Holiday Homes & Rentals in Sligo
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Holiday homes and rentals in Sligo
Boasting fascinating historical sites, amazing food, thundering waves and outdoor adventures galore, in Sligo you can look forward to unforgettable experiences wrapped up in a mesmerising landscape. SIigo is a small town so wherever you find a holiday home you will be in easy walking distance of the centre and all the amenities. Essentially – you can’t go wrong! Looking for a holiday home immersed in nature? Look west of the town on the far end of the north and south sides of the bay for lovely home with spectacular sea views.A great base for exploring the area
Sligo delivers characterful homes ranging from small well-appointed flats right in the heart of the town to large out-of-town houses boasting massive gardens that your children will love. Stuffed full of charm and welcoming you to bright and open spaces and expansive views over the wild west coast landscape, they are the ideal base from exploring this popular corner of Ireland.
Holidays in Sligo
The area and getting around
Sligo is both a town and a county located on the dramatic northwest coast of Ireland. The town has a small airport with daily flights to Dublin and Manchester. Alternatively, Ireland West Airport, an hour’s drive from Sligo, is much larger and has destinations all over Europe. Many people visit as part of a driving holiday along Ireland’s west coast, and for them Sligo is the starting point before heading south to the county’s world-renowned Atlantic towns, beaches and cliffs.A coastal town bristling with character
Characterful Sligo is on the far end of gorgeous Sligo Bay, which curves like a horseshoe from the north and south vicinities of the town. Intersected by a wide river, the centre of town is marked by several bridges which connects its traditional Irish pubs, high-class restaurants, educational museums and quirky shops and cafes.
Travellers and activities
A plateau west of Sligo is the location of Ireland’s most significant Neolithic sites. The Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is home to more than 30 cairns (a man-made pile of stones), dating back to 3700 BC, older than the pyramids of Cairo! Listoghil is a restored tomb built 5,500 years ago, and home to an impressive collection of Neolithic art. Weather not complying? Sligo County Museum & Art Gallery showcases exhibits on the history of the region with the focus on Jack Yeats, Sligo’s most famous resident, with items such as the first editions of his works, letters, and family photographs.Sligo for surfers
In the last couple of decades Sligo has been discovered by the surfing community and is now known worldwide for its fantastically reliable rollers coming in off the Atlantic Ocean on the backdrop of pristine coastal landscapes. Mullaghmore Head is home to some of the planet’s best big-wave surfing, with elephantine waves reaching 10 metres in height! There are six other surfer-friendly beaches to explore within 10 kilometres: Enniscrone, Streedagh, Strandhill, Rosses Point, Easkey, and Culleenamore.
Surfers take note – Sligo boasts the most consistent swell of anywhere in Europe!
Top 5 travel tips in Sligo
Lissadell House & Gardens is the childhood home of Countess Markievicz, a key player in Ireland’s uprising of 1916. On a beautiful shoreline location, this neo-classical Greek revivalist style country house makes for a lovely afternoon of touring before stopping at the tearooms for a homemade treat.2. Take a gastronomic journey through a historic land
The Sligo Food Trail is a gastronomic route with stops across the county where you can indulge in fine foodie experiences at fresh farmers markets, cosy cafes and award-winning restaurants. Frankly fresh seafood, stirring scenery and an amiable atmosphere await fortuitous foodies in this historic part of the world!3. An outdoor activity for everyone at Lough Gill
Lough Gill, just 15-minutes by car from Sligo, is a large lake stocked with salmon, trout, and pike which is a haven for anglers. Walkers can enjoy its many nature trails and viewing points, while birdwatchers and photographers are also in for a treat!4. Enjoy a cultural afternoon
The Model art gallery and cultural centre is Ireland's premier contemporary art destination, with an extensive and vibrant programme of visual and performing arts. A big draw for those interested in the work of painter Jack Yeats.5. Enjoy a world-class golfing experience
Sligo draw golfers from far and wide to its world-class golf courses. Rosses Point is the most prestigious. It uses the natural contours of dunes instead of moving earth, creating a course filled with dramatic undulations, elevated tees, and raised plateau greens.
FAQs: Holiday Homes & Rentals in Sligo
How much does it cost to book a holiday rental in Sligo?
As indicated by its annual average price of €141.32, Sligo is not a city that stands out for being the most expensive or the cheapest in Ireland.
Which months allow you to save the most on holiday rentals?
If you want to save as much as possible during your visit to Sligo, book to go there in June (€104.4 per night on average), September (€119.94), or December (€127.78) to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
When are holiday rentals more expensive in Sligo?
Following the data observed in 2020, the cost per night for accommodation is usually higher, on average, during the months of April (€174.86), August (€171.87), and July (€163.07).
Are there usually many holiday homes available in Sligo?
It is better to plan ahead in Sligo as only 9% of the properties are available, following the data observed in 2020.
When are more holiday homes available?
February, March, and September are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties free, with respective average availability figures of 24.75%, 21.25% and 18.25%.
How many holiday rentals are there in Sligo?
We have 40 properties for you in Sligo, provided by our 3 local and international partners.