Why You Should Visit... Sligo 5 years ago

Why You Should Visit... Sligo

While we love a good trip across the seas, the reality is that we live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world so we decided to take a moment and appreciate some of the fantastic spots on this fair isle.

From Donegal to Dublin, we are taking an all-Ireland cyber roadtrip to find out what makes each county unique and highlight a few hidden gems that only the locals might know about.

This week, we're off to Sligo!

This coastal beauty spot is one of Ireland's most underrated counties, with some of the most picturesque views that you'll find. Carrowmore is a stone's throw from Sligo Town and is one of the four major passage tomb complexes in Ireland so this is definitely one for the history buffs.

The county is also home to Benbulbin and this is a great location if you fancy a good stretch of the legs, encompassing a very distinctive peak, secluded forestry and stunning views of Donegal Bay.

Of course, you can't mention Sligo without talking about the beautiful Lissadell House, which is now only open to rearranged tour groups, and Sligo Abbey, which offers 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".

But don't listen to us, here's what the locals say...