Voya Seaweed Baths in Strandhill
These traditional seaweed baths are world famous. You too can enjoy the benefits of fresh organic seaweed, harvested locally. Voya also offer a wide range of other beauty and body treatments including massages. www.voyaseaweedbaths.ie

Annual Warriors Festival at Strandhill
The annual Warriors festival takes place over the month of August and culminates in a 10 mile road and fell race aptly named the Warriors Run. The Run follows a route from the cannon at Strandhill beach to the 1070ft summit of Knocknarea where the Queen Maeve is reputedly buried. The race is followed by music and festivities. www.warriorsfestival.com

Warriors Run

Eagles Flying - Irish Raptor Research Centre, Ballymote, Sligo
At Ireland’s largest sanctuary for Birds of Prey and Owls, you can enjoy Eagles, Hawks, Owls, Falcons and Vultures flying closely over your head. During the interactive shows, scientists will inform you about these magnificent birds, some of whom can be touched. For the ones who prefer cuddly animals, there is a large pet-zoo in the centre. Eagles Flying is located outside Ballymote near Temple House and Ballinacarrow on the N17. Free parking facilities available for cars and coaches. www.eaglesflying.com

Horse riding in Strandhill Sligo
Horseriding is a very popular pasttime in Sligo with several gymkhanas hosted locally during the summer months togehter with pony racing at Cullenamore Beach (when the tide has gone out!). Horse trekking is available to the public in several locations. There are many beautiful guided routes to take on scenic back roads, forestry trails and on the beach. For further informtaion see www.islandviewridingstables.com  Horseriding for all the family. All Year Round in Grange, Co. Sligo, Ireland - Telephone: +353(0)71-9166156

Yeats Country Sligo
Sligo is the inspirational home of W.B. Yeats’ poetry. The Yeats Society of Sligo has an exhibition centre and library in Sligo town. The Society host the annual ‘Yeats Festival’ in Sligo in addition to international summer schools. For more information visit www.yeats-sligo.com  Primrose Grange House is set on Knocknarea Mountain which is featured extensively in Yeats' Poetry. "The wind has bundled up the clouds high over Knocknarea,
And thrown the thunder on the stones for all that Maeve can say.." W.B Yeats

Fishing and Angling in Sligo

Sligo hosts some of Europe’s finest sea and freshwater angling.
MV Spirit
The MV Spirit is available for charter and we offer a range of boat tours in and around Sligo Bay. We can offer nature tours, trips to the local islands, fishing trips, team building days out, and can even include a trip to the pub! The MV Spirit is also available for charter as a motherboat for sailing events and offshore surfing partys. www.spiritadventure.net

Ewing’s Sea Angling and Boat Charters, Rosses Point, Sligo
Ewing’s Sea Angling and Boat Charters offers a variety of services from its two fully licensed and Department of Marine compliant vessels. Services available include 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. www.sligoboatcharters.com

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetry, Sligo
This is the largest megalithic cemetry in Ireland and amongst the oldest and most important in Europe dating from ca. 4000 years ago. It was an important ritual centre for Stone Age man and contains some 30 passgae-tombs in various states f survival. Primrose Grange House looks down onto Carrowmore and the house is clearly visible from the tombs.

Drumcliff, Sligo - W.B. Yeats Grave

Set at the foot of Ben Bulben Mountain, this site is a monastic settlement, and also the burial place of the famous Irish poet W.B.Yeats. Its importance dates from 574 AD when St. Colmcille founded a monastery here. Teahouse and Craft shop available on site. Davis's Restaurant at The Yeats Tavern is a family run pub and restaurant, is a popular meeting place with both locals and tourists alike as it offers a consistently high standard of food and service. Open seven days a week, the bar and restaurant offers an a la carte menu as well as daily lunch specials, sandwich and children's menu. www.yeatstavernrestaurant.com

Lissadell House, Carney, Sligo
Lissadell House, Gardens and Exhibition Hall are open to the public during the spring, summer and autumn seasons, and all year round for tour groups by appointment. Visitors can enjoy House Tours, Garden Visits, Countess Markievicz Exhibition, Tea Rooms and Heritage Shop. Lissadell is famous as the childhood home of Constance Markievicz, one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, and the first woman Minister in a modern European democracy. Her brother Josslyn Gore Booth created at Lissadell one of the premier horticultural estates in Europe. Her sister Eva Gore Booth was a poet of distinction and an active suffragist. Sligo born poet William Butler Yeats was friendly with the Gore Booth sisters when he and they were young. www.lisadellhouse.com

Strandhill Golf Course, Links Course, Strandhill, Sligo

A visit to Strandhill Golf Course is a must for golfing visitors to Sligo. Situated 8km west of the city of Sligo and nestled under the famous Knocknarea mountain, this 5675 meters of undulating fairways and unforgiving short cuts makes it a course to remember. The player can also enjoy an uninterrupted view of spectacular scenery made famous in Song and Story. Strandhill Golf Club offers full restaurant and bar facilities, a fully equipped golf shop with club hire and buggy hire. Christy O'Connor Snr described the course as 'The hidden jewel of the West' www.strandhillgc.com

Sligo Golf Academy
This new venture by Tommie and son Luke Bree is located less than 1 mile from Primrose Grange House at Ransboro and offers golfers and those new to golf 14 covered driving ranges with automatic tee loading. The facility has a synthetic putting green, a coffe shop serving tea, coffee, cappucinos and fresh baked goodies. Rates are €4 for 25 balls, €7 for 50 balls and €10 for 100 balls. Open Mon-Sun 8am - 10pm. Telephone 071 9128337

Walking in Sligo

Knocknarea Mountain
Knocknarea Mountain offers walkers of all ability with Panoramic views over Ballysadare Bay and the Ox mountains. The 45 minute walk up to Queen Maeve's tomb at the summit of Knocknarea is immediately behind Primrose Grange House.

Hazelwood, Lough Gill, Sligo
A beautiful woodland walk alongside Lough Gill with a series of leve looped walks all with stunning scenery which inspired many of W.B Yeats poems including the Lake Isle of Innishfree. Take the Dromahair road out of Sligo and its is 5 mins drive to get to.

Strandhill Beach, Culleenamore Beach, Rosses Point, Lissadell Strand, Stredagh Beach
Beach walks abound with Strandhill and Culleenamore beaches both 5 minutes from Primrose Grange House. Kids can explore the high dunes which give Strandhill its name and there are also beautiful walks through the dunes with lovely wild flowers

Coney Island, Dorrins Strand, Sligo
Coney Island is accessible at low tide along a long causeway marked with pillars and accessed via the Strandhill to Sligo road. There are 2 beautiful beaches on the island, a pier and a Pub!! The island is still inhabited and is a refuge for wild birds and kids love spotting all the bunny rabbits which abound. Great picnic location.

Primrose Grange  House with Knocknarea behind
Strandhill Beach
Dorrins Strand and Coney Island Strandhill

Innishmurray Island

Inishmurray Island is a unique 6th century settlement off the Sligo coast which was inhabited by just over 100 people in the 1880s, but was abandoned in 1948. It is approximately 228 acres and holds the remains of an early Irish monastic settlement. St Molaise founded a monastery here in the 6th Century which was attacked by Vikings in 807. Remains of the 4.6 metres high by up to 3 metres thick wall can be seen enclosing the settlement which still contains some of the ecclesiastical buildings such as a stone-roofed oratory, two churches, a clochan, a bee-hive hut and other engraved slabs of stone such as what are rumoured to be “cursing stones”. 15 buildings and a school also remain visible on the island. Inishmurray remains one of Sligo’s must-see destinations. It is a refuge for wild birds and trips can be organised from Rosses Point through: www.sligoboatcharters.com


Glencar Waterfall, Glencar, Eniskillen Road, Sligo.

The towering waterfall at Glencar which enters Glencar Lake is a beauty spot which was immortalised by W. B. Yeats in his poem 'The Stolen Child'. The waterfall is immpressive and can be viewed from a lovely wooded walk. Picnic facilities are also provided. Approximately a 10 minute drive from Sligo town

Glencar Waterfall

Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Co. Roscommon

Take time to explore many of the Park's unique, natural and historical features from its 19th century parkland with majestic trees, follies, bridges and canals to the numerous walks and trails through the native woodlands, Bog garden and forests. Set on the beautiful Lough Key it is only a 30 minute drive from Primrose Grange House on the N4 towards Carrick-on-Shannon.

This vast estate is predominantly covered by forest and woodland with both broadleaf and conifer trees growing within the Park. The broadleaf trees include ash, oak, beech, lime, sycamore and horse chestnut, while the most prominent conifers are Norway spruce, Sitka spruce, Scots pine and the magnificent western red cedar. Wild flowers in the Park include bluebell, wild garlic, wood anemone, ragged robin, summer snowflake, wood sorrel, primrose, yellow iris and meadow sweet.

With its diverse habitats the Park is home to many species of wildlife. Mammals present include the fallow deer, fox, hare, rabbit, red squirrel and stoat, while the bat, otter and badger are mainly active at night, Birds to be seen along the lakeshore include the heron, swan, mallard and tufted duck, while the jay, pheasant, wren and blue-tit are common throughout the Park. Moorhen, robin and the colourful kingfisher are most visible along the canal banks.

A wealth of historical and archaeological points of interest can be found throughout the Park including ringforts, a souterrain, Fishing Pavilion, Fairy Bridge, Wishing Chair, Ice House, Stables and Estate Chapel.

The Adventure Play Kingdom is a dynamic, colourful and safe environment that'll keep kids entertained for hours. The outdoor Adventure Play Kingdom is an enclosed and stimulating play area with towers, slides, climbing frames, roundabouts, swings, puzzles and other innovative play equipment suitable for a variety of ages and abilities. Lough Key has Irelands only Tree Canopy Walk, a truly unique experience immersing you in the history, flora and fauna that make Lough Key so unique. Restaurant facilities and toilets on site.

Muddy Boots Trekking provides full and half day hikes in the Sligo Outdoors to suit all ages and abilities. To organize contact Fran Lynch on 087 6429131 or 071 9143646 or email


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