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Attractions in Sligo

 

In this blog article we want to highlight 4 Hen and Stag attractions in Sligo town and its surrounding areas.  Since gone live with our brand new website, we soon discovered there are far more Hen and Stag attractions than we first thought.  Here are just 4 reasons on why you

Activities

While building our brand new website we soon discovered that Sligo had so many unique Hen and Stag suppliers that offered many unique Hen and Stag packages,  and that Sligo was certainly not short of Hen and Stag party ideas.  We discovered so many we sent some of our team to discover what some of these activities were all about.  

Blind Fold Driving which is the working of Wild Atlantic Crusade was certainly one of the most popular activities.  The team at Wild Atlantic crusades bring you through an outdoor driving facility (Blind Folded).  The winner will be chosen by how quick the team gets around the course.  This activity is certainly one our team enjoyed and certainly one we would highly recommend.

Lough Gill Brewery Tour  The lough gill brewery tour is another one of those must see attractions while on your Hen or Stag tour of Sligo. The Lough Gill Brewery is the first brewery to be located in Sligo Town in over 100 years since Foley’s Brewery ceased brewing on the site of what is today the Velvet Rooms building. Located in the Heart of Sligo.  Lough Gill Brewery strives to think outside the box and brew complex high quality speciality brews. During the tour you get to see how some of the branded beers are made and you will also have a time for tasting ( which is always important )

Deep Sea Fishing  Sligo Bay holds good varied fishing grounds from hard reefs to rocks and sandbanks for world class inshore, offshore, light gear and game angling. Targeted game fishing for sea trout, big skate, tope, blue shark and Giant Bluefin Tuna is available whilst in season. This activity is brought to us by Sligo Boat Charters based in Rosses point, along with the Deep Sea Fishing activity, they also have other to choose from.  This gives guests and visitors a chance to explore a beautiful area of Sligo town while doing a little bit of fishing.

Restaurants

It’s certainly no secret that Sligo people love good food, and we are lucky enough to have some of the best restaurants in Ireland to prove our theory.  Whether you’re into Thai, Italian, Sushi or just your normal A le Carte serves Sligo is without doubt of the best places to dine.  Here are some of the restaurants we highly recommend on your visit.

Indulge Bistro  Is located in O’Connell Street in Sligo town where the Bistro Bianconni used to be situated.  This restaurant caters for a variety of options for everyone, there is guaranteed to be something to tickle your taste buds at Indulge Bistro.

Bistro Bianconni  is probably one of the most famous and popular Italian restaurants in Sligo town.  The proprietor Pat Grimes has been a restauranteur for many years in Sligo town and alway strives toward excellence when it comes to his dishes.  The Bistro Bianconni is also centrally located on Tobergal lane just around the corner from Indulge Bistro.

The Bistro has many famous dishes for you to choose from you but our teams at Garavoguehenstag.ie reccomend their delicious Bistro Bianconni Pizza’s.

Knox  Is one of Sligo’s hidden gems, Knox is also situated on O’Connell Street and always serves up a storm when its comes to food. The team at Knox restaurant focus to do the best job they can, serving people honest fresh food and drinks that they can enjoy and that we enjoy making and serving (really important!). They serve fresh, local and seasonal Irish produce for all their customers to enjoy.

Ela Bhàn
Eala Bhán is one of neighbours located in the heart of Sligo Town on a beautiful stretch of the Garavogue River.  The décor here has a cool urban brasserie bistro feel with dark wood floors, subtle lighting, well-spaced tables, and it is a place in which there is always a buzzThe food is classic with a contemporary twist and offers everything you could possibly want.  All of the local seafood is hand-selected and artistically prepared to perfection. All of the steak cuts stand tall with the superb flavour of aged beef that is cooked to your liking.  Produce is organic whenever possible, sourced from local suppliers and direct form local producers.  Ela Bhan is a restaurant that every town would be proud to have the award winning restaurant always serves high quality dishes that never fail to deliver.

And last but not least Jalan Jalan like the old saying goes “All things good come in small packages” and this certainly is the case with Jalan Jalan.  Yes, the restaurant is on the small side but the food is out of this world, they serve mainly Asian Dishes that are freshly made to serve. Jalan Jalan certainly get 5 star from Garavoguehenstag.ie.

Nightlife

Another one of major attractions for Hen groups and Stag groups is that we also have some of the best venues when it comes to night time activities here are 3 of the best that has been voted by the Sligo public.  The Swagman formally known as The Stables is located on Wine street and is certainly a bar worth while checking out while on tour.  The Swagman is a Hen and Stag friendly bar that offers bar food during the day and has a super selection of craft beers.  The Swagman is managed from one of the friendliest Australians you will ever meet Dale Barber he is so kind that sometimes he can have a tendency to drop one home after going through some of the craft beer selections he has on offer.

The Blind Tiger  is situated in Stephen St in Sligo and is certainly one of Sligo’s most impressive bars.  The Blind Tiger is a coffee shop during the day, then at 5pm its time for the optics to be on show and then it turns into the best Cocktail Bar as voted by the public at The ICCA Awards last December.  The award winning Bar serves a sweet selection of Cocktail, Gin Serves, Whiskeys and beers and you will find it has Entertainment 7 night a week.

The Garavogue is located on the banks of The Garavogue river in the centre of Sligo town.

Garavogue Hen & Stag Slig - Sligo Nightlife

The Garavogue is without doubt Sligo’s No 1 Party destination, with Live Music and Djs 7 nights a week. The Garavogue has recently gone through a refurbishment where they have added 2 more bars and more seating to cater for all party bookings comfortably. Hen, Stags and party goers from all over Ireland book into Sligo’s best party venue every week, which always creates an unforgettable atmosphere every weekend.

Hotels

We are very lucky to have some of the most amazing Hotels in Sligo town, this enables us to cater for the high accommodation demand when we book in our Hens and Stags.

The Clayton

Set on beautiful grounds overlooked by the spectacular Benbulben Mountain.

The Clayton Hotel Sligo is situated in the idyllic setting of the West coast of Ireland, overlooked by the magnificent Benbulben Mountain, only 2 and a half hours from Dublin. The hotel exudes classic contemporary style complete with a stunning Elizabethan facade. Within walking distance from the bustling town of Sligo, Clayton Hotel Sligo has 73 superior rooms and 89 suites which include kitchenette facilities.

The Glasshouse

The Glasshouse is Sligo’s only 4 star city centre hotel, towering dramatically over the Garavogue River it offers the discerning traveller chic interiors, great city views and proximity to all downtown Sligo has to offer. Shaped like a ship in dock, the hotel’s glass exterior can be seen from afar, inside the quirky interiors are equally as impressive.

Riverside Hotel

Located in the heart of Sligo town, Riverside Hotel offers spacious and stylish en-suite rooms with free WiFi. Sligo bus and train stations are within a 10-minute walk. Each bedroom at Riverside Hotel features a flat-screen TV, an en-suite bathroom with a bath or a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. The suites have a lounge with a flat-screen TV.

The property overlooks the Garavogue River and many rooms have stunning river views. The Mill Bar and Restaurant at Riverside Hotel serves full Irish breakfasts and there is an extensive lunch and dinner menu. Public parking is available on the surrounding streets. O’Connell Street is a 2-minute walk away.
The Sligo Park Hotel

Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, just on the edge of Sligo Town, in the Heart of Yeats’ Country, the four star Sligo Park Hotel is set in quiet parkland and surrounded by some of the most scenic countryside in Ireland, ranging from the majestic Benbulben to the Wild Atlantic Way . This contemporary style hotel in Sligo Town boasts 136 spacious, comfortable bedrooms, including 12 superior bedrooms and the Innisfree Suite, located in the private Lough Gill Wing. The hotel has an AA Rosette award winning Restaurant – the Hazelwood, also a modern Leisure Club with a bright, fresh atmosphere and natural light streaming into the swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The hotel also offers dedicated conferencing and banqueting facilities accommodating up to 520 delegates.

The Southern Hotel

The Sligo Southern Hotel & Leisure Centre, Sligo’s only City Centre based hotel with a full Leisure Centre located beside both train and bus stations in the heart of Sligo City. This Sligo City based hotel is the ideal base for a touring the Yeats Country and environs of which the North West of Ireland is renowned. Sligo is overlooked by Ben Bulben and greeted by the Atlantic, Sligo is the ideal location for activity based holidays as well as Theatre and Festival Breaks. Sligo, home to the reknowned poet and playwright WB Yeats, offers a wide range of amenities – riverside cafes, museums, art galleries, shopping centres and within a 5 mile radius you have a choice of beaches, links golf courses, woodland walks and scenery renowned internationally.

Castle Dargan

 Castle Dargan Hotel, Sligo is set snugly on 170 Acres of Mature Woodlands with Unrivalled Scenery. The Sligo Hotel & Estate Opened for Business in August 2006 and has grown in reputation since then. Castle Dargan House is the Centrepiece of this exciting New Championship Golf Hotel and Wellness Resort in Sligo.

Originally built in the 18th Century, its 21st Century Restoration has rekindled the Country Lifestyle of its early years. Castle Dargan House and the Castle Ruins stand testament to the wonderful sense of History that still lives in what is now a rare retreat for the discerning traveller.

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