Location - Sligo town centre, Ireland
An Cruiscin Lan is very centrally located in Sligo town, close to shops, bus & train services, places of worship, tourist office, library, theatres, cinema, pubs, gourmet restaurants etc. are all withing short walking distance of the accommodation.
Also within a short distance is the local sports centre with 20m indoor heated swimming pool, golf courses, fishing, hill walking, surfing, car rallying & anything else you can think of!
Directions to An Cruiscin Lan (B&B)
Satellite navigation co-ordinates: N 54.268044 W 8.472862
Approximate driving times to Sligo from:
Dublin = 2 hours and 30 minutes
Galway = 1 hour and 40 minutes
Belfast = 3 hours and 20 minutes
Directions from Sligo Bus and Train Station
From bus & train station to "An Cruiscin Lan" Mc Gettigan's B&B Connolly Street., Sligo
Train & bus depot is 15 minutes walk, or 5 x minutes drive by taxi (€6/7). Directions: departing depot, take a left. Follow the signposts to Cathedral Church. Continue to the end of Temple Street & turn left into Connolly Street. An Cruiscin Lan B&B (McGettigan's) is 50m on left, with large car park (entrance before B&B) to the rear.
- Link to Train timetables (Irish Rail)
- Link to Bus timetables (Bus Eireann)
- Link to Sligo Airport
(only 15 minute drive, flights from Dublin and Manchester!)
Road Directions from Dublin, Galway, Limerick
Approaching Sligo from N59 (west) N17 (southwest) N4 (east & south), turn right at first traffic lights, into Upper John St. & onto the next traffic lights, turning right into Temple St. On your immediate left, there is a large stone church, continue on, passing the tourist office, on your left, for another 300/400m, to the next traffic lights, & turn left into Connolly St. An Cruiscin Lan B&B (McGettigan's) is 50m on the left, with a large car park (entrance before B&B) to the rear.
Road Directions from North (Donegal & Belfast)
From N16 (northeast), get onto N15 (northwest) & follow traffic into City, across "Hughes Bridge". briefly onto dual carriage way, & take left turn for City (town) centre. Travelling through the City, drive through 2 x sets of traffic lights, on your immediate left, there is a large stone church, continue on, passing the tourist office, on your left, for another 300/400m to the third traffic lights, turn left into Connolly St. An Cruiscin Lan B&B (McGettigan's) is 50m on left, with large car park (entrance before B&B) to the rear.
Sligo - Land Of Hearts Desire
Sligo town is situated in the northwest corner of the island of Ireland (within the Republic Of Ireland).
Sligo is a typical Irish market town with a population of approximately 18,000. Sligo has some fine traditional old pubs with live music available most nights.
Sligo town is situated on the Garavogue river that connects Lough Gill to the Atlantic Ocean through the heart of the town. The town landscape is also dominated by two large mountains, Ben Bulben and Knocknarea, made famous in the poetry of W.B. Yeats.
Sligo has some fantastic beaches (blue flag standard) and beautiful scenery. Watersports are very popular, surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing in particular. The coastline is exposed to the power of the Atlantic Ocean which produces some of the best surfing conditions in western Europe.
Sligo is also famous for the large number of ancient Neolithic sites and prehistoric monuments in the local area (over 5,000 sites recorded, the highest concentration of anywhere else in Europe!). The largest of which is Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, only 5 minutes drive from town centre and is well worth a visit!
Parkes Castle image from (John Darcy) / CC BY-SA 2.0
Discounts are available, depending on availability & time of year.