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Sligo Walking Tours run by Melcoo Tours offer social history and literary walking tours in Sligo, Ireland.

Running two tours; Sligo Dark Tales tour and the Sligo Secret Scripture tour.

We can also offer bespoke tailored tours depending on your interests.

Sligo walking tours

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The Sligo Dark Tales walking tour scheduled public tours have now finished for the season, if you would like to book a private or group tour, please use the contact form and send us a message.

Tour duration is 1 hour 45 minutes.

Join us as we explore Sligo’s dark history on a walking tour revealing Sligo’s turbulent past with stories of war, execution, jail-breaks, disease & macabre tales.

On the tour discover Sligo’s connection to Bram Stoker, the Irish author, best known for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula.

The tragic history of Sligo Abbey that inspired W.B. Yeats.

Grim tales of crime and punishment in the nineteenth century.

Plus much many more macabre tales!

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Sligo Secret Scripture walking tour

The Sligo Secret Scripture walking tour is a literary & local history tour based around Sligo town. The award-winning author Sebastian Barry, set his novels in Sligo town and wrote about his family who resided in Sligo at the time. This tour will take you through the streets of Sligo where the characters walked, combining the books and social history.

“A wanderer is a romantic thing like someone in a western picture at the Gaiety or Savoy.”  – Sebastian Barry

To book a private or group tour please contact us.

 

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Melcoo Tours is a member of the Independent Tour Guides Association (ITGA) and all walking tours are fully insured.

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