Sligo is the most northerly commercial port on the west coast of Ireland. The national roads, N15, N16 and N4 converge at the city of Sligo, which has recently attained Gateway status. The newly-completed Inner Review Road provides easy access to the harbour. The nearest Airport (Strandhill) is located five miles from the city and flights to and from Dublin operate on a daily basis.
Sligo is the only working harbour between Galway and Derry. Two working jetties (Deepwater and Barytes) handle cargoes of coal, timber, fish meal and scrap. The Deepwater Jetty is 77m long and the Barytes Jetty 55m. Ships of 3,500 tonnes, can be accommodated. The maximum draught for vessels is 5.2m, maximum length 110m with bow thrusters and 100m without bow thruster.
Work is currently underway on the installation of a floating pontoon at the Timber Jetty. This will allow leisure craft to berth within easy reach of the city and enable local operators to run sight-seeing and fishing trips around Sligo Bay and Innis Murray, which will enhance the tourism potential of Sligo.
- Cranes are available for hire for loading and unloading cargo.
- Tide Tables may be purchased from the Harbour Office.