Would your tour groups like to discover other places in Sligo to enjoy? There’s nothing better than the combination of markets, galleries and new cafés to sample; and that’s what we are offering you this week.

Every Saturday, you have the chance to visit the Rathcormac Market (between Sligo and Drumcliffe). Situated in a small town, this market is open every Saturday until 3pm and there you can enjoy a lovely street-market where you’ll find a treasure trove of food, a variety of arts, clothes, freshy cut garden flowers or even live music.

If that weren’t enough, the Market is building a new exhibition venue, and its location is surrounded by cluster of artisan shops in Branley’s Yard like The Vintage Lane Café. This place offers an intimate atmosphere for couples or friends, and a selection of newspapers and magazines for those who want a quite cuppa on their own.

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BISTRO BIANCONI – Would you like to visit a little piece of Italy in the west side of Ireland? In a place called The Italian Quarter (Sligo city centre), Bistro Bianconi is a traditional wood-fired oven restaurant where you’ll enjoy the best Italian food.

AWESOME ADVENTURESIf you like sports and enjoy the nature, the guys from A.A offer you lots of them and for all sporting bodies. Whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, hiking, lake kayaking & canoeing. cycle hire, summer camps, stags & hen parties.

POPPADOM RESTAURANTWhat about travel From Sligo to Asia in just 1 second? Don’t believe it? Just cross the door of Poppadom restaurant and you’ll be in India. The smell of spices and delicious traditional dishes with exotic taste will transport you inside the streets of Bombay.

ISLAND VIEW RIDING STABLESDo you like horses? This family-run horse farm in the West of Ireland specialises in beach rides in Sligo and Donegal Bay. Drop in for a refreshing horse-riding experience on your journey along the Wild Atlantic Way.

BARTON SMITHIf fishing and camping is your passion you should visit this family run shop which has been trading since 1788. It is the main retailer of shooting, fishing and camping goods in the north west of Ireland.

EAGLES FLAYINGFor the ones who prefer it cuddly, there is also a large supervised Petting-Zoo. Here, visitors can get hands-on with guinea-pigs, pigs, rabbits, donkeys, foxes… even a four meters Python that makes a perfect scarf for at least 6 people at a time!!

CAT AND THE MOONMartina Hamilton, multi award winning jewellery designer is the proprietor of Cat and the Moon. She shares with you the stories behind their makers and their designs and hopes you will find a gift that truly resonates with you.

ARIGNA MINING EXPERIENCE Accompany an ex-miner on a tour which is literally a journey through a miner’s life. The dripping of water, the intensity of the darkness, the sight of the cramped areas in which the miners lay on their sides in pools of water, leaves visitors astounded that such working conditions existed until relatively recent times.