The Sligo Secret Scripture tour is a local history and literary tour based in Sligo town. The tour takes you back to Sligo from the turn of the twentieth century to 1930s from the viewpoint of one semi-fictional family. The award-winning author and Laureate in Fiction Sebastian Barry, inspired by his family history set his novels in the town.

This tour will take you through the streets of Sligo where the characters walked, giving you a sense of the social history and heritage of the locations during this time.


Book a private or group tour

The Sligo Secret Scripture walking tour is available for private and group tours. 

Check out our Group Tours page for more information or you can send us an email to with the date/time requested and the number of people in the group.

or use the Contact form below and let us know:

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Alternatively, for any other queries, you can Email: or, Mobile 353-85-1735103

Untitled designDownload the free self-guided walking tour

If you can’t make it on a group or private tour, I have created a free self-guided tour, which you can download to your smartphone/tablet. The self-guided tour sets out the locations, provides some background and quotes from the books.

Simply search for Guidigo on the iTunes or Google Play store and download the app.

Then log in using email or Facebook and then you can download Sligo Secret Scripture and use it offline.

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