Top things to do in Sligo Town

Top Choice Pub Food in Sligo Town


You'll have a hard time leaving this superb 1868 pub with its winning blend of old-world fittings and gastropub style. The uneven floors, peat fire, antique signage, snug corners and bowed shelves laden down with an…
Top Choice Gallery in Sligo Town


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. There are also galler…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Sligo Town


Fabio is a local hero for making Ireland's best Italian gelato and sorbets. He uses mostly local and natural ingredients for his changing line-up of flavours. His coffee is good, too, and service comes with a smile.
Top Choice Modern European in Sligo Town

Lyons Cafe

Sligo’s flagship department store, Lyons, opened in 1878 – with original leadlight windows and squeaky timber floors – and has been going strong since 1923. Its airy 1st-floor cafe is anything but stodgy, and acclai…
Top Choice Books in Sligo Town

Liber Bookshop

There's much more than Yeats at this fabulous bookshop, run by the same family for more than 80 years. It also gives recommendations on the best local authors and the stock in general is terrific.
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…
Books in Sligo Town


This excellent secondhand bookshop is a treasure trove of titles, from duffed up Asimov to Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Primo Levi and a host of other writers, some obscure, others mainstream, all sharing space on st…
Japanese in Sligo Town

Miso Sligo

The exterior in a modern block may look uninviting, but the Japanese/Korean food here is good. The servings of gyoza (dumplings) are a bit skimpy, but the sushi is good and miso ramen is excellent and filling. There…
French in Sligo Town


Tucked away on a quiet back road by the market, this excellent French restaurant is unpretentious, simply decorated and good value if you get one of the set-meal specials. The menu offers local seafood but meat-love…
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. The smallcafe has outdoor tables overlooking the River Garavogue.