Explore Enniscrone Best Walks
Ireland’s most distinctive mountain, Benbulben is sometimes referred to as Ireland’s own Table Mountain. The most distinctive peak among the Dartry range, it was formed during the ice age by massive glaciers segmenting the landscape.
The trail begins in a secluded forest area before opening out to provide genuinely stunning close up views of Benbulben head.
Castle Field Walk
Also known as ‘Nolan’s Castle’, the Castle Field is one of the very few remaining 17th century semi-fortified house or plantation castle. These were the homes of the English and Scottish settlers who came to Ireland as a result of the policy of plantation adopted by the English crown.
These houses were mainly served as comfortable homes. A great chance for any history heads to explore.
Queen Maeve’s Grave
The Knocknarea Mountain, also known as Cnoc na Rí, walk is an easy 1 hour walking route to the summit Cairn at 327m which is steeped in Irish Mythology and known as Queen Maeve’s Grave or Tomb.
This easy mountain walk is located 4 miles west of Sligo Town on the Strandhill Peninsula, Ireland and is a great introduction to hill walking with spectacular views of the Sligo and Wild Atlantic Way coastline from the summit.
Dunmoran Strand is a secluded beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Awarded a Green Coast title, this beach is ideal for those wishing to enjoy a beach experience far removed from the interferences normally associated with the traditional and more urban seaside beaches.
Sligo Coastal Walks
Sligo is renowned for its costal walks amongst locals and visitors, with the county’s 190km coastline and beautiful, unspoiled beaches.
On stormier days, you really get ‘The Wild Atlantic Way’ experience as the salty wind bashes against your face and surfers battle dramatic waves.
Sligo features seven Discovery Points along the Wild Atlantic Way including Mullaghmore Head, Streedagh Beach, Rosses Point Beach, Strandhill Beach, Aughris Head, Easkey Pier and Enniscrone Pier.
The Lissadell Estate is the home of husband and wife Edward Walsh, Constance Cassidy and their seven children. The family welcome visitors, during the season, to the house and grounds. After 70 years of neglect an intensive programme of restoration without any public funding has taken place in the House, Gardens, Stable Block and grounds since 2004, the Lissadell is once again a place of beauty.
Craogh Patrick Hike
Looking for a challenging climb on your stay? Be sure to put Croagh Patrick on your agenda list. This is an old pilgrim route and popular with all kinds of walkers.
A rocky and bumpy trail, so proper footwear is required for this one, not forgetting Ireland’s unpredictable weather, wrap up well and expect cloudy condition. All be worth it as your reach the top and witness spectacular views.