Introducing Rosses Point
Rosses Point is a picturesque seaside resort with grassy dunes rolling down to the golden strand. Benbulben, Sligo's most recognisable landmark, arches skywards in the distance. Offshore, the odd Metal Man beacon dates from 1821.
Rosses Point has two wonderful beaches and one of Ireland's most challenging and renowned golf links, County Sligo Golf Course, which attracts golfers from all over the world. Fringed by the Atlantic and lying in the shadow of Benbulben, this is possibly Ireland's greatest and most picturesque golf links.
If you'd like to stay, aim for Rosses Point Guesthouse a sparkly new place in the centre of the village with simple but pristine rooms, a good kitchen and lively atmosphere. The team behind it also run LSD Kiteboarding and offer a two-night accommodation and boarding package for €410.
Drop into Harry's Bar (on your right as you come into Rosses Point) for a pint and a peek at its historic well, aquarium and maritime bric-a-brac.
Rosses Point is 8km northwest of Sligo on the R291. There are regular buses from Sligo.