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Sligo Abbey

Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
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Interesting, but a little pricey

We visited the site on a rainy day and it was still very easy to explore and still impressive... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2018
Columbus, Ohio
Interesting ruins

Not the most extensive abbey ruins I’ve seen but interesting nonetheless. It’s a self-guided walk... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
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Sligo Abbey Visitor Centre Abbey Street, Sligo F91 K796, Ireland
+353 71 914 6406
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

We visited the site on a rainy day and it was still very easy to explore and still impressive. There is a guide that takes you around the point of interest at the site, which was helpful. Finding the lover's knot and ram's head was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Not the most extensive abbey ruins I’ve seen but interesting nonetheless. It’s a self-guided walk with help from a handout. An interesting picture of friars’s lives.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ajaxtol
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at The Glasshouse Hotel and this was an easy, beautiful walk from the hotel. It was founded in 1252 and although it's called Sligo Abbey it's really a Dominican Friary. Nice self walking tour that you can do at your own pace. Beautiful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

Well worth the look through if you have the time. The Abby dates back several centuries and has quite a lot of original intact buildings to give some idea of what it was once like

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Philip35
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

What a fascinating place to go back in time. There are many nooks and crannies to explore while reading about the significance of what you are looking at. It doesn’t take long but it is well worth the effort.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MarkP08
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Think about that as you walk around, this structure has withstood the test of time, even Cromwelian destruction in the 1600's. Here you get to stand and see surviving stone carvings, this is the only remaining sculpted, high-alter in any monastic site in Ireland. Our...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Steveage
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Convenient, easy walk from the centre, this was an interesting ruin. We were provided with some useful printed material, or you could do a formal tour. Scenic. Photogenic. Especially the Cloisters. Recommended.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SydnTooli
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is a great stop and site to see. It is pretty intact and in the heart of Sligo. There is a paid parking lot across the street. You wont need to pay more than an hour to visit the site so no need to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Gary W
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Can be done either self guided or with a guide! Ruins of an old abbey, lovely to walk around and get a bit of history, very picturesque! Opw site, so is free with the card, card is well worth purchase for anybody who travels around...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank peteryeahbuddy22
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Well worth a visit to see the wonderful carvings, Gothic and Renaissance tomb sculptures, well-preserved cloisters, and the only 15th century high altar to survive in any Irish monastic church. Founded in the 13th century, rich in history. One of my favourite places to visit...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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January 6, 2018|
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Response from farscapeprincess | Reviewed this property |
It might not be open for tours, but you can see it from the sidewalk outside. It's worth a walk-by for sure. So beautiful.
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Response from paulabM1554NP | Reviewed this property |
I am here and it is closed!!!
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