A Hidden Gem
on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Sligo is a hidden gem situated on the Wild Atlantic Way. By combining the hustle and bustle of a major town with the stunning natural beauty of a scenic coast, Sligo is an affordable county and everything from beaches, mountains and urban life is almost within touching distance. Exciting job opportunities, quality educational institutions and unlimited recreational activities combine to make Sligo an ideal setting in which to live.
Cultural and Literary Heritage
Sligo has a wealth of attractions. Take a tour of the 13th century Sligo Abbey; watch eagles soaring at Ireland’s largest sanctuary for birds of prey; visit Drumcliffe, the final resting place of W.B. Yeats; experience rural life and heritage at the turn of the late 19th century at the Sligo Folk Park, and lots more. Sligo boasts magnificent golf links courses along the Atlantic seaboard, and parklands over fairways adorned with ancient mature trees, and unspoiled views of the county.
Get the most out of your free time.
From the myths and legends of ancient Ireland Sligo’s cultural and literary heritage is world famous and still actively celebrated. Sligo’s archaeological and mythological heritage is incredibly rich, the landscape is peppered with monuments, stretching back 5,000 years; Many of the walking routes incorporate sites of archaeological and historical significance.
Sligo has two third level institutions – St Angela’s College and Sligo Institute of Technology – offering a pipeline of graduates that support the growth of business and industry in Sligo. With a significant level of research relevant to the local economy Sligo’s third level sector develops and delivers bespoke programmes to meet industry needs. Life-long and distance learning opportunities in Sligo help to strengthen our talent pool.
Strandhill. On Your Doorstep.
Catch a wave at the popular seaside village of Strandhill. Strandhill is an energetic village with bustling cafes and eateries approx. 7 mins drive. With its wild Atlantic waves, it is a very popular spot for surfers throughout the year. It is said that it is one of the best places in Europe to surf!