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Adventure in Sligo
Visit www.adventuresligo.com for the information on Water Sports and Adventure Facilities in Sligo ranging from Canoeing, Kayaking, Abseiling, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Whitewater Rafting, Free Driving to Power Boating all within 20-45 minutes of your accommodation in Tubberurry.
Activities 10-15 Minutes Away from Tubbercurry
Fishing on Owenmore River
The Owenmore River rises near Gurteen (10 mins from Tubbercurry) and flows through Templehouse Lake to join the Ballysadare River at Collooney. It holds small trout and the banks are clear downstream of the confluence of the Owenbeg.
T: ++353 (0)71 9161201
Fishing on Owengarve River
The Owengarve River flows through the village of Curry (5 mins from Tubbercurry) and joins the Moy downstream of Cooleen Ford. The three-mile stretch downstream of Curry holds a good stock of small brown trout. The banks are developed, with stiles and bridges.
T: ++353 (0)71 9161201
Lough Fossa, Ox Mountains, Aclare
Lough Fossa is high in the Ox Mountains in County Sligo. There is a steep climb up to the lake. The trout are not plentiful, but the average size is good. The fishing is free.
T: ++353 (0)71 9161201
The main centre for coarse fishing is Ballymote from where anglers can use the local Owenmore River and several lakes, which hold stocks of pike, perch, bream and rudd.
For an angler’s guide to the best fishing in Ireland visit www.fishinginireland.info
Horse Riding – Woodland Equestrian Centre
Lavagh, Tubbercurry, Co.Sligo
P: ++353 (0)71 91 84207
Woodlands is a family run equestrian centre that caters for small groups and private tuition for dressage and show jumping from basic to advanced riding skills. Provides also indoor possibilities in bad weather. All level of rider can be catered for and the Riding centre specialises in Connemara ponies and Irish Draught Horses. Trekking in the local area is also possible from April to September. Min age 5 years.
R294 heading out from Tubbercurry on the Ballina Rd
There are two marked trail possibilities for short walks or combine the two sections to a figure of eight.
The first is a circular walk around the lake. The trail is a mixture of tarmac, stone and grass, and although not level all the way round is possible with buggies or (with a bit of effort) with a wheelchair. The start is at the south side of the lake where there is parking along side the road.
There are information tables at the start of the walk (clockwise) about flora and fauna in the area and further on a picnic spot. Follow the trail around to the small village of Lavagh on the north side of the lake: the church has a beautiful and unusual stained glass window. This is a lovely lakeside walk that is well marked.
The second section of the walk is a circular walk on a mixture of the road and through the semi-forested area above Gorterslin towards Mullany’s Cross. Allow a little bit more time than around the lake. Signs are visible for the start of the “Sligo Way” walk.
Slieve Gamph or the Ox Mountains run through the west of the county from Mayo through to Ballisodare Bay. They are mostly made up of limestone and gneiss, granite, and other metamorphic rock. The countryside is a mixture of upland bog and, marshland and mixed forest and small plantations, with hill farming, mainly sheep farming in the upland area. The area also has its share of prehistoric sites, which indicate settlement of the area in prehistoric times and beyond.
The River Moy, one of the best-known salmon rivers in Ireland, has its source near Cloonacool (10 mins from Tubbercurry) and meanders through the landscape in its roundabout journey to the Atlantic Ocean at Killala Bay. The first three sections of the “Sligo Way” are based in the Ox Mountains. Visit South Sligo Walking Festival for details of walks in the area during the festival in May.
Sligo Way – 80km approx. length
This starts at Lough Talt at Lavagh (10 mins from Tubbercurry) and cuts through the county, eventually ending up at Dromahair, County Leitrim. It is a marked way that meets the Western Way at its starting point. The sections vary from 10-22 km. With two cars it is possible to do sections as day walks or half days as public transport is unsuitable. Ask for reception for details of pick off/collections by local tour operators. Picnic’s can be provided by our restaurant.
Activities 20-30 Minutes Away from Tubbercurry
Lough Key Forest Park
Lough Key has for many centuries drawn people to its spectacular views, abundant wildlife, historic buildings and evocative islands. This beautiful landscape is steeped in a rich history. The historic backdrop encompasses a landmark cluster of unique attractions with a new lakeside centre providing an ideal gateway for gentle leisurely activities or more energetic pursuits in the Park…Tree Canopy Walk – 19th Century Servant Tunnels – Moylurg Tower – Boda Borg – Lakeside Cafe – Gift Shop – Caravan & Camping Park- Adventure Play Kingdom – Forest & Parkland Trails, Bog Gardens, Lakeside Walks & 19th Century Bridges
Fishing in Lough Arrow
The trout in Lough Arrow average 1.5 lb and fish to 5 or 6 lb are taken every season. The lake is four miles north-west of Boyle, six miles from Ballymote and three miles from Ballyfarnon. This is a limestone lake and it is mainly spring-fed.
T: ++353 (0)71 9165065
Alpine Fisheries, Enniscrone, Co.Sligo
Offers salmon fishing for 2 miles single bank on the famous river Moy. The fishery is run by Jim and Niall Byrne and a full time gillie is employed on the fishery to assist and instruct the guest in every way possible.
T: ++353 (0)71 9636733
Activities 30-45 Minutes Away from Tubbercurry
Various locations in Sligo. Contact Feargus for details on times/courses.
Freediving or apnea is the sport, science or art of holding your breath while being underwater. Many of us are familiar with snorkelling or scuba diving. Snorkelling is usually on the surface and freediving simply involves holding your breath, diving down and swimming around under water. It can be 1 metre deep or 50 metres deep and for a few brief seconds or minutes at a time. The recreational diver enjoys the liquid element and doesn’t worry how deep they are going or how long they are staying under. They simply enjoy the relaxed feeling, the sights and silence of being under water.
Sligo City Walking TourVisit Discover Ireland for a walking tour guide of Sligo City (PDF).
Ewing’s Sea Angling and Boat Charters offers a variety of services from its two fully licensed and Department of Marine compliant vessels. We offer the best value trips in Sligo including deep sea angling, reef fishing and shark fishing. Also we operate island trips, sightseeing trips, eco-tourism cruises. We can tailor trips to individual or group needs. Rods and tackle are available for hire and they welcome beginners. Sighting tours are very popular to see the wealth of beauty around Sligo coast taking you to see the many historic sights in Sligo Bay including the Metal Man, Oyster and Blackrock lighthouse, the 17th Century Beach Bar and the 6th century monastic settlement on Inishmurray Island.