7 things to do in Sligo this May
Co. Sligo is a hidden wonder for those of you who love and embrace the great outdoors. We have some of the finest landscapes you’ll see anywhere in the world at our doorstep, our historic and heritage sites attract people from all over the world, and there’s always plenty of events taking place to keep our vibrant towns and villages busy. If it’s exciting activities you’re after then look no further than Sligo, our location along the Wild Atlantic Way means we have an array of shores, lakes and beaches all in proximity to one another, rendering a holiday to Sligo an ideal choice for water-sport adventures. If you would rather stay ashore, Sligo has equally exhilarating mainland activities for you to enjoy, including rock climbing, hiking, trekking, horse riding and much more.
We’ve compiled a list of 7 things to do in Sligo this May to assist in making your holiday planning a little easier, use Cawleys as your base and start exploring.
Visit My Old Hometown Country Music Festival in Gurteen this Bank Holiday weekend (May 3rd-5th)
This festival is a must visit for all country music lovers, with a stellar line-up of country singers from near and far. The festival is child friendly, with family fun days taking place on the Saturday and Sunday featuring bouncy castles and more. For the adults, expect lots of brilliant music and jiving each night, with full bar facilities. Just a few of the artists you can look forward to are: – Michael English, Philomena Begley and Patrick Feeney and his Band.
Take part in the inaugural Taste of Adventure Sligo Weekend (May 18th-19th)
Taste of Adventure Sligo is an initiative set up to give people a ‘taste’ of what Sligo has to offer in terms of adventure. Participants can choose from two activities per day at a one-off introductory rate of €30. Activities include Surfing, Rock Climbing, Horse Riding, Trekking, SUP, Kayaking and more.
Join in the excitement at the Sligo Races (May 21st)
Enjoy heart-pumping flat racing action at the Sligo Races for their 7-card May meeting. With lots of hospitality packages to choose from and a most stylish couple award up for grabs, dress up, show up and enjoy a brilliant day of racing.
Pick up a copy of Sligo’s Hidden Gems and follow the trail
Sligo’s Hidden Gems booklet comprises 25 heritage and historic attractions in South and West Sligo that are a must visit when visiting the area. If you set off early in the morning you may get around on them all in one day, however we recommend spreading your travels out over the weekend to really embrace the surroundings. Pick up a copy of the Hidden Gems booklet in the Tubbercurry Tourist Office or Sligo Tourist Office.
Climb the famous Queen Maeve Trail – Knocknarea Mountain
Knocknarea is one of our most prominent landmarks, dominating the skyline of Sligo. When you reach the summit, you will be rewarded with spectacular views as well as witnessing the cairn of Queen Maeve. The mountain is steeped in Neolithic history, with the presence of passage tombs, circular house foundations and a system of earthen banks all indications that the area was a place of large activity around 3400BC.
Enjoy a unique seafood experience with Sligo Oyster Experience
Indulge in Sligo Bay Oysters at WB’S Coffee House while you are guided by owner Aisling through the history and current farming methods of harvesting oysters on the Wild Atlantic Way, (perfect to sample after our seafood chowder). Sligo town has acquired a reputation in recent years as a popular foodie destination, with business’s like this utilising the wonderful ingredients of our local shores growing this trend even further. You may also like to book a guided food tour from Anthony Gray, Taste of Sligo or with Hans and Gaby Wieland at Sligo Food Tours.
Plan a Golf weekend with your friends – we can arrange green fees
Plan a golfing trip to the beautiful Northwest – further your skills on some of Ireland’s best Golf courses and use Cawley’s as your base. Have you a few golf buddies in mind? We have three brilliant golf courses all within a 40-minute radius from Tubbercurry. The Enniscrone Golf Club is a links course renowned for its fantastic dunes and majestic scenery. Castle Dargan is an 18-hole parkland course with natural beauty throughout, from calm lakes and trees to ancient stone walls and ruins. Located beside us is the Tubbercurry Golf Club, a challenging 9-hole parkland course nestled at the foot of the Ox Mountains. It is a cleverly designed course, with hazards spread throughout. Contact us today and we’ll arrange a golfing weekend not to forget.
Book with us today and start planning a pre-summer holiday by calling Teresa on 071-9185025. We look forward to seeing you.