About

Melcoo Tours offer social history and literary-themed walking tours. Explore Sligo’s dark history on the Dark Tales walking tour revealing the town’s turbulent past with stories of the undead, executions, jail-breaks, disease and other grim tales.

Melcoo Tours is run by Mel Maolanfaidh, a historian and tour guide who researches and creates unique walking tours in Sligo in the North-West of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way.

She has studied Heritage and Folklore at the National University College, Galway. Mel has a passion for Irish history, specialising in Sligo history, literary tourism, architectural heritage and social history.

Mel has been writing about Irish history and heritage for the last number of years at melcoo.com and created a Sligo Secret Scripture app available to download on the Guidigo platform. The Sligo Secret Scripture tour can also be booked for private or group tours. She has three years’ experience in tour guiding.

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