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.
The Sligo Dark Tales walking tour scheduled public tours on Saturday evenings at
7.30 pm in Sligo town starting from the 30th June 2018 to 25th August 2018.
Public Tour Dates:
25th August 2018
22nd September 2018
27th October 2018 (Halloween Gothic theme, dress up if you dare!)
Tour duration is 1 hour 30 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.
Sligo Secret Scripture walking tour, commencing on Saturday 30th June 2018 to 25th August 2018.
Public Tour Date: 25th August 2018
Meeting point: Sligo Town centre (location to be confirmed after booking).
Time: 2 pm to 3.30 pm
Advance booking essential for this 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
Melcoo Tours is a member of the Independent Tour Guides Association (ITGA) and all walking tours are fully insured.