Sligo Abbey

Sligo Abbey

Contact Details


Abbey Street,
F91 K796

Tel: +353 (71) 914 6406

Fax: +353 (71) 914 9909


Opening Hours


26th March - 28th 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

Credit/Debit card payment facility available on site.




Following Government guidelines this site is closed until further notice.

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 Number: 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 required for commercial purposes