Activities in Sligo

During the day…

You can build up an appetite by trying out some of the many activities Sligo has on offer. You can Surf on some of the best waves Ireland has to offer or you could try something more adventurous like Shark Fishing off Mullaghmore. Maybe a river cruise on Lough Gill sounds more appealing or simply relax in the world famous Voya Seaweed baths in Strandhill.


surfCatch a wave…
Sligo has one of the best coastlines in Ireland for surfing and is renowned for its quality surf. The seaside village of Strandhill, is a mecca for surfers and is one Ireland’s most popular beach breaks. Strandhill has one of Ireland’s oldest and largest surf clubs and hosts the Strandhill Open during the August Bank Holiday attracting most of Ireland’s top surfers. Strandhill beach has a carpark right in front of the break which is very accessible and has lots of pubs and restaurants.


golfTake a swing…
A number of golf courses in County Sligo offer an exciting game of golf to golfing enthusiasts. Nature just needed a nudge to shape some of the great Atlantic links courses on offer. Each club genuinely welcomes visiting golfers. You will receive a warm reception, meet friendly, helpful people and enjoy the fun and banter on the 19th. Most of the courses provide caddy and catering facilities.


cycleSligo’s rugged landscape can be exhilarating at times, but there are lots of sublime cycling routes winding through some of the most superlative scenery the country has to offer.The countless cycle routes around the North West of Ireland’s most beautiful areas are well marked, so you can easily bring your own bike, or rent one from one of the many bike hire companies, and hit the road for a wonderful and relaxing cycling holiday. If you’re an experienced cyclist looking for an epic cycling journey of Ireland, you can travel on one of the many multi-day routes, stopping off at quaint villages and lovely towns along the way.

Seaweed Baths

seaweedA “must do” experience in the North West of Ireland!
The therapeutic properties of wild seaweed have long been known along the Irish coast. At the beginning of the 20th century there were an estimated 300 seaweed bath houses in Ireland and nine in the small town of Strandhill alone. Relax back into a bath full of hot seawater and steamed seaweed. The heat releases all the seaweed’s rich, silky, essential oils so your body feels smooth, buoyant and luxurious.


walkSligo is home to many marked walks and hill walking trails taking in the breath talking scenery of the Atlantic Ocean to the heights of the majestic Benbulben Mountain. The mountainous landscape, the boglands, endless stretches of sandy beaches, forests and the many historical attractiosn, e.g. Yeat’s Grave at Drumcliff, the castles, great houses and monasteries will ensure that you will be enthralled by this beautiful county.

Water Activities

wateractivityIn addition to surfing, Sligo has a wealth of other water activities to offer such as fishing, kayaking, sailing, scuba diving, deep sea angling, boating, wind-surfing, kite-surfing, island tours and more. The county has placid rivers, the expanse of Lough Gill and the Atlantic Ocean on its doorstep as well as an amazing mix of beaches, Rosses Point; Dunmoran Strand; Streedagh Strand; Mullaghmore; Enniscrone; Strandhill, and Cullenamore.