Adventure in Sligo

Adventure in Sligo

What better way to discover Sligo, than by walking through its rich landscape. From waymarked routes to coastal paths and mountain hikes to strolls through flora scented woods. Sligo’s breathtaking landscape will refresh and enliven your senses.

This November, a new website to promote Sligo’s natural walking offer was launched.
Log on to sligowalks website to view over 51 walking trails across the county.

Wide range of walks for you to choose from:

Urban Walks     Upland Walks    Lakeside Walks    Coastal Walks

Forest Walks    Rural Road Walks


Guided Walking Tour of Sligo Town

Sligo Tourist Development Association Ltd. invites you to join a FREE guided walking tour of Sligo.

Tour will comence on Wednesday 11th June running through to end of August.

Tour starts at Discover Ireland Tourist Office, O’Connell Street, Sligo Town @ 11: am (duration approx 2hrs)  Monday – Saturday

Join when you wish
Leave when you wish

This tour will include places of Historical, Musical, Sporting and Cultural Interest.

Address: Discover Ireland Tourist Office, O'Connell Street, Sligo



P +00353 71 9161201


North West Adventure Tours

Northwest Adventure Tours is a new company specialising in guided Biking and Hiking tours in the stunning North west of Ireland. They are based in Sligo and operate in Sligo, Leitrim and the Mayo Border areas. They provide full and half day tours both on and off the road and have a wide range of routes and tours available to cater for any ability. They also supply top of the range equipment to all customers.Additionally they offer a wide range of package holidays that include accommodation and a wide variety of adventure activities at very competitive prices.
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Address: Strandhill, Co. Sligo



P 0871259594 / 0860229952


Rose of Innisfree Boat Trips

All weather pleasure boat trip on Lough Gill traveling from the 17th Century Parkes Castle.

No visit to the North West is Complete without a trip on the Rose of Innisfree Tourboat to view the Isle of Innisfree situated on one of Ireland’s most beautiful lakes, Lough Gill, which straddles Co Sligo and Co Leitrim.

Address: Five Mile Bourne, Sligo



P +353(0)71 9164266


Sligo Races

Flat and National Hunt Racing. Sligo Racecourse is situated on Cleveragh road, half a mile from the town centre, just off the Dublin-Sligo road. With 8 meetings per year this is always a popular option for a day out in Sligo.

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Address: Cleveragh, County Sligo



P +353 71 9162484


Enniscrone Pitch & Putt

Enniscrone Pitch and Putt is a fantastic day out for all of the family, round up a group of friends or maybe even just to polish up on your golfing skills.
This 18-hole pitch & putt course is placed 50 feet above the Atlantic Ocean overlooking 3 miles of sweeping coastline and is situated on Main Street Enniscrone.
All groups welcome and all essential equipment is provided.

Address: Enniscrone, Sligo


P 096 36788


Sligo Folk Park

Sligo Folk Park is located in the beautiful village of Riverstown, Co Sligo. This community based attraction provides a true experience of rural life and Irish heritage at the turn of the late 19th century.

The Folk Park is set in the grounds of the authentically restored Millview House, which was originally built in 1873 by George Reid, a farmer, shoemaker and church sexton.

Stroll around the park, regardless of the weather, to visit the wonderful museum and evocative exhibition hall which houses one of Ireland’s finest collections of rural history and agricultural artefacts.

One of the highlights is the Village Street, a recreated street scape consisting of a creamery store, grocery shop and pub.

Address: Riverstown, Sligo


Woodlands Equestrian Centre

A family run equestrian centre that caters for small groups and private tuition dressage, show jumping and basic riding skills.

Woodlands offers riders’ correct and safe tuition on well trained schoolmaster horses/ponies to riders of all levels.  Including hacking on the mountain, through farmland and country roads to training successful Dressage and Show Jumping competition riders on their own horses.

 Woodlands includes a competition/livery/breeding yard.  Facilities boast an indoor arena and two outdoor arenas.  Holding regular Dressage shows , training clinics and demos.  We specialize in Connemara Ponies, Irish Draught Horses and Irish Sport Horses.

 Located 7 miles from Tubbercurry and 4 miles from the Connacht Gold Co-op on the N17.

Address: Loughill , Lavagh, Tubbercurry, County Sligo


7th Wave Surf School, Enniscrone Beach

7th Wave Surf School in Enniscrone caters for all, whether you are a beginner, novice or advanced surfer, we have a course to suit you. Seventh Wave can now offer level 2 coaching to those who want to take their surfing further. Surfing lessons and coaching are available in a safe and enjoyable environment with surfboards and wetsuits provided.

We are running Kids Camps both in Enniscrone & Aughris in 2014.  NEW:    Kids Water Activity camps in July & August  ( includes kayaking, surfing, sup, snorkel etc)

Kayak trips along the coast in Aughris & Enniscrone.   Open to Adults, families, etc. for more info.

Address: Enniscrone, Sligo



P 0879716389


Angling in Sligo

With Sligo located beside, rivers, lakes and sea, anglers will be spoiled for choice.

The open season for salmon and seatrout is from 1 January to 30 September; for brown trout, from1 March to 30 September. Lough Gill is a large lough, nearly 6.5 miles long from east to west and 2.5 miles wide at its widest point. It lies about 3 miles east of Sligo and the R286 Dromahair-Sligo road runs close by the shore on the northern end and the R287 on the southern side.

There is public access and parking at Innisfree, Sriff Bay, Aughamore and Hazelwood Bay. This lough holds brown trout and salmon. It gets a run of spring salmon and anglers are out from opening day. Most of the fishing is done by trolling. February and March are regarded as good months and so also is May, but after that the salmon fishing is over for the season. Lough Gill also holds a stock of good brown trout averaging 1lb. They tend to be dour and slow to take and anglers concentrate a lot of their trout fishing efforts on the mayfly season from mid-May to mid-June when the trout fishing can be good.

Sea Angling

Sligo’s coastline stretching from Mullaghmore to Easky gives every conceivable variety of ground, from superb strands, through broad estuaries to rocky shores with off shore reefs. And that’s just the mainland. Islands abound and beyond them the deeper waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Deep Sea Angling

Fully equipped licensed boats for deep sea fishing are available around the coast where experienced local skippers will guide you. Bottom fishing is available all year round for a great variety of species. There are several reefs with abundant pollack and wrasse.

Lough Talt

Lough Talt is a very picturesque lake of about 200 acres located in the foothills of the Ox mountains.The R294 Ballina – Tubbercurry road runs right along the northeast shoreline, making it easily accessible. It can be fished from the shore, which
is solid and accessible. The trout here range from ¼ – ¾ lbs with the occasional pounder. They are free rising and numerous, making it an ideal location for the young or inexperienced angler.

Glencar Lake and Drumcliff River

This lovely lough, south-east of Benbulben, is approximately 2 miles long by 0.5 mile wide. Situated in a deep valley to the north of the N16 Manorhamilton-Sligo road, 5 miles from Sligo, it has a spectacular waterfall at its north-east corner.The lough has a resident stock of small brown trout and gets a really good run of seatrout and a fair number of salmon, both spring fish and grilse.

The Ballisodare River

The Ballisodare River is just 5 miles long and flows from Collooney into Ballisodare Bay. With its tributaries, the Unshin River, the Owenmore River and the Owenbeg River, it drains a catchment of 252 square miles, which includes Lough Arrow and Templehouse Lake. Most of the fishing action takes place below the Butt of the Ballisodare Falls. There is a small run of spring salmon and in June-July the peak of its large grilse run is seen. There is some very good seatrout fishing in the estuary in the evenings on a rising tide. The famous Falls Pool at Ballisodare provides some fine fishing throughout the summer months. Angling must be booked in advance.

The Easkey River

The Easkey River, is a picturesque spate stream of approximately 20km in length. Its principal source is Lough Easkey situated high in the Ox Mountains which straddle Counties Mayo and Sligo. The river gets superb runs of salmon and seatrout from June and each summer spate brings fresh run fish right up to the end of the season. Most of the water is suitable for fly fishing with a single handed rod and there are some beautiful secluded pools which can produce wonderful sport any time between June and September. The Fortland Fishery, situated in the lower end of the Easkey River, comprises approximately 3 miles of double bank angling for Salmon & Seatrout in a beautiful & secluded wooded estate setting.

Lough Arrow

Arrow is one of the great Irish trout fishing loughs where the trout average 1½lb and fish to 6lb and 7lb are taken on fly annually. It is 4 miles north-west of Boyle, with Ballymote 6 miles and Ballyfarnan 3 miles away. It is a limestone lough, incredibly rich and, while it has some feeder streams, it is mainly spring-fed. The scarcity of spawning and nursery areas is a limiting factor in trout production. It is no longer stocked and anglers should not expect big catches. What you get is quality trout, but fewer of them. There is public access at Brick Pier on the eastern shore, Ballinafad Pier on the southern shore and Rinnbawn Pier on the western shore.

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