Day Trips in Ireland
TOUR THESE EXCITING SITES FROM OUR COUNTY SLIGO HOTELLeisure guests find it easy to explore the Wild Atlantic Way and the rich local area from our hotel’s location. Make the Radisson Blu your home base for memorable outings to these top attractions:
- Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery - The largest and one of the most important megalithic sites in Europe, Carrowmore contains over 60 tombs older than the pyramids, with the oldest pre-dating Newgrange by 700 years.
- Benbulben - Enjoy a wonderful climb up Ireland’s most distinctive mountain, which in some parts is known as Ireland’s Table Mountain.
- Knocknarea - This breathtaking limestone mountain dominates the skyline of Sligo town, and at the top lies the cairn of Queen Maeve of Connacht, the largest unopened cairn in Ireland.
- W. B. Yeats’ Grave at Drumcliffe Graveyard - World-renowned Irish poet William Butler Yeats chose this peaceful churchyard as his final resting place with its stunning location at the foot of Benbulben.
- Eagles Flying - Ireland’s largest bird and owl sanctuary in Ballymote offers your family a different kind of day out; watch as some of the biggest birds of prey in the world swoop close overhead.
- Inishmurray Island - This mystical island 6.5 kilometres off the coast of Sligo is uniquely preserved as an early Christian site and as a wildlife sanctuary, and a touring company can help you get the most out of your trip.
- Sligo Abbey - Surviving from medieval days, this abbey contains a wealth of carvings including Gothic and Renaissance tomb sculptures.
- The Model - This gallery is the home of the Niland Collection, one of Ireland’s most significant public art collections with a particular focus on the North West, including works by Jack B. Yeats as well as his wife and sister.
- VOYA Seaweed Baths - This seaweed spa offers a truly unique experience, using generations of acquired wisdom about the sea to bring you an organic beauty treatment designed to delight and purify your body.
- Glencar Lake/Waterfall - Just on the border of Leitrim and Sligo lies Glencar Lake and Glencar Waterfall, a most enchanting area; the setting and charm of the area inspired W. B. Yeats to write "The Stolen Child".
- Mullaghmore - This village is a noted holiday destination, characterised by ocean views and a skyline dominated by the monolithic shape of Benbulben.
- Carrowkeel - Known locally as ‘the Pinnacles’, the Carrowkeel cairns are 32 kilometres south of Sligo on ridges in the Bricklieve Mountains; the Carrowkeel complex, believed to have been constructed between 3000 and 2000 BC, remained in use until 1500 BC.