Sligo Walking Tours (Formerly 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.

Sligo Walking Tours is run by Mel NiMhaolanfaidh, 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 graduated with a Diploma in Heritage and Folklore in 2019 at St Angela’s College, a campus of the National University College, Galway and is continuing her studies with a Masters in Historical Studies. Mel has a passion for Irish history, specialising in local history, dark history, literary tourism and social history.

Mel has been writing about Irish history and heritage for the last number of years at 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.

Sligo Walking Tours - (Melcoo Tours) in the news

Ryan Tubridy and Sligo Walking Tours talk Dark Tourism
Melissa from Sligo Walking Tours (Melcoo) on RTE Radio 1 show with Ryan Tubridy

ITGA Member

Mel NiMhaolanfaidh - Sligo Walking Tours is a member of the Independent Tour Guides Association (ITGA) and all walking tours are fully insured.

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