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 and other macabre tales.

On the tour discover Sligo’s connection to Bram Stoker, the Irish author, best known for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula.

Hear how stories of the cholera epidemic inspired Stoker in his writing.

The tragic history of Sligo Abbey that inspired W.B. Yeats.

Grim tales of crime and punishment from the nineteenth century, in many of the locations where the events occurred. 

Visit one of the oldest hostelries in the town and sample traditional Ale while your Guide recounts stories of the port, secret societies and houses of ill-repute.

 

Interactive tour

The tour starts on Sligo’s Riverside Promenade next to the Riverside Hotel – this area was once known as Armstrong’s Row. Each guest on arrival receives a tour badge with the name of a person who was once connected to Sligo. Listen out as their stories will be told along the way. Whether there were good or bad in the times they lived, will be for you to decide. Judge Not, Lest ye be judged…

This tour is full of stories of real events involving crime, punishment and adult content features on this tour, so it’s not for the faint of heart. Older children/teenagers (recommended over 13) accompanied by an adult are welcome but parental discretion is advised, please note on the tour we visit a public house.

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  • The new Spanish Armada art murals in Grange, County Sligo. 
They depict the Spanish captain Francisco de Cuéllar, who escaped from the Spanish Armada wrecks at Streedagh Beach in 1588 and the three ships (Galleons) that sank off Streedagh, La Juliana, La Lavia and La Santa Maria de Visón.

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  • Had a fantastic and engaging group on tour last night and the rain held off! Thanks to all who came and survived!
Join me next Friday and Saturday evening for more dark tales!
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  • Hearing some very un-yeatians dark tales while holding up the corner of the bank. Thanks to all who recently joined me on tour and for a drink in Thomas Connolly's.

Join me tonight for a tour, pre-book tickets online or you can buy tickets on the night for this tour.
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  • Explore the darker side of Sligo's past with stories of crime & punishment and graveyard tales.
Next tours on 19th & 20th July at 7 pm, all welcome along. Pre-book tickets on SligoWalkingTours.com or you can buy tickets on the night for these tours.
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  • By lonely prison walls..🎵
A prison gate now blocked up.
The stone walls of Sligo Gaol, the 25ft stone walls were built twenty years after the prison opened between 1841-1844 with the limestone quarried from Ballisodare.
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