Sligo is a county that celebrates its independent spirit, something that’s evident from its music and culture to its outdoor activities. A place steeped in history and mythology, you'll discover a creative tradition that still lives in the music, art, poetry and expression of its people, made so famous by W.B. Yeats and others.
From clear lakes and rivers to stunning beaches and dramatic mountains such as majestic Ben Bulben, Sligo is a place where ancient sites like Carrowmore and Creevykeel, spectacular landscapes and rolling waves inspire stories, trails and adventures that will open your mind and invigorate your body. Sligo claims it sets your spirit free, and certainly if you have a love of music it will set your musical spirit free. Featuring everything from traditional pub sessions and classical concerts to contemporary jazz and rock gigs, Sligo is a buzz with music from every corner of the county.
If you are visiting Sligo for the music and looking for a place to stay your best bet is to head to www.sligotourism.ie for more information on great places to stay from 4 star hotels and unique castles to budget accommodation in hostels, campsites and B&B’s.
The food in Sligo is stunning, with a huge variety of quality food on offer at every price. There’s a real focus on quality produce in Sligo, as it’s one of the forerunners of the Irish Organic movement since the 1960’s, and the crystal clean Atlantic lends itself to stunning seafood.
We plan to list a few of our favourite hotels and restaurants on this page in the future, but for now you can check out www.sligotourism.ie or Failte Ireland’s site or get in touch with us on facebook / twitter for recommendations.
The Irish Times produced a great pocket guide to Sligo in 2011, and you can download that (pdf) here.