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Sligo Abbey

Sligo Abbey Visitor Centre Abbey Street, Sligo, Ireland
+353 71 914 6406
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A Gothic gem

One sight we found well worth exploring was Sligo Abbey, a Dominican friary built in 1252 or 1253... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sandy S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Completely worth a visit

This is a remarkably well-preserved site with beautiful flourishes. It also features a good mix of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Sligo Abbey Visitor Centre Abbey Street, Sligo, Ireland
+353 71 914 6406

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Reviewed 5 days ago

One sight we found well worth exploring was Sligo Abbey, a Dominican friary built in 1252 or 1253 by Maurice Fitzgerald, Second Baron of Offaly (a place name that always tempts me to giggle). Although it is largely roofless, the abbey has a largely intact...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a remarkably well-preserved site with beautiful flourishes. It also features a good mix of different time periods, including some of the older, Romanesque construction and great examples of gothic architecture. The guide paper offered is full of good tips and helpful information, and...More

1  Thank VictorianDavid
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the 13th, Sligo Abbey is an interesting attraction in Sligo. I did a self guide visit, it doesn't take more then 1 hour. Totally worth the visit!

Thank Déa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great site of OPW! Sligo Abbey is a must seen in Sligo. You can visit on your own or there are guided tours several times a day.

Thank Marie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the time to wander around the abbey. Interesting ruins. Doesn't take too long to see it all. Very interesting.

Thank Debbi D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Dominican friary was founded in the mid 13th century. The site contains a great wealth of carvings including Gothic and Renaissance tomb sculpture, well preserved cloisters and the only sculptures 15th century high altar to survive in any monastic church. We were only there...More

Thank ukienomad
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sligo abbey is managed by the O.P.W. (office of public works, ie state owned). This is a self-guided tour. Very interesting, founded by the Dominicans in the mid 13th century. The ruins house the only sculptured 15th century 'high altar' to survive in any Irish...More

1  Thank sonyamsonyamsonyam
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Such a great place to visit with such great history. Not to be missed. Would love to visit again whenever we go back to Sligo.

Thank eddickson2
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Say this Abbey about two blocks from our Hotel in Sligo. It was free with our OPW card but worth the E5 if not. The man at the visitor office as willing to answer all our questions and handed us a map with all the...More

Thank mojodono
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Really fascinating. Make sure you read the paper they give you carefully - it explains why the ceiling arches are so low.

Thank twnkultoes
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Lynda J
Will the abbey be open to the public in mid to late September?
16 April 2015|
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Response from Readersdesk | Property representative |
Dear Lynda, The Abbey will be open until mid-October (10am-5.15pm). Looking forward to seeing you here!