Easkey Co Sligo on the "Wild Atlantic Way"

Local Area

Easkey is a quiet rural village located on the North Coast of Sligo where the Easkey River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. It is a favourite stopping place for holidaymakers who want to get away from it all in a magnificent Atlantic setting and on the “Wild Atlantic Way”

The river runs through the centre of the village to provide a charming, traditional environment. The salmon run up the river and still provide a good catch during the season. Fortland Fishery near Easkey village is private and offers over 6km of exclusive fishing set in the woodlands of the Fortland Estate. This stretch has over twenty pools and is limited to 12 anglers per day. There are also other first class rivers and lakes nearby.

The coastline around Easkey is rugged and rocky. Powerful Atlantic swells provide perfect surfing conditions for surfing Easkey Right and Easkey Left as both are reef breaks suitable for experienced surfers.  The estuary is world famous for its surfing and kayaking waves and hosts many international events.

Easkey provides an excellent base for visiting the beautiful places around the county of Sligo.  There are spectacular panoramic views of mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.  The many things to do include walking, cycling, surfing, fishing or just absorbing the surrounding countryside.

You can walk along the shore that is abundant with its fossils, rock pools, secret swimming spots and glorious sunsets is a wonderful place to stroll, swim or watch surfers from all over the world take on Easkey’s famous waves or spot Dolphins, Seals and birds.

From surfing and golf to seaweed baths or maybe even some leisurely fishing, Sligo has so much to offer you whatever your interests may be. From the myths and legends of ancient Ireland to the poetry of Yeats, Sligo’s cultural and literary heritage is world famous and still actively celebrated today.
History and heritage

If you are interested in history, country houses or museums then there is a great range of places to suit you within the locality, you will not be left wanting! Nearby Sligo and Ballina has theatres, museums and art galleries.

Dining and Entertainment

We know the best places to dine in the area and are always on hand to advise or book a table for you. As we all know a special meal in a fabulous restaurant can make a great holiday memory. Local restaurants offer an extensive range of local seafood as well as speciality dishes accompanied by a traditional pint of Guinness or fine wines.

Information on the local area

Your hosts Stuart and Frances will be delighted to provide you with further information and ideas for what to do and see on your stay in the Easkey area. The local tourist offices are also a useful resources when planning a tour or daytrip to further explore the region.

Other local attractions include

  • Kilcullen Seaweed Baths – Enniscrone Co Sligo
  • Enniscrone Golf Club – Enniscrone Co Sligo
  • Ox Mountains drive/walk – Ladies Brae Co Sligo
  • Aughris Walk Co Sligo
  • Lissadell House and Gardens Co Sligo
  • Yeats Burial site Co Sligo
  • Holy Well Sligo
  • Lough Easkey drive Co Sligo
  • Carrowmore Megalithic Tombs Co Sligo
  • Glencar Waterfall Co Leitrim
  • Ceide Fields Ballycastle Co Mayo
  • Jackie Clarke Collection Ballina Co Mayo
  • Sligo Folk Park Riverstown Co Sligo
  • Museum of Country Life Turlough  Castlebar  Co Mayo