Things to see or do
- Directions: Rosses Point is situated on the R291 8km from Sligo town. Next stop America! The village and Sligo Bay is surrounded by Benbulben, Knocknarea and the Ox Mountains. There are also two islands, Oyster Island which is uninhabited and Coney Island which is inhabited by one family all year round but is a popular destination in the summer months especially with day trippers.
- Facilities: Car park at the Beach, Pier or Village Entrance Picnic Tables Beach and Village Walks
- Distance: 2.4 miles (excluding beach walk)
- Estimated Time: Walking Time 1 hour approx.
Rosses Point Coastal WalkRosses Point Sligo - Ireland West
Rosses Point is an easy walk for all ages as it is mostly flat. Starting from the Church of Ireland the walk takes you along the promenade where the Garavogue meets Sligo Bay. With the mountains to your left and the old village of Rosses Point to your right this stretch takes you to the Pier and the Lady Waiting on the Shore, dedicated to all the women from Rosses Point who waited behind as the loved ones when to sea. Following down the slight hill you will see on your right Elsinore House now in ruins. This was the home of W.B. & Jacks Yeats Uncle Henry Middleton. Both brothers spent many summers in Rosses Point inspiring both their poetry and painting. On the left hand side is Sligo Bay Lifeboat Station, their shop is open at weekends. Continuing along the scenic walk you will see the Metal Man standing in the water and pointing to where there are rocks. Up on the right hand side there is the Old Watch House built on 1810 which was used by the River Pilots to see the ships coming in. Coming around the bend you will see Blackrock Lighthouse in the bay and Sligo Yacht Club. At the end of the scenic walk you can either continue on to the left and walk across the beach or turn right and follow the beach road back up to the Yeats Country Hotel. Turn left at this point and you will follow the village road back to your starting point. Turn right and you will pass Co. Sligo Golf Club on your left. This road continues along the top of the village passing Realt Na Mara National School and continuing on pass the Catholic Church. After this the road verves to the right and follows down a steep hill back onto the village road. Turn left and continue on back to your starting point.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)71 916 1201
Fax:+353 (0)71 915 5049
Address: Rosses Point, Co Sligo, Republic Of Ireland