Sligo Abbey

Sligo Abbey

Contact Details

Address: Abbey St., Sligo, F91 K796
Telephone: +353 71 914 6406
Fax: +353 71 914 9909

Opening Hours


6th April - 18th October

Daily 10.00-18.00

Last admission 45 mins before closing

Average length of visit: 1 hour


Admission Fees

Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00


Small exhibition, toilets. Public car park close to site

Tearooms: None

Known locally as the Abbey, this Dominican Friary was founded in the mid - 13th century by Maurice Fitzgerald. The site contains a great wealth of carvings including Gothic and Renaissance tomb sculpture, well preserved cloister and the only sculptured 15th century high altar to survive in any Irish monastic church. This enigmatic friary will inspire and enlighten it's visitors. 

Location: Centre of Sligo town
Guided tours:
Maximum no: 40
Duration: 30 minutes

Leaflet/Guide book: English. Self guide leaflet in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Dutch

Photography / video allowed: Yes, but permit requireed for commercial purposes