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Sligo Abbey

Abbey St., Sligo, Ireland
353-71-46406
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Ranked #9 of 77 attractions in Sligo
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: Layers of history are revealed on the guided tour of this friary (Abbey is a misnomer as you'll discover). You can learn about the origins of Sligo... more »
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Sligo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A very well worth while couple of hours. The guided tours are excellent, they give a very good history, not only of the Abbey, but of the physical Structure and the streets as they would have been around 1800. There is a very good twist to the end of the Abbey story, but I won't give it away here as... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I honestly would not pay a ticket for it, but it was worth seeing frm the outside. Basically ruins, but with decorations still visible.

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BC, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

If you like ruins and history this is a place you should not miss in Sligo. The self guided tour was perfect for our family. We could go at our own pace and look more closely at the things of most interest to us. Plus we sat down and enjoyed the silence. When we were there there was only one... More

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Sligo, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

A stunning site in the centre of Sligo town. Perfect for a visit during the summer. I'd personally recommend skipping the tour if you are familiar with similar sites and explore it yourself. Our guide was quite monotonous, his tour sounded very rehearsed and didn't like my (polite) interjecting with questions that threw his script off course. It doesn't really... More

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Midwest
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

What a beautiful site. Historic and interesting. Open for for exploration and for kids to work off some energy after a car drive.

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Sligo
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Interesting historical and religious site with a rich history. Guided tours help the visitor to understand the history and the uniqueness of this site for Sligo.

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Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The entry fee to this Abbey is only €3 per person which is a fantastic price to get to explore somewhere like this. You get a laminated sheet with details of around 15 interesting spots to find throughout the abbey. I much prefer this as you can then explore the area at your own leisure and still learn about the... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We did a self guided tour, which was easy as you are given a laminated writtedn directory and history. We found this to be enjoyable adn interesting and 3 euro is reasonable for entry. Definitely worth a visit.

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Dundonald, Belfast.
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137 reviews 137 reviews
51 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Spent quite a while here as there's lots to see. Very pleasant staff who are happy to share their knowledge. A very interesting place, try not to miss it !

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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Sligo Abbey can be a little hard to find even with the street signs, but well worth your time. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable, and gave us some tips about what to visit on our journey, as well as being very well-informed about the Abbey. Ask about Yeats and Bram Stoker, and you will get some great stories.... More

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