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Highlights of County Sligo

County Sligo, Yeats County is a place of magic, mysticism and stunning, dramatic scenery. Ireland West Farm Stay is located just onthe border of this beautiful county and may highlights and hidden gems of Sligo are located not far away. Below we have listed some of our favourite things to do in Sligo and highlight of County Sligo.

What to do and see in County Sligo

Carrowkeel is one of the most beautiful and mysterious of the Irish megalithic complexes. The remarkable series neolithic monuments are spread out across the highest summits and ledges of the northern ends of the Bricklieve Mountains in County Sligo.

Distance from Ireland West Farm Stay : 50 minutes

Find out more about Carrowkeel here


After that you come to Keash. Keash is a place well written about in ancient manuscripts and in foldlore. Its predominant feature is the line of caves half-way up the mountain, which have the appearance of a sea-side strand with caves opening into the ocean. The shapes would suggest the opposite of the masculine figure to which I have already referred, and would suggest the feminine. However, they were treated in later folklore as representing doorways to the house of Finn MacCumhaill, the leader of the Fianna.

John Garvin, High Hollow Townlands.

Distance from Ireland West Farm Stay : 50 Minutes

Find out more about Keash Caves here


Knocknarea overlooking Sligo Town is home to the Cairn of Queen Maebh. A dramatic 50 minute walk will take you to the summit of Knocknarea where you will encounter one of the most ​beatiful panoramic views Ireland as well as the ancient 5,000 year old tomb which has never been excavated.

Distance from Ireland West Farm Stay : 45 minutes

Find out more about Knocknarea here


Discover Sligo Town on the banks of the Garavogue River, set against the postcard perfect backdrop of majestic Benbulben. Take a boat tour of Lough Gill with breathtaking views of the peaceful landscape, or fish along the banks of the lake. Wander through the ancient passage tombs at historical Carrowkeel, learn about the life of William Butler Yeats at Yeats Building, or head on a guided mountain biking tour and soak up the sensational scenery.

Distance from Ireland West Farm Stay : 45 minutes

Find more about Sligo Town here...

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On the foot of the awesome Ben Bulben the Glenariff Horseshoe is a 6 mile loop walk with stunning mountainous backdrops.

Distance from Ireland West Farm Stay : Approx 1hr


Find out more about Glenariff Horseshoe here...

Located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Strandhill in Sligo is a fabulous beach town. As well as a stunning beach the town includes luxurious seaweed baths and plenty of opportunities to try the local seafood. A great day away from the farm.

Distance from Ireland West Farm Stay - 50 minutes

Find out more about Strand here...


With a backdrop of Ben Bulben and nestled in the tranquil Drumcliff graveyard a visit to the grave of nobel prize winning poet - WB Yeats is a must do on a visit through Sligo.

Find out more about our Yeats' Grave here...

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