Meet us at the tourist office and step back in time. We'll tell you the story of Sligo town and its people. You will be amazed what you find out. Sligo town has been a busy trading city for centuries. It was initially founded by the Anglo Normans and built as a defensive site on the pretty Garavogue River where it opens out onto Sligo Harbour. Sligo was situated on an old route to the North. The Harbour extends out to Coney Island and Rosses Point which are fabulous places to visit after your tour with wonderful sea views along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Sligo survived through many centuries of battles between Irish lords and English governors and soldiers. The town has changed many times over but still retains an 'old feel' to it and impressive Sligo Abbey still stands today. It dates to the 13th Century! Also, some of the oldest street names survive today.
On our tour, we will show you the main historic buildings, we'll take you down the Garavogue River walk, we'll point out the best pubs and cafes and we will even recite a poem by famous Irish poet, W. B Yeats if you like! He loved Sligo and spent many summers here, as did Jack, his brother, who went on to be a famous Irish oil painter. We will also show you the impressive Cathedral and other interesting sites and sculptures.
Duration: From 1 to 1.5 hrs
Starting at your hotel (if central) or the Tourist office at top of O 'Connell Street
Tours must be booked in advance. Please contact us here
Minimum number: 2