Sligo Tours provide Personalised Tours of Sligo and the North West of Ireland. Discover The Hidden Secrets of Sligo and its surrounding areas, Rathcormack, Drumcliffe, Mullaghmore, Cliffony and the Horseshoe Valley are just some of the many places where the Scenery is truly spectacular. Among other attractions are Glencar Lake and Waterfall, Hazelwood, Lough Gill, Parks Castle, Markree Castle, Collooney Falls and the Holy Well at Tobernault. Our Tours are designed to ensure that you, the customer, gets the best pictures and sees the best sites. We can visit the remotest of places where bus or coach tours cannot get to. Our mission is simple, if you, the customer, want to go to specific places then that’s where we will go, but on the way we may take in spectacular views of other sites. Our Tours are tailored for you the customer. Come to Sligo, and Enjoy!

A Bit of History of Sligo

Welcome to this beautiful town on the north west coast of Ireland which has a population of about 18,000. It is built on the river Garavogue, which rises in Lough Gill and flows into the Atlantic Ocean in Sligo Harbour. It is guarded on the north east by the Dartry Mountains with Benbulben at its head and in the south west by Knocknarea mountain, the reputed burial place of Queen Maeve of Connaught.

Sligo town itself has many historical places. The cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Temple Street built in 1875, St John Cathedral on John St built in 1730. The Abbey on Abbey St built in 1252/3. Failte Ireland Tourist office is on the corner of O Connell Street and Lower Knox Street. Two doors away there is the Yeats Memorial Building and museum, and across the bridge is Yeats statute. Further up is the Mall where there is the model arts gallery and on Lower New Street is the Famine Memorial. The area has Tombs older than the pyramids in Egypt.

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Carrowmore Tombs

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is the largest megalithic cemetery in Ireland and the most extensive in Europe dating back to nearly 5000 BC. The Creevykeel Court Tomb at Cliffony dates back to 4000 BC. and Deerpark Court tomb also dates back 4000 BC.

Gleniff Horseshoe Valley

One of Sligo’s hidden secrets guarded by three mountains to the east Tievebaun and Truskmore mountains and to the west Benwisken; here 1200 feet up is the cave that Grainne and Diarmuid are reputed to have spent their last night together. You get the best view of the cave from the east side near Truskmore looking across the valley. A second secret here is the magic hill.
Gleniff Horseshoe Valley
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