Four of Sligo’s best food venues have come together to offer a dining experience with a difference.
Your guide will meet you at the contemporary statue of WB Yeats, Sligo’s literary hero, in the centre of Sligo. You will be brought to WB’s Coffeehouse to taste Sligo’s most iconic food, the oyster. Then name Sligo comes from Sligeach (shelly place) and its pristine shores have always been an abundant source of shellfish. Sligo Oysters are now renowned worldwide and at WB’s, owner Aisling Kelly will serve them straight from the Atlantic Ocean (or cooked if you prefer) and matched with local beers.
A short walk over the Garavogue river brings you to Fabio’s famous gelato shop where Fabio makes his own unique ices using local ingredients. A local seasonal sorbet will refresh your palate before you cross the road Lyons Café, in the historical department store of the same name, which will bring you back in time to 1926 when it first opened and later when it was modelled on the cruise liner the Queen Mary. Chef Gary Stafford will serve his classic Irish Stew, with its special secret ingredient using local Sligo lamb.
Back over the river to Ósta Café & Wine Bar for dessert, (made with local speciality ingredients including seaweed) and coffee from a local roastery or an infusion of local herbs.
The cost of this trail is €45 it will take approx. two hours, the total walking distance is about 200m and it will include more Sligo surprises!
A visit to a close by traditional pub for a local beer or gin tasting and possibly live music can also be arranged.