County Sligo

Sligeach, meaning ‘abounding in shells’ or ‘shelly place’ referring to the abundance of shellfish found in it’s river and estuary.
Motto : Land of Heart’s Desire

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in County Sligo

Sligo Abbey, Sligo Town. County Sligo 1252

2020-05-06T14:01:22+00:00

The only sculptured 15th century altar to survive in Ireland Sligo Abbey is located right in the middle of Sligo Town. It was built by Maurice Fitzgerald for the Dominicans in 1252 and [...]

Sligo Abbey, Sligo Town. County Sligo 12522020-05-06T14:01:22+00:00

The Carrowkeel Cemetery, Ballymote. County Sligo c.3400BC

2020-05-06T14:07:44+00:00

One of the 'Big 4' ancient passage tomb cemeteries of Ireland The Carrowkeel Neolithic Cemetery is located near Ballymote on a desolate hilltop 1000 feet above sea level in County Sligo. It dates [...]

The Carrowkeel Cemetery, Ballymote. County Sligo c.3400BC2020-05-06T14:07:44+00:00

The Caves of Kesh, Ballymote. County Sligo

2020-05-08T09:34:46+00:00

Diarmuid & Grainne, 10,000 year old cave bears & Irish mythology The limestone caves of Kesh are located halfway up the side of a mountain near Ballymote in County Sligo. They can be [...]

The Caves of Kesh, Ballymote. County Sligo2020-05-08T09:34:46+00:00