Rose of Innisfree Lough Gill Waterbus

No visit to the north west is complete without a trip on Lough Gill Waterbus which straddles Co Sligo and Co Leitrim. Lough Gill’s environs are unrivalled in Ireland for their unspoiled beauty and interest to tourists and locals alike. It’s the great diversity of geology, archaeology, history and scenery, which leaves a permanent impression on all

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Creevelea Abbey

Built in 1508, the friary’s well preserved ruins stand in romantic settings beside the River Bonet. In the ruins is a carving of Saint Francis preaching to the birds. It is located 16 kilometers south east of Sligo and  on the edge of Dromahair town accessed via a footbridge across the River Bonet. See more

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Troll Wood

A circular woodland walk along the banks of a small stream. It all seems very pleasant, but beware – there are two Troll Bridges to cross!

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Dooney Rock

Dooney Rock is made famous by W.B. Yeats poem “The Fiddler of Dooney”. It is located just outside Sligo town on the R287. There is a looping nature walking trail, 1.2km in length leads towards the shore of Lough Gill before leading up to the top of Dooney Rock. At regular intervals along the trail

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Killerry Mountain

Rising to 293m Killerry Mountain is an imposing presence over Lough Gill. Part of the Sligo Way runs along the lower reaches.

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Tobernalt Holy Well

Sligo ‘s Holy Well (Tobernalt) is located a short distance from the shores of Lough Gill and is a beautiful spot. During the eighteenth and part of the nineteenth centuries, Catholic Masses were banned by the British in Ireland, forcing locals to celebrate Mass in hidden areas like this. Tobernalt Holy Well is a place

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Doorly Park

A fine riverside amenity, Doorly Park is around 15 minutes walk from Sligo town centre. Once a wetland, now a semi wild landscaped park, it was transformed in the 19th Century by Colonel W.G Woodmartin. Today, lakes, woodland and wetlands offer great picnicking and walking. There is a nature trail that takes in the best

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Hazelwood House

Hazelwood House is an 18th Century palladian style house of architectural significance which has fallen into disrepair. However, the current owner has plans to develop a Visitor Centre and Distillery here in the near future. Nearby Hazelwood Forest and Lakeside Walk offers beautfiul views of Lough Gill. The house was built in the 1920s by

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Glencar Waterfall County Leitrim

The steep mountain cliffs of the Glencar Valley, which is a glacially formed U-shaped valley, mean that water cascades off the hills above, creating a number of spectacular waterfalls. One of these – the Devil’s Chimney, is spectacular on windy days when the water is blown straight up in the air. The tallest of the

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O’Rourke’s Table

Flat-topped drumlin, O’Rourkes Table, makes a great walk for the family. Walkers who make the effort to climb up O’Rourke’s Table, helped by several hundred steps cut into the side on the ridge are rewarded by amazing views of Lough Gill, Parkes Castle and Sligo Bay. There are a couple of legends surrounding O Rourkes

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St Angela’s College on the Shores of Lough Gill

St. Angela’s College, Sligo, a College of the National University of Ireland, Galway, is a provider of University-level education and research in the North West of Ireland. As a College within the wider National University network we are a dynamic, fast-growing educational institution that recognises our strategic location in Sligo and the North West. We

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Deerpark and Giant’s Grave Walk Co Sligo

The Deerpark Loop is a really enjoyable 3.5km looped walk with a short climb. At the crest of the walk is the fabulous megalithic tomb known locally as the Giant’s Grave but also know as Magheraghanrush or Deerpark Court Tomb. The walk also gives great views over the Ox Mountains. Sligo is particularly rich in

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