Activites & Local Sites –
Things to see and do in Sligo

For those interested in an activity holiday this is the ideal location for you.  Find a sample below of what is available locally along the Wild Atlantic Way

Horse Riding Sligo on the Wild Atlantic Way

Horseriding across wonderful miles of beach and sand-dunes or through open more-land and mountain trails.

The exhilaration of a full gallop, seaspray, hoof prints in the sand, spectacular seascapes…..

Sea Angling Sligo on the Wild Atlantic Way

Sea angling from the picturesque Mullaghmore fishing harbour out onto the Atlantic Ocean. Trout, Salmon, pike, mackrel, shark, all wild and plentiful. Unrestricted shore fishing. Boats & rods for hire. Boat trips to Inishmurray Island and on Lough Gill are also available.

Hill Walking Sligo on the Wild Atlantic Way

Hillwalking right alongthe top of the famous Benbulbin Mountain 1 mile above sea-level where you can listen to the silence…… or Miles of walking across broad silken beaches, enchanting coastal paths, leafy lanes, quiet mountain and costal roads…….

Cycling Sligo on the Wild Atlantic Way

Cycling along quiet country roads, leafy boreens, around the scenic horse-shoe mountain drive and along the enchanting Atlantic shore at Mullaghmore, onto the famous Lisadell House and Glencar Lake and Waterfall where W.B. Yeats, the renowned poet wrote so many of his poems.

Golf Sligo on the Wild Atlantic Way

Golfing at a choice of 5 seaside Golfcourses from Enniscrone, Rosses Point, Strandhill, Bundoran, and Murvagh.

Wonderful scenic splendour of mountains and seascape as you play the 1st to the 18th.

Deep Sea Diving Sligo the Wild Atlantic Way

Deep sea diving in the crystal clear waters of Mullaghmore where dive sites are beautiful and plentiful. The diving is in the 10 – 30m range. Air fills for both 232 and 300 bar. The mighty Atlantic sea cleans and refreshes the coastline twice daily leaving an abundance of marine life and clear water.

The Armada Lodge on the Wild Atlantic Way  is ideally situated as a base from which you can take a day tour South to Connemara, Galway and the Burren or a day heading North along the coast and mountains of Donegal, Glenveigh National Park, Donegal Castle, Dunlewey Lakeside center or onto Derry and the Giants Causeway. We are ideally located on the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s unforgettable coastal touring route where you will enjoy breathtaking scenery and exceptional experiences. Visit to discover the many highlights and other things to do including exciting outdoor activities and cultural wonder.

Also in Sligo there are many wonderful local places of interest as illustrated here which you can tour by car, bus tour, boat trip, on horseback, bicycle or for the more energetic by foot.

Sligo, the land of heart’s desire. Hills honed by nature into fantastic shapes. Cascading streams and lakelapped valleys. Wide bays and long, golden beaches. Immortalised by the poet, W.B. Yeats. The magical Benbulben is a must see landmark and the mountain features prominently in the poetry of Yeats, after whom Yeats Country is named. County Sligo is considered integral to the poet’s work. The mountain is one of the destinations on the Passport Trail of the poet’s life.

An abundance of megalithic monuments. A playground of incredible beauty. Sail into the sunset. Trek a trail. Climb a mountain. Ride a wave. Look at the wildlife. Appreciate the history. Enjoy the views. The food. The shopping. The company. The theatre and the arts. Whether young or old, active or passive, Sligo is the Land of Heart’s Desire.

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