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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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
We visited the Abbey on our way through Sligo and it was well worth it. Full of history and they give you a laminated sheet with all the information about the Abbey so that you can do your own tour. It was not overly crowded...More