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Sligo Abbey

Sligo Abbey Visitor Centre Abbey Street, Sligo F91 K796, Ireland
+353 71 914 6406
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Bit of sightseeing while in sligo it was a 5min drive from our hotel lovely place to visit it only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margaret M
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Derrycity Northern Ireland
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Superb, yet often overlooked.

I have been to Sligo hundreds of times but never visited the abbey until now. And what a treasure... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard P
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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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Sligo Abbey Visitor Centre Abbey Street, Sligo F91 K796, Ireland
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"self guided tour"
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"interesting historical site"
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"interesting visit"
in 7 reviews
"heritage card"
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"bram stoker"
in 5 reviews
"nooks and crannies"
in 4 reviews
"stone carvings"
in 2 reviews
"preserved ruins"
in 2 reviews
"stone work"
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"centre of town"
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"modern world"
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"worth a visit"
in 9 reviews
"office of public works"
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"great place to visit"
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"entrance fee"
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"century"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bit of sightseeing while in sligo it was a 5min drive from our hotel lovely place to visit it only takes 5 or 10 mins to see and it cost 5 euros each it was lovely to see.

Thank Margaret M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Sligo hundreds of times but never visited the abbey until now. And what a treasure house of amazing sculpture I have missed! The two corbels supporting the tower arch are amazing, with an indication of both male and female medieval headdresses....More

Thank Richard P
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

One of the better OPW sites in Ireland. Being in the centre of town, access by car be difficult: we parked along the river front and walked to the Abbey. We found the site excellent, full of interesting history and very well restored. An informative...More

Thank bobjanh
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

This is a most beautiful and well done restoration. The guides were very knowledgeable of the abbeys history. We were excited to walk among its ruins. Don’t forget to eat at The Cloister, next door, which was part of the original buildings.

Thank Lauren C
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

This abbey must have been monstrous in its day compared to surrounding buildings. It's a wonderful place to see in the middle of Sligo. You can even see a lot of the ruins from the sidewalk. Great for history buffs.

Thank Kerry L
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

It's closed, there should be a notice online on town's tourist information that the attraction is currently closed! The fence is all around it and there's nothing much what to see from the street nearby, you can get a better view via photos on Tripadvisor...More

Thank Amireta
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Our group was lucky enough to have a guided tour through Sligo Abbey. Our guide was very passionate and knowledgeable about the history of the Abbey as he led through the site. There were several unique features at this site, such as the grave stone...More

Thank silverbrook
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

Went to see the abbey. Only when we arrived did we find out it was closed. No notice placed and do not know for how long, could be until spring. Reason why I could only give it 1 star. From the outside, it looks interesting

2  Thank MCF1953
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

Within walking distance of the city centre of Sligo, this Abbey is simply lovely. Although the modern world has been built right up to its perimeter, one feels a million miles, and many centuries away...

3  Thank LuxuriousNomad_com
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

We allowed 1.5hrs to explore the ruined 13th century Abbey and weren't disappointed. We had a beautiful sunny day which made our photos more spectacular and our visit very enjoyable. We were provided a site map with some info prior to heading out to explore...More

2  Thank Cyn2Uno
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rimocik23
January 6, 2018|
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Response from Brid O | Reviewed this property |
I checked the website at heritageireland and unfortunately it is only open from 6th April to 18th October.
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Lynda J
April 16, 2015|
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Response from Paula B | Reviewed this property |
I am here and it is closed!!!
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