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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.


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