Clarion Hotel Sligo
Phone: (353) 71 9119000
Fax: (353) 71 9119001
This is a very large store on the corner of Wine Street and Quay Street close to the Town Hall. It houses a range of departments including Ladies' and Gents' Outfitters, a toy department, a very large sports department and a wide range of Gifts and household goods. There is also a Craft Shop on the second floor and a restaurant and coffee shop. One of the oldest buildings in the town, a lot of care has gone into maintaining the traditional facade.
This is a thriving business in the centre of the town. Primarily a bookshop there is wide range of titles on display with of course a large Irish Section and a delightful selection of children material. However they also carry an interesting range of Beleek Pottery and Waterford Cut Glass along with a popular range of reasonably priced attractive giftware. Although the shop is long and rather narrow everything is accessible and pleasant background music complements the relaxed atmosphere.
This pleasant store occupies a very popular spot, close to Hyde Bridge and overlooking the River Garavogue. Here you can enjoy a good selection of coffees or snacks with Lunch from as little as IEP2.30. Alternatively you can spend your time browsing through an excellent selection of books. The shop specialises in books of Irish and Celtic interest but there is also a wide range of topics carried including children's books and New Age titles. The shop will also deal in mail orders.
An extravaganza of food is stocked in the large Sligo Quinnsworth. Part of a British chain, it carries nearly everything edible. The in-store bakery fills the shops with delicious aromas and can make the stacks of bread and rolls very tempting indeed. For those who want all in one meals, the large range of pre-cooked convenience foods is particularly popular. Sundry items are also available to fulfil almost every need. In the off-license section, you can chill a bottle of wine in seconds using the quick cooler by the till.
Formerly known as Quinnsworth's, this is one of a chain of supermarkets very popular in Ireland. The store claims to offer comfortable affordable shopping. It certainly has everything you need for normal domestic requirements but also carries a range of more exotic goods that Irish consumers are beginning to make greater use of. There is an interesting arcade leading into the main shopping area and Bureau de Change facilities are available. There are also a number of helpful services available for mothers and young families including baby Changing Rooms and a Baby Clu
The studio features the work of a leading Irish artist whose unique contemplative ceramic sculptures evoke strong traditional associations. The showrooms are close to the tourist office and have on display a wonderful range of pieces reflecting the moods and shifts of Irish landscape and the absorbing texture and colour of the natural contours of our heritage. From hand thrown pots to hand shaped sculptures imaginatively layered in strong rich glazes, there is something here to capture everyone's imagination. Visitors are welcome to browse around the showrooms.
Michael Gramsch, the owner, is a wine merchant and the largest importer and retailer of wines in the north-west of Ireland. He sells not just locally but internationally and has a special line of imports to Dublin. The stock ranges over 600 wines and the shop also sells some very attractive drinking ware, table decorations and accessories. Well worth a browse and beware! - you certainly won't leave without a bottle!
If you have been hankering for an old style deli, Cosgrove's is the place to make your dreams come true. Many tourists come to photograph the 19th century interior, but it is much more than just a pretty face. Almost everything edible is stocked here from fresh produce to high quality canned goods, sliced meats to fresh breads, mineral water to packets of sweets. Friendly staff and long opening hours complete the picture.
This is one of a number of shops belonging to the Sligo Craft Network Co-operative. It has an excellent selection of craft, art and design pieces from Sligo and the surrounding counties. A lot of the work is influenced by Irish and more particularly west of Ireland landscapes. Commissions can be undertaken in a wide variety of materials; wood, glass, fabric, print and even slate.
This wholefood delicatessen is just the place to stop for picnic supplies. A wide variety of unusual gourmet delights will tempt you from the shelves, while sandwich fillings galore are stocked at the refrigerated counter. Top quality is emphasised here, but prices are quite reasonable too. If you prefer to have someone else do the fixing, Kate's Kitchen offer an excellent take-away service, even including their homemade soups. There's plenty for your sweet tooth too.
This is one of a range of Veritas bookshops throughout Ireland. Although they do have a comprehensive section of general literature, including an attractive Irish section, they tend to specialise in spirituality books, books on prayer, psychology and self-help. They also stock a significant number of books on counselling and related themes. Books can be exported all over the world through their very efficient worldwide distribution. It is conveniently situated on the corner of Adelaide Street, close to the cathedral.
Ireland's oldest pottery is situated on the banks of the River Erne in the heart of Fermanagh's Lakeland. Belleek china is renowned throughout the world for its originality and craftsmanship. In the visitor's centre you have the opportunity to take a guided tour and admire the skills of the craftsmen as they create these intricate delicate pieces of Parian china. Their museum houses some of the oldest and finest pieces of Belleek Pottery and the showroom will capture your imagination with its splendid traditional and contemporary exhibits. There is also an excellent restaurant in the centr