9th & 10th November 2018
Things to Do in Sligo
Surrounded by the gorgeous countryside of Rosses Point, the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo offers majestic views of Sligo Bay and the neighbouring mountains.
On the doorstep of this year’s conference is one the most appealing stretches of the Wild Atlantic Way: stroll the golden strands, while you listen to the waves crashing; or hike the rolling hills and misty mountain tops that inspired Yeats.
Walking & Hiking
Within the village of Rosses Point there is a 3km walk, offering views of Oyster Island and Coney Island, the trail takes about 30 minutes to walk.
More information here: Sligo Walks: Rosses Point
20 minutes’ drive from Rosses Point is Knocknarea, which dominates the skyline of west Sligo, and is known to be the resting place of the legendary Queen Maeve of Connacht. The hike, which ascends 320m, takes approximately 1 hour to ascend, and 40 minutes to descend. A rewarding climb, with spectacular views in all directions. More information here: Queen Maeve Trail
Also 20 minutes’ drive from Rosses Point is Gortarowey, which stretches around the base of Benbulben. The trail begins in a secluded forest area, before opening to provide stunning view of Benbulben head. More information here: Benbulben Forest Trail
Where to Eat:
Classiebawn Restaurant(Located at the Radisson Blue Rosses Point):
“Classiebawn serves finely crafted contemporary dishes inspired by local and international cuisine. The elegant dining room offers stunning views of Sligo Bay and Knocknarea Mountain, the perfect visual complement to a delectable dinner.”
“The bar & cafe area is the perfect place for some light food or to relax and have a drink, with gorgeous views over Sligo Bay & Oyster Island.”
“Austies has great views over the harbour offering casual dining with good quality fresh food, locally sourced where at all possible with daily specials.”
Sligo Town: 10-minute drive/ €13 Taxi Cost
Knox, 32 O’Connell Street, Sligo Town
“Knox is an independent all-day eatery located on Sligo’s O’Connell Street. A quirky interior using recycled materials provides a relaxed dining space.”
Bistro Bianconi, Tobergal Lane, Sligo Town
“Bianconi offers daily seafood specials, early bird menu, complimented by an extensive wine selection.”
Coach Lane, 1-2 Lord Edward Street, Sligo Town
“Cosy spot with beams and exposed brick walls serving an eclectic menu of seafood, steaks and pasta.First time visitors can be sure of a memorable dining experience in one of Ireland’s leading restaurants as Coach Lane continues to set the standard 21 years on.”