This masonic lodge meeting is no secret

There are lots of events happening around the country for Culture Night, which takes place on Friday 16th September 2016.  You can check out the Culture Night website to see what is on in your area. I’m thinking of going to the Masonic hall in Sligo, which is only open to the general public on Culture Night. You get a tour of the building and a short talk on … Continue reading This masonic lodge meeting is no secret

Lissadell House

The light of evening, Lissadell

We visited Lissadell House in May and did the guided tour.  Lissadell House is a big country house, located in North Sligo.  It originally belonged to the Gore-Booth family, who were Anglo Irish landlords.  They sold it to the Cassidy-Walsh family in 2004, who have since renovated it and use it as their own family home and have also managed to turn it into an interesting visitor attraction, which is open … Continue reading The light of evening, Lissadell

Benbulben Mountain Gortarowey

On a clear day when you arrive into Sligo town, you will be welcomed with stunning views of Benbulben mountain.  It forms a beautiful backdrop to the town. If you want to get up close to the iconic Benbulben, but don’t fancy having to climb, you can do the Benbulben Gortarowey walk, it is an easy looped walk, that runs around the base of Benbulben mountain … Continue reading Benbulben Mountain Gortarowey

Sligo Town Walking Tour Video

A few months ago, we did a self guided Sligo town walking tour, it took us several hours as we stopped to take lots of photos and read the tour booklet I had, it was interesting to read about the buildings and places and get the background. Then during the Fleadh Cheoil last week, we got a guided walking tour with the Sligo Tourist office.  It … Continue reading Sligo Town Walking Tour Video

A Walk on The Mall, Sligo

The Niland Art Gallery pictured above, located on The Mall in Sligo Town.  The building dates from the mid 19th century,  built between 1855-1865.  It was originally a National Model School.  Since 1991, it has been used as an exhibition space and Art gallery. The Mall in Sligo, is one of Sligo’s oldest streets, it is a long street,  on the R286 road, which leads out … Continue reading A Walk on The Mall, Sligo