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Knocknarea

Knocknarea

1.36km from Dolly's Cottage

Knocknarea is a large hill west of Sligo town in County Sligo, Ireland. A good trekking destination with 327-metre high limestone hill is visually striking, as it is monolithic in appearance and stands in a prominent position on the Cúil Irra peninsula between the bays of Sligo and Ballysadare. There are also remains of several smaller tombs on the summit.

Queen Maeve's Grave

Queen Maeve's Grave

1.51km from Dolly's Cottage

This is the largest and most visible neolithic monument in the west of Ireland. The huge monument, which was probably built between 3,500 and 3,200 BC, is part of the Irish passage-grave culture. The oldest dated monument in Sligo is the very early causewayed enclosure at Magheraboy, between Carns Hill and the Carrowmore megalithic complex.

Coney Island,

Coney Island,

2.93km from Dolly's Cottage

Coney Island is the largest and the most famous of the three islands off the northern coast of the Coolera peninsula. It is an island of approximately 400 acres and is named after the vast quantity of rabbits which can be spotted on the island at any time. The island which is 1½ miles long by ¾ mile across is accessible by boat from the pier at Rosses Point, but the most popular route is by way of Cummeen Strand when the tide is out.

Woodville Farm

Woodville Farm

4.58km from Dolly's Cottage

Woodville Farm is a family run working farm just outside Sligo Town. It takes you through mature woodland, green fields, and historic farm buildings where a variety of farm animals, live in natural surroundings. They have over 200 sheep, 35 suckler cows as well as 600 commercial free range hens and so more.

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

4.74km from Dolly's Cottage

It is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland. It lies just south-west of Sligo town, right at the heart of the Cúil Írra Peninsula, an area alive with prehistoric significance. These are found at Carrowmore, a collection of burial monuments at the centre of the Cuil Iorra peninsula three kilometers west of Sligo town.

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Temple Street in Sligo, Ireland, is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Elphin. The cathedral was built in a Norman style, and it is the only Norman styled cathedral in Ireland. It can seat 1400 people. It has an impressive spire at the front and large apse in the Sanctuary.

Famine Memorial

Famine Memorial

6.98km from Dolly's Cottage

The Famine Monument, which is located opposite The Harp Tavern in Quay Street, and was erected here in July 1997 in memory of all those who died and suffered during the famine. The monument depicts a family in the depths of despair, starving and with no hope for the future, yet the child, a young girl can be seen pointing towards the ships, one of which would carry them to a new life in America or Canada.

Yeats Building

Yeats Building

7.09km from Dolly's Cottage

This is a building of outstanding historical and architectural interest in Sligo town. Designed in the Arts & Crafts style, and built in 1899, as a branch of the Belfast Banking Company. This building is now the Headquarters of the international Yeats Society, from which the Society keeps in contact with members all over the world, and from where the Yeats International Summer School and Winter School are administered, as well as the day-to-day running of the Society.

Sligo County Museum

Sligo County Museum

7.23km from Dolly's Cottage

This is a museum dedicated to the history of County Sligo. It was housed in a former manse on Stephen Street, Sligo town. The Yeats Room here is full of manuscripts, photographs, letters and newspaper cuttings associated with the local poet William Butler Yeats including a copy of his 1923 Nobel Prize winning medal and a complete collection of his poems from 1889 to 1936.

Sligo Abbey

Sligo Abbey

7.41km from Dolly's Cottage

This Dominican Friary was founded in the mid-13th century and served as both a religious centre and community gathering space, especially as a refuge for displaced landowners. It was built in the Romanesque style with some later additions and alterations. Extensive ruins remain, mainly of the church and the cloister.

Lough Gill

Lough Gill

7.45km from Dolly's Cottage

Lough Gill is an 8km long limestone lake, which was surrounded by woods and contains about 20 small islands, including the Lake Isle of Innisfree made famous by poet William Butler Yeats. The lake contains about 20 small islands, including the Isle of Innisfree, made famous by William Butler Yeats's poem "The Lake Isle of Innisfree.

The Model. Home of The Niland Collection.

This is one of Ireland's most important contemporary arts centres with an extensive and vibrant programme of visual and performing arts. The gallery houses several exhibition spaces focusing on contemporary art and education activities, a cinema/venue for concerts, an artist-in-residence programme, and a collection of 20th-century Irish art called the Niland Collection. This collection is named for the former Sligo County librarian, Nora Niland.

Lissadell beach

Lissadell beach

8.08km from Dolly's Cottage

This beautiful south-facing beach is very popular with locals and tourists alike. The area is well known for walking, swimming, surfing and other watersports and in winter Bird Watching. There is also a little river which runs along the beach and makes a fantastic playground for kids.

Ballygilgan (Lissadell)

Ballygilgan (Lissadell)

8.11km from Dolly's Cottage

Ballygilgan is a national nature reserve of approximately 73 acres the Maugherow Peninsula in County Sligo, Ireland. It is home to Ireland’s biggest mainland flock of barnacle geese. The Reserve is west of the village of Carney on the shore of Drumcliff Bay, Special Area of Conservation, between the road and Lissadell Strand.

Lissadell House

Lissadell House

8.45km from Dolly's Cottage

Lissadell is famous as the childhood home of Constance Markievicz, her sister Eva Gore-Booth and her brother Josslyn Gore-Booth. The house was built between 1830 and 1835, and inhabited from 1833 onwards, for Sir Robert Gore-Booth, 4th Baronet by London architect Francis Goodwin. In 1876, Sir Robert left the house and surrounding estate to his son, Sir Henry Gore-Booth, 5th Baronet.

Dunmoran Strand

Dunmoran Strand

9.13km from Dolly's Cottage

Dunmoran Strand is surrounded by dunes and lies in a quite, rural region. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. A hiking trail leads along the beach and all the way to Aughris Head, 2,5 kilometres away. This beach got Green Coast Award for 2018.

Yellow Strand

Yellow Strand

9.3km from Dolly's Cottage

Yellow strand is at the Raghly peninsula. It is a long sandy beach which is always, even on a hot summer's day, very quiet. This beach doesn't have any lifeguards and it is dangerous for swimming. A popular location for a small picnic and also there are so many things to see and do here.

Tobernalt Holy Well

Tobernalt Holy Well

9.54km from Dolly's Cottage

Tobernalt Holy Well is a place of reflection and nurturing serenity.It is an ancient natural spring dating back to the 5th century as a pagan meeting place and later a Penal Law mass site. It predates the advent of Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century. Its importance as a meeting place and a sustainer of life predates our Celtic ancestors.

Hazelwood Forest

Hazelwood Forest

10.32km from Dolly's Cottage

Hazelwood is an ancient area of woodland located just over 2 miles outside the town of Sligo in northwest Ireland. It has a series of outdoor sculptures by Irish and International artists. It has a picnic area and spectular lakeside views. It’s a walkers paradise as there is several hikes of about 3 kilometres each along the edge of Lough Gill.

Ballygawley Lough

Ballygawley Lough

10.35km from Dolly's Cottage

Ballygawley Lough is next to Ballydawley Lough and is located in Sligo, Connaught, Ireland. Ballygawley Lough has a length of 2.43 kilometres. It is close to Union Wood a popular area with many walks and nature trails.

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Dolly's Cottage

Dolly's Cottage

49 Dorrin's Strand, Larass, Strandhill, Co. Sligo, F91 R2T5, Ireland

A two hundred year old, traditional, thatched cottage, which was located in Strandhill, County Sligo. It is the only one of its kind in the area. IT is a stone built cottage with two rooms and a loft with original walls, roof, roof beams, fireplace and pouch bed. The cottage is named after Dolly Higgins, the last person to live here. It is open to the public at weekends during the summer months.