Resting at the foot of the Ox Mountains, Tubercurry is County Sligo’s second largest town and close to Knockashee - the Legendary Hill of the Faeries and one of the seven sacred hills of Ireland. This traditional market town also features quaint streets as well as a picturesque golf course. We venture out to Westport, a charming town on the edge of an Atlantic inlet with a Georgian town centre and stone bridges linking a treelined promenade on the banks of the Carrowbeg River. We also feast our eyes on the beautiful riverbanks the poet, WB Yeats described when we cruise on Lough Gill and we spend a day in colourful Carrick-on-Shannon.
This lovely Georgian town is home to glorious churches, quaint avenues, a heritage centre and leafy forest walks. Westport House is one of Ireland’s best loved heritage attractions and features sumptuously furnished period rooms, verdant gardens, an aviary, a mini railway and a sparkling lake with pedalos.
Rose of Innisfree
We head to historic Parke’s Castle to board the Rose of Innisfree tour boat for a scenic sail on Lough Gill, taking in some of the spectacular scenery described so fondly by poet, W B Yeats.
Known as the cruising capital of Shannon and Mullingar, this colourful riverside town is one of the Emerald Isle’s most cosmopolitan communities. It boast a modern marina and gives easy access to the mighty River Shannon and its glassy lakes.
This traditional hotel in the heart of South Sligo has been run by the same family for over thirty-five years. It has spacious and comfortable public lounges and host great entertainment every night.