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Immerse yourself in Sligo's beauty and embrace nature at its peak.

With Sligo’s rich landscapes from breath-taking beaches, fields of rolling green hills overlooking the Atlantic Sea and picturesque castles solidifies Sligo for being a county so rich in culture and connected to nature it undoubtedly offers adventures worth exploring.

Sligo, with its stunning lanes, ancient ruins and enchanting light, bewitched poet W.B (William Butler) Yeats and the town became something of a muse for him. Yeats spent time in Sligo as a child and its landscape, folklore and rich history stayed in his imagination and continued to inspire his work long after he left. View More

The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo is quietly tucked away on the very edge of Europe, at the mercy of the mighty Atlantic Ocean. Ireland is a country that has been shaped both physically and culturally by this vast expanse of rich blue water. The Wild Atlantic Way is your unique chance to see how. View More

The Easkey Cliffs: Easkey is a little village in the countryside of Sligo. Take a magical walk up from Easkey village up along the Easkey river with beautiful scenery throughout the walk, a majestical castle, and an outlook on to the vast Atlantic Ocean is a view for your eyes!

The display of beauty in this area is second to none. Lough Gill drive is blending scenic driving with great areas to go for a walk composed of three locations Dooney Rock, Slish Wood, and Hazelwood Forest. Located near Sligo town it is an ideal spot for an adventure.

This is an utterly unique spot and could be considered as a hidden gem. The Caves of Keash are of said to predate the ancient Egyptian pyramids. With a total of 17 caves to explore visitors can embark on a fascinating journey.

Tobernalt Holy Well: Predates Christianity’s arrival in Ireland in the 5th century. Nestled away in a primeval forest the natural spring well holds ancient significance. It is a very magical and peaceful place and would make for a pleasant little trip being just 14 minutes from The Radisson Blu hotel.

Not for the faint-hearted Sligo Dark Tales Tour brings you on a guided tour through Sligo town sharing stories of the dark past events that occurred in certain locations from executions to tales of the undead and other ominous stories.

Sligo boasts world class beaches, & now with the advent of their big screen premiere in Normal People, call it a sign and hop on over here! The best thing about these beaches? You ask. Well apart from their obvious beauty, they’re usually empty! Streedagh Bay was the showstopper in the hit show, but we can’t fail to mention the white sands of Dunmoran in South Sligo to the popular Strandhill and Rosses Point beaches.

Get a grasp on history with a trip to Carrowmore Megalithic Tombs the centre of a prehistoric ritual landscape.  Before your trip, here’s a glint of trivia. Did you know that the largest & oldest collection of stone circles & dolmens are housed in Sligo? Carrowmore is the largest of the four major passage tomb cemeteries in Ireland. These monuments unrivalled in age, even give the pyramids a run for their money!  A guided tour of 45 mins – 1 hour runs throughout the day or self-guided information is available in over 15 languages.

Cullenamore Beach: This Beach is the perfect place to start your morning. Take in the fresh air & be blasted into the present! If you’re booted with energy tackle the 90-minute excursion or if you’re looking to recharge 45-minute walk should do the trick!

Knocknarea Trail: Queen Maeve’s Trail, is pouched with breath taking views over Sligo Bay, expect lots of steps & a steep incline!  Steeped in myths, travel on this historic adventure up the northern slopes of Knocknarea, past Megalithic and Bronze Age remains, through a forest and a ‘bog bridge’ leading to the summit. Water is a must on this trek which works up a thirst!

Coney Island: Like a step back in time, this magical island lies in Sligo Bay between Rosses Point and Strandhill and gave its name to the famous Coney Island in New York, USA. Accessing is based on tidal times.

Explore Mullaghmore Headland & Fishing Village: Allow time to drive around Mullaghmore Headland, a signature Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way and view the splendour of Classiebawn Castle with the majestic Benbulben in the background.

Benbulben Forest Walk – 1.5hrs and buggy-friendly: This walk is a great way to get up close to the majestic Benbulben Mountain. This walk is 5.5km around the base of the mountain.

Dollys Cottage: A traditional 19th century Irish cottage now run as a folk museum by the Irish Countrywomen’s Association. The turf fire is still alight, and visitors are welcome during the holiday season.

Let your thirst for adventure lead you to Sligo Abbey. Founded in the mid – 13th century, the site contains a great wealth of carvings including Gothic and Renaissance tomb sculptures, a well-preserved cloister, and the only sculptured 15th-century high altar to survive in any Irish monastic church.

Atlantic Sheep Dogs : Experience, run by Martin Feeney. Martin and his border collie, Jack is ranked 3rd in Ireland at sheep herding, and 23rd in the world. One of the only such experiences in the country, Martin gives visitors an insight into how he, his father and grandfather before him have herded sheep on 20 parcels of land around Sligo and the training methods the family use with their 9 dogs. Hearing Martin talk eloquently about how his father used to rise at dawn to tend sheep on top of Benbulben before school, and how Martin was taught this family tradition from the time he could walk and talk, gives a context and history that anyone who has been stuck behind a herd of sheep while driving down a rural country road will appreciate.

Glencar Waterfall is situated near Glencar Lake and is particularly impressive after rain and can be viewed from a lovely, wooded walk. There are more Waterfalls visible from the road although none quite as romantic as this one which is mentioned by WB Yeats in his poem “The Stolen Child”.

Sail around the Isle of Innisfree, situated on one of Ireland’s most beautiful lakes, Lough Gill. WB Yeats love of Sligo is well documented and much of his poetry is inspired by the locality. In the poem titled “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”, Yeats talked about one of the Islands on Lough Gill here in County Sligo. The Island is not accessible but may be viewed from land or by boat.

Seatrails: Offering guided heritage walks in coastal locations, horse-back rides on gorgeous beaches and scenic mountain treks. Discover the ancient hidden gems of Sligo including historic towns, hidden away places, incredible fossils, archaeology, wildflowers and birds.

Seaweed and Seafood on Sligo Seashore: A unique culinary adventure along the seashore with Dr Prannie Rhatigan. Discover the nutritional powerhouse that is seaweed, now appearing on supermarkets and restaurants menus nationwide. Location: Streedagh Beach (approx. 25 mins from the Hotel)

this is a delicious 2.5 hour trek through Sligo’s finest gastronomic establishments, visiting 7 venues and sampling both locally inspired dishes plus desserts, craft beers, oysters and other tasty treats from the West of Ireland. A tour where “ceol agus craic” is the order of the day. Wednesday to Saturday, 12pm and 3pm. Booking is essential through Hooked.

Sligo Oyster Experience: 2-hour unique Food Tour with Aisling Kelly, around a working Oyster Farm in Strandhill.

Union Wood: is a large area of mixed forestry located between Cooloney, Ballygawley and Ballisodare. The wood provides a range of walk opportunities through diverse woodland as well as access to Union Rock and its wonderful panorama of the Northwest of Ireland.

Hazelwood Forest: Only 5km outside of Sligo Town, the Hazelwood Demesne is located at Half Moon Bay along the shores of Lough Gill. The short walk is among the most beautiful in the country, with views from the trail towards Church Island, Cottage Island and Goat Island and the full expanse of Lough Gill.

Visit the Armada Interpretative Centre in Grange which tells a fascinating story of the Spanish Armada.

Dine

Indulge in a culinary journey through Sligo's diverse and delectable flavours.

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Shop

Indulge in Sligo's diverse shopping scene, where local markets and shopping centres offer treasures waiting to be discovered!

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Entertainment

Sligo offers a rich tapestry of activities, ensuring an unforgettable experience for visitors.

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Nightlife/Bars

Indulge in the essence of traditional Irish pubs at their finest, where good music, good vibes, and, of course, excellent pints await!

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