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  • 1. Lissadell House and Gardens

    Standing beside the Atlantic waters of Drumcliff Bay, on the peninsula that juts out between Donegal and Sligo bays, Lissadell is an austere but classical...Read More

  • 2. St. George's Heritage & Visitor Centre

    Restored by a local heritage group, St. George's Heritage & Visitor Centre occupies St. George's (Church of Ireland), built in 1827. The bright interior houses...Read More

  • 3. Attic Memorial at Carrick Workhouse

    Follow the stylized footprints of a mother and child from St. George's Heritage Centre to the Attic Memorial at Carrick Workhouse to step back into...Read More

  • 4. Costello Memorial Chapel

    Ask at the tourist office for a copy of the signposted historical walking-town-trail booklet and accompanying map (€2). A top sight is one of Ireland's...Read More

  • 5. Creevelea Abbey

    Founded by the Franciscans in 1508, Creevelea was the last community to be established before the suppression of the monasteries by England's King Henry VIII,...Read More

  • 6. Donegal Castle

    Donegal Castle was built by clan leader, Hugh O'Donnell, in the 1470s. More than a century later, this structure was the home of his descendant,...Read More

  • 7. Franciscan Abbey

    The ruins of the Franciscan Abbey, founded in 1474 by Hugh O'Donnell, are a five-minute walk south of town at a spectacular site perched at...Read More

  • 8. Glebe House and Gallery

    On the northwest shore of Gartan Lough just off R251 is Glebe House and Gallery, a sweetly elegant redbrick Regency manor with 25 acres of...Read More

  • 9. Glencolmcille Folk Village Museum

    Walk through the beachfront Folk Village Museum to explore rural life. This clachan, or tiny village, comprises eight cottages, all of which are whitewashed, thatch-roofed,...Read More

  • 10. Parke's Castle

    This fortified house was built on the eastern shore of Lough Gill in the 17th century by an English Planter (a Protestant colonist settling on...Read More

  • 11. Sligo County Museum

    The showpiece of this museum is its Yeats Room, which houses a collection of W. B. Yeats's writings from 1889 to 1936, various editions of...Read More

  • 12. Killybegs International Carpet Making and Fishing Centre

    High-quality, hand-knotted, and hand-tufted carpets are produced at this factory to order: a square foot costs around €200. Visitors are welcome to commission a piece,...Read More

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