Sligo

Sligo on the North East border of Co. Mayo in the West of Ireland

County Sligo is the “Land of heart’s desire”, a unique county, very well known for its magnificent natural landscapes made up of forests, lakes and mountains. The green and lush landscape is dominated by sheer limestone ridges such as towering Ben Bulben, very distinctively recognisable as a “typical Sligo” shape.

Ben Bulben offers panoramic and unforgettable views of Sligo Bay.

County Sligo also boasts stunning sandy beaches at Rosses Point, Strandhill, Easkey, Enniscrone and Mullaghmore, many with Blue Flag Status.

Sligo is rich in history and culture as its famed musicians and artists (poets, painters) illustrate.

It also has the richest concentration of prehistoric monuments in Western Europe with over 5000 archaeological sites, such as Carrowmore, the largest megalithic cemetery in Ireland.

Music is the key to Sligo’s atmosphere, Sligo town hosts a wonderful celebration of Irish music: Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann running in August. The Coleman Music Centre in Gurteen is a permanent music and event centre.