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Tobernalt Holy Well, County Sligo

While on a beautiful country drive in County Sligo, we came upon an amazing spiritual and peaceful place known as Tobernalt Holy Well. More Info: http://www.holywellsligo.com/about.html Submitted by Kim Hathaway – www.irishstudiestogo.com

A Visit to Yeats’ Grave: Drumcliff, Co Sligo

The Pulitzer Prize winning poet W. B. Yeats died in France in 1939, but according to his wishes he was interned in the cemetery at St. Columba’s Church of Ireland. His request read… “Under bare Ben Bulben’s head In Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid. An ancestor was rector there Long years ago, a church stands […]

Split Rock Boulder: Easkey, Co Sligo

The enormous boulder in the field beside the road is said to have been placed there by the giant Finn McCool. He challenged members of his band, called the Fianna, try tossing a large stone to the sea. Being a bit of a show-off, Finn chose the biggest stone he could find and hurled it […]

Split Rock Boulder: Easkey, Co Sligo

The enormous boulder in the field beside the road is said to have been placed there by the giant Finn McCool. He challenged members of his band, called the Fianna, try tossing a large stone to the sea. Being a bit of a show-off, Finn chose the biggest stone he could find and hurled it […]

Mebh’s Cairn Knocknarea, Co Sligo

Knocknarea is an iconic landmark in Sligo. Located on the scenic Strandhill road, the small mountain rises prominently with dramatic sheer edges facing Strandhill. There are several cairns on top, the largest called Mebh’s (Maeve) cairn. There is a nice climb to the top with breathtaking views of Strandhill, Sligo town, Rosses point and Lough […]

A Stone Palace, Creevykeel Passage Tomb: Creevykeel, Co Sligo

About 25k north of Sligo Town, there is a massive passage tomb dating about 6000 years old called Creevykeel. It is RIGHT on the main road, and has a small carpark to stop in. There is a clootie tree, or wish tree, at the entrance. You tie a ribbon or rag to the tree, and […]

Passage into Ancient Times at Carrowmore Megaliths: Sligo, Co Sligo

Just about 5km north of Sligo, you can enter an ancient world of tombs, stone circles, and cairns. There are over 30 monuments in Carrowmore, all within about 2 square miles, with a nice visitor centre to help you understand the history of each. The monuments range from about 5500 to 6500 years old, and […]

Waiting on Shore Monument: Rosses Point, Co. Sligo

A poignant memorial to seafarers and their loved ones who waited for their safe return, the Waiting on Shore monument at Rosses Point, Co. Sligo is a large bronze statue by Niall Bruton. Depicting a woman with outstretched arms looking longingly out to sea, it is evocative of patience, anguish and lost love. The engraved plaque […]

Soak in a Seaweed Bath: Strandhill, Co Sligo

Healing seaweed baths were popular all along the Irish coast throughout the Victorian era. The tradition lives on in Strandhill just a few miles from Sligo. Voya Seaweed Baths offers a full spa service with newly collected seaweed and saltwater fresh from the sea. Official site: Voya Seaweed Baths Irish Fireside: Taking a Seaweed Bath […]

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