Discover Things To Do In Sligo

Sligo, so-called “Land of Heart’s Desire” by W.B Yeats is home to some of the most dramatic landscapes, alluring beaches, rich culture and countless goings-on all year round. Sligo’s unique and vibrant town effortlessly caters to everyone from energetic families to couples looking to unwind.

While exploring Sligo, you will stumble upon artisan markets, renowned bars and restaurants, impressive shopping facilities, plenty of history and a huge emphasis on the arts. Sligo is also the perfect destination for leisure and sport breaks with plenty of golf courses and the rugged Atlantic coast which caters for water sports and fishing. The Atlantic coast also brings with it the fresh, rejuvenating seaweed baths and sea-salt scrubs in the tranquil spas here.

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Clayton Hotel Sligo

Set on beautiful grounds overlooked by the spectacular Benbulben Mountain.

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Strand Hill People’s Market

Visit the quirky market, held each Sunday at Sligo Airport.

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Quayside Shopping Centre

Fabulous selection of stores in Sligo town centre.

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Sligo Races

Sligo Race Course is under 10 minutes drive from Clayton Hotel Sligo.

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Yeats Building

Celebrating our most famous son.

sligo county museum near the clayton hotel.

Sligo County Museum

Discover the rich history of our county and people. Sligo County Museum houses a range of collections including artefacts from stone age life right up to a firkin of 100-year-old bog butter.

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Island View Riding Stables & Riding School

Riding on the beach is a bucket-list item for many of us, tick it off when you visit Sligo!

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Sitting at the base of Knocknarea, a 327m hill topped with a giant cairn on the Cúil Irra peninsula, Strandhill is just 15 minutes’ drive from Clayton Hotel Sligo.

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The Gaelic name Cnoc na Ri means “Hill of Kings” alludes to the myth the ancient kings of the province were crowned here. Knocknarea remains one of the most striking landmarks in Sligo dominating the skyline over the Coolera peninsula.

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Lisadell House & Gardens

The impressive house is situated just outside Carney, 20 minutes’ drive from Clayton Hotel Sligo, dramatically below Table Mountain, it is a sheer delight to visit all year round.

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Rosses Point

At the northern entry to Sligo Bay, Rosses Point offers beautiful coastal walks, and other outdoor activities.

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Waterpoint Aqua Park

The aqua park provides endless amusement and a trip here will without doubt be one to remember.

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Sligo Abbey

The impressive ruins are at the centre of Sligo town.

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Happy Days Adventure Play Centre

This fun-filled venue is perfect for a day out with the little ones.

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Lough Key Forest & Activity Park

Whether it’s gentle leisurely activities that you enjoy or more energetic adventures, Lough Key Forest and Activity Park has it all.

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Woodville Farm

Visitors are taken on a short stroll through a nature trail in the woodland area and through stunning green fields.

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Eagles Flying

See the eagles, owls, hawks and falcons fly twice daily and a petting zoo.

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The Model

Visit Ireland’s most astounding contemporary arts centres and home to the famous Niland Collection.

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Carrowmore Visitor Centre

Discover the history of the largest megalithic site in Europe where over 60 megalithic tombs have been discovered, half of which are accessible to the public.

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St John’s Cathedral

Designed by architect Richard Cassels, it’s believed the west tower retains elements of the 13th-century structure hospital that originally stood on the site.

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Learn to surf on some of the best beaches in the world.

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Donegal Adventure Centre

Only a 20 minute drive from Sligo town, Bundoran village is renowned for the adventure sports facilities on offer. Donegal Adventure Centre offers fully supervised abseiling, cliff- jumping, high-roping and more for enthusiasts of every age. These activities are certainly ideal for visitors looking for an adrenaline rush.

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Some of the best sea fishing in the world.

Clayton Hotel Sligo

Clayton Hotel Sligo is situated in the idyllic setting of the west coast of Ireland, overlooked by the magnificent Benbulben mountain, only 2 and a half hours from Dublin. The hotel exudes classic contemporary style complete with a stunning Elizabethan facade. Within walking distance from the bustling town of Sligo, Clayton Hotel Sligo has 73 superior rooms and 89 suites which include kitchenette facilities.

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