Visiting Sligo, County Sligo

What to see and do in Sligo, Ireland

Walk in the footsteps of Queen Maeve in Sligo. If you are a fan of the Celtic mythology, then you must include the city of Sligo in your next vacation destination, as high above the quiet city lies one of the most important monument dedicated to the Celtic Culture: the Queen Maeve’s Tomb. Due to a daunting past stained with the murder of her own sister, Queen Maeve was forbidden a funeral near the royal area of the time, the Connacht and hence, she was buried in County Sligo. Even though she has a bad reputation, nowadays locals and tourists claim that if you carry a rock with you to her tomb and place it on the large cairn you will be luckier in life. On the other hand, if you dare to remove any of the stones placed there you will be followed by a series of bad luck. The tomb is placed on a high hill measuring up to one thousand feet. However, the hill is pretty easy to climb and you can get to the top in about 45 minutes. There is no specific pathway or road that leads to the tomb. Therefore, if you want to adventure to the tomb, you should make sure that you have the right shoes for it.

Getting to Sligo

Sligo is near the intersection of 3 main roads: the N4, N15 and N16. But it is truly tucked away in a far north west corner of Eire, not too far from the border with Northern Ireland. This makes it quite a treck for any drivers using the Dublin ferries. Sadly the drive from Belfast isn't much quicker either. But if you are planning a tour of Ireland, then Sligo does make a nice top point in a triangle, with Dublin and Limerick as the two bottom points.

Moving on from Sligo

A lovely drive to make from Slgo would be towards the town of Ballina, especially if you can make it there for the Salmon festival, or are a fan of fishing generally. Then once you have taken in the delights of this lovely little town, you can consider a drive to Ballicroy National Park, once of the most beautiful and remote parts of Ireland.

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