Sligo

Sligo is the county town, sometimes referred as a city, of County Sligo and the largest metropolitan area in Connacht. The town is a traditional town that is great to explore in terms of entertainment, shopping and eating out. It North West of the Atlantic coast of Ireland provides spectacular tourist attraction sites. Geographical features surround the town such as Dartry Mountain ranges to the North, Atlantic Ocean to the west and The Ox Mountains to the South.

There are various methods a tourist can use a means of transportation to get to Sligo, which includes air transportation, road transportation, and rail transportation. Air transportation is facilitated by Sligo Airport, which is 8km away from the town, which is connected with different places all across Europe. Passengers generally travel to the town centre either by a bus, rental or a taxi that normally costs €10 to €15. Train transportation is serviced by Irish Rail that operates 8 trips a day. There are also bus terminals available in the town, which connects the town with different destinations all across the country.

Visitors ought to be interested in the many attraction sites present in the town such as the Famine Memorial located at Quay Street Car park and the Sligo Abbey at Abbey Street that was founded in 1253. Other spots that may be of interest to the tourist include the Rosses Point, which is an exciting village; The Carrowmore is an ancient landscape with tombs as old as the Egyptian Pyramids and the Strand hill village. Knocknarea Mountain being at Strandhill is a perfect site for high glancing as it can be climbed in 20 to 40 minutes, Ben Bulben is another excellent mountain for climbing with a view of the surroundings. Coney Island and Glencar Waterfall are other attractive scenarios that surround the town.

Different venues that offer different activities include Sligo Rovers Football Club which hosts the town’s football club that plays in the Premiere Division League of Ireland, Sligo Race course which offers races from May to September, Solas Spa, County Sligo Heritage and Genealogy Centre and Models Arts and Niland Gallery which hosts various arts and gallery exhibitions.

Sligo also has popular night clubs such as Toff Nightclub at J.F.K Parade, Velvet Room Nightclub at Kempten Promenade and Pure Nightclub located at Teeling Street. The town has excellent accommodation facilities such as hostels, bed and breakfast, holiday apartments and hotels and numerous pubs. There are also various churches out there for Christians such as the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at Temple Street. The town is safe both day and night as there are police patrols, but visitors are highly advised by the authorities to avoid travelling late at night.

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