Sligo derived its Irish name ‘Sligeach’–meaning ‘a shelly place’
Sligo’s premiere location on the Wild Atlantic Way means you can enjoy freshly-caught fish in any local restaurant. In fact, Sligo derived its Irish name ‘Sligeach’–meaning ‘a shelly place’–from the abundance of fresh shellfish along its coast, and in its rivers and estuaries.
The Atlantic also gifts us seaweed: one of nature’s true super foods! With a Sea Shore Identification Walk experience, you can take a guided shore walk, learn the health benefits of seaweed, enjoy a cookery demonstration and top it off with a seaweed delicacy for dinner.
Whatever your food preference, Sligo Food Trail not only meets your expectations, it surpasses them! Whether you like steak or lamb, Irish stew or seafood chowder, sushi or traditional potato cakes, homemade ice cream or cookies, fresh juices or craft beers, you’ll be wowed by the variety, textures and flavours. Build up an appetite with an adventurous hike, a vibrant cycle, a relaxing walk, sample our trail experiences like “A Sea Trail with Shellfish and Sea Shells – Ireland’s Earliest Takeaway” or try your hand at kayaking, canoeing or SUP on Lough Talt before delving into the liveliness of the cafés, pubs and restaurants.
Sligo is rich in historical and cultural experiences, such as a visit to Lissadell House where Sligo’s own revolutionary, Countess Markievicz, dined. While there, behold the view from the Bow Room windows made famous by the poet W. B. Yeats.