The Northwest Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Northwest - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Slieve League Cultural Centre

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Stop off at Tí Linn, the Slieve League Cultural Centre, where they serve Italian Illy coffee; sample their home-baked cakes that include...

Slieve League Mountains

  • Mountain–Sight

The dramatic Slieve League cliffs and mountains have become the starting point for the Irish leg of the International Applachian Trail,...

Sligo Abbey

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

A massive stone complex famed for its medieval tomb sculptures, Sligo Abbey is the town's only existing relic of the Middle Ages. Maurice...

Sligo County Museum

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The showpiece of this museum is its Yeats Hall, which houses a collection of W. B. Yeats's writings from 1889 to 1936, various editions...

St. Eunan's Cathedral

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

With its 212-foot-high spire St. Eunan's Cathedral is the most outstanding building in Letterkenny, dominating the town, especially when...

St. George's Heritage & Visitor Centre

  • Museum/Gallery

Restored by a local heritage group, St. George's Heritage & Visitor Centre occupies St. George's (Church of Ireland), built in 1827.

St. John's Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Designed in 1730 by Richard Castle—the architect who gave us the spectacular Powerscourt and Russborough stately houses in County Wicklow—this...

The Model: Home of the Niland Collection

  • Museum/Gallery

The main attraction at the Model, housed in a school built in 1862, is one of Ireland's largest collections of works by 20th-century...

Tropical World

  • Garden/Arboretum

Drama from the world of nature, in the form of an amazing butterfly house, is on display at Alcorn's Tropical World and mini zoo, near...

Yeats Memorial Building

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An active hub for lectures, poetry readings, discussion and literary events, and research, the Memorial Building on Hyde Bridge makes...