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Destinations > Ireland > Sligo


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  Welcome to Sligo

  Monday, July 25, 2016

Sligo- The Gateway to Northwest

Sligo is one of Ireland's largest town. Situated in the Northwest of Ireland, Sligo is about 40 miles from Enniskillen and 135 miles from Dublin. It is one of the most popular Irish destinations and it offers an area of outstanding natural beauty. Its rugged landscapes, various mountains and 19th century buildings make Sligo one of the most picturesque places of Ireland.

Sightseeing

The city is surrounded by nature and mountains such as the ridges of Slieve Daeane, Cope’s and Keelogyboy Mountains, Killery Mountain, or the ancient Knocknarea mountain. Sligo has also many waterfalls and beaches where you can go for aquatic activities such as surfing, canoeing and kayaking, or do wildlife tours. You can go for a walk in the Dooney Rock Forest Park or visit the Niland collection to appreciate the art collection. The city is full of theatres, restaurants and cafés.

Night-life

The city has various bars, pubs and clubs where you can spend amazing nights. Sligo has an international reputation for Irish music and hosts many festivals throughout the year including Sligo Live occurring every October, The Sligo Summer Festival which celebrated the 400th anniversary of Sligo town and The Fleadh Cheoil.

Shopping

Sligo is a city with various shopping centres, boutiques and shops such as the reputed Mullaney Brothers shop or the Quayside Shopping Centre.

Climate

Sligo's climate is temperate oceanic. The mean yearly temperature is 9.4 °C. During the winter the temperature is around 5.2°C. During the summer the temperature is 15.3°C. The driest months are April to June while the wettest months are October to January.

Public transportation

To move through Sligo The main roads to Sligo are the N4, the N17, the N15. There are also the Sligo railway station and the bus operator Éireann operating four bus routes in the town: one serving the town centre and another the west of the town. The other two routes run from the town to Strandhill and Rosses Point. The bus also provides inter-city services.


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