Strandhill

Strandhill is an ever increasing tourist destination on the Wild Atlantic Way and a must for surfers or anyone wanting to try surfing for the first time, with Co. Sligo known as the surf coast of Ireland – Strandhill gets enough swell to do lessons almost every day of the year, and is home to many great places to eat and drink with Shells cafe and The Strand Bar among the most popular.

The Killaspugbrone coastal walk is an easy one hour stroll across the sand-dunes and past an old church ruin where St. Patrick is believed to have spent time. Culleenamore and Shelly Valley is about a 1,5 hour walk trough the immense dunes and on to the sandy bay of Culleenamore where you can regularly spot the seals bathing on the sandbanks.

Knocknarea

Knocknarea mountain’s newly made board walk brings you up the west side of the mountain trough the forest and on to the top of the mountain where you will see amazing views of Sligo, Strandhill and the surrounding areas. On the summit there is a large cairn which is the largest cairn in Ireland outside the Bru na Boinne complex in Co. Meath, the cairn which is dated 3000BC is the burial site of Queen Maeve, Maeve is a figure in Irish mythology who features in stories dating to the earlierst millennium CE.