Covid Safety

Following on from the latest Irish government Covid update on outdoor gatherings, small organised groups of less than 15 can gather outdoors. Public tours with less than 15 people are allowed where social distancing will be maintained.

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 – we can have four seasons in the one day – so check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. Best to bring a rain jacket or umbrella just in case. Where possible we will try to conduct the tour stops in a sheltered location.

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Where can I buy a ticket?

Tickets can be pre-booked in advance through our website. You can also visit Failte Tourist offices throughout Ireland and buy tickets in person.

Can I buy a ticket on the night?

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 point at the Abbey car park. Also, Stephens Street car park would be a suitable location and within a 10 minute walk from the start/end points. Parking in the evenings after 6.30 pm is free. The tour concludes in the centre of town

How long is the tour?

Sligo Dark Tales tours on average run for 2 hours and covers about 3.5 kilometres or 2 miles. Be prepared to be on your feet and standing for that length.

What if it rains?

Tour runs in rain and sunshine, we will take shelter where possible in heavy showers. Best to come prepared with jacket and umbrella.

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 tour. You will be informed upto 24 hours in advance if minimum numbers have not been reached and offered a refund or change of date.

Can I cancel?

You can cancel and receive a refund or reschedule a tour up to 24 hours before the event.