Dark Tales Walking Tour

Dark Tales Walking Tour

Join us as we explore Sligo’s dark history on a walking tour revealing Sligo’s turbulent past with stories of war, execution, jail-breaks, disease and macabre tales.

On the tour discover Sligo’s connection to Bram Stoker, the Irish author, best known for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula.

The tragic history of Sligo Abbey that inspired W.B. Yeats.

Grim tales of crime and punishment in the nineteenth century.

Wolf Street Art Dracula theme
Suddenly, away on our left, I saw a faint flickering blue flame. … We sped onwards through the gloom, with the howling of the wolves around us, as though they were following in a moving circle. (Dracula by Bram Stoker)


Public tours are run every second Saturday at 7.30 pm, meeting point the Mill Bar, Riverside Hotel in Sligo town. To book a place on a tour, please book a ticket through Eventbrite.

To view public tour dates and to book a ticket for the tour, please click here. (Eventbrite)

Private/Group tours can be organised for other dates, please contact us to arrange by clicking on the contact link below.

Melcoo Tours is a member of Independent Tour Guides Association (ITGA) and walking tours are insured.

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