Sligo Awaits

Sligo Awaits


Surfing, swimming, kayaking, hiking, experiencing eagles flying or watching some of the world’s smartest sheepdogs at work – there is so much to see and do in Sligo that we have compiled a list of what we consider to be some of the star attractions. These are just a sample of the amazing options that await you on your visit. Our friendly reception staff will be happy to provide you with further information on these and a host of other opportunities to enjoy your time in Sligo.




Eagles Flying  

Situated only a short drive away from Sligo Park Hotel, Eagles Flying offers an experience never to be forgotten that the whole family are sure to enjoy. The largest centre for birds of prey and owls in the country allows you to get up close to eagles, falcons and vultures and also has a petting zoo featuring guineapigs, pigs, rabbits, lambs, goats, donkeys, and ferrets, among other animals.


Lough Key Forest and Activity Park  

Lough Key Forest and Activity Park in Boyle, Co Roscommon, offers everything from leisurely pursuits to high-energy activities that are sure to enthral everyone in the family in a glorious lakeside setting. Whether you want to amble by the lakeshore, enjoy a Tree Canopy Walk, experience the Boda Borg, have a Zipit Forest Adventure or relax on a boat tour of Lough Key, you are sure to have fun and make memories.


Sligo Surf Experience

No one should leave Sligo without experiencing the Wild Atlantic surf. Situated in the Fáilte Ireland National Surf Centre at Strandhill Beach, a mere 15 minute drive from Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo Surf Experience offers surf lessons, bodyboarding classes and summer camps for children, teens and adults with all lessons suitable for beginners as well as improving surfers.


Atlantic Sheep dogs   

For an experience with a difference, Atlantic Sheepdogs offers visitors an opportunity to watch champion sheepdog handler Martin Feeney put some of the world’s smartest sheepdogs through their paces as they herd sheep on their farm overlooking the spectacular Streedagh Beach. Visitors also get to see ancient breeds of sheep that the farm is dedicated to saving from the risk of extinction.


Knocknarea Walking Trail   

Spectacular views await those who ascend Knocknarea Mountain to the site of Queen Maeve’s Cairn. Situated on the Strandhill peninsula, a short drive from Sligo Park Hotel, Knocknarea dominates the Sligo skyline and Queen Maeve’s Cairn is visible for miles around. According to legend, Queen Maeve is buried in the cairn in full battle dress. The cairn, which is about 10 metres high, has never been excavated but it is thought to cover a neolithic passage tomb. The walk is suitable for most fitness levels, and you can also enjoy the view of Knocknarea and Queen Maeve’s Cairn from a distance while relaxing in the grounds of Sligo Park Hotel.


West Coast Kayaking

West Coast Kayaking offers sea, river and lake kayaking tours and courses from Sligo Town, Rosses Point and Mullaghmore. The trips they run range from easy and tranquil kayak tours of Sligo’s stunning coastline to more demanding outings on the rivers of Donegal. They cater for groups of any sort and operate from different locations to ensure the best possible wind and weather conditions for your trip. Everything you need to enjoy a great day on the water is provided.


 Voya Seaweed Baths 

Voya Seaweed Baths in Strandhill offers you the opportunity to luxuriate in a Victorian cast iron bath in a private room while the wonderful properties of seaweed revitalise and restore you. The benefits of bathing in seaweed have been appreciated for centuries and Voya also offers a wide range of additional spa treatments so visitors can make the most of the opportunity to relax and regenerate.


Coney Island 

Coney Island is a picturesque island in Sligo Bay that is accessed by driving across the Cummeen Strand seabed at low tide, though one can also journey to it by boat from the pier at Rosses Point. The strand is marked by 14 stone pillars that act as a guide for the safest route to the island. Once there, beautiful beaches await the visitor. It is an ideal spot for a picnic or refreshments in the local pub.

Coast and Cliffs 

With over 190 kilometres of beautiful coastline to choose from visitors to Sligo are spoiled for choice when it comes to coastal walks. Mullaghmore Head, Streedagh Beach, Raghley Loop Trail, Rosses Point Beach, Strandhill Beach, Aughris Head, Easkey Pier and Enniscrone Pier are just some of the starting points for walks along our pristine beaches or coastal paths. Our reception staff will be happy to help you to choose your walk along our wild Atlantic coast.


Sligo Abbey

Founded in the mid-thirteenth century, Sligo Abbey endured the ravages of history over the centuries, including a fire in 1414, but the former Dominican priory still has much to show the interested visitor. Large parts of the church, sacristy and chapterhouse are preserved along with fine carvings, Gothic and Renaissance sculpture and one of very few high altars to have survived in an Irish monastic church.




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