Ancient Sligo

Ballindoon Abbey

Ballindoon Abbey

The Abbey lies on the eastern shore of Lough Arrow. Inside the ruins of a 14th century Dominican Abbey there is an interesting monument to Terence McDonough. It is entirely built in the Middle English Gothic style.
Ballymote Castle

Ballymote Castle

Richard de Burgo, the "Red Earl" of Ulster, built the remains of this Anglo-Norman castle in AD1300 and it was the strongest fortress in Connacht.
Address: Co.Sligo,
Carrowkeel

Carrowkeel

Situated above the western shore of Lough Arrow is the impressive passage tomb cemetery of Carrowkeel in the beautful limestone uplands of the Bricklieve Mountains.
Carrowmore

Carrowmore

This is the largest megalithic cemetry in Ireland and amongst the oldest and most important in Europe.
Address: Co.Sligo,
Creevykeel Court Tomb

Creevykeel Court Tomb

This is one of the best examples of a court tomb in Ireland.
Address: Co.Sligo,

Dolly`s Cottage

Dolly’s Cottage is a 200-year-old traditional thatched cottage, the only one of its kind in the area, which is open to the public.
Address: Strandhill, Co. Sligo, Co.Sligo,
Phone: 071 91 67564
Drumcliff Round Tower and High Cross

Drumcliff Round Tower and High Cross

This site is an monastic settlement, and also the burial place of the famous Irish poet W.
Address: Co.Sligo,
Heapstown Cairn

Heapstown Cairn

This is the largest cairn in Ireland outside of the Boyne Valley.
Knocknashee

Knocknashee

An exciting archaeological discovery in recent years was the identification of a hillfort at Knocknashee during an archaeological survey of County Sligo by the OPW (Office of Public Works) in 1988.
Address: Co.Sligo,
Lissadell House

Lissadell House

Lissadell House will re-open to the public for a limited time from 19th August – 21st October.
Address: Co.Sligo,
Maeve`s Cairn

Maeve`s Cairn

Overlooking Carrowmore megalithic cemetery on the summit of Knocknarea Mountain is the huge flat-topped cairn called ’Miosgan Meadhbha’ (Maeve’s Cairn), 55m in diameter and 10m high.
Sligo Abbey

Sligo Abbey

Like many Norman towns in Ireland, Sligo had an Abbey and castle.
Address: Co.Sligo,