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Knocknarea Mountain - located just south of Sligo Town the mountain is quite easy to climb and has great views from the top. You will recognise the mountain by the unusual lump at the top which is actually a pile of rocks covering the grave of an old celtic queen. For the less energetic, there is also a stony path leading to the top which is easier to climb.

Yeats Memorial - for fans of the poet W.B Yeats, Sligo is a haven. The town is filled with references to the famous Irish poet. The Yeats memorial is in Sligo Town as well as the Yeats museum that celebrates the poets life and work. In Drumcliff you can visit Yeats' grave with the famous words: 'Cast a cold eye on life, on death, horseman pass bye!' are engraved on the headstone.

Rosses Point - this is a naturaly beautiful little seaside village a few miles outside of town. Rosses has a number of bars and a hotel as well as the most wonderful views of Ben Bulben on the one side abd stunning Sligo Bay on the other side.

Sligo Abbey - one of the most visited attractions in Sligo Town, the Abbey was origionally built in 1253 as a Dominican Friary. In 1414 the Abbey suffered bad fire damage but was later rebuilt. Today it is mainly a ruin but was once regarded as one of the loveliest buildings in the country.

Sligo Art Gallery - located in the Yeats Memorial at Hyde Bridge, the gallery was founded by the Yeats Society in 1977. The impressive gallery hosts up to 20 exhibitions and artistic events every year.

Davis's Restaurant @Yeats Tavern Family Run Restaurant. Open & days weeks. Award winning restaurant, offering daily lunch specials, Fabulous sandwich/Panini/wrap menu. Taste and flavour of a great a la carte menu to excite your senses. Best Homemade desserts ever. Extensive wine list.
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Caesar's Ristorante Central Sligo city located in a delightful area by the river, Cesare's Ristorante is a very well established dinning room with a big open menu with Italian-Mediterranean dishes. Opened in 2004 from an Italian origin the restaurant is willing to offer fresh products accompanied by well-known Italian wines.
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Sligo Restaurants and Bars

The Sligo area offers a variety of great restaurants serving many different types of cuisine. In town you will find anything from fast food at Burger King and McDonalds to traditional Irish pubs serving local specialities such as soda bread, champ and delicious fresh fish and seafood from the area. Sligo also has some good Chinese restaurants and bistros serving mediterranean cuisine and a visit to Ireland would not be complete without trying a pint or two of guinness.

Sligo Restaurants

Coach Lane - located at Lord Edward Street. Situated above Donaghy's Bar, this restaurant is intimate and beautiful. The menu is quite expensive but the dishes that chef and owner, Andy, creates are worth every cent.

Dragon House - located at Temple street. This Chinese restaurant has lovely atmosphere, fantastic service and is beautifully decorated to evoke the feel of teh orient. the menu has a large number of delicious dishes, try the singapore noodles and chichen in black bean sauce.

Austies - located at Rosses Point. Situated about 5km outside of Sligo own, austies is one of the best pub/restaurants in the area. The atmosphere is very friendly, the drinks are reasonably priced and the guinness is excellent. The menu has a number of good dishes also at reasonable prices and the decor of Austies is nautical themed and evokes a wonderful old world fishing village charm.

Bianconis Italian Restaurant - located at O'Connell Street. Bianconis looks like a small pizzaria from the outside but inside it is a large and inviting restaurant. Bianconis has friendly service and makes sme of the best pizza's in the whole of Sligo Town. Also try the fantastic Italian desserts.

Sligo Bars & Clubs

Blue Lagoon - located on the Riverside. Wonderfully located on the banks of the Garavogue river, Blue Lagoon is a short 5min walk from the centre of town. Every Monday night there is a traditional Irish evening with visiting musicians and on Saturdays Blue hosts the Oasis Nite Club Disco. Visitors can also hire boats from here to view the Elake Isles of Innisfree.

Cavanagh's public House - located at 42 O'Connell street. centrally located, this bar has a hip, modern vibe and is decorated with great attention to detail. At night Cavanagh's becomes Sligo's favourite place to see and be seen with top local DJ's and bands featured weekends and traditional and Alternative music during the week.

Fiddlers Creek Bar and Restaurant - located at Rockwood Parade. This traditionally decorated bar is renowned as one of the top bar/restaurants in Ireland for its quality service and excellent cuisine. Fiddlers also has scenic views of the river and live music or DJ's on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.

Toffs Niteclub - located at Kennedy Parade. Forming part of the Embassy complex which includes the Belfry pub, Toffs is a popular night time spot for locals and visitors. Open Thursday to sunday 11pm to 2:30am.

The Adelaide - located at Wine Street. Adelaide is located in the heart of Sligo and is a popular venue during the day and night. It includes a good restaurant, lounge bar with TV showing sporting events, a full bar and lively night club.

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