Suggested 1 day itinerary in Sligo
Due to the central location of The Address Sligo, this makes it very easy to explore Sligo town by foot.
Following a delicious and healthy breakfast at North restaurant, take a short three minute walk to visit W.B. Yeats Memorial Building. A must see when in Sligo.
The Yeats Building is in the heart of Sligo Town on the River Garavogue. It’s a well preserved arts and crafts building over 120 years old. Here, the Yeats Society celebrates the life and work of Nobel poet WB Yeats and his talented family, sisters Susan and Elizabeth and brother Jack. County Sligo was a source of inspiration and creativity for all of WB’s life. His mother, Susan was from Sligo and she gave all her children a love of this place, its history, legends, folklore and its glorious wild Atlantic scenery.
At the Yeats Building you can visit the Yeats Exhibition and hear stories about the Yeats family. There is a charge for visiting but under 12s are free. Upstairs is the Hyde Bridge Gallery, where there are 11 exhibitions a year, which are free to visit.
After a morning of culture, hop on the S2 local bus which brings you to Strandhill Beach in 20 minutes. The bus service runs hourly from 6am – 11.30pm to Strandhill and returns hourly to Sligo town. The bus charge is less than €2 each way.
As its now lunchtime, you are spoilt for choice for somewhere to eat at Strandhill. We would recommend Shells Café or The Strand Bar for a delicious meal while looking out on the Atlantic Ocean.
Strandhill Beach is a popular surf beach featuring a number of surf schools catering for both novices and experienced surfers. Located 8km west of Sligo town, Strandhill Beach offers panoramic views of Knocknarea and Benbulben. Explore a number of amazing walking routes after lunch along the natural landscape, from Strandhill Beach to Culleenamore Strand and also to Killaspubrone, or meander through the marram-covered dunes.
After returning via bus, now its time to explore Sligo’s shopping centres, Quayside Shopping Centre and Johnston Court Shopping Centre. Both Shopping Centres are a stone’s throw from The Address Sligo. You will find big brand names in each centre. Shopping in Sligo can be done everywhere in the town. In each street, you will find smaller local shops. One thing is for sure, you can find anything you need in Sligo.
After a busy day exploring by foot and bus, it is now time to sit back and relax at our hotel restaurant North for a tasty evening meal. North delivers a casual, diverse and relaxed dining environment serving international cuisine with an extensive cocktail list, craft beers and specially selected wines. Unwind while listening to our surround sound music system as we create the perfect ambiance in a modern Sligo setting.
If you do not feel like retiring to your room just yet, why not see what is showing at Omniplex cinema, a five minute walk from our hotel. Or have a night cap in Thomas Connolly’s pub. Thomas Connolly’s is the oldest traditional public house located in the town of Sligo. Thomas Connolly’s Bar was first licenced in 1861 and is just a five minute walk away from The Address Sligo.