Sligo Town attractions

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Model

The Model houses a really impressive collection of contemporary Irish art including works by Jack B Yeats (WB's brother and one of Ireland's most important modern artists) and Louis le Brocquy.
Historic Building in Sligo Town

Sligo Abbey

This handsome Dominican friary was built around 1252 but burned down in the 15th century, to be later rebuilt. Friends in high places saved the abbey from the worst ravages of the Elizabethan era, and rescued the so…
Gallery in Sligo Town

Michael Quirke's Studio

Don’t miss a chat with woodcarver, raconteur and local legend Michael Quirke as he hand-carves his wooden creations. Opening times can vary, so take a look at what's on display in the window if he's popped out.
Museum in Sligo Town

Yeats Memorial Building

In a pretty setting in a former 1895 bank, the WB Yeats Exhibition has details of his life and draft manuscripts and special summer programs. Admission includes a tour of the collection.
Museum in Sligo Town

Sligo County Museum

The major draw of Sligo's small county museum is the Yeats room, which features photographs, letters and newspaper cuttings connected with WB Yeats. Also on display are paintings his brother, Jack B Yeats, and Georg…
Bridge in Sligo Town

Hyde Bridge

This central stone bridge spanning the River Garavogue was built in 1845. It was originally named after Queen Victoria, then re-named after the first President of Ireland in 1947.
Statue in Sligo Town

WB Yeats Statue

Erected in 1989, this abstract statue of Yeats – with broken glasses – in front of the 1863 Ulster Bank (a building he admired) is the source of much local mirth.