Sligo Secret Scripture Tour

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.


Sligo Secret Scripture Walking Tour - group pictured beside Lady of Erin - Market Street


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Duration: 90 – 105 minutes
Distance: Approx 2.5 km
Difficulty: Mostly flat along the town streets. Wheelchair accessible.
Start: Sligo Town centre, to be confirmed when booking.
End: Sligo Town centre
Cost: TBC when booking, based on numbers
When: Dates and times can be arranged for private or group tours

To book a private or group tour, please contact us.

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Download 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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