Big round rocks and stones with green seaweed at the coast of Easkey Beach, Ireland, with in the background the ruin of a castle-tower under the blue and purple sky after sunset, County Sligo, Ireland

About Sligo

If you’re looking for a fantastic destination for a family or friends getaway in Ireland, County Sligo should be at the top of your list! Nestled along the picturesque west coast, this charming county offers a delightful combination of stunning natural beauty, fascinating history, and a warm, friendly atmosphere. With a range of self-catering holiday homes to choose from, you’ll have the perfect base to explore all that County Sligo has to offer.

One of the must-visit attractions in County Sligo is the majestic Benbulben. This iconic flat-topped mountain is a sight to behold and offers incredible hiking opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Strap on your walking shoes, pack a picnic and embark on an adventure to the summit for breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

For those seeking a dose of history and culture, a visit to Sligo town is a must. Here, you can explore the impressive Sligo Abbey, a 13th-century Dominican Friary that provides a fascinating glimpse into the county’s past. Take a stroll through the bustling streets, browse the local shops, and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the charming cafes or restaurants.

No trip to County Sligo would be complete without exploring its stunning coastline. Rosses Point, located just a short drive from Sligo town, is a popular destination for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts. Feel the sand between your toes, take a refreshing dip in the Atlantic Ocean, or try your hand at surfing the waves.

For nature lovers, a visit to Lough Gill is highly recommended. This picturesque lake is surrounded by lush woodlands and offers serene boat trips that will take you to the enchanting Isle of Innisfree, made famous by the poet W.B. Yeats. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings and let the beauty of the landscape inspire you.

Speaking of Yeats, County Sligo is closely associated with the renowned poet and playwright. Yeats’ grave is located in Drumcliffe, a charming village at the foot of Benbulben. Pay your respects and then visit the nearby Yeats Society’s Yeats Memorial Building, which houses exhibitions and events dedicated to the life and works of this literary icon.

For a fun-filled day out with the family, make your way to the Sligo Folk Park. This open-air museum offers a delightful insight into rural Irish life in the past, with historic buildings, farm animals, and interactive exhibits that will entertain and educate visitors of all ages.

Whether you’re seeking adventure, history, or simply a relaxing break surrounded by stunning natural beauty, County Sligo has it all. With its self-catering holiday homes providing a comfortable and convenient accommodation option, you’ll have the freedom to explore and create cherished memories with your loved ones. So pack your bags, head to County Sligo, and get ready for an unforgettable getaway in the heart of Ireland’s west coast!

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