3rd July 2015
Things to See and Do in Sligo
For a getaway unlike any other, immerse yourself in the magic of Sligo this summer! Combine adventure, leisure, history and breath-taking spectacles on your travels by hopping on the train to Sligo.
With activities and festivities for all of the family to enjoy, Sligo offers everything you need to make it a memorable trip this summer. Read through our blog to see why Sligo should be right up on your list of places to see.
The Yeats Society is the home of the work of one of the greatest and most important poets of all time; William Butler Yeats. This astonishing site is a must-visit for all, and offers visitors the chance to experience W.B. Yeats like never before. Incorporating timeless history with regular exciting events, the Yeats Society is truly unique and ought to be on your itinerary!
Be sure to show your train ticket to avail of €1 admission.
Sligo County Museum
The Sligo County Museum contains a rich selection of fascinating exhibits which detail Sligo’s important stone-age history. Here you will also find writings, paintings and other wonderful artworks by some of Ireland’s finest ever artists, including George Russell. Sean Keating and of course, W.B. Yeats. Admission to the museum is free, and it showcases a terrific blend of Irish history.
Get a lifelike feeling for the history of the tremendous Sligo Abbey. This 13th century structure still stands despite a fatal fire in the 1400s, and several attacks throughout the 1600s. This is a definite must-see piece of Irish history, and offers unique features which cannot be found in any other monastic churches.
Experience the phenomenal Benbulben Mountain, believed to have formed over 320 million years ago. This limestone wonder is a spectacle that should be enjoyed by all. Its mysterious shape is to be admired close-up, so book yourself on that Sligo train right away!
Sligo Summer Festival
Each year, thousands of people travel to experience the Sligo Summer Festival. This August, get yourself to Sligo for top live music acts from around the globe, as well as the county’s very own arts and cultural activities.
So if you’re looking for a break away enriched with history, culture and timeless memories, your Iarnród Éireann carriage to Sligo awaits!
*Photo credited to Failte Ireland