The Castle Inn
Main Street Easkey
Seven-day licence, food served all day, regular live music.
Fuel, Groceries, Hot Food
Sligo Rd., Dromore West
West Sligo is the Part of the County Sligo geographically bordered by the Ox Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Click on an area in the map above for more information.
West Sligo is still part of the "Unspoilt" North West, which has so far escaped the over development and rapid urbanisation experienced by the more populous regions of Ireland.
Sligo is a microcosm of all that Ireland has to offer. It is blessed with Mountains, Lakes, Beaches, lush Green Fields, Boglands and some of the friendliest people in the World.
Despite its proximity to Both Ballina and Sligo City, West Sligo itself is a collection of delightful Communities and Villages along the Atlantic Coastline, which have retained all their charm and authenticity, throughout centuries of Politicial Turmoil and Change and recent economic Growth. This Website has been created to promote West Sligo as a Great place to live, visit and enjoy.It has been funded by the West Sligo Forum Ltd in conjuction with the Leader Programme. We hope that all visitors to this Site, will gain valuable information on West Sligo and its surroundings. and gain some appreciation of the affection we feel for this very beautiful part of Ireland. We always appreciate your comments and any feedback would be welcomed. If you can think of any ideas to improve this Site then please contact us.
Directions to West Sligo
County Sligo is in the North West of Ireland between County Mayo and County Leitrim. Its western boundary is at Enniscrone, on the border of County Mayo, and the eastern boundary is at Aughris Head. The N59 National Road bisects the region and this is the only major road into the area. It is easily accessible by private or public transport.
From Dublin, take the N4 to Ballysadare, just south of Sligo city, and then the N59 West. From Galway, take the N17 North to Ballysadare and then N59 West. For a more leisurely and scenic drive, take the N84 to Castlebar, then the N5 to Bellavary the N58 to Foxford and the N26 to Ballina. From Ballina the N59 East leads immediately into West Sligo. Traveling from the north, both the N13 and N15 lead to Donegal and then the N15 continues to Sligo. From Sligo take the N4 south for 2 miles to Ballysadare and then the N59 into West Sligo. For an AA route planner please click on the following link www.aaroadwatch.ie
The area is also served by two local airports: Sligo and Knock International. At present Sligo Airport, located on Strandhill, just west of Sligo, only provides scheduled flights to Dublin but there are plans to expand this to other parts of Ireland and England. Knock International Airport has scheduled flights to a number of locations in England and, in the summer, flights to other European countries. Knock airport is about an hours drive from West Sligo. Dublin and Shannon airports are about three hours away by car and provide a full range of international destinations.
West Sligo is accessible by Train Services from Dublin to Ballina and Sligo. Train Services are operated by Iarnród Éireann.
West Sligo is accessible by Bus to Ballina and Sligo from Dublin, Belfast and other major cities. In addition, there is a regular Thrice Daily service from Ballina to Sligo which travels through Enniscrone, Easkey, and Dromore West. Bus Services are operated by Bus Éireann.
West Sligo Forum
This is the Official Website of
The West Sligo Forum
West Sligo Forum Limited is representative of the
Communities of the Dromore West D.E.D.
(District Electoral Division).
Its main objective is the promotion and development of the West Sligo Region and the creation of employment through Tourism and Industry.
Seán Tempany (Chair)
Larry Jones (Vice Chair)
Margaret Conlon (Sect)
Brendan Queenan (Treasurer)
Tomás Gilmartin (Rec Sect)
Fr. Gerry Gillespie
John Joe Doherty
Michael Noel Kelly
West Sligo Forum Ltd