Explore Sligo's Pristine Beaches

We cannot over-describe how stunning Sligo’s beaches are and the best thing? They are usually empty! From the white sands of Dunmoran in South Sligo to the popular Strandhill and Rosses Point beaches and further north to Lissadell and Mullaghmore, you are never short of a beach to explore. NB you cannot swim at Strandhill.

  • Rosses Point (Blue and Green Flag for 2020)
  • Enniscrone Beach (West Sligo
  • Lissadell Beach (North Sligo)
  • Mullaghmore (North Sligo)
  • Dunmoran Strand (west Sligo
  • Streedagh (North Sligo)

Find A Little Magic:

  • Take a drive up the “Magic Road’ at the Benwiskin Horseshoe (and see the amazement on your kid’s faces when the car rolls uphill)
  • Carrowmore Tombs – the oldest megalithic tombs in Ireland can be found right here in Sligo. As an OPW site, it is now open for free for the rest of the year.

Explore The Natural World…

  • Hit The Road Jack: Sligo is home to over 300KM of walking trails through stunning forests, beaches, lakes and mountains. There are lots of family-friendly walks for different ages and abilities.
    • Knocknarea: Queen Maeve’s Trail (breathtaking views over Sligo Bay, expect lots of steps, bring a picnic, best for older families as there is a steep incline)
    • Slish Wood (bring a picnic, good for older families)
    • Union Wood (expect a hike!)
    • Hazelwood (flat, lake views)
    • Rathcarrick Woods (around the base of Knocknarea in Strandhill)
    • Ben Bulben forest walk (buggy-friendly in North Sligo)
    • New Devils Chimney loop (not buggy-friendly)
    • Caves of Keash ( A great walk for older families with great picture opportunities looking out from the caves)
    • See sligowalks.ie for full listings.
  • Explore the fossils and real-life aquarium (AKA rock pools) followed by a dip at ‘Poll Gorm’ 💙 Easkey’s natural saltwater pool at Easkey in South Sligo
  • Watch some of the world’s smartest sheepdogs in action on a visit to Atlantic Sheepdogs. Overlooking stunning Streedagh Beach, join farmer Martin Feeney to see some of the worlds smartest sheepdogs, working in their natural environment. Martin, who together with his dogs, has represented Ireland on an international stage on numerous occasions over the past twenty years, demonstrates how sheepdogs are used to move sheep around mountains and fields, on a typical Irish Farm. You will also learn how the dogs are trained, about the many different breeds of sheep reared on the Atlantic Sheepdogs Farm and all about life on the farm. This award-winning experience is a must-do for any family on a visit to Sligo. >> For more visit Atlantic Sheepdogs on Facebook.
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