Retreat in Yeats' Country Sligo, Ireland

Things To Do

Scenic trips, seaweed baths, coastal horse riding, cliff & ocean views, nature walks, traditional meals, picnics, concerts, pottery tour, folk life museum, shopping, historical relics, folklore .... all in and around Sligo


There are many small walks in the grounds and a five hundred metre path to the south facing beach which is safe for swimming and from which walks of many miles can commence.  Between 3 and 30 km, there are harbours, beaches, quiet country roads, many mountains, rivers and lakes, four seaside resorts and Sligo (18,000), the largest regional town in the North West, 19km away.

Games Room

There is a table tennis table in the games room/converted stable and outside plenty of space for children to play hide and seek and to roam and discover.

Horse Riding

Just 13km away in Grange is Island View Riding Stables offering daily rides to Trawalua Beach, Cliffoney, and lessons.  There is also the Horse Holiday Farm in Grange offering week-long holidays following the bridal paths and trails in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.


Bundoran in Co Donegal (28 km away) is often referred to as  ‘Ireland’s Surfing Capital’. The coastal area is blessed with a large range and variety of beach, reef and point breaks. From the World class reef break of "The Peak" to the ever consistent Tullan Strand, Bundoran has a suitable wave for all styles and levels of surfer.


Lissadell House and Gardens was the childhood home of Constance Markievicz, her sister Eva Gore Booth and her brother Josslyn Gore Booth. Constance was one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, and was the first woman to be elected to Dail Eireann, where she served as Minister for Labour, and was  the first woman to be elected to the House of Commons at Westminster, London (where she declined to take her seat). Eva was a poet of distinction and an active suffragist, clashing with the young Winston Churchill over barmaids' rights in 1908. Josslyn created at Lissadell one of the premier horticultural estates in Europe.  Sligo born poet ,W. B. Yeats was friendly with the Gore Booth sisters and stayed at Lissadell in 1893 and 1894. He immortalised Lissadell and the Gore Booth sisters in his poetry.

Business Meetings

The extended dining table in the dining room can be used for small business meetings or conferences, press releases etc. Free WIFI available too.

Further Afield

There is much of interest in counties Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal and Fermanagh.

We are happy to assist with suggestions and the magazine “Discover Sligo” offers more information on Golf, Horse Riding, Surfing etc. - visit

Local Pubs & Restaurants

Lang's in Grange, Tel: 071 91 63105 - Restaurant with interesting traditional combined pub and grocery shop - 10 km distance
Enjoy what's considered to be 'A Great Pint' in the traditional old bar at Langs in Grange. Soak up the atmosphere of bygone days in their traditional Bar/Grocery Shop which retains all its origional features, hooks still hang from the ceiling, the weighing scales lies ready for use, the clock still keeping perfect time or enjoy home-cooked food of generous portions in the spacious restaurant.

Yeats Tavern in Drumcliffe - Tel: 071 91 63117 - Spacious Restaurant of interesting modern design - 10 km distance

Drumcliffe Tea House and Craft Shop - Tel: 071 91 44956 Display of books, local arts and crafts  for sale. Situated in the church yard beside Yeats's grave and a tenth centurey High Cross and Round Tower - 10 km distance

Laura's Pub and Restaurant in Carney - Tel: 071 91 63056 - Pleasant small Bar and Restaurant in quiet village - 8 km distance

Henry's in Cashelgarren - Tel: 071 91 73985 - Bar and Restaurant with shuttle bus service provided - 8 km distance

The Pier Head in  Mullaghmore - Tel: 071 91 66 171 - Bars and Restaurant with a Leisure centre - 20 km distance
Two bars and the restaurant will help you sit back, unwind and enjoy magical Mullaghmore or make use of their leisure centre pool and gym. If relaxation is your preference, take a seaweed bath or make use of their, hot-tub, sauna & steam room.

Ellen's Pub in Maugherow - Tel: 071 91 63761 - A traditional Thatched Pub - 3km distance

Jordan's Pub in Ballinfull - Tel: 071 91 63161 - The nearest local Pub - 2 km distance