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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Attic Memorial at Carrick Workhouse

  • Cemetery

Follow the stylized footprints of a mother and child from St. George's Heritage Centre to the Attic Memorial at Carrick Workhouse to...

Belleek Pottery Ltd.

  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

For generations the name Belleek has been synonymous with much of Ireland's delicate ivory porcelain figurines and woven china baskets...

Bundoran Waterworld

  • Pool

When the weather closes in, retreat indoors at Bundoran's Waterworld and Seaweed Baths ( 071/984–1172, )...

Celtic Weave China

  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

The fourth generation (since 1866) of the Daly family handcrafts and paints the elaborate floral and basket-weave designs at Celtic Weave...

Costello Memorial Chapel

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Ask at the tourist office for a copy of the signposted historical walking-town-trail booklet and accompanying map (€2) . A top sight...


  • Local Interest–Sight

Built in 1878, Sligo Town's Courthouse is built in the Victorian Gothic style with a suitably flamboyant and turreted sandstone exterior.

Creevelea Abbey

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Founded by the Franciscans in 1508, Creevelea was the last community to be established before the suppression of the monasteries by England...


  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

One of Ireland's best megalithic court-tombs, Creevykeel contains a burial area and an enclosed open-air court where rituals were performed...

Donegal Castle

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Donegal Castle was built by clan leader Hugh O'Donnell in the 1470s. More than a century later, this structure was the home of his descendant...

Drumcliff Tea House and Craft Shop

  • Store/Shop/Mall

A good place to buy local crafts, books of W. B. Yeats's poetry, and books about the poet's life, the Drumcliff Tea House and Craft Shop...