About Us

My name is Gerry Higgins and I am a native of Galway in the West of Ireland. I am the founder and Manager of Sligo Tours.

For many years I served in the Defense Forces where I gained extensive knowledge of the West of Ireland. On retirement from my military career, I drove cabs and buses, mainly in the tourist sector. I drove with Ireland West Tours and while driving with them I realised that there was a market for private personalised tours. When I moved to Sligo I contacted hotels, guest houses and the tourist office to make them aware that I was available to bring their guests on personalised tours of Sligo and the surrounding areas. Having satisfied many guests at the request of the hotels and guest houses I decided to broaden my horizons so I established Sligo Tours.

I look forward to bringing you on your personalised tour of this unique, ancient, mystical and scenic area in the future. At Sligo Tours, the customer is the boss for the duration of your tour.


Your tour starts when you are picked up at your accommodation or any other point that is convenient for you and at a time that suits you. You decide where to stop and when to stop. You decide when to move on. Your driver will help make informed decisions but the final decision is always yours.

There is no rigid timetable at Sligo Tours, you decide how much time you want to spend at any location. All tours have various points of interest, but what may be of tremendous interest to someone else might be of little or no interest to you, and of course, the reverse applies.

Our drivers are very knowledgeable about the Sligo area and the North West of Ireland and will be happy to advise you on the various attractions and scenic and historical locations.

We will also be happy to advise you on matters such as shopping, dining, entertainment and the best pint of Guinness. You get to see what you want to see in your own time and at your own pace when you take a private tour with Sligo Tours. We will do everything in our power to give you the tour that you want. At the end of your tour we will drop you back to your accommodation. We are a very flexible tour company.

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