Sligo Secret Scripture Tour

The Sligo Secret Scripture tour is a literary & local history tour based in Sligo town.  The tour takes you back to Sligo from the turn of the twentieth century to 1930’s 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


Book a  guided tour

Sligo Secret Scripture walking tour, commencing on Saturday 30th June 2018 to 25th August 2018.

Advance booking essential for this tour.

Meeting point: Town centre, meeting point confirmed when booked.

Time: 2 pm

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

SUMMER STARTING TIME: 7.30 pm (30th June to 25th August)

The following tour dates are open to the general public, please book a ticket in advance.


Scheduled public tour dates:

Saturday 30th June
Saturday 28th July
Saturday 25th August

art deco border


Duration: 1 hour 30 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: €10 euros per Adult – Minimum of two to run the tour

Book tickets online.

When: Saturday 2 pm (Various dates from 30th June to 25th August or contact us to book other dates)


Bookings for other Tour days and times are available on request.

Email: or Mob: 353 851735103


To book tickets click here or to book a place on the tour for other dates please contact us. Private/Group tours can also be booked.