This years Warrior Run Takes place on 24th August, this is a testing 15K run over various terrain, every year over 1000 competitors from all over the world come to Sligo to follow in the footsteps of Queen Maeve, former queen of Connaught, more information and details of how to apply can be found here
Why not put your feet up and have a nice warm welcome here with us at Harbour House after you conquer the challenge. Book now with us to make sure you get the best price.
A Very big WELCOME to our new neighbours The Baker Boys, they are open for breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday at the moment but intend to extend those hours soon, with a bakery on site you won’t get any fresher. A 2 minute walk from Harbour House the menu is fabulous, I haven’t tried it yet (every time I go by it it’s packed – always a good sign!!!) but if their sister restaurant Shells in Strandhill is anything to go by you will not be disappointed. Best of luck to all involved from all at Harbour House.
Here’s a look at the menu (this doesn’t include the deli which changes daily).
Sligo has a new (well relatively new) Local Link bus service that runs to Bundoran three times daily, this bus doesn’t take the direct route, but runs through the heart of Yeats Country, calling at Drumcliff (Yeats Grave), Lisadell House (Countess Markievicz), Streedagh Beach(Spanish Armada), Mullaghmore and lots of other beautiful locations along the way to Bundoran, reasonably priced the trip is well worth it!! Please remember this is NOT a tour bus, but, a local service and whilst the driver usually will stop for a quick snap he/she doesn’t hang around too long – Leap Cards work on this service.
Sligo hosts some fantastic Markets that run year round.
The Strandhill Peoples Market runs every Sunday from 10am to 4pm and has a huge variety of Food & Crafts produced by some of the finest Local Artisan producers in the unique setting of Hangar 1 at Sligo (used to be international) Airport. The market is a 10 minute walk from the bus stop in Strandhill and is well worth a visit.
The Sligo Farmers Market runs every Saturday in the carpark at Sligo IT, whilst it started out as an Organic Market for local farmers it has developed hugely over the years and now has a huge variety of artisan Food & Crafts. A regular bus service runs from the bus station in Sligo – only a 10 minute walk from Harbour House
Rathcormack Artisan Food & Craft Market is on every Saturday from 10am to 3pm a little smaller than the others, however, it has beautiful food and crafts from locally based Artisans, set in absolutely the most scenic locations that you will find anywhere in the world, a must see and only a five minute drive from Sligo and there is a regular bus service to it, well worth a visit.
Upcoming Events in Sligo This Summer
Cairde Sligo Arts Festival – July
One of Ireland’s longest running arts festivals is running across numerous venues in Sligo – All within a short walk of Habour House
Hagstravaganza International Brewery Festival – July
In it’s fifth year it has become a must for all beer lovers, this year the festival features 70 beers that have never been tasted in Ireland before, with exciting and innovative brewers visiting from all over the world.
On the Saturday evening there is a special train service from the Festival (The noisiest train in Ireland) back to Sligo Train Station – A short walk (or stumble) from Harbour House
Sligo Races – May – October
Sligo offers a range of National Hunt & Flat racing throughout the year with many special events at meetings in one of the most scenic courses in Ireland all just a short drive, bus or taxi journey from Harbour House
More Information and tickets can be found Here
Sligo Jazz Festival & Summer School – July
Every year some of the best Jazz musicians from around the word visit Sligo for this renowned festival, this year is no different. Local artist and artists from USA, Italy, Slovakia, Brazil, Australia, Germany, Ireland, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales will be playing in the Hawks Well Theatre and many other Sligo venues over the week, all just a short walk from Harbour House.
Tread Softly – July & August
This Festival inspired by the Yeats brothers runs throughout Sligo Town and surrounding areas with Musical, Visual & Literal events for all the family happening in a wide range of venues all within easy distance of Harbour House.
Many of the events are free, you can find further information and tickets, Here
Sligo Stages Rally – July
One of the longest running rally events in Ireland, this you can witness some exciting action in some of the most stunning scenic settings in the world.
More information can be found Here
Sligo Summer Festival – August
Sligo Summer Festival is always a great event with open air concerts and various activities throughout the town, This years line up is yet to be released but more details will appear Here
Sligo Live Festival – October
This years festival line-up has been announced and as usual it is fantastic, Located in the Knocknarea Arena at Sligo IT & The Hawks Well Theater for large concerts there are gigs and other activities in nearly every venue in the city centre.
The Main Headline Line Up is Here
The Other Gigs & Venues will appear Here when announced
Sligo Tourist Development Association offers FREE walking tours of the beautiful town of Sligo Monday to Saturday from 04/06 to 29/09, you can join up with fellow explorers at 11am at the Tourist Office on O’Connell Street in the centre of town. The tour takes about 2 hours.
Why not book a fishing trip while you are staying with us…
Lots of options available from deep sea fishing with Sligo Boat Charters Daryl Ewing – probably the best skipper in Ireland, trips leave from the Harry Ewing Pier in Rosses Point or Sligo Harbours’ new pontoon (Just round the corner from Harbour House).
To World Class Coarse angling in Ballisodare.
Let us know when you are booking your stay at Harbour House and we can arrange individual or group fishing trips for you and your party.
The Harbour House is one of the longest standing budget accommodations in Sligo, and with good reason. Conveniently located along the Quay, the entire town is only a few minutes walk away. The olde-world feel of the Harbour Master’s House gives a distinct Irish country setting while remaining centrally located within the town.