Information Sligo Ireland


General information Sligo

Sligo(from the Irish Sligeach meaning "shelly place") is a county in the north east of Ireland.

The megalithic cemetery of Carrowmore is located in County Sligo and forms part of a huge complex of Stone Age remains connecting Carrowkeel in South Sligo to the Ox Mountains, to the Cuil Irra Peninsula. Queen Maeve's tomb dominates the skyline of the peninsula from the crest of Knocknarea Mountain.

The poet and Nobel laureate William Butler Yeats spent much of his childhood in northern Sligo and the county inspired much of his poetry. Yeats said, "the place that has really influenced my life most is Sligo" and he is buried in North the north of the county, "Under Ben Bulben", in Drumcliffe.

County Sligo has a rich and long history of traditional music. The county has several traditional music festivals, including the Queen Maeve International Summer School, a traditional Irish Music summer school of music and dance, held annually in August in Sligo Town.

Accommodation in Sligo

Bed & Breakfast, Guest Houses, Hostels, Hotels and Farm Houses are some of the possible options for your stay in Sligo. The county provides a range of accommodation to suit any budget.

Hotels in Sligo

The hotels of Sligo provide visitor to the county with modern, convenient accommodation to allow them to rest after a day of exploring Irelandís history and countryside. Hotels include the Radisson Blu in Ballincar near Sligo Town and Murphys in Tubbercurry.

Bed & Breakfast in Sligo

Bed & breakfast accommodation in Sligo combine comfortable and affordable accommodation with a deliciously cooked breakfast to suit your budget. B&B in Sligo include names such as The Cruiscin Lan in Sligo Town and Tara Farmhouse in Enniscrone.

Sligo Restaurants

Sligo restaurants serve good hearty Irish meals as well as tasty international cuisine to suit all tastes and wallets. Popular restaurants in Sligo include Cesares Restaurant in Sligo Town and Castle Dargan in Collooney.

Shopping in Sligo

Sligo Town is the biggest shopping centre in the North West Ireland. The many original and traditional shop facades combine with bustling new shopping centre developments. The smaller towns around the county will provide a quaint and endearing side of country shopping with a more relaxed, personal service.

Sligo Car Rental

Car rentals in Sligo allow you to set your own course in a vehicle to suit your needs and budget. Some of prime car rentals in Sligo include Sligo City Car Hire, Sligo Airport Car Hire, Ballincar Car Hire and Inniscrone Car Hire.

Sligo Golf

Sligo has a number of top quality links golf courses including Enniscrone, Strandhill and Rosses Point Golf Clubs, with Castle Dargan offering excellent parkland golf.