Plan Your Family Holiday Today
Explore the North West counties of Sligo, Mayo, Roscommon from the perfect child friendly base of Cawley’s Guesthouse, Tubbercurry, Co.Sligo. Or plan your stay to coincide with one of Tubbercurry’s cultural festivals.
Fun family activities are only a few minutes drive, while in the hotel let the children enjoy a large landscaped garden while you relax on the terrace, or use the local playground (5 minutes walk from the hotel). Our restaurant menu is designed so that you can order a children’s portion or select from the dedicated children’s menu. High chairs and babysitting available on request.
Knocknashee, Achonry, Co Sligo
Phone: ++353 (0)71-9130286
Legendary Hill of the Fairies, one of the 7 sacred hills in Ireland. Botannical gardens, and natural flora and fauna blend together, enhanced by “faerie habitats” in miniature model villages and “enchanted” glades. Streams and secluded seating areas create a magical atmosphere, whilst a visit to the “faerie fort” offers spectacular panoramic views.
Wild-life pond and aquatic cave, plus informal guided tour round the “Pet Village” with “hands on experience” create opportunities to enjoy man and nature living together in harmony. Play facilities, quizzes and competitions keep young amused allowing adults freedom to relax. Friendly staff offer information on history and faerie folklore.
Irish Raptor Research Centre, Ballymote, County Sligo.
Experience some of the biggest birds of prey in the world flying right over your head or landing next to you. Watch different species of eagles hunting on prey-dummies in their natural environment. Be astonished about the arrow like flight of the falcons and the amazing intelligence of the vultures.
Lough Talt (Irish: Loch Tailt)
6 miles from Tubbercurry, on the Ballina Road (R294).
Is situated in south between the villages of Tubbercurry, Aclare and Bonniconlon. The lake is a noted site of picture perfect sunsets on calm evenings, as the sun sinks over “The Gap”. It is approx 1.5miles long and 0.5mile wide and was a glacially formed lake from the last ice age. The lake area is also known for its bird life and flora. The Lake is a good source of trout averaging 250g. Arctic char are also reported to be still present in the deeper waters of the lake. This is the perfect location to take in the scenery of South Sligo and beautiful walks. Visit South Sligo Walking Festival for details on walking routes.
Crannógs on Lough Talt
Crann = Tree, Timber, Wood. Occurred in their thousands all over Ireland. Mostly constructed so that cattle could be driven over and protected during unsettled times. Usually, large enough for one family and their cattle. They are now mostly covered with trees and scrubs and were used from Bronze Age until 1600s. In the lake at either end are two crannógs. At the top end of the lake is the Church of the Sacred Heart, which has a beautiful modern stained glass window. The church was original built by an English landlord for his tenants. Sections of the wall along the road were built at the time of the Great Famine.
Horse Riding…Visit our activity page for further details.
Funny Bones Activity Centre
Collooney, Co. Sligo
Children’s Activity Centre with cafe and separate play areas for babies, toddlers and older children. It is based in Collooney, 10 minutes outside Sligo City at the roundabout where the N4 (Dublin Road) meets the N17 (Sligo-Galway Road).
Hullabaloo – Paint Your Own Pottery
Pearse House, Pearse Road, Sligo.
Painting pottery is fun for anyone of any age and you don’t need to be an artist! Use our inspirational idea book, sponges, stencils & stamps, alternatively our enthusiastic and creative staff members are on hand to help you with your masterpiece.
Waterpoint Leisure Centre
Waterpoint’s unique fusion of water park, health suite and sports centre has made it one of Enniscrone’s most popular attractions since it opened in 1998. Waterworld-type facilities include a 65-metre flume waterslide and a children’s pool.
While in Enniscrone visit Enniscrone Castle. It is an example of an early 17th Century, semi fortified house. It is constructed on a raised level platform on top of a small ridge and consists of a rectangular gabled house with 3/4 round towers at the angles. Combine with a picnic (ask at reception for details) on Enniscrone’s 5 km of Safe blue flag beach, visit the amusement park or try your skills at Crazy Golf.
LSD Kiteboarding – Try a New Sport While on Holiday
Rosses Point, Sligo
Sligo is the top destination in Ireland for kitesurfing and the team at LSD Kiteboarding are on hand to help you get into the sport in a safe and controlled manner. The beginners course is 12 hour long course (spilt into 4 sessions of 3 hours each) and minimum age to start the sport is 13 years old.
Lough Key Forest Park
Visit our activity page for details.