Sitting on the North West shore of Ireland, County Sligo, is a wonderful haven of peace. Located in the north west of Ireland, Sligo is surrounded by Counties Roscommon, Cavan and Mayo. There are a great range of places to stay in Sligo, with charming old cottages, beach side retreats and beautifully cosy holiday homes in Sligo to choose from. The loaf shaped Benbulben Mountain is one of the most famous sites to see from self catering accommodation in Sligo, but anyone who loves windswept landscapes, real peace and traditional lifestyles, self catering accommodation in Sligo is an ideal option.
It is often the beautiful landscape that brings visitors back time and time again to holiday homes in Sligo, Ireland. The rugged upland areas are a real treat for walkers, riders and mountain bikers, as well as anyone wishing to take their four-legged friends on holiday too. There are some extraordinary ancient sites to stumble across too, with the Queen Maeve’s Grave on the summit of Knocknarae and the Megalithic Cemetery at Carrowmore. The lake lands of County Sligo, Ireland are stunning, with perfectly calm waters surrounding wood covered islands, brimming with fish.
Many people look for places to stay in Sligo for the surfing. Waves strike the shore of Country Sligo having travelled unhindered across the Atlantic, producing some fearsome surfing. The finest beaches in the area are Rosses Point, Enniscrone and Strandhill, which are all both excellent for their surfing credentials, but also for those long lazy days in the summer sun. There are also many opportunities to go fishing off-shore, in the lakes or from the beach.
Of course, golf is a huge source of entertainment from self catering Sligo accommodation. There are a good range of links courses to choose from, providing you remember to pack your handicap certificate. There are a fantastic range of courses to choose from, and you should have no trouble arranging a tee-of time from a holiday home in Sligo.
Sligo Town, the capital of County Sligo, Ireland is a wonderful little town to explore from any of the holiday homes in Sligo. The town is a great centre for exploring Sligo’s most famous resident, WB Yeats. The whole of Sligo is known for its traditional music, and anyone wishing to enjoy Ireland’s finest fiddle music should head into the bars and pubs of the music in the evening.
There is a small airport just outside Sligo Town. Strandhill Airport receives direct flights from Dublin (DUB). There are a great range of options for getting from Dublin to Sligo without taking another flight too, with road, rail and bus connections covering the 135km.