Adventure & Activities
Sligo is the perfect spot for a fun and spine tingling adventure holiday, ranging from surfing to windsurfing and gravity defying kiteboarding! Beaches like Enniscrone, Easkey, Strandhill & Mullaghmore have become internationally renowned and there are several surf schools in the area.
Stand-up paddling is one of the fastest growing water sports worldwide. SUP can be done on any body of water – flat water or paddle surfing. It is easy to learn and great exercise and can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
Kayak Tours can be arranged to enjoy the beautiful coastal estuaries and tranquil inland lakes of Co. Sligo.
Fully equipped licensed boats are available for deep sea fishing around the coast with an experienced skipper to guide you.
Deep sea dive in some of Europe’s clearest waters.
If you don’t fancy getting wet there is plenty to do on land as well, why not experience this natural beauty on horseback or walk through rugged way marked trails, enchanting coastal paths, looped walks along drumlins, mountains & country lanes.
Be guided along ancient sites with expert archaeologists. Take in one of the regular Guided Walking Tours of Sligo or join in one of the many driving tours available.
Experience Golf in some of the top class courses and Links around the Yeats County.
Whatever your adventure you will not be disappointed!
Watersports – Surfing, choose from a number of Sligo Surf Schools located in Strandhill and Enniscrone; http://www.discoverireland.ie/Things-To-Do/Activities-Adventure/Surfing-in-Ireland/Surfing-in-Sligo-1
Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP) – www.standuppaddlesligo.ie, www.supdude.ie, LSD Kiteboarding www.lsdkiteboarding.com , North West Adventure Tours, www.northwestadventuretours.ie; Freediving at Mullaghmore www.freediveireland.com www.offshore.ie
Golf – Enjoy championship links and parkland courses throughout County Sligo. www.golf.discoverireland.ie
Walking Experience – urban, upland, coastal, forest, heritage, lakeside and rural walks www.discoverireland.ie/walking www.sligowalks.ie
Equestrian – Trekking along secluded sandy beaches, Special Island Rides, Horse-Drawn Carriages, Riding Lessons and Riding Holidays at www.islandviewridingstables.com
Waterpoint, Enniscrone www.waterpoint.ie
Sligo Boat Charters www.sligoboatcharters.com – Take a sea taxi from the pier at Rosses Point to explore Coney Island.
Seaweed Baths – As the name suggests it is a bath full of hot sea water with seaweed added but to confine the answer to a factual description is to do a great injustice to what is, to thousands of people who enjoy it, the ultimate bathing experience!
Gillighan’s World (The Field of Dreams) – Sligo’s enchanted fairy gardens featuring miniature villages and fairy habitats.
Beaches – Top Five Sligo Beaches – Rosses Point Blue Flag Beach, Mullaghmore Beach – holds a Green Coast award, Enniscrone Blue Flag Beach, Streedagh Beach, Dunmoran Beach.