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Claire

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Sightseeing
This is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland and is also among the country's oldest, with monuments ranging from five thousand to five thousand eight hundred years old. Archaeologists have recorded over 60 tombs of which 30 are visible. A restored cottage houses an exhibition relating to the site. Access to the tombs may be difficult for people with disabilities. Visitors are advised to wear shoes suitable for walking on uneven terrain.
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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
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This is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland and is also among the country's oldest, with monuments ranging from five thousand to five thousand eight hundred years old. Archaeologists have recorded over 60 tombs of which 30 are visible. A restored cottage houses an exhibition relating to the site. Access to the tombs may be difficult for people with disabilities. Visitors are advised to wear shoes suitable for walking on uneven terrain.
Glencar Waterfall is situated near Glencar Lake, 11 kilometres west of Manorhamilton in County Leitrim. It is particularly impressive after rain and can be viewed from a lovely wooded walk. There are more waterfalls visible from the road, although none is quite as romantic as this one which is mentioned by WB Yeats in his poem ‘The Stolen Child’.
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Glencar Waterfall
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Glencar Waterfall is situated near Glencar Lake, 11 kilometres west of Manorhamilton in County Leitrim. It is particularly impressive after rain and can be viewed from a lovely wooded walk. There are more waterfalls visible from the road, although none is quite as romantic as this one which is mentioned by WB Yeats in his poem ‘The Stolen Child’.
Known locally as the Abbey, this Dominican Friary was founded in the mid - 13th century by Maurice Fitzgerald. The site contains a great wealth of carvings including Gothic and Renaissance tomb sculpture, well preserved cloister and the only sculptured 15th century high altar to survive in any Irish monastic church.
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Sligo Abbey
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Known locally as the Abbey, this Dominican Friary was founded in the mid - 13th century by Maurice Fitzgerald. The site contains a great wealth of carvings including Gothic and Renaissance tomb sculpture, well preserved cloister and the only sculptured 15th century high altar to survive in any Irish monastic church.
Drumcliffe, County Sligo is set against the striking backdrop of the Benbulben Mountains. It is best known as the final resting place of W.B. Yeats. https://www.discoverireland.ie/Arts-Culture-Heritage/grave-of-w-b-yeats-at-drumcliffe-church/49132
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Drumcliffe Cemetery
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Drumcliffe, County Sligo is set against the striking backdrop of the Benbulben Mountains. It is best known as the final resting place of W.B. Yeats. https://www.discoverireland.ie/Arts-Culture-Heritage/grave-of-w-b-yeats-at-drumcliffe-church/49132
Parks & Nature
Walk: This is a loop trail of 3 km with two shorter alternatives available. It starts in the car park and follows along the lakeshore. Along the walk you can see various islands in Lough Gill among them Church Island, Goat Island and Cottage Island. As a nature trail there is information signs on trees along the route. Scenic drive: Close to the route of the Wild Atlantic Way and taking in the beauty of Lough Gill and surrounding countryside.
Hazelwood Forest
Walk: This is a loop trail of 3 km with two shorter alternatives available. It starts in the car park and follows along the lakeshore. Along the walk you can see various islands in Lough Gill among them Church Island, Goat Island and Cottage Island. As a nature trail there is information signs on trees along the route. Scenic drive: Close to the route of the Wild Atlantic Way and taking in the beauty of Lough Gill and surrounding countryside.
This lakeshore and hillside track is waymarked and easy to follow. It begins at the northern end of the car park and follows the markers along the forest trail, providing picturesque views over Lough Gill. After 1.6km, the track rises at the very first fork in the walk. Keep to the right-hand path, which will lead you back down to the car park, or veer left if you wish to continue on the Sligo Way towards Dromahair where the trail ends at the Abbey Hotel, just past Creevelea Abbey. (It takes approximately 3 hours to complete the 10km to Dromahair.)
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Slishwood
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This lakeshore and hillside track is waymarked and easy to follow. It begins at the northern end of the car park and follows the markers along the forest trail, providing picturesque views over Lough Gill. After 1.6km, the track rises at the very first fork in the walk. Keep to the right-hand path, which will lead you back down to the car park, or veer left if you wish to continue on the Sligo Way towards Dromahair where the trail ends at the Abbey Hotel, just past Creevelea Abbey. (It takes approximately 3 hours to complete the 10km to Dromahair.)
Coney Island is accessible by boat from Rosses Point or by driving or walking over the causeway (guided by the 14 pillars) at low tide.
Coney Island
Coney Island is accessible by boat from Rosses Point or by driving or walking over the causeway (guided by the 14 pillars) at low tide.
Walk to the top of Knocknarea from the car park is approximately 45 minutes. It's a steep climb, so be sure to have a solid pair of shoes. The views from the top are stunning!
Knocknarea
Walk to the top of Knocknarea from the car park is approximately 45 minutes. It's a steep climb, so be sure to have a solid pair of shoes. The views from the top are stunning!
Coastal village with lovely dune and beach walks. From the beachfront carpark you can either walk to the left or right, both directions offer substantial walks along the beach and through the sand dunes. Strandhill has great surfing, but is NOT for regular swimming.
Strandhill Beach
Coastal village with lovely dune and beach walks. From the beachfront carpark you can either walk to the left or right, both directions offer substantial walks along the beach and through the sand dunes. Strandhill has great surfing, but is NOT for regular swimming.
Carrowkeel is a megalithic hill top passage tomb cemetery. https://sligowalks.ie/walks/carrowkeel/
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Cimetière de Carrowkeel Passage
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Carrowkeel is a megalithic hill top passage tomb cemetery. https://sligowalks.ie/walks/carrowkeel/
Entertainment & Activities
We love to book in for a seaweed bath in Voya. If you've never had one, don't be put off by the idea... it's very relaxing spa experience. The seaweed is amazing for your skin and hair, the baths are especially luxurious on a cold or rainy day!
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Voya Seaweed Baths
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We love to book in for a seaweed bath in Voya. If you've never had one, don't be put off by the idea... it's very relaxing spa experience. The seaweed is amazing for your skin and hair, the baths are especially luxurious on a cold or rainy day!
Essentials
ALDI
Lidl
Tesco Superstore
Getting Around
Train to/from Dublin
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Sligo
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Train to/from Dublin
Sligo Bus Station
Shopping
A locally produced Food and Craft Market, open Saturdays 10 until 3pm. Shop, Browse, Enjoy. Just 5 minutes drive from Sligo Town on the N15
Rathcormac Craft Village
A locally produced Food and Craft Market, open Saturdays 10 until 3pm. Shop, Browse, Enjoy. Just 5 minutes drive from Sligo Town on the N15