Where The Vogue Editors Are Holidaying This Summer

Where The Vogue Editors Are Holidaying This Summer

Here's what Vogue Magazine had to say about Sligo.

Where The Vogue Editors Are Holidaying This Summer

Where to stay: A favourite with poets and artists for centuries thanks to its sweeping vistas and rich history of literature, Sligo is an Irish county not heard of as often as its Dublin and Galway counterparts, but with the same to offer in the form of unforgettable experiences. Airbnb has picked up in the area resulting in a great mix of traditional and modern options. Otherwise the Glasshouse in the centre of the city or the historic Castle Dargan are both top spots to be waited upon.

Who to go with: Wonderful for families thanks to the infinite beaches and lakes ready for picnicking, paddling and fishing, but just as ideal for a romantic weekend away any time of year. Top tip: a car is advised.

Where to shop: Don’t expect the same designer houses that can be found in the capital Dublin, but do bank on finding boutiques specialising in traditional tweeds and Aran jumpers (Mullaneys Brothers, O’Connell Street); handmade jewellery (The Cat and The Moon, Castle Street); hand-crafted ceramics (Breeogue Pottery, Knocknahur); and plenty of poetry books from local artisanal bookshops (like Liber Books on O’Connell Street) - it is Yeats’s county after all. All are rich in keepsakes that will remind you fondly of your time on the Emerald Isle.

What to eat: Pudding Row in the quiet fishing-village town of Easkey for homemade breads, cakes and wholesome traditional lunches (you may overhear a little folklore story or two from the locals); Montmarte in the city centre for fine-dining French cuisine; or else arrive unannounced to one of the many public houses that offer a variety of homemade rustic dishes – top tip: opt for a fish dish as it will likely be the catch of the day.

Don't leave without: Visiting the seaweed baths at the increasingly popular Voya in Strandhill (a coastline area that also boasts one of the best surfs on the west coast); taking a long, rambling walk around Hazelwood Forest (bring a book of fairy tales as you can well imagine magic nymphs living here); experiencing the live music in one of the many drinking establishments (Hargadon Bros on O’Connell Street will scratch that traditional Irish pub itch); taking in the contemporary art at The Model (in Rathquarter); or - if you want to go a little further afield - driving up the coast towards Donegal where you can horse ride on the beach.

Scarlett Conlon, Vogue Daily editor

Posted on 06/26/2017 by Malcolm Home 0 125

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