Although the building has decayed there’s some beautiful Gothic and Renaissance sepulchral sculpture, Ireland’s only original monastic high altar, dating to the 1400s and cloister arcades preserved on three sides.Where Sligo Bay meets the ocean, Rosses Point is an old seafaring village with glorious views across the bay.The Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery has more than 30 cairns, the oldest of which dates back to 3700 BC, older even than Egypt’s pyramids.
Only the vertiginous north face is dangerous as it is battered by the winds.
In Sligo Bay you can make a splash on fishing or seal-spotting tours, while the Blue Flag Rosses Point Beach deserves a visit rain or shine.
Let’s explore the best things to do in Sligo: On a plateau west of Sligo is one of Ireland’s four most significant Neolithic sites.
The result is a rust-coloured giant often described as “Sligo’s Table Mountain”.
Benbulben is in the Dartry Range and sits only 15 minutes from Sligo.