When in Strandhill go to the Killaspugbrone church and cemetery – Killaspugbrone was founded in the fifth century by Saint Patrick. (Directions- From the promenade, take a right, the trail leads into a loop over to the church and cemetery. The trail is signposted; the Killaspugbrone loop. It is about a 10-minute walk from the promenade.)
While in Strandhill, go to Shells Café and Little Shop – Follow the aromas of freshly ground coffee beans down past the sea and into laid-back Shells (Directions – Located on the promenade.)
Have an ice cream from Mammy Johnston’s – enjoy some award winning homemade ice cream. (Directions – Located on the promenade)
Enjoy a relaxing Seaweed Bath – Voya offer luxurious steaming baths of fresh seawater and wild, organic seaweed. The treatment will relax your muscles, add definition to your skin and support skin regeneration. Sessions must be pre-booked in advance to book or for more information contact 00353719168686
Visit the Strandhill People’s Market – The market is open every Sunday from 11am to 4pm. There is array of local crafts, foods and textiles on offer. The market is a fusion of speciality food with stalls specialising in European and Asian cuisine. The lively market also provides an opportunity for many craft makers and artists to showcase their talents and skills.
Join a Heritage Tour of Sligo town – Starting from the tourist office, the tour includes places of historical, musical and cultural interest. You do not have to complete the whole tour, you can leave the tour whenever you want. (Directions – located at the bottom of O’Connell Street)
Visit Sligo Abbey – This enigmatic friary will inspire and enlighten its visitors. (Directions – Located on Abbey Street, refer to map)
Visit Michael Quirke’s woodcarving shop – Here you can watch figures being carved of local people such as W.B. Yeats and Irish Mythology . (Directions – Located on Wine Street)
Enjoy some shopping in Sligo town – Explore the streets and alleyways of Sligo town while shopping. The main shopping street is O’ Connell street, from here you can access the Johnston’s court shopping centre and Quayside shopping center.
Explore the Made in Sligo Craft Trail – The trail is made up of 15 gifted craft workers who have come together to promote the very best quality of Sligo craft and design. You can find out more information about the trail from the tourist office(Directions – Located at the bottom of O’Connell Street.)
Visit Sligo County Museum – The museum’s collection consists of memorabilia and artefacts to do with W.B. Yeats, Countess Markievicz and Eva Goore Booth. (Directions- The museum is located on Stephen street.)
Visit the Model Gallery– The Model is one of Ireland leading art centers. The award winning building is home to numerous collections of Niland Art. (Directions – Located on The Mall Street. Refer to Map)
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