Sligo Genealogy Tours

Sligo and Maebh’s Cairn at Knocknarea

Sligo is the derivation of the word Sligeach, meaning shells is a coastal seaport and the county town of County Sligo, Ireland, within the western province of Connacht. With a population of approximately 20,000 in 2014, it is the second largest urban centre in the West of Ireland.

Sligo is also a popular tourist destination, being situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with many literary and cultural associations.

It is rich in marine resources which were utilised as far back as the Mesolithic period and made iot an attractive place to live from the Mesolithic period. In fact it has an abundance of Monuments from the Neolithic period including Carrow Mor and Carrow Keel.

Family Dynasties 1500-1600 AD

•          Irish – O’Connor,O’Harte,O,Clery, O Dowd
•          Norman- Burke
•          Scottish -None
•          Viking – None

County Sligo- Things to do and may be possible to include within your Ancestral Townland Experience Tour

·      The Wild Atlantic way
·      Benbulben
·      Knocknarea cairns
·      Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
·      Sligo Abbey
·      Lissadell House
·      Carrowkeel Neolitic Cairns
·      Sligo Abbey
·      The Lough Gill Drive and the lake Isle of Inish free
·      Rosses Point
·      WB Yates Graveside