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Sligo Slish Wood Fire

The Drone Video Footage of Slish Wood Fire

For long 2 days, Sligo and Leitrim fire brigades were fighting the extensive fire that was raging the Slish Wood forestry situated in County Sligo, on the Lough Gill lakeside between Sligo town and Dromahair. Around 4000 acres of forestry reservation have been ruined and burned to the ground. The ignition of the fire was caused by the incautious farmer burning the gorse.

Some quick thoughts on this

“This kind of ridiculousness can only happen in Ireland. It hasn’t been even a full week of dry sunny weather and yet some people manage to burn down the forestry reservation that is just one of a few in entire Ireland. What would happen if here were 2 moths of hot, dry, and sunny weather? Probably the whole island would be on Fire! The problem is that the farmers, the people, are not really careful when it comes down to the strong force such as fire. It all probably comes down to the fact that in the normal Irish dump and wet weather conditions nothing burns, even the stuff you want to.

It all comes down to the general knowledge, education, and most importantly being cautious of own actions and think ahead, which some people have apparently a problem to do so. The price for such a mistake is too high, the entire micro ecosystem wiped out with all the life in it! I just can’t help myself, but I would just call it the masterpiece of pure stupidity to burn down the forest here in Ireland.” Says one of the residents of the Sligo town.

B&B Sligo




Find your best B&B accommodation in Sligo town or surrounding countryside through our recommendation here at Ireland Undiscovered. Apart from B&B, Sligo also offers the diversity of Hotels and Hostels.




Sligo Pubs and Nightlife




Sligo town is widely known for its traditional Irish pubs and all kinds of different style of live music, mainly talking about local rock and traditional Irish bands, famous musicians from all around the world, or individuals just willing to play or jam with friends for the sake of joy. From Monday to Sunday there are different gigs happening the Sligo restaurants and pubs all around the Sligo city center situated around the Garavouge river, the shortest river in the world.

The oldest and up to this date still open pub in Sligo is Thomas Connolly, right opposite of Glass House hotel across the delta bay of the river. But there are also other well established pubs that we would recommend to visit such as McGarigles, Swagman, Hargadons, Shoot the Crows, Fiddlers, Garavouge, Foleys, and a few more. The Sligo nightlife is very busy, especially on weekends with night clubs opened till early morning hours.

For those who would prefer other kinds of entertainment, the Omniplex Sligo cinema is open throughout the whole week, offering the newest movies that are freshly rolling out.




Glass House Hotel




The Sligo’s 4 star Glass House Hotel is offering nice stay in in the heart of the Sligo beside the Garavouge river with nice view on the Sligo city center. All the facilities such as Sligo pubsrestaurants, or cinema are accessible to anyone within the short walking distance. Glass House offers the accommodation with the luxury rooms for some competitive prices and is one of the well-known hotels in Sligo.