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Sligo Culture/Gastro Tour

Taking in the cultural and gastronomic delights of stunning County Sligo, enjoy views of Donegal Bay, roam Mullaghmore Head, visit WB Yeats' grave, Parkes Castle, the county's premier art attraction The Model, and indulge in a host of great eateries.

Day 1

Take a guided hike to the top of iconic Benbulben Mountain or walk the 4km Gortarowey Looped Walk for breathtaking views of Donegal Bay, Classiebawn Castle and the Signature Point Mullaghmore Head.

The fishing village of Mullaghmore is a seaside-lover’s and surfer’s paradise thanks to the mighty ‘prowler’ waves that draw pro surfers and spectators alike to the sandy shores of Mullaghmore Head. Located between Cliffoney and Grange, the beach offers stunning Atlantic views. 

Visit WB Yeats’ grave at Drumcliffe Churchyard, or explore The Model in Sligotown, one of Ireland’s leading contemporary arts centres. 

Take the Sligo Craft Trail and meet indigenous craftspeople as they offer locals and visitors the chance pop by and see what they’re creating.

Day 2

Drive to Parkes Castle (11km from Sligo), this exquisite restored plantation castle dates from the early 17th century and sits on the tranquil shores of Lough Gill, the waters of which you can cruise on during your visit. 

In Strandhill settle into a cosy beachside café for some delicious coffee or a lazy brunch before you take on Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, one of the country’s oldest cemeteries with monuments over 5,500 years old.

Day 3

In the pretty maritime village of Rosses Point take a Historic Shipwreck and Famine Walk or explore the now deserted Elsinore Lodge, where the Yeats family spent their summers.

The village also has an array of cosy pubs to raise a glass in, and beautiful restaurants that boast seafront views and tasty menus. 

Drive back to Strandhill and indulge in a detoxifying seaweed bath before dining and staying overnight in one of the many nearby hotels.