Things to do on a rainy day

If you live in Sligo you’ll know what the weather is like. If you are a visitor come prepared for rain…just in case. I’ve often heard it said that there’s no such thing as bad weather only unsuitable clothing and although that’s true sometimes it’s nice to escape the elements and do indoor activities so here are some suggestions:

Take to the water. No worries about the rain there. Check out our water activity guide.

Catch a movie. Sligo Omniplex have most of the latest releases showing. So grab a popcorn, sink into their luxurious seats and watch the big screen. Handy hint – Tickets are cheaper on Tuesdays.

Visit a gallery. Sligo is home to some beautiful art galleries all free to visit and most open all year round. Most are not open on Sunday so check opening hours.

Sligo Museum. It may be small but it has some fascinating artefacts. Free admission and well worth a look. Not open on Sunday.

Find out about Yeats. The Yeats Memorial Building has a lovely exhibition about the late, Great, poet. Open all year round with a nominal admission fee.

Visit the libraries. Although you need to be a member to borrow books anyone is welcome to visit. The local papers and some magazines are there for visitors to read and of course you can browse books too. Check opening hours as they vary. In Tubbercurry library they have an electronic door so if you get your library card validated you can enter even when the library is closed.

Get your skates on. Zero Gravity skate park is indoors and has equipment for hire so skate away the afternoon.

Indoor fun for the kids. There are three indoor fun centres in Co. Sligo. Happy Days in Sligo town, Five Star Fun in Grange and Funny Bones in Collooney. Opening hours vary.

Scale the heights. Collooney has a climbing wall if you have a head for heights.

Go swimming. Check out our article here to find the nearest pool to you.

Sink into a seaweed bath. A little bit of heaven on a rainy day. Voya is on the beach front in Strandhill.

Watch the birdie. Eagles Flying in Ballymote is open from April to October and has an indoor area so rain isn’t an issue.

To the market. At the weekends you’ll find several markets in Sligo – most of them are under cover including Rathcormac, Beltra, Achonry, Strandhill and Cliffoney. Check opening times as some close for the Winter.

Go to the theatre. The Hawk’s Well theatre host various shows, comedy and music events and they also have workshops for all ages.

There is live music every night of the week and John the Map has a fantastic gig guide that’s updated weekly. Click here for details.

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