Top things to do

Top Choice Beach in Streedagh

Streedagh Strand

Streedagh Strand occasionally sees parts of the Spanish Armada washing up on its shores from three wrecks offshore: La Juliana, La Lavia and La Santa Maria de Visón; over 1000 soldiers and sailors drowned or were ki…
Top Choice Monument in Drumcliff

Yeats' Grave

Yeats was long believed to be buried next to the doorway of the Protestant church, but recent evidence suggests that the bones shipped here from France in 1948 were not his at all, owing to the actual bones being sc…
Top Choice Seafood in Mullaghmore

Eithna's by the Sea

With a view over the bay at Mullaghmore, this bright-blue seafood restaurant is a joy, with tables outside for sunny alfresco dining on lobster, shellfish, crab, squid and roasted seaweed. Food comes straight from t…
Top Choice Market in Drumcliff

Rathcormac Food & Craft Market

Held in Banley's Yard amid antique shops and a good cafe, this market is worth scheduling your trip around. Although small, the best producers in the region sell ready-to-eat food, produce, cheeses, baked goods and …
Historic Building in Raghly

Lissadell House

This fabulously grand manor house and ancestral home of the Gore-Booth family is one of the top sights of the region. Revolutionary nationalist and socialist Constance Goore-Booth (Countess Markievicz) grew up here …
Castle in Mullaghmore

Classiebawn Castle

Closed to the public, this photogenic neo-Gothic turreted pile was built for Lord Palmerston in 1856 and was later home to the ill-fated Lord Mountbatten, who was killed near here in 1979 when the IRA rigged his boa…
Beach in Mullaghmore

Mullaghmore Head

Big-wave tow-in surfing competitions are regularly held off Mullaghmore Head. The area is becoming known as one of Ireland's premier big-wave surf spots with swells of up to 17m allowing for Hawaiian-style adventure…
Waterfall in Lough Glencar

Lough Glencar Waterfall

This waterfall is set in the most beautiful area of Lough Glencar, with astonishing views over the water, especially towards sunset. There's a car park right at the foot of the hill.
Forest in Benbulben

Gortarowey Forest Recreation Area

The best way to walk around within the shadow of Benbulben (525m) is by visiting this area within Benbulben Forest. There are three trails within the forest. One is short, but the looped longer walks take you along …
Historic Site in North of Sligo Town

Creevykeel Goort Cairn

Shaped like a lobster's claw, this prehistoric court tomb encloses several burial chambers. The structure was originally built around 2500 BC, with several more chambers added later. Once in the unroofed oval court,…