After a very long 4 months of restrictions and closures, Sligo’s outdoor activity centres are starting to reopen. Golf clubs, Tennis courts and sports pitches are welcoming the public back. Visitor attractions including pet farms and heritage sites are also back in business. We’ve put together a list of what exactly is open and ready for you to visit.
Golf, Tennis Courts and Sport Centres
Sligo Golf Clubs regularly make top 100 lists across the world, with arguably some of the best links courses in Ireland with the most stunning views. You can find more information via Trip Advisor’s top Sligo Golf Courses here.
Sligo Tennis Club, Sligo’s premier venue for Tennis, boasts a Badminton and Squash catering for players of all ages and abilities. Club facilities include 6 x outdoor floodlit ‘omni’ tennis courts, an indoor tennis court, 5 x badminton courts and 4 x squash courts. You can book a court and find our more here.
Sligo GAA are returning to training, you can see which clubs and what the schedules are here.
Pet Farms and Shows
The wonderful Eagles Flying reopens their booking line on 28th April for shows beginning May 1st. And Eagles Flying Show is both fun and educational for the whole family! Their special method of working with animals makes it possible to allow them as close as possible to their visitors. The scientists on hand present information on each of the birds and raptors in general and if you have a question about a bird of prey. For full information on their services check our their website here.
Atlantic Sheepdogs in Grange Sligo, is a great experience to watch. The dogs are mesmerising in the way they follow instructions and their instinct to herd sheep. Their movements are more dancelike. Not to mention how cute they are.
Coolaney National Mountain Bike Centre
The Coolaney Mountain Bike Trail Network is a network of purpose-built single track trails and forest roads that are designed for use by mountain bikes on waymarked circular routes of between 3km and 22km in length.
The trails take riders through forest and heathland with incredible views northwards over Ballisodare and Sligo Bays and up to Slieve League in Donegal. Continue on to open up views across Co. Sligo, the Dartry Mountains and ‘Yeats Country’. Forest-road-climbs lead you into tight twisty singletrack with loads of fast descents, ups and downs, tight turns and technical rocky bits, guaranteed to leave you smiling! If you are new to MTB-ing, take your time, start with the blue trails but note that they are fast in places; the red trails are more challenging and are not for novices! The trails are waymarked in one direction; please follow the arrows.
Quarryfield Farm Experience We wrote a blog piece last year on the wonderful day we had at the farm. And now the farm is back open! Read more about it here.
As each week passes we expect more and more attractions to open up and will keep you all posted.
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