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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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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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.



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



Strandhill National School – Christmas Event

December 1, 2009 | Comments Off on Strandhill National School – Christmas Event

There is a family Christmas Day at Strandhill National School on Sunday, 6th December from 3pm to 5pm.

Christmas Carol singing, bumper raffle, games and refreshments for everyone!

Put the date in your Christmas calendar!



I’m part of the organising committee help to put together this event for Saturday 28th November in the Innovation Centre at the Institute of Technology Sligo.

Entrepreneurs, innovators and people with business ideas are invited to attend the free day-long event.

Throughout the day, the event will showcase the expertise in the region through panel discussions and seminars.

Full details can be found at www.northwestconnects.ie – online registration (it’s free!) is recommended as we only have limited space.



Had an email from Cliodhna this morning.

Volunteers wanted for the Strandhill Tidy Towns on Thursday 13th August from 6.30pm-8.30pm meeting in the main car park, can you help out by giving even a half an hour of your time ?

We will start with tidying up the flower beds, gloves & litter pickers will be provided. Please come along & give a little bit of your time to help out.

ALL WELCOME, Young or Old, any help will be gratefully received.



Selected from the minutes of Sligo County Council ordinary meeting for October 2008 relating to the Strandhill area :


Proposed by Councillor T. McLoughlin
Seconded by Councillor S. MacManus

“To ask the County Manager to ensure that no parking charges will be applied under the proposed Strandhill Parking Places Bye-Laws”.

Mr T. Kilfeather, DOS informed the meeting that it had been agreed at the September Council meeting that no decision would be made on the Strandhill Parking Places Bye-Laws pending further consultations with interested groups.

taking in charge


This Item was deferred with the agreement of the meeting.

speed ramps


Proposed by Councillor S. MacManus
Seconded by Councillor D. Bree

“That Sligo County Council provide speed ramps as necessary to the Shore Road, Strandhill, on the approach to the Promenade car-park in the interest of pedestrian safety and that all other road safety works are also carried out at this location to discourage speeding”.

In Response Mr T. Carroll SE stated the following;

This project can be considered in context of 2009 Roadwork’s Programme when being considered at local area electoral meeting in February 2009.

public toilets – not sure who is wasting time here; either the councillors who presumably already  know that “public toilets” have been notionally available at the sea front for the last 9 years or so and are this mischief making, or council powers that be – that deem it unimportant to ensure that signage makes the public aware of this fact….this is silly buggers stuff.


Proposed by Councillor I. Henry
Seconded by Councillor D. Bree

“To ask this Council have they plans in place for public toilets in Strandhill”.

In Response Mr T. Carroll SE stated the following;

The toilets in the maritime centre are public toilets.  At the time the maritime centre was built in Strandhill, a decision was made, and agreed by the County Council and the Community Development Association that the public toilets would be demolished in the public car park and provided instead, downstairs in the maritime centre.  It was agreed that improved signage would be provided.

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