Classiebawn Castle

The trip along the R279 from Cliffoney to Mullaghmore is dominated by Classiebawn Castle, which is best known as the former home of Lord Louis Mountbatten, Viceroy of India and Earl of Burma. This striking building is one of the most photographed icons in the north-west of Ireland, with its fairytale towers and its dramatic…

Gleniff Horseshoe

Gleniff Horseshoe

Gleniff Horseshoe so called because of its shape and layout. Along the drive or walk can be clearly seen the dramatic cliffs containing the cave that served as a hiding place for mythical runaway lovers Diarmuid and Grainne. This epic tale of young love is best read over a steaming hot Whiskey or cooling pint…

Cliffoney and Lord Palmerston

The village of Cliffoney itself was the first Sligo home of British Prime MinisterLord Palmerston where he resided at the Cliffoney Inn (now O’Donnell’s Bar) before building Classiebawn Castle at nearby Mullaghmore. Lord Palmerston’s grandfather had been granted the title of Viscount Palmerston on 12 March 1723 and was also made Baron Temple, of Mount…

Mobile Library

Thursday Fortnightly Service Benwiskin Centre 9.00 – 10.00 Mullaghmore 10.30 – 11.15 Cliffoney 11.30 – 12.15 Grange 12.30 – 1.15 Dates: Thursday 10th January 2013 Thursday 24th January 2013 Thursday 7th February 2013 Thursday 21st February 2013 Thursday 7th March 2013 Thursday 21st March 2013 Thursday 4th April 2013 Thursday 18th April 2013

Glencar Waterfall

Glencar Waterfall is particularly impressive after rain and can be viewed from a lovely wooded walk. There are more waterfalls visible from the road and also on-site picnic facilities and an information kiosk. Its setting and charm inspired the poet W. B. Yeats in his poem The Stolen Child.[codepeople-post-map]

Innishmurray Island

Innishmurray Island

[codepeople-post-map] Taking the R279 opposite the Catholic Church in Cliffoney you catch the first glimpse of Inishmurray Island, about four miles off the Sligo coast……. The island contains the remains of a remarkable Early Christian monastic settlement which was home to St Maloise, confessor of St Colmcille, and it was from here that Colmcille was…