive, along what was once one of the entrances to Lissadell House. The views are spectacular from every angle
Highest mountain in Sligo, can be reached by the Dooneens walk near Glencar waterfall or on the ESB road on the Gleniff Horseshoe.
Truskmore
Highest mountain in Sligo, can be reached by the Dooneens walk near Glencar waterfall or on the ESB road on the Gleniff Horseshoe.
Entertainment & Activities
Horse and pony riding. Hourly or day long adventures possible, taking in wonderful vistas on the Cliffony Strand. Riding lessons also given.
Island View Riding Stables
Horse and pony riding. Hourly or day long adventures possible, taking in wonderful vistas on the Cliffony Strand. Riding lessons also given.
Children's indoor activity centre, perfect for the rainy day
Five Star Fun Activity Play Centre
Children's indoor activity centre, perfect for the rainy day
Public swimming pool. Don't forget to pack swimwear, goggles and hat
Sligo Sport & Recreation Partnership
Public swimming pool. Don't forget to pack swimwear, goggles and hat
Everything Else
Race course. Frequent day and evening race meetings take place during the year
Sligo Racecourse
16 Cleveragh Rd
Race course. Frequent day and evening race meetings take place during the year
Excellent and challenging links course
County Sligo Golf Club
Excellent and challenging links course
Challenging links course with spectacular views
Strandhill Golf Club
Challenging links course with spectacular views
Excellent hairdressing salon. Booking required
Rossanos
4 Wine St
Excellent hairdressing salon. Booking required
Good dry cleaners/laundrette
Master Dry Cleaners
5 Harmony Hill
Good dry cleaners/laundrette
Nearest petrol/gas station
Rathcormac (Collins Fuel Station)
Nearest petrol/gas station
Train and bus station
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Sligo
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Train and bus station
Home of Sligo Rovers FC, known locally as "the bit o'red"!
Sligo Rovers FC
Home of Sligo Rovers FC, known locally as "the bit o'red"!
Sligo's G.A.A. stadium, which is used for Gaelic football matches.
Markievicz Park
Sligo's G.A.A. stadium, which is used for Gaelic football matches.
Hotel with pool and spa facilities. Check the website for details of massages and treatments. Members of the public can pay to use the pool. Swim hats essential
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo
Hotel with pool and spa facilities. Check the website for details of massages and treatments. Members of the public can pay to use the pool. Swim hats essential
Doctor's surgery
Drumcliffe Family Practice
Doctor's surgery
A good place to start genealogical research, or just a place to while away a few hours reading books
Sligo Central Library
A good place to start genealogical research, or just a place to while away a few hours reading books
Wonderful seaweed baths, with massage facilities available. Just the ticket after a game of golf, a mountain climb or a long cycle on the highways and bye-ways of the beautiful Yeats Country
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Voya Seaweed Baths
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Wonderful seaweed baths, with massage facilities available. Just the ticket after a game of golf, a mountain climb or a long cycle on the highways and bye-ways of the beautiful Yeats Country
Drinks & Nightlife
Authentic Irish pub/bar, serving great Guinness and wonderful food
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Hargadon Bros.
5 O'Connell St
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Authentic Irish pub/bar, serving great Guinness and wonderful food
Old fashioned, unspoilt Irish pub/bar
Connolly's Pub, Markievicz Road
Old fashioned, unspoilt Irish pub/bar
Worth a vist, when doing the coastal drive on the back roads between Sligo and Ballina. Fantastic views of Benbulben and Kkocknarea. Lovely little pub, with music and food
Beach Bar & Aughris House
Worth a vist, when doing the coastal drive on the back roads between Sligo and Ballina. Fantastic views of Benbulben and Kkocknarea. Lovely little pub, with music and food
Shoot the Crows pub. Characterful, funky, cozy pub in the centre of Sligo, which regularly hosts great traditional Irish music sessions. Friendly staff and good Guinness!
6 Grattan St
1 Grattan St
Shoot the Crows pub. Characterful, funky, cozy pub in the centre of Sligo, which regularly hosts great traditional Irish music sessions. Friendly staff and good Guinness!
A lovely little traditional pub, that also serves food. A mile from the apartment. Traditional Irish music played here regularly
Lauras of Carney
A lovely little traditional pub, that also serves food. A mile from the apartment. Traditional Irish music played here regularly
Essentials
Wonderful sandwiches, homemade cakes, jams and other treats can be purchased here
Gourmet Parlour
Wonderful sandwiches, homemade cakes, jams and other treats can be purchased here
Large grocery multiple in Sligo town. Will serve all your grocery needs
Tesco Superstore
Large grocery multiple in Sligo town. Will serve all your grocery needs
Old world grocery shop selling high quality artisan delicatessen products and cheeses. Worth a visit, even if your buying nothing. It's as if you step back in time when you enter this store
M Cosgrove & Son Delicatessen Food Shop
32 Market St
Old world grocery shop selling high quality artisan delicatessen products and cheeses. Worth a visit, even if your buying nothing. It's as if you step back in time when you enter this store
Discount grocery store
Lidl
Discount grocery store
Arts & Culture
Excellent theatre. Consult the website for listings
Hawk's Well Theatre
Excellent theatre. Consult the website for listings
Excellent art gallery and exhibition space, containing works by Jack B. Yeats, Paul Henry and Louis leBrocquy
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The Model, Sligo
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Excellent art gallery and exhibition space, containing works by Jack B. Yeats, Paul Henry and Louis leBrocquy
Multi-screen cinema complex
Omniplex Cinema Sligo
Multi-screen cinema complex
Home of the Yeats Society and the Yeats International Summer School. A good starting place to learn about the poet
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Yeats Building
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Home of the Yeats Society and the Yeats International Summer School. A good starting place to learn about the poet