Sligo Town, County and surrounding areas have a wide and varied range of top quality hotels and guesthouses and a vast array of other types of accommodation. The best source for this information is the Discover Ireland website www.discoverireland.ie/northwest.aspx. This site provides information on what’s on locally, where to go, what to see, as well as different types of accommodation to suit your needs.
Another local site www.sligotourism.ie also provides local information of interest to visitors to the area.
Yeats Tour of Sligo Accommodation Specials
In conjunction with Failte Ireland we will be providing details of Accommodation Offers and Specials available from providers in the Sligo area in the run up to the May Bank Holiday weekend. Download offers HERE. More to follow…
Travelling to Sligo
Ireland has seven regional airport and four international airports. Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Belfast are the main international hubs. However the growth of the regional airports and their expansion has made the west and northwest much more easily accessible for many.
Ireland West Airport, Knock, County Mayo
38miles/62 km from Sligo Town; Approximately 1 hour driving time to Sligo Town, and 30 minutes to the south of the county.
The airport is located south of Sligo just off the N17 to Galway. It has been one of the biggest success stories of the regional airports. Scheduled flights are operated year round by a number of operators. Charters are operated in the winter and summer to various European destinations by a number of mainly Irish tour operators. Many people visiting the west or northwest prefer using the airport due to its speed and convenience.
A shuttle bus service, BusAer is available between the airport and Charlestown, where further bus connections are available to Sligo and various destinations in Ireland.
Note: A development fee is payable locally on departure from Knock ( €10, under 12s do not pay). This is a compulsory local tax to raise money to improve the airport area.
Tel (Sligo): 071 916 0066
The national bus company, Bus Éireann, runs most of the public buses in the Republic of Ireland. Sligo is well connected to other main towns and routes throughout Ireland.
Further information and timetables are available under the Bus Éireann website.
Note: Bicycles are only carried if there is room and there is a charge attached. Bicycles cannot be transported from the UK.
Bus services from the various airports run mainly via the nearest main town or city.
The main train station in Sligo Town, Connolly Station, is situated in the centre of the town, with the main bus terminus located just adjacent. The train system is run by Iarnrod Eireann and Sligo is on a main train line to the Midlands and Dublin and regular services run from Dublin to Sligo. Parts of Mayo are also connected. All information is under the Irish rail site or under the information for the Northern Irish railways on www.nirailways.co.uk.
Driving to Sligo
Sligo is a coastal town situated in the North West of Ireland and neighbours counties Mayo, Leitrim, Roscommon and Donegal. The main national road servicing Sligo is the N4 from Dublin to Sligo. To find driving directions the best sites to access are www.aaroadwatch.ie/routes and www.viamichelin.com
Car hire is available throughout at all airports and major towns. It may also be available locally as larger garages sometimes offer car hire. A driving license, credit card etc are required. You will be expected to pay an extra fee for additional drivers. Close inspection of extra fees and insurance is recommended, as is booking ahead at busy times of the year.