There is much more to Strandhill village than just the surf. Strandhill is at the centre of an ancient prehistoric ritual landscape, so come explore and learn more with our friendly and informative local guides. After an invigorating morning surf, join a local surfer and historian and learn about the history of Strandhill Beach and the Coolera peninsula. Find out who was the first surfer in Strandhill, who founded the fifth century religious settlement of Killaspugbrone, which ancient Queen is reported to be buried on top of the majestic Knocknarea, the secrets of the Carrowmore megalithic cemetery (the largest in Europe!) and appreciate why the poet WB Yeats was so inspired by the Sligo landscape.
• 2 hours
Join Rachel in her beautiful home for a whiskey tasting and appreciation class and learn more about local Irish whiskey! She invites travelers to share her passion for Irish whiskey and really immerse into the Irish way of life. Hear about the origin of whiskey in Ireland and experience in turn the aromas of your host's specially selected samples of Irish, Scotch and Bourbon whiskeys. Rachel will also teach you about whiskey food pairing as you enjoy light finger foods that complement each whiskey. Rachel guarantees to change the way you think about whiskey during this interactive, whiskey appreciation class! Your whiskey journey and tasting experience will last about an hour and a half.
• 1.5 hours