Sligo is often overlooked as a holiday destination but as soon as you set foot in this beautiful county, you will see why the poet WB. Yeats took much of his inspiration from the place. Below is ten amazing things to do in this little county.
1. Go for a drive.
If you are interested in castles of cottages Sligo has them all. The photo above was taken at the Gleniff Horseshoe drive. You can see an old schoolhouse in the shadow of Diarmuid and Grainne’s cave. This is a spectacular drive in any weather – just mind the wandering sheep!
2. Eat, drink and be merry.
Check out the Sligo Food Trail for an idea of some of the wonderful food experiences you can avail of. Nothing could be nicer than eating fresh mussels on the beach.
3. To the Waters and the Wild!
You can choose from surfing, kayaking, free diving, scuba diving, stand up paddling, boat trips, fishing trips and more. Suitable for all abilities and a great way to see the county.
4. Grab the buckets and spades.
Sligo is home to so many beautiful beaches and is located on the stunning Wild Atlantic Way. Look out for the Wild Atlantic Way signs and visit one of the many beaches.
5.Get on your horse.
You can visit Island View Riding Stables and have a trek along the beach overlooked by Benbulben. At Markree Riding Stables you can ride alongside a castle and trek into a forest. Both stables cater for all levels and ages.