Remember when the beaches went on forever, when the sea glinted in the sun....
2 miles from Sligo Town at Half Moon Bay on the shores of Lough Gill is the Hazelwood Demesne. It has a series of outdoor sculptures by Irish and International artists. Hazelwood is one of the best places to observe woodland birds. Resident species include robin, wren, blackbird, song thrush, mistle thrush, jay, chaffinch, bullﬁnch, treecreeper, blue tit, great tit and coal tit may be easily observed in the winter; with willow warbler, chiffchaff, blackcap and woodcock coming to breed in the summer. It has a picnic area and spectular lakeside views. Watch the swans as they gracefully glide by.
Go Kite boarding at Easkey & Strandhill.
Ballyweelin, Rosses Point, Sligo.
+353 (0)86 8051390
Eagles Flying / Irish Raptor Research Centre
Ireland’s largest sanctuary for birds of prey including di"erent species of eagles. Enjoy the Pet Zoo with goats, sheep, rabbits, guinea-pigs, donkeys and more.
Ballymote, Co. Sligo.
+353 (0)71 9189310
A fusion of waterpark, health suite and sports centre, including a 65m ﬂume waterslide and children’s pool.
Pier Road, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo.
+353 (0)96 36999
+353 (0)87 2060371
Knocknashee, legendary ‘Hill of the Fairies’ the land of artistry and imagination.
Open May- 1st week September.
Lavagh, Co. Sligo.
+353 (0)71 9130286
Swingle Tree Carriage Tours
Explore Yeats country by Horse Drawn Carriage.
Moneygold, Grange, Co. Sligo.
+353 (0)71 9166156
Visit the family run farm museum in the renovated 1870 horse stalls, collect free range eggs, feed pet lambs and donkeys, and more. Open: May – September. Only group bookings.
Woodville, Co. Sligo.
+353 (0)71 9162741
Lissadell House and Gardens
Tour the magniﬁcent 1830’s house; view the Countess Markievicz Exhibition; visit the Victorian Kitchen garden by the coach house and the Alpine Gardens by the seashore. Fun for all the family at Lissadell’s Halloween & Christmas Camps.
Ballinfull, Co. Sligo.
+353 (0)71 9163150
Painting Pottery is fun for all the family.
Abbey House, Kennedy Parade, Sligo.
+353 (0)71 9147528
House of fun, children’s activity centre.
Toberbridge, Collooney, Co. Sligo.
+353 (0) 71 91 33281
Sligo Regional Sports Centre
Take a splash in the 25m indoor heated swimming pool, or relax in the steam room or Jacuzzi. Children’s pool is just 18inches deep.
+353 (0)71 9160539
Bertie’s Pitch & Putt
+ 353 (0) 9146383
Happy Days Indoor play centre.
+353 (0)71 9135115
+353 (0)86 6098448
Sligo Folk Park
Sligo Folk Park promises a true experience of rural and Irish Heritage at the turn of the late 19th century.
Riverstown, Co. Sligo.
+353 (0)71 9165001
Sathya Sai Sanctuary
For Donkeys, Nature And Wildlife Attractions
Castlebaldwin, Co. Sligo.
+353 (0)71 9666196