Holiday lets in Riverstown, Sligo, Ireland

Riverstown is an attractive little village surrounded by fields, pastures and meadows in Sligo. The village name means the ‘town between two rivers’ and it is nestled next to the picturesque River Unshin. Surrounded by stunning countryside, a stay here can offer you the best of the both worlds with the coast just a few miles away. With a great sense of community, a couple of shops and a few lovely pubs in which to have a drink or a hearty meal, Riverstown is a wonderful village where you can get a real taste of rural Ireland and has plenty to recommend it for country cottage holidays.

Facts about Cottage Breaks in Riverstown

Riverstown is home to a couple of festivals which take place each year and if taking a cottage holiday here you may be lucky enough to catch one of these. These festivals bring the community together and are great to pop along to if you are in the settlement during these events. During August the James Morrison Traditional Musical Festival occurs, and is now in its 21st year. Honouring native to Riverstown, the late Tony McDermott, the festival focuses on bringing traditions to the village with concerts, workshops and performances of Irish music as well as dancers. The Sligo Pipe Band has performed in the past and as it takes place during one of the warmest months of the year, the festival is fantastic to go to if you appreciate traditions.

Another festival which takes place in the community is the Riverstown Vintage Festival, which happens during June each year. This one-day festival is packed full of exciting activities for families and couples for lovers of all things antique, including horse-drawn carts, steam engines, old farm machinery and vintage cars, and with live music and nibbles to eat, it is a great day out in the charming village of Riverstown.

When taking a self-catering break in Riverstown, there is plenty of gorgeous scenery to discover close by including Lough Meharth, which is excellent for taking lovely ambles and strolls through during bright, crisp mornings. Along with the picturesque river, there are woods and copses which are wonderful for soaking up the natural and untouched feel of Riverstown, and taking a picnic here to relax with your loved one is a great way to spend an afternoon in this lovely area.

With lots of independent shops, cafes and pubs, as well as friendly locals, Riverstown makes a fantastic place in which to go for a relaxing break in County Sligo, and with the fun festivities on offer in the summer months, there is a great sense of community and a lot of culturally interesting things happening for everyone to enjoy. When it comes to finding somewhere to stay, choose from rural retreat cottages near to the village or country cottages in the village itself, the choice is yours.

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