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2013 Route Map

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Local Accommodation & Activities

Festival Recommended Accommodation :

Strandhill Suites Logo.jpg Strandhill Lodge & Suites -


Accommodation :

B & Bs

The Dunes Tavern B&B, Strandhill -
Strandhill Accommodation B&B -
Ocean Wave Lodge (formerly Ocean View Hotel) -


Budget Self Catering, Strandhill -
Cois Re Apartments, Strandhill -
Strandhill Self Catering, Strandhill -
Primrose Grange House Guest Wing -


Strandhill Lodge & Suites -
Clarion Hotel, Clarion Road, Sligo Town -
The Glasshouse Hotel -
Radisson Hotel, Rosses Point Rd, Sligo -
Sligo Park Hotel, Pearse Rd, Sligo -
Best Western Southern Hotel, Strandhill Rd, Sligo Town -
Castle Dargan Estate, Ballygawley, Co. Sligo -
Sligo City Hotel, Quay Street, Sligo Town -
Cromleach Lodge Country House Hotel & Ciunas Spa -


Harbour House Hostel, Sligo -

Local Websites

What's on in Sligo -

Local Papers

Sligo Champion -
Sligo Weekender -

Surfing In Strandhill

Perfect Day Surf Shop & School -
Strandhill Surf School -
iSurfIreland Surf School -
Strandhill Surf Cam -

Activities & Links:

Blue Raincoat Theatre Company

Based at The Factory Performance Space

Breeogue Pottery

A native of Sligo, Grainne MacLaughlin has been making pots professionally since 1998, having gained experience by working for several of Irelands well established potters.Studio produced ceramics are about uniqueness: an interesting form or glaze, the way they feel when you hold them, and the individual style of the potter who created them.

Coleman Music Centre

Centre for the enjoyment, further understanding and learning of traditional music and Irish culture that includes a visitor centre, archive and traditional cottage.

County Sligo Golf Club

Scenic and challenging 18 hole links courses. 6043 metres and 9 hole links courses 2599 metres.

Dolly's Cottage

200-year-old traditional thatched stone built cottage open to the public.
Location: Strandhill, Co Sligo
Tel: 00353 71 9160839
Open: Sat & Sun 2-6pm June, Daily 2-6pm July & August

Eagles Flying

Ireland's biggest sanctuary for birds of prey and owls offers you impressions of majestic raptors soaring over beautiful locations.

Fitness 4 All

A range of fitness activities and classes in the heart of Strandhill including the Hells Kitchen assault course

Gillighan's World

Knocknashee, Legendary Hill of the Fairies, one of the 7 sacred hills in Ireland.

Hawk's Well Theatre

One of Sligo's finest attributes, the theatre is one of the oldest regional theatres in the country and still remains as alive and as active in the Irish arts scene as ever.

Legends of Lough Key Adventure

October 31st 2009: We invite you on a magical adventure deep within Lough Key Forest Park, County Roscommon, for a sensational 10k run, celebrating the mystery and lore of this ancient place and featuring a family adventure festival, packed full of amazing activities designed so that thrill-seekers of all ages can discover this beautiful area for themselves.

Lissadell House

Lissadell House built in 1833 by Robert Gore Booth is a magnificent country house designed by Francis Goodwin in the Greek revival style.

Model Arts & Niland Gallery

The Model Arts and Niland Gallery is one of the premier arts centres in Ireland, and is home to the impressive Niland Art Collection, featuring John and Jack B. Yeats, amongst many others.

Sea Trails

Seatrails provides guided archaeological and historical walking tours within and close to the coastal zone of County Sligo.

Sligo Art Gallery

Located in the Yeats Memorial Building at Hyde Bridge.

Sligo Folk Park

Located in the beautiful village of Riverstown, Co Sligo. This community based attraction gives a true experience of rural life and Irish heritage at the turn of the late 19th Century.

Sligo Heritage & Genealogy Centre

Offers a full service to enquires whose ancestors hailed from County Sligo.

Sligo Races

Flat and National Hunt Racing and is situated on Cleveragh road.

Sligo Golf Academy
At Sligo Golf Academy & Activity Farm you can practice every golf shot under cover and sheltered from the elements in our Modern 14 bay indoor driving range which includes automatic tee up systems. Practise year-round putting on our Huxley all weather putting green.

Strandhill Golf Club

Situated 8km west of the City of Sligo and nestled under the famous Knocknarea Mountain.

Strandhill Show

The 17th Annual Strandhill Show takes place on SUNDAY 20TH JULY 2014 at Lisheen, Strandhill, Co Sligo. The Gymkhana remains the mainstay of the show however there will be the ever popular craft fair and a huge range of fun events on the day with the emphasis on a great family day out. A fun pet show, bouncy castles, a cross country 5K race, farm task and a cookery demonstration by TV Chef Joe Shannon are just a few of the wonderful events taking place on the day. Guaranteed a great day out for all the family
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Tom Callery Ceramics

Drawing inspiration from the surrounding countryside, Tom creates ceramic wall mounted pieces and incised vessels with sculpted birds.

Voya Seaweed Baths

Relax and Enjoy a soothing experience at our unique seaweed baths located by the shore at Strandhill.