Meet us at Sligo City Hall. 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 Town 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 for you by famous Irish poet, William Butler Yeats! He loved Sligo and spent many summers here, as did Jack Yeats, his brother, who went on to be a famous Irish oil painter. You can find his paintings at The Model Gallery. We will also show you St. John's Cathedral where his parents got married and lots of other interesting sites and sculptures.
Duration: From 1 to 1.5 hrs
Starting at Sligo City Hall (Sligo Town centre, Quay St.)
All bookings must be made in advance.
Minimum number: 2 persons.