Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Site in Strandhill

Knocknarea Cairn

Sligo's ultimate rock pile and a magical climb, Knocknarea is popularly believed to be the grave of legendary Queen Maeve (Queen Mab in Welsh and English folk tales). The 40,000 tonnes of stone have never been excav…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Strandhill

Trá Bán

With a relaxed atmosphere, this justifiably popular 1st-floor restaurant above the Strand Bar serves excellent pasta, steaks and seafood. If in doubt, the seafood linguini is gorgeous. Book in advance.
Cafe in Strandhill

Shells

This sprightly little cafe right across from the beach has flowers on tables and herbs in the dishes from the owner's garden. The baked goods are excellent, as is the coffee; breakfasts delight and at lunch there ar…
Pub in Strandhill

Strand Bar

Surfers, locals and tourists crowd into proper snugs and cosy corners at this convivial pub. Or they just listen to the surf from the terrace out the front. There's bar food; live music plays at weekends; and there'…