Aughris is an ideal location for a complete chill out. Many of our guests enjoy the fantastic local beaches and scenery by day, and in the evenings dine and/or enjoy a few drinks at the nearby Beach Bar. For those that want to pack more into their visit, there are plenty of options without having to travel very far.
|Golf||Central for playing Enniscrone, Strandhill and Rosses Point courses.|
|Popular base in Aughris and nearby Easkey.
At Aughris in July/August. Kids camps too.
|Choice of sandy
|2 minutes to 2 miles of sandy beaches.
For a change drive to Enniscrone or Strandhill ( and maybe visit the ever-popular Maple Moose for a treat as well)
|Fishing||Sea / River. Choice of shore line finishing or at the pier at Aughris. Many of our guests rave about fishing outings on the Easkey or Moy rivers. There are boating options at Enniscrone or Mullaghmore.|
|Great beach and shore-line routes on the spot.
Several walking routes on The Sligo Way. A walk to the top of Knocknarea is a must for panoramic views of Sligo and surrounds.
Check out Easkey’s fossilled shoreline and River Walk
|Shopping||Several options including Sligo town, Ballina or Castlebar. Foxford Woolen Mills is popular with guests as is Enniskillen for a day out.|
|Horse Riding||At Markree Castle in Collooney|
|Some Other ideas
|Climb Croagh Patrick
Bring a picnic along to Glencar Waterfall
Ceide Fields Visitor Centre and Neolithic Site at Ballycastle, Mayo
Boat Trip to Innismurray Island
Rose of Innisfree Boat Trip on Lough Gill
Eagles Flying at Ballymote
A Day Trip to Achill Island
Visit Museum of Country Life near Castlebar
Lough Key Forest Park ( Zipwire is very popular with the children )
Sligo Folk Park, Riverstown
Visit the lovely town of Westport and Westport House ( more Zipwire here)
Tumble Jungle Ballina or Happy Days Sligo, are two indoor play area for younger children
Good nearby playgrounds at Dromore West and Skreen
Visit Quiet Man country in Cong, County Mayo
Playground and mini-golf at Enniscrone
Gilligans World – Hill of the Fairies, Tubbercurry
Visit Caves at Kesh or Carromore tombs
Knock Shrine remains the most visited attraction in Mayo
Visit Ballintubber abbey, the abbey “that refused to die”
Watch local notice boards and advertisements for live music entertainment during your visit
Take a Moon River cruise at Carrick on Shannon and finish up your outing with Ten Pin bowling.
Visit Enniskillen and its Marble Arch caves
We would recommend that persons unfamiliar with Aughris should read some of the reviews left by previous guests ( use Tripadvisor link). The following is an extract from a recent guest who came here on a walking holiday.
Walking – an extract from feedback on TripAdvisor
The location is wonderful in a peaceful, tranquil and rural setting very close to the beach and the Beach Bar and with great views of Knocknarea, which is a worthwhile climb or for a longer walk do the 15km walk which takes in the climb starting & finishing in Strandhill.
The area is an ideal base for walking. We walked the Sligo Way over 3 days, starting in Lough Talt & finishing 73kms later in Dromahair. Beautiful & varying scenery all along the way. If 3 days is not for you any section of this way is breathtaking.
Closer to home is the Aughris Head/Dunmoran Strand Walk, a gorgeous cliff walk.