Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is the largest Megalithic Cemetery in Ireland, and amongst the most important in Europe. Archaeologists have dated the tombs from 4840-4370 BC. It appears that the tombs were reused at a later date.
Sligo Visitor Attractions
Some of the most popular visitor attractions in County Sligo.
A important monastery was founded here by St Columcille in 574 . One of the most important battles of Irish history was fought in the middle of the 6th Century on the banks of the Drumcliffe river. Drumcliffe is best known as the final resting place of the poet William Butler Yeats. His grave can be visited in the Church graveyard.
Enjoy hot sea water, seaweed and steam health baths which are relaxing, therapeutic, natural and pure. The iodine is said to help rheumatism and arthritis. Kilcullen's Seaweed Baths, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo. Celtic Seaweed Baths, Strandhill, Co. Sligo
Known locally as the Abbey, this Dominican Friary was founded in the mid-13th century by Maurice FitzGerald. The site contains a great wealth of carvings dated from the 15th century and is well worth a visit.
Sligo Folk Park is built in the style of a Traditional Residence with the typical courtyard, our visitors can see one of Ireland’s finest collection of rural history and agricultural artefacts. What makes this place truly exciting is its ever-changing exhibitions and Special Events throughout the year. One major highlight during the year in the Annual Vintage Day, which is usually held in June. The museum houses a variety of agricultural artefacts, a library, plus a reference archive of documents, manuscripts etc. relating to the area. There is a reconstruction of a crannóg and two bird hides in the 5.5 acre park.