Planning a staycation, but not entirely sure where to go? That’s where we come in...
Have you and yours ever thought about The Land of Heart’s Desire as a potential destination?
County Sligo is so much more than the N4 and Count Dracula, and we’re here to show you why...
1. It's super accessible
Three hours, direct on a comfy train from Dublin. Happy days!
Trains also go every hour or two, so you're never ever stuck. Ideal.
2. It boasts some of the best surf in the world
Surfers the world over flock to our humble island all throughout the year, and for what?
The gnarly surf, brah.
We're super blessed with some of the best waves in the whole world, right on our doorstep, and long summer days to enjoy them. Just be sure to bring your wetsuit.
3. You can act like Yeats and chill at Ben Bulben
Where else can you ponder prose like one of the original literary greats amidst the roaring backdrop of the Wild Atlantic Way? Only in Shligo, my friend.
Yeats' love for the place was as vast as it was limitless, and it's not surprising when you catch a glimpse of the beauty he portrayed so well.
4. You can treat yo'self to a spa day
Sligo has a plethora of beautiful, decadent and impressive spas - each and every one dedicated fully to making your stay the very best it could possibly be.
And if the thought of being pampered to your heart's content by the coast of the Atlantic doesn't tickle your fancy then, well... We're not sure what could.
5. The food game is strong
Due to its proximity to the ocean and access to fresh produce - Sligo has a rich (and tasty) food culture, that is showcased perfectly in its local restaurants.
6. Good craic is around every corner
The Yeats County is pretty much built on the stuff. Between open mic nights in Hargadons and live music in 5th on Teeling, the streets are pretty much paved with magic, and fun is always on the horizon.
And we haven't even mentioned Toffs yet...
7. The music scene is sensational
Hosts of the Fleadh Cheoil for two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015, Sligo's traditional Irish music scene is positively buzzing. Musicians as young as five or six storm the stage in an explosive fashion, making you wish you'd never given up on the tin whistle all those years ago.
Jazz, musical theatre and classical music also hold strong places in the heart of the Connacht county, boasting festivals each year spanning thousands.
Also, did I mention Westlife?
8. Oh, and one last thing
It looks like this...
...sorry, we just had to make sure you knew what you're dealing with here.