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$63.37 Walking & Biking Tours

2-Hour Surf Lesson and Guided Walking Tour of Coolera Peninusla from Strandhill Village

Our group tours begin with a two-hour surf lesson to awaken the senses. Our surf lessons generally take place at 10 am or 2 pm (times may change according to conditions). After our surf session we get changed and regroup for a coffee before we head off on a guided walking tour that will broaden our mind. North along Strandhill beach and the sandhills. Hear about Strandhill's origins and the curse of the 'shifting sands' that buried the cottages of local villagers. Find out about the marine archaeology of Strandhill beach and why Knocknarea has fossilised seafloor on its summit. Beyond Walkers Banks and Sligo airport is Strandhill's archeological gem, Killaspugbrone. Here we will explore the ruins, hear about Saint Patrick's visit to Strandhill and about the religious centre he founded. Next we will visit Walkers Lodge, one of the area's 'big houses' before arriving to Dolly's Cottage, a preserved 18th stone cottage. Here we can stop for tea, listen to the story of Dolly's Cottage and maybe even hear some music or song. Then we make our way back to the seafront, passing various sites of interest until we reach the famous Strandhill cannon. (Terrain: Uneven in places, strand, shore, rocks, road. Duration: 1hour 30 minutes)

$44 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Irish Whiskey Tasting and Food Pairing in Local's Ballina Home

Spending six years working in France and Ireland as a brand ambassador for the Jameson Irish Whiskey brand injected a passion for whiskey into Rachel’s blood, and it’s there for life. Now, Rachel is proud to be home in Ballina to spread the gospel of Irish whiskey to the world. She loves nothing better than imparting to others in her own inimitable way, her knowledge and fervor for whiskey, its craft and its heritage on one of her much sought-after whiskey tasting and appreciation experiences. Gather in Rachel's home (also a bed and breakfast) for an absorbing journey through the ages. Begin with the origin of whiskey - Rachel will share with you from her years of industry experience tales of whiskey’s colorful past, and will explain the painstakingly fine art of distilling which results in the smooth, golden liquid which clings so appealingly to the glass you’re holding. Experience specially selected samples of whiskeys and learn about the processes that make each so unique in taste and texture. Discover how the maturation process gives each whiskey its own flavor and character, right down to the type of cask in which it is matured, and the skill that lies behind the craft which ensures you enjoy every warming sip. Rachel will also teach you about whiskey food pairing and you will enjoy light finger foods that complement your whiskeys. By the end of your session, you’ll know what type of whiskey you like best, and you’ll have gained a new appreciation for sipping and savoring its distinctive flavors. Best of all, you’ll have the opportunity to sample a premium whiskey, specially selected by Rachel for the evening. Rachel is flexible on start times so if you prefer another time for your whiskey tasting experience, please let her know when making your booking.