Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

This lively county town is built on the Garavogue and is one of the most important in the north-west of Ireland. It is a hive of activity. For the sport-minded there is fishing in many of the lakes and rivers in the area, golf, boats for hire and summer walking tours in the town. 'Culture vultures' may wish to visit the theater or the historical monuments in this beautiful town.

On this page you can see a map of Sligo Town, see what's on in Sligo Town, find out how to get to Sligo Town, find things to see and do in Sligo Town, visit local websites for Sligo Town, find Hotels in Sligo Town, browse restaurants in Sligo Town.

Upcoming Events in Sligo Town

Upcoming major events in Sligo Town:

  • Sligo Jazz Project 2014 (22 - 27 Jul 2014)
    The Cork Jazz Festival began in 2005 as many festivals do, with a group of like-minded musicians getting together and having a small session. From those small acorns a fully blown jazz festival has grown, with the 2014 edition running from 22nd to 27
  • Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2014 (10 - 17 Aug 2014)
    Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is organised by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and is the world’s largest celebration of traditional Irish culture. 
  • Sligo Live Music Festival 2014 (22 - 27 Oct 2014)
    Ireland's Folk, Roots & Indie Festival celebrates 10 years of quality music on the Wild Atlantic Way 22nd – 27th October 2014

Rail to Sligo Town

Sligo Town, Co. Sligo is served by Sligo Train Station.

Bus to Sligo Town

  • Bus routes operated by Bus Eireann:
    • 23: Dublin - Airport - Mullingar - Longford - Sligo
    • 458: Sligo - Enniscrone - Ballina
    • 460: Sligo - Castlerea
    • 462: Sligo - Dromahair - Ballinamore - Carrigallen
    • 469: Sligo - Drumkeeran - Drumshanbo - Carrick on Shannon - Longford
    • 470: Sligo - Manorhamilton - Glenfarne - Dromahair
    • 471: Sligo - Ballymote - Riverstown
    • 472: Sligo - Strandhill
    • 473: Sligo - Rosses Point
    • 474: Sligo - Maugherow
    • 475: Sligo - Ballisodare - Collooney - Coolaney
    • 478: Sligo Central City Service
    • 478A: Sligo Western City Service
    • 479: Aclare - Tourlestrane - Coolaney - Sligo
    • 480: Sligo - Bundoran - Donegal - Ballybofey - Letterkenny - Derry and Return
    • 483: Ballyshannon - Kinlough - Ballintrillick - Sligo
    • 64: Galway - Knock - Sligo - Donegal - Letterkenny - Derry
    • 66: Westport - Ballina - Sligo - Enniskillen - Belfast
  • Bus routes operated by Joe Doherty:
    • Swinford - Sligo
  • Bus routes operated by Westlink Coaches:
    • Drumshanbo - Sligo
  • Bus routes operated by Martin Furey:
    • Sligo - Dublin
  • Bus routes operated by Bus Feda Teoranta:
    • Galway - Donegal

Things to See and Do in Sligo Town

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

4 km from Sligo Town, Co. Sligo, Ireland
Greatest concentration of megalithic monuments in Europe - one such site, Carrowmore, is reputedly one of the oldest and largest Stone Age burial sites in Western Europe.

Model Arts and Niland Gallery

The Mall, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Queen Maeve's Cairn

Knocknarea, Co. Sligo, Ireland
The huge cairn on the summit of Knocknarea Mountain, is the reputed burial mound of the ancient warrior Queen.

Saint Johns Cathedral Sligo

John Street, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Sligo Abbey Sligo Abbey

Abbey Street, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo, Ireland
Well preserved Dominican Abbey founded by Maurice Fitzgerald around 1253.

Sligo Art Gallery

Hyde Bridge, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo, Ireland
Located in the Yeats Memorial Building, the gallery was founded in 1977. It houses ten to twelve major exhibitions annually.

Sligo County Museum and Library

Stephen Street, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo, Ireland
This Museum houses an extensive collection of Jack Yeats's paintings.

Sligo Indoor Airsoft

Potter's Yard, Market Yard, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
Sligo's only indoor AirSoft and Archery shooting range. Our AirSoft guns are replica weapons which fire small plastic pellets, giving you the experience and the fun of shooting without the danger. We have a selection of your Hollywood favourites including

The Hawk's Well Theatre

Temple Street, Sligo, Co Sligo, Ireland
The regional Performing Arts Centre for the North West of Ireland.

Hotels in Sligo Town

Best Western Sligo Southern Hotel & Leisure Centre Best Western Sligo Southern Hotel & Leisure Centre

Strandhill Road, Sligo, Co. Sligo
Best Western Sligo Southern Hotel is located in Sligo city centre, beside Sligo Train and Bus Station. It offers a restaurant, free parking and a leisure centre with a pool and a gym.

Clarion Hotel Sligo Clarion Hotel Sligo

Clarion Road, Ballinode, Sligo, Co. Sligo
With a swimming pool, gym, and Essence Spa, the modern Clarion Sligo is 5 minutes’ drive from Sligo’s centre. Guests can enjoy Egyptian cotton sheets, free Wi-Fi, and a relaxing spa bath.

Sligo City Hotel Sligo City Hotel

Quay Street, Sligo, Co. Sligo
Ideally situated in the city centre of Sligo, the Sligo City Hotel is next to O'Connell Street, which offers extensive shopping, riverside restaurants and cosy bars.

Sligo Park Hotel & Leisure Club Sligo Park Hotel & Leisure Club

Pearse Road, Sligo, Co. Sligo
Boasting a 16-metre indoor pool, tennis courts, and rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, this 4-star hotel is just 3 minutes’ drive from Sligo centre. Free Wi-Fi is available, and guests can relax in the hotel hot tub.

The Glasshouse The Glasshouse

Swan Point, Sligo, Co. Sligo
With stunning design and spacious rooms, The Glasshouse is set on The Garravogue River in Sligo’s centre. It boasts an AA Rosette restaurant and a gym.

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Pubs & Nightlife

Sligo Town Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

Map of Sligo Town