If you are in the North West region over the Easter period we have some suggestions for you if you have not already made plans.

The annual Easter parade in Roscommon at 2.30pm in Roscommon Town:  https://www.facebook.com/roscommoneasterparade/  The Roscommon castle tower open with music in the square before and after the parade.

A surf lesson with Sligo Surf Experience:  https://www.sligosurfexperience.com/

Explore our past with a walk around Sligo Abbey https://heritageireland.ie/places-to-visit/sligo-abbey/ or visit the Carrowmore Megalithic Tombs: https://heritageireland.ie/visit/places-to-visit/carrowmore-megalithic-cemetery/

Seamus Founder of Sligo Surf Experience

Check out the Arigna Mining Experience in County Leitrim https://www.arignaminingexperience.ie/.  They are celebrating 20 years in business on 23 April so there is 20% discount off tickets on 22 and 23 April.

Spend some time with the Eagles and at the petting zoo at Eagles Flying: https://www.eaglesflying.com/

Climb a local mountain, weather permitting.

Snorkel at one of the suggested spots by Snorkelling Ireland: https://www.snorkellingireland.ie/

A walk along any of the fantastic beaches along the Wild Atlantic Way.  We are blessed with many beautiful beaches all along the North West coast.

Visit Atlantic Sheepdogs in Grange Co. Sligo for a superb display by the sheepdogs. https://www.facebook.com/atlanticsheepdogs/

Visit the alpacas at Glencar Alpacas https://www.facebook.com/GlencarAlpacas/

Take one of the suggested Sligo Walks – https://sligowalks.ie/  or explore along the Yeats Trail https://www.yeatstrail.ie/

Head out on the water with Enniscrone Boat Tours https://enniscroneboattours.ie/  or enjoy some fishing with Sligo Boat Charters https://sligoboatcharters.com/  or enjoy Lough Gill with a tour on the Rose of Innisfree https://roseofinnisfree.com/

Visit Lough Key, Forest Park, Boyle, Co. Roscommon: https://loughkey.ie/

Visit the Organic Centre in Rossinver Co. Leitrim https://www.theorganiccentre.ie/

baby boppers Ballisodare

Something special for young children on Sunday 16 April –  Baby Boppers and Maia Purposeful Play.  12.30 to 2pm at Ballisodare Community Centre Belladrihid F91 YK76 Ballysadare.  Get your tickets here

Ballina 2023 events:  https://ballina2023.ie/events/

In case it is raining or you want to do something different then check out the range of indoor events and activities.


Sligo – https://www.omniplex.ie/cinema/sligo

Bundoran – https://www.eclipsecinemas.com/

Ballina –  https://imccinemas.ie/Whats-On/Ballina/

Carrick on Shannon: https://www.carrickcineplex.ie/

Culture and Theatre

The Model, Sligo https://www.themodel.ie

The Hamilton Gallery:  https://hamiltongallery.ie/

Hawks well Theatre Sligo

Sunday 16 April  An Evening of Choral Music


The Dock, Carrick on Shannon

Various exhibitions: https://www.thedock.ie/whats-on/upcoming-events

Leitrim Dance Project currently running until 14 April https://www.leitrimdanceproject.com/

Ballina Arts Centre:

Various exhibitions: https://ballinaartscentre.com/

Culture and historical places

Sligo Folk Park: https://sligofolkpark.com/

Westport House: https://www.westporthouse.ie/pirate-adventure-park/


If you are fortunate to be in the Galway area you might consider a tour to Inis Mor or of the Castles of Connemara or a Galway City Walking Tour – check out Colleen Travel:  https://colleenirishtravel.com/tours/

connemara galway abbey


Or why not get out your bike and explore one of the greenways of Ireland.

Ezxploring with Walking Trail Games in Counties Leitrim, Longford, Kildare and Monaghan.  Printed copies of Ezxploring Walking Trail Games are available from libraries, heritage centres and tourist offices. Explore the following villages and towns:

County Leitrim: Ballinamore, Carrick on Shannon and Manorhamilton.  Playground passports are also available.

County Longford: Ardagh, Ballymahon, Cloondara, Edgeworthstown, Granard, Lanesborough, Longford Town and Royal Canal Greenway and National Famine Way. Playground passports are also available.

County Kildare: Athy.

County Monaghan: Ballybay, Carrickmmacross, Castleblayney and Monaghan Town.

More information

For activities on in Bundoran check out: https://discoverbundoran.com/easter-in-bundoran/

For activities on in Leitrim check out: https://leitrimtourism.com/leitrim-travel-blog/top-things-for-families-to-do-in-leitrim-this-summer/

For activities to do in Sligo check out: https://www.discoverireland.ie/sligo/things-to-do

For activities to do in Roscommon check out: https://www.visitroscommon.ie/



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