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Parks and nature in County Sligo

Top parks

Park
“An award winning forest and activity park with both free activities and more challenging paid activities. Please ask your host for more information or search Lough Key Forest Park.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“a great drive over Ladies Brae from Temple House. Really beautiful views and then down to the beach for a walk followed by a pint or something to eat.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Trail
“Walk: This is a loop trail of 3 km with two shorter alternatives available. It starts in the car park and follows along the lakeshore. Along the walk you can see various islands in Lough Gill among them Church Island, Goat Island and Cottage Island. As a nature trail there is information signs on trees along the route. Scenic drive: Close to the route of the Wild Atlantic Way and taking in the beauty of Lough Gill and surrounding countryside.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“It is a good selection of trails along the mountain with great views down to the coast and even out to Inishmurray Island on a clear day .....”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“ This monument is situated at the foothills of Tievebaun Mountain, near the sea at Mullaghmore, and is one of the finest examples in Ireland of what is known as a full-court tomb. Dating from the Neolithic period (c. 4000 – 2500 BC) it consists of a wedge-shaped cairn about 50m long, incorporating at its eastern end an oval-shaped court. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Beaches

Surf Spot
“Great beach with long wide expanses. Local surf spot! Good beach for walking with kids and dogs! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Beach
“Lovely beach, nice hotel and cafes. Great views to drive around the headland. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Beach
“Miles of sand, superb scenery and amazing views. A location noted for the Spanish Armada wreckage in 1588. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Trails

Trail
“Walk: This is a loop trail of 3 km with two shorter alternatives available. It starts in the car park and follows along the lakeshore. Along the walk you can see various islands in Lough Gill among them Church Island, Goat Island and Cottage Island. As a nature trail there is information signs on trees along the route. Scenic drive: Close to the route of the Wild Atlantic Way and taking in the beauty of Lough Gill and surrounding countryside.”
  • 1 local recommends
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