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Wild Atlantic Surf Village Open for Business this Winter

Strandhill, known to many as a home to Wild Atlantic surfing, continues to thrive throughout the winter season. With great midweek and weekend deals available on accommodation, and a busy calendar of winter events and creative happenings; the Northwestern surf village is firmly declaring it is open for business for Winter 2018.

As part of the on-going #StrandhillMoments tourism campaign to promote the usually quieter shoulder months of the year, a new video has been released this week. Commissioned by the Strandhill Tourist Development Association, the video highlights a weekend getaway to Strandhill featuring all there is to experience and enjoy in the village.

Though Winter may not always be considered a time to visit the Northwest of Ireland, there are still plenty of seasonal activities and adventures for all to enjoy; from walking trails over Knocknarea mountain or around the coast of the Strandhill/Coolera Peninsula, toasty VOYA seaweed baths, live music gigs throughout the week in local pubs and bars, and bustling local cafes and restaurants to enjoy. For the more experienced surfer, some of the best waves hit the Northwest during winter months.

Accommodation Offers: Four-star Strandhill Lodge & Suites have two-nights with a VOYA Seaweed Bath for €199pp sharing, or two nights with an evening dinner at the Venue Bar & Restaurant for €199pp sharing.

Shells Cafe: the ever-popular beachfront cafe, which opens throughout the year, runs winter supper clubs led by chef Myles Lamberth with dates set for December 6th, 7th and 14th, tickets are €45pp.

Christmas Markets: this year’s Christmas Market dates have been announced by Strandhill People’s Market running December 2nd, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st and 23rd with Sundays open from 11-4pm and Fridays from 5 – 9pm. Expect to find great Christmas gifts and the best in street food vendors.

Live Music: The Strand Bar, The Venue and The Dunes host weekly music nights featuring local musicians, trad sessions and visiting guests.

Sligo Surf Experience Surf School: Operated by surfing champion Seamus McGoldrick, the surf school is one of few operating throughout winter for the first time with weekend classes available, and mid-week sessions by appointment. Lessons start at €35pp for group bookings.

Salt & Soul Yoga Studio: The purpose-built yoga studio run weekly classes, workshops and retreats throughout the winter months. Upcoming events include workshops on Yoga for Stress & Anxiety on November 9th and December 14th and Sunday evening Soundbath Meditations on November 18th and December 9th.

Weekend Brunch: The Draft House Gastro Pub and newly opened Stoked Restaurant have announced new winter weekend brunch menus for the winter months.

For more information and to plan your stay in Strandhill this Winter, visit  www.gostrandhill.com  or follow @GoStrandhill on Twitter/Instagram.