County Sligo is located in the North West Region of Ireland, looking our over the Atlantic Ocean and bordered by counties Roscommon, Leitrim and Mayo. Sligo is well known for its woodlands, lakes, dramatic mountains – such as Ben Bulben and its long sandy beaches, such as Rosses Point, Strandhill and Enniscrone, which are popular with surfers.
County Sligo has strong artistic and literary associations, with the famous Irish writer W. B. Yeats associated with so many landmarks in the county and used the local landscape as an inspiration for much of his writings, such as the “Lake Isle of Innisfree”.
Although Yeats died and was buried in France, as requested he was re-interred “under bare Ben Bulben’s head” in Drumcliff churchyard in County Sligo. His brother the famous painter Jack B. Yeats frequently acknowledged how he never created a painting that did not at least have a thought of Sligo, “Sligo was my school, and the sky above it”.
There is a good selection of Sligo Hotels and Sligo Guesthouses where you can book hotel breaks or special offers.
Thee are a number of attractions to visit in County Sligo, such as Lissadell House, a Georgian mansion belonging to the Gore-Booth Family and was once home to Countess Markievicz, who played an active part in the Easter Rising of 1916. Milview House, near Riverton, houses the Sligo Folk Park, which includes a museum, a village street, a cottage and many agricultural artefacts.
There is also Sligo Abbey, which was founded in the mid-13th century by the Baron of Offaly. Slightly older is Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, which is the largest megalithic burial site in Ireland. On Inishmurray Island, located off Mullaghmore, there are Pre-Christian and early Christian remains.
There are many activities to enjoy in the great outdoors of County Sligo, such as Flat and National Hunt racing at Sligo Racecourse, which is very near to Sligo Town. Or enjoy a round of golf on some of Ireland’s finest links courses, with great views of the Atlantic Ocean such as Enniscrone Golf Club, County Sligo Golf Club and Strandhill Golf Club or enjoy a round on a parkland course such as Ballymote Golf Course.
The North West of Ireland is one of the most popular areas for waterspouts in the country, from surging and kiteboarding to sailing and scuba diving or a spot of deep-sea fishing and when you are tired after a day on the water, why not relax in a seaweed bath in Enniscrone or at Voya in Strandhill and let your worries float away!
For those who prefer to keep their feet on dry land, there are plenty of scenic and challenging walks to enjoy in Sligo, such as the Sligo Way, which starts at Lough Talt and runs for 76 km to the village of Dromahair. Other walks include, Lough Arrow Walks, Hazelwood Sculpture Trail, Dooney Rock Nature Trail and many coastal walks.
Whatever your reason for visiting Sligo you can book a selection of fully approved Sligo hotels and Sligo guesthouses located throughout the county on the Ireland Hotels website. Just use the accommodation search box featured on this page to find Sligo hotel breaks or a guesthouse to meet your needs.
Welcome to Cawley’s Guesthouse, a place of warmth, friendliness and utter contentment. Located in the center of Tubbercurry, with private parking and landscaped garden our family run guesthouse is the perfect relaxing base for your visit to Sligo and the Northwest. Enjoy a welcome greeting from your hosts Teresa and Pierre, who are fluent English and French speakers and would be delighted to recommend local attractions and activities. Cawley’s Guesthouse offers guests a choice of 14 ensuite bedrooms. We pride ourselves on being family friendly while also catering to the business client with free WIFI enabled in selected bedrooms. We offer a wide selection of freshly cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner in our restaurant and by request can provide a delicious picnic for your day trip exploring the Northwest or for your activity holiday. Relax and unwind in the atmosphere of our fully licensed bar and restaurant.
A superior 4 star hotel situated in the Killala Bay region of County Sligo. This Sligo hotel in Enniscrone commands a prime location overlooking the breathtaking Enniscrone championship golf course, dune lands and stunning 5km of golden beaches, perfect for watersports, swimming and long walks.
This elegant Sligo Hotel is ideally located in Rosses Point seaside village, Sligo, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. With a Blue flag beach and a challenging 18 hole golf links on our doorstep, the Sligo Yeats Country Hotel Spa & Leisure Centre provides its guests with a taste of leisure and relaxation amongst the breathtaking beauty of the North West of Ireland.
Situated in an idyllic scenic location on the Atlantic coast, overlooked by the spectacular Benbulben mountain, the Clayton Hotel Sligo exudes classic contemporary style complete with Elizabethan façade Only 2.5 hours from Dublin, the Clayton Hotel Sligo is set on beautiful grounds, within walking distance from the bustling town of Sligo. This historic building also hosts two churches, Canis Major and Canis Minor for you to explore. With rooms to suit every guest need the hotel has 74 superior bedrooms and 89 suites complete with kitchenette facilities. 4* hotel with leisure & conference facilities in close proximity to the main rail network Offering a number of spacious suites, ideal accommodation for families & groups each with a kitchenette and living & dining area. We have one & two bedroom suites available. SanoVitae Health & Leisure club, the only leisure facility in County Sligo with the ILAM White Flag excellence award Wi-Fi complimentary throughout the hotel.
The Great Southern Hotel Sligo & Leisure Centre is a very popular and unique hotel in Sligo Town, traditional family run Brian McEniff Hotel adjacent to both rail & bus station terminal, just off the main road through the heart of the town. The hotel is also a non-smoking hotel.