Sligo is one of Ireland’s best kept secrets. Located in the North West of the country it also forms part of the Wild Atlantic Way. If you are looking for an authentic Irish experience ditch the tourist traps and get yourself to Sligo. Not convinced? Here we provide you with reasons to pack your bags and visit Sligo right now.

Lakeside views

If you are looking for some peace and quiet why not visit Loch Gill. It is surrounded by woodland and you can find several trails to walk and take it all in. Top spots are Slishwood and Dooney Rock for some really picturesque views.

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Dooney Rock


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Loch Gill at sunset


Beautiful beaches

Sligo has some absolutely incredible beaches and our two favourites are Rosses Point and Strandhill. And the best thing about them both is that they are not swarming with tourists. You really do get an opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy your surroundings.


Strandhill has some some amazing eateries and if you are brave enough, a surf school. It also provides an opportunity to walk around the sand dunes. There are several B&B’s and hostels around here, so it is the perfect place to base yourself if you are looking to chill out by the seaside.

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Strandhill sand dunes

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Sunset at Strandhill

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Rosses Point

Rosses Point is a favourite especially on those warm summer days when the beach comes alive with swimmers and toe dippers alike. There is also a scenic walk you can take; just have a look at our pictures below.

The scenic walk around Rosses Point

Rosses Point


But wait there is more!

Aughris Head

One of the most beautiful and serene locations in County Sligo has to be Aughris Head. It is so picturesque and the water is such a beautiful shade of blue.

And let’s not forget the Woods

Sometimes it is nice to just forget about the world and go for a walk in the woods. Sligo has a few places you can do this though our favourites are Dooney rock and Slishwood.

Sit down and take in the views at Dooney Rock


The food and drink scene is amazing

The food and drink scene in Sligo is really up and coming. There is a large emphasis on fresh ingredients, and keeping in mind that Sligo is a seaside town, there is also a lot of seafood. Sligo is also home to some amazing Irish Pubs including Hargadons, an authentic family run pub located in the town centre. Just be prepared to wait especially if you want food as this place gets busy. But trust us it is worth it. On top of that you can also visit other authentic pubs and mingle with the locals, such as Foleys and Connollys.

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