Sligo town is situated at the mouth of the Garavogue River, and is the largest town in the north-west. The original settlement here was set up by the Vikings, and the Normans came here during the late 12th/early 13th century. Both the Fitzgeralds and de Burgos built castles, however neither of these still exist.Two annual events are held in the town - the Yeats Summer School and the Sligo Arts Festival. There are many historical buildings in the town, for example: Sligo Abbey (1253), Saint. Johns Church (1730), Church of the Immaculate Conception (1874), and the Courthouse (1878). There is a tourist trail around the town that starts in Stephen Street.

 Activities in Sligo

Bike Rental
Bicycle Hire Conways
Bicycle Hire Garys Cycles

Cycling Routes Not Guided
The Yeats Country Cycling Tour
Tour De Humbert Cycling Route

Equestrian Centres
Sligo Riding Centre

Game Fishing
Garvoge River System
Lough Gill Sligo

Leisure Centres And Gyms
Sligo Southern Hotel And Leisure Centre

West Of Ireland Activity Centre Adventure Camps

Walking Routes Not Guided
Sligo Mountain Walks

Walking Tours Guided
Performance Guided Tours

Water Skiing
Sligo Water Ski Club


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