Strandhill, Co. Sligo
Strandhill (Irish: An Leathros) is a seaside resort village in County Sligo with a challenging 18-hole links set amongst the dunes. Knockarea, the fabled mountain, overlooks the course. There is a lovely sandy beach that often has large rollers crashing in from the Atlantic that has led to Strandhill becoming popular with surfers and kite surfers. There are also a very well known and popular Seaweed Baths here which are said to cure all sorts of skin ailments. The small regional Sligo airport is also in Strandhill with direct flights to Dublin.
Queen Maeve, who ruled the province of Connacht in the 1st century A.D., is said to be buried in the mountaintop cairn. There is a signposted trail to the top which offers wonderful views.
Dolly's Cottage, a typical 19th century rural dwelling, can be seen on the outskirts of the village.