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Things to do in County Sligo

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“There are kid (and big kids) things to do in the Forrest Park which is quite near (more or less across the lake). To get there go left at my gate keep right at first "T" junction cross Knockvicar bridge and about one KM on you will see on your left a gate house shaped like an old three-penny coin. Turn in opposite and follow the road to the park. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Take the Woollen Mills tour and see how the famous Woollen goods are woven and finished. Great coffee shop. Weaving since 1892. Get the history by watching "the Nun and the Freemason" on youtube. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Climb the mountain, see all of NW Sligo and visit Queen Maeve's Tomb (but please don't walk on it!).”
  • 19 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“No matter what the weather is like the waterfall will not disappoint, very dramatic after heavy rain. Also enjoy a lovely coffee or warming bowl of soup in the café.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Food
“This place has a great reputation and well deserved, but go early or be prepared to wait (or get it to takeaway!). There is a nice little deli shop for tasty bits and pieces.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Zoo
“The work the team do to preserve and teach about birds of prey and other local animals is amazing! Their shows and engagements with locals and visitors brings everyone closer to these unique animals!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Hotel
“5 star food in a stunning location. You can book a 5 course dinner there or have tea and scones in the lounge.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A fantastically unique tabletop mountain, sculpted by glaciation 10,000yrs ago. For a good day walk, climb via Luke’s Bridge and on a clear day you can see 4 counties at the top!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Older then the Pyramids, usually deserted and in amazing condition, this is a wonderful day out.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Place of worship
“This is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland and is also among the country's oldest, with monuments ranging from five thousand to five thousand eight hundred years old. 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. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Health and wellness
“We love to book in for a seaweed bath in Voya. If you've never had one, don't be put off by the idea... it's very relaxing spa experience. The seaweed is amazing for your skin and hair, the baths are especially luxurious on a cold or rainy day!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“An excellent example of a traditional irish pub and excellent seafood dishes”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pub
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“For a great local atmosphere, The Strand boast roaring fires in the winter, sunset sea views in the summer and live music all year round!!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Great place for picnics and nature walks Lough Key has for many centuries drawn people to its spectacular views, abundant wildlife, historic buildings and evocative islands. This beautiful landscape is steeped in a rich history.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Delicious menu with lots of choices. Great value for money and excellent customer service. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Consistent good quality bar food. Ideal for burgers, steaks and fish. Friday night steak night is popular. Maybe ring for reservations on the weekend. They will organize a taxi if you need it.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gift Shop
“Take the Woollen Mills tour and see how the famous Woollen goods are woven and finished. Great coffee shop. Weaving since 1892. Get the history by watching "the Nun and the Freemason" on youtube. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“An excellent example of a traditional irish pub and excellent seafood dishes”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pub
“For a great local atmosphere, The Strand boast roaring fires in the winter, sunset sea views in the summer and live music all year round!!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Delicious menu with lots of choices. Great value for money and excellent customer service. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
“Lovely cafe if you are in the area. Eat upstairs, imaginative menu, amazing cakes! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“The restaurant, Ait Eile, provides really great food with the highlight being the seafood! Worth a visit but book in advance during high season, and visit the bar upstairs afterwards for a few drinks or coffee while you enjoy the atlantic sea view. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great locally sourced food ranging from seafood to burgers. Family friendly. Dinner with a view.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“After viewing W.B.Yeats grave have lunch or coffee and cake in the tea house.”
  • 10 locals recommend

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