Culture & Tourism
Sligo is a beautiful county with a long Atlantic coastline, -part of the Wild Atlantic Way, unspoilt countryside, mountains, lakes and countless other natural attributes to be seen. One of the world’s most famous poets, and Sligo’s adopted literary son, W.B. Yeats was inspired by the breathtaking landscape that abounds around Sligo, which prompted much of his poetry and his famous refrain – “Sligo, land of heart’s desire”.
The Model houses a collection of J.B.Yeats paintings (brother of W.B Yeats) among other works of interest. Sligo hosts the International Yeats Summer School, an International Choral Festival, Food and Culture Festival and Sligo Live to name but a few.
For more information on what Sligo has to offer to visit Sligotourism.ie
Wild Atlantic Way
The Wild Atlantic Way is a world-famous coastal route that spans seven of Ireland’s counties, taking in some breathtaking scenery along the way. Experience one of the wildest, most enchanting and culturally rich coastal touring routes in the world. Wherever you travel along the Wild Atlantic Way you’ll find magic, adventure, history, and beauty in abundance.
Sligo Food Trail
SLIGO FOOD TRAIL TREATS YOUR PALATE TO AN ABUNDANCE OF CULINARY TREASURES. YOU CAN MAP YOUR OWN ROUTE TO CHOOSE THE CUISINE THAT YOU LOVE BEST.
WELCOME TO FOODIE HEAVEN!
What makes Sligo such a fantastic foodie destination is the culture that goes hand in hand with your food experience! Food Trail members take pride in giving you fresh, local, healthy, and (where possible) organic food that nourishes your body while the scenery nurtures your soul. Artisan foods–such as cheeses, chutneys and honey–are plentiful at farmers’ markets and festivals, so you can enjoy a picnic with your loved ones while immersing yourself in the countryside.
As you drive through Sligo, you’ll witness the outstanding landscape which yields the fresh ingredients that create its exceptional cuisine: the lush green fields, the majestic mountains, the charming farms and the mighty Atlantic Ocean! Indulge your taste buds on Knocknarea honey, wild Mullaghmore lobster, Lissadell oysters, and fresh eggs from the iconic Benbulben Mountain.
These are just your appetisers! Throughout Sligo, food producers, restaurants, cafés, gastro pubs, brewers, and farmers’ markets have combined their talents to give you one of the most sensational food experiences in Ireland: the Sligo Food Trail. You can weave your own path, select your favourite delicacies, taste a locally-produced beverage and make your own special memories.
The County Sligo Golf Club at Rosses Point 1894
The County Sligo Golf Club is widely regarded as one of the great championship links courses. It is located in the picturesque seaside village of Rosses Point just 8km from Sligo and known locally as “The Point”. Originally founded in 1894 as a 9 Hole course, it is now a modern 27 hole complex with spacious clubhouse and up to date facilities.
The club is home to the famous West of Ireland Open amateur championship played every Easter since 1923 and has hosted many other prestigious events including the Home Internationals, the Irish Close and the Irish Professional Matchplay Championship.
he County Sligo Golf Club also has a challenging 9 hole course and a state of the art driving range in Bomore. These are located to the right of the 5th and 6th holes and are accessed by a roadway traversing the first and third fairways. This Bomore course is a lovely challenge in itself while the championship course is one of the great golf challenges of Ireland. The level of difficulty of the course varies with the diverse weather conditions experienced in “The Point”, browse gallery here.