Sligo Walking Holiday

Over the years, Auriel has built up an excellent reputation for expert service being delivered to domestic and international visitors to Sligo.

Charm

This year, she is offering a wonderful bespoke walking package where she will organise your itinerary. She recommends that you stay at an incredibly charming, historic guesthouse in a pretty, rural part of the County which is steeped in history. The family who run this guesthouse have been here for centuries and are wonderful hosts. Not only will you be able to walk into their historic home and marvel at the incredible artefacts, tapestries, paintings and memorabilia, but you can enjoy their gorgeous garden where a river runs past.   Soak up the farm land atmosphere where deer graze happily on front of your eyes! The home cooking is incredible, you won’t believe the excellent quality and exquisite presentation!

 

The side of Benbulben mountain with stream

Intrigue

Auriel will be your expert guide throughout the few days. She will design a specific itinerary of walks and heritage site visits for you each day. You will explore megalithic tombs, ancient monastic and castle sites, fascinating caves, and coastal heritage sites and landscapes.  You can relax in the evenings by a roaring fire in one of the most charming drawing rooms in the country! Dining is a special experience too so enjoy being served in this remarkable setting.  On one of the nights, you will have the option to head into lively Sligo Town where you can enjoy the vibrant nightlife or an Irish trad music session and a good meal in one of the many excellent restaurants.

The side of Benbulben mountain with stream

Relaxing

Sligo Town is so quirky, Auriel can also take you on a guided walking tour here and introduce you to the locals and a few notable shop owners. The river Garavogue flows through the town which creates a lovely atmosphere and you can sit out at a Café here and soak up the friendly atmosphere. There are lots of festivals on during the summer too so you will really get a good feel for the place.

The side of Benbulben mountain with stream

Wellbeing

During your special stay in Sligo, after your walking tours, if you choose, you will have the option to do a relaxing and healthy Pilates class in the evening with one of the best instructors in Sligo! She will make your down time memorable and you will feel calm, relaxed and in good shape after your class. You will also be offered the option to have a refreshing and healthy seaweed bath to follow a coastal walk on one of the days in one of the most popular and best seaweed bath houses in Ireland. This is in Strandhill village which is a lively surf spot.

The side of Benbulben mountain with stream

Unwinding

This is your holiday so we will do everything possible to make it suit your needs while also providing a really interesting itinerary of archaeology/heritage walks and site visits each day. You need not worry about doing too much, the point of your stay here is to unwind, relax and do a little bit each day and then you can choose if you want to do extra activities or not. There is no pressure! Please get in touch with us with any queries you may have and to book your holiday.

Important Details

You can drive yourselves if you wish, but if not, transport can be organised for you at your own expense. We can provide you with info on how to get to Sligo, if you are taking public transport and how to rent a car or van or taxi. The nearest regional airport is Knock Airport which is only 40 mins away.

For younger and more adventurous types, activities can be added as options such as horse riding or stand up paddling. For a bespoke package, our minimum number is 4. It is ideal for families or groups of friends.  You choose when you want to come here, then we will check our availability and the accommodation availability for you and then you can book directly with them yourselves. If the above-mentioned accommodation is not available, then we have another fantastic recommended option for you which is a luxurious Castle Hotel with Spa at the foot of the Ox Mountains, not far from Sligo Town.  Please contact us for more information and sample itineraries and prices.

Trails and Tales, Dunes and Ruins

I was one of a group of six women in Sligo for two days. We had a fantastic time. On our first day we met Auriel in Strandhill and she brought us on a fabulous walk over rocks, shore and dunes ending up in a pub for a delicious seafood chowder. The following day we joined her at Streedagh Strand for the Spanish Armada Trail. Her knowledge is encyclopaedic and so interesting, her enthusiasm is infectious. I would highly recommend Seatrails and I can’t wait to join Auriel again on another trail.
MaricaS, Co. Meath, Ireland, 21 April, 2016
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