This sunday (7th June) at 4pm at a number of archaeolgoists will give a talk about how the latest technologies are being used to survey and collate data for modern archaeological research.

A midden located close to Culleenamore beach has been known about for many years but this recent find in Shelly Valley has been supported by National Geographic with Archaeolgists from The University of Georgia and IT Sligo.
More details can be found on IT Sligo website



Sunday 19th June – should be a great day for all the family if you are in Strandhill.

There is a Family Fun Day in the Community Park – and the kids can try out the new playground that has just been completed.

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Strandhill is privileged to the have the Sligo County Fleadh 2011 on this June weekend from Friday June 3rd until Sunday June 5th

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As a seaside village, Strandhill has an awful lot of cordylines but they have been badly hit this winter. Coming into the middle of april and most people are now looking to their gardens – can you save the cordyline and have it for years to come? Read more



Here are my notes from the initial 3 minute pitches that each Sligo North Leitrim candidate gave at the Big Ticket event in the Clarion last night 16th February.

Well done to the organisers of this superbly run event – Sligo Today and David Lenehan – and to all the sponsors.

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So voting day is Friday, 25th February. There are currently 13 candidates declared for the Sligo North Leitrim Constituency – with February 9th being the last date for declaration by any other candidates.

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I don’t normally post things un-Strandhill related here – but this Sunday, 25th July from 1pm to 3pm – there will be a free show featuring

Death-Defying Trapeze, Back Cracking Contortion, Jaw Dropping Acrobatics, Fearless Aerial Feats, Giant Ball Juggling and Live Musical Mayhem…may all your days be circus days!

Yup – sounds like fun alright. All of this mayhem is for the launch of the free summer programme of weekend workshops for kids – all organised by The Model. Went to some of the things they did last Summer – and they were very good.

More details can be found here.



As the Tidy Towns Judging approaches we would like to ask all residents to make a special effort around their homes and outside gates to keep the area tidy & clear of weeds etc.

The Tidy Towns judging takes place in July & Aug so would like to get Strandhill looking as tidy & colourful as possible with flowers, shrubs and planting.

We are going to meet on Tuesday 29th June from 7-9pm in the Main Car park.

All help will be gratefully received – even if you can only spare 1/2 an hour all time will be put to good use. Bags, gloves & litter pickers will be available.



The good folk in the Strandhill Community Development Association (SCDA) were in contact about their ongoing efforts in the National Tidy Towns Competition.

In an effort to encourage participation from local residents througout the village – there is is going to be a competition with a prize fund of up to €1,000 under categories of best kept estate and the most improved estate.

From the letter to residents sent by SCDA

As you may be aware, the Strandhill Community Development Association (SCDA) re-entered Strandhill into the National Tidy Towns Competition in 2009 following a long absence (1996) . The entry and general work in common areas was completed  by a small number of dedicated people last year.  In order to encourage participation throughout the village, we are offering prizes for estates that are willing participate in the competition through improvements in their own estate and associated road frontage in the village .

In this regard, we have written to all local businesses seeking a small contribution of €50 to assist with the prize fund in addition to our own sources of funding.

We are hoping to have a prize fund of between €500 and €1,000 available to local resident associations that enter the competition. We hope to give prizes for the best kept estate and the most improved estate.

A member of our committee will be in touch with you in the forthcoming weeks and the closing date for entry is 14th May with adjudication on or before 16th July 2010.

The format of the competition will involve photographic evidence of your area/estate at the time of entry and a brief description of activities/improvements undertaken over the following 8 weeks.

Download Letter to residents entering Tidy Towns Competition for their local estate



We mentioned on Twitter a few weeks back that there a number of incidents of cars having their contents rifled through. This was on sunday night/monday morning of the 15th March. We know of 2 incidents that were reported to the Gardai – both just off the top road.

More incidents have also been reported from Monday night last – 5th April – in a number of locations just off the Strandhill Road; Again – the modus operandi seems to be to go for unlocked vehicles in search of cash. Valuables do not appear to be of an interest to these people.

So if you are in the habit of leaving your car unlocked at night – this might convince you to think otherwise. What makes this rather nasty is the fact that whoever is responsible clearly knows the area and is very calmly checking cars that are unalaramed/unlocked. A serious case of neck – let’s hope the Gardai can nip this in the bud quickly – if you have seen anything suspicious, you should call Sligo Gardai at 071- 915 7000.


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