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Over 350,000 euro has been provided to the National Centre for Surfing Excellence in Strandhill assist the project to move to the construction stage.   The project has been delayed due to increased costs.   When completed the centre will provide facilities for local surfers as well as an upstairs…

Funding is to be sought through the OPW for a survey on the impact of coastal erosion in one of the most popular seaside resort areas in the north west. It follows extensive coastal erosion along the north west coast, with sand dunes at Strandhill beach having been destroyed. Fooding…

Calls have been made for a Water safety forum to be established for Sligo in anticipation of what could be another busy summer for the region with large numbers of people expected to engage in staycations in the North West in 2021.   With international travel restrictions set to be…

A Sligo councillor is calling for fencing to be repaired along one of Sligo’s most popular beach areas to prevent children and others going near dangerous sand dunes.   The dunes at Strandhill are unstable because of coastal erosion and Fianna Fail Councillor Tom MacSharry says the fencing preventing access…

Gardaí have been carrying out checkpoints across Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal this weekend ensuring Covid-19 restrictions are being followed. People are being reminded that under the current restrictions, the 5km limit is only in relation to exercise and that all other journeys require a valid reason for travel. Gardaí have…

Sligo County Council is to upgrade facilities at Rosses Point and and Strandhill Beaches. In a response to a motion submitted by Independent Councillor Marie Casserly on fitting shower facilities at Rosses Point, the local authority say it intends to hire an urban designer to enhance both Rosses Point and…

A Sligo councillor says it’s vital that space is available for the Strandhill community within the proposed new National Surf Centre of Excellence in the seaside village. Sligo County Council has received tenders for the project and they are currently being reviewed. Fine Gael Councillor Sinead Maguire sought an update…