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Atlantic Adventures Await Families in Sligo this Spring

Posted by admin on February 19, 2020
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The latest video campaign from Sligo Tourism is set to inspire new family adventures exploring ancient castle ruins, chasing through enchanted forests and swimming in the Atlantic sea this Spring.

Sligo Tourism, the agency tasked with promoting County Sligo, has today launched a second video as part of a major ‘off season’ marketing campaign to encourage family staycations in the Atlantic coastal county this Spring. The new video invites families to head for the Northwest to create special memories full of adventure that they can treasure and share over the months and years to come.

Forget the sandy sandwiches, family staycations in Sligo have never looked so good – discover horse riding in Mullaghmore, surfing in Strandhill, meeting birds of prey in Ballymote, guided hikes, beach walks, stand up paddling tours and award-winning food spots. County Sligo is the perfect family holiday destination this spring and now’s the time to plan your adventure with the kids.

Hot off the surf village of Strandhill scooping the EDEN Award, the accolade of Ireland’s best destination for health and wellbeing, it coincides with the travel trend and major focus for 2020 on sustainability; so now is also perfect opportunity to reduce your family’s carbon footprint by holidaying closer to home and supporting local Irish businesses.

As part of this campaign the website details a host of itineraries for families. Book your mid-term, St. Patrick’s Weekend, Easter and summer adventures now.

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Commenting on the launch, Sligo Tourism Manager Neil Faulkner said: “We are excited to launch our new Spring campaign today with a focus on family staycations for Spring. Sligo offers a very genuine and authentic experience for families with unique adventures all set against the backdrop of our stunning landscape and the Wild Atlantic. There’s a wide range of affordable family accommodation options available across the breath of the county from Enniscrone to Mullaghmore, with superb food and activity choices closeby to cater for all ages and interests. Sligo can really be a surprising destination for a family holiday, so if you haven’t been, now’s the time!”

The new video weaves a story of family-friendly adventures in County Sligo; surf lessons with Sligo Surf Experience in Strandhill, a forest trek in Union Wood, exploring a coastal castle in Easkey and visits to the Eagles Flying Centre at Ballymote. Sligo Tourism can help you plan – everything from the best places to stay, the hidden gems and all the activities available that can be shared by adults and kids together. Family holidays are a special opportunity to spend quality time together, creating memories to last a lifetime. Those visiting Sligo are encouraged to use the #SligoStories hashtag to capture and share their own moments during their visit.

Sligo, situated along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, is located 2.5hrs from Dublin, as well as being accessible by train (, and by air via Ireland West Airport which is 40 minutes from the centre of Sligo.

The county boasts a broad range of accommodation offerings including family rooms in hotels, self-catering houses, B&Bs, as well as country houses for short breaks or week-long escapes.

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