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Address: Sligo Abbey Visitor Centre Abbey Street, Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 71 914 6406
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Sligo Abbey

Sligo abbey is managed by the O.P.W. (office of public works, ie state owned). This is a self-guided tour. Very interesting, founded by the Dominicans in the mid 13th century. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sligo abbey is managed by the O.P.W. (office of public works, ie state owned). This is a self-guided tour. Very interesting, founded by the Dominicans in the mid 13th century. The ruins house the only sculptured 15th century 'high altar' to survive in any Irish monastic church!.. Look out for the flat tomb stone, which we noticed had been defaced... More 

1 Thank sonyamsonyamsonyam
Ajax, Canada
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23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great place to visit with such great history. Not to be missed. Would love to visit again whenever we go back to Sligo.

Thank eddickson2
Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Say this Abbey about two blocks from our Hotel in Sligo. It was free with our OPW card but worth the E5 if not. The man at the visitor office as willing to answer all our questions and handed us a map with all the info we needed. I was amazed at how well preserved it was. A beautiful place... More 

Thank mojodono
Catania, Italy
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75 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Really fascinating. Make sure you read the paper they give you carefully - it explains why the ceiling arches are so low.

Thank twnkultoes
Sligo, Ireland
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Very interesting buildings with Bram Stoker stories from his Sligo born mother of the Cholera epidemic.Great tour guides when open.

Thank Margaret H
Ballston Spa, New York
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We unfortunately showed up off tourist season, didn't get to go in, wandered around the outside and took a few photos that way

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Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was an interesting place to visit and not a very expensive entry fee either. The person selling the tickets when we visited was very friendly. We took a self guided tour which was quite informative and explained what we were seeing. There was a bit of stair climbing required but nothing too strenuous. The cloisters and carvings were particularly... More 

Thank Donn H
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Very old and historical...should have known earlier, we could have stayed a little longer to see more of this quintessential town.

Thank Irene E
Beamsville, Canada
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Easy downtown location with lots of information attached. We enjoyed exploring the Abbey. One of the oldest buildings in Sligo

Leicester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Really interesting visit to Sligo Abbey. You get a map and some information to wander round with. More extensive than it looks from the road. Lots to see, some stairs to climb, well preserved cloisters & some lovely stone carvings. Worth the 4E entrance fee.

1 Thank Jackie W

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