What should I bring?

You only need to bring things for your own comfort while outdoors for 2 hours.


Ireland is known for its inclement range of weather conditions, so check the local weather forecast and dress accordingly. Best to bring a rain jacket or umbrella just in case. Where possible we will try to conduct some of the tour stops in a sheltered location. In extreme weather conditions the tour will be cancelled or rearranged and you will receive a refund (minus booking engine fee).

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Where can I buy a ticket?

Tickets can be pre-booked in advance through our website. 

Can I buy a ticket on the day?

Generally no, tickets need to booked and paid for 24-hours in advance. However, we do run open public tours on various evenings, where you can come along and pay for a ticket on the spot. Follow Sligo Walking Tours on social media for tour updates, 

Do I need to print my ticket?

No need to print your ticket, you can show your booking confirmation email to the guide. We will have a list of attendees. 

Where can I park?

Parking is available at a number of locations throughout the town, see Sligo County Council parking for more information and locations. Parking is available nearby to our meeting/finishing points at the Abbey Street car park, Stephen Street car park and John F. Kennedy Parade. Parking in the evenings after 6.30 pm is free and on Sundays/Bank Holidays. Tours conclude in the centre of town near O’Connell Street.

How long is the tour?

The walking tours on average run for 1.5 hours to 2 hours depending on the pace of the participants and covers about 3.5 kilometres or 2 miles. Be prepared to be on your feet and standing for that length.

Is this a ghost tour?

Sligo Dark Tales is not a ghost tour. It is a walking tour with a dark history theme which focuses on social history, crime and punishment stories and macabre tales. At Halloween, we run a tour that has a mix of history, macabre and ghost tales. 

If you are interested in a ghost tour, you can book a private tour, please request ghost stories when you book.

Is the tour suitable for children?

The dark tales tour is not recommended for kids under 12. There is a lot of standing and walking. It’s darker history-themed more than ghosts, so it may not hold younger children’s attention for too long. Parental discretion is advised. 

Do tour minimum numbers apply?

Yes, tour minimum numbers apply, usually four required to run the public tour. You will be informed up to 24 hours in advance if minimum numbers have not been reached and offered a refund or change of date.

Where is the tour meeting/finishing point?

Please check your ticket for the meeting point for your tour as it may differ from the following information. Many of the tours start in the area known as Riverside in Sligo town. This meeting point is next to the Riverside Hotel and Ripples Cafe on the Riverside road, Sligo town, in front of the blue curved pedestrian footbridge called John Fallon bridge which is a 10 minute walk from the town centre. The tour finishes in the town centre near the main street called O’Connell Street. If you’re driving there is car parking nearby at the Abbey Street car park, Stephen Street car park and also on John F. Kennedy Parade near to the start and finishing points.

Can I cancel?

You can cancel and receive a refund or reschedule a tour up to 24 hours before the event. Please send an email to cancel your tour. Refunds given minus the processing admin fee (booking engine fee). No shows are charged the full amount.