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Sligo's dark history walking tour

history walk

Sligo's dark history walking tour

3 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

Sligo's dark history walking tour

history walk

Sligo's dark history walking tour

3 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

My hometown of Sligo is the vibrant heart of the North West of Ireland and the biggest town in the region. Built on the banks of the Garavogue River it connects Lough Gill to the Atlantic Ocean and boasts the magnificent backdrop of Benbulben Mountain. The town has an interesting history and had a busy port in the nineteenth century. Its scenery inspired the poet W.B. Yeats and his ancestors were prosperous ship owners. We'll start by the Riverside in Sligo town and I'll tell you stories of breweries and what life was like for people living in this area in the past. We'll visit an old Victorian jail, hear stories of some of the prisoners and executions that took place at the jail. We'll walk to the town centre where dark tales of a medieval abbey and the town's graveyard are recounted.

Your host

Mel

Mel

I'm a local Historian and Tour Guide. I provide social history and macabre tales tours in Sligo, Ireland. I'm interested in Irish history, dark history, literary tourism and social history. I have completed a Diploma in Heritage and Folklore from the National University of Ireland Galway.

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Where you'll be

Sligo is a medieval town with narrow windy streets and lanes, it has a lot of macabre dark history. We start in Riverside on the banks of the picturesque Garavogue river. After a dark tale of a brewery, we'll head to the gates of a Victorian jail where stories of prisoners and executions are recounted. We'll walk to the town centre and visit a house with Dracula connections.

Availability

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

The tour finishes in the centre of Sligo, you may prefer to park in a car park in the centre of town than near the starting point. Tour still goes ahead in rain, please bring an umbrella and rain jacket. The tour involves walking and standing in locations for up to 2 hours, wear comfortable shoes.
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history walk
Sligo's dark history walking tour
3 reviews
From $23/person
3 reviews
From $23/person