Enjoy a cottage holiday in County Sligo and immerse yourself in glorious natural surroundings. Picture glacial valleys, tranquil glens, glistening lakes, rushing rivers and a rugged coast of rocky headlands and sandy beaches washed by the Atlantic. So beautiful, the region inspired the many great works of poet WB Yeats and today you can visit his final resting place in the shadow of magnificent Benbulben Mountains.
Great tourist attractions in Co. Sligo!
Historic sites abound! Find exquisite carvings, renaissance sculptures and other ornate features at Sligo Abbey. Discover ancient tombs and more at Carrowmore, Ireland's biggest megalithic cemetery. And, of course, the burial place of Yeats at Drumcliff Church and Visitor Centre.
Spectacular scenery swiftly lightens the mood, inviting you to get out and about and enjoy the fresh air. Take a walk along the banks of Lough Gill, a wonderfully picturesque lake filled with brown trout. Fishing is extremely popular here and as well as trout you'll find salmon a speciality in the Moy Estuary.
If you're feeling fit, peddle your way along the Tour de Humbert cycling trail, taking in sublime scenery and ancient treasures en route. Practise your swing against dramatic Atlantic backdrops on a challenging links course. Or try something new - join a clay pigeon shoot or learn how to sail. Or simply drive around the pretty countryside dotted with small, rural villages and really escape-from-it-all.
For fantastic entertainment, rich culture and shopping (look out for handmade jewellery and unusual ceramics), Sligo Town hits the spot. In fact, a cottage holiday in Sligo offers all this and more.