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Strandhill, which sits on the south side of the entrance to Sligo harbour, has long been the main entertainment centre for the town. Once home to the Silver Slipper ballroom (long since demolished), this seaside village drew people from miles around to dance to the sounds of The Royal Showband, Dixies, Memories, and all the great bands of the era. It has also played host to a very active surfing scene and is still one of the main draws for locals boasting numerous pubs and hotels. Strandhill also has its own 18 hole golf course which, although not as famous as its counterpart across the bay in Rosses Point, is still a picturesque destination for golfers from around the world. Strandhill is also home to Sligo's only airport, which offers flights to and from Dublin, connecting the area with the rest of the world.          

Worn by time and the elements, the unmistakable profile of Benbulben faces westward into the setting sun. 

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 This is the view from Knocknarea looking west, towards the sea and the village of Strandhill.

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 The village of Strandhill sits in the foreground with majestic Benbulben in the distance. One of the holes from the village's 18 hole championship golf links can be seen at the right.

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 The beach at Strandhill looking South.

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 The sand dunes at Strandhill looking Northwest. 

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 The Strand Bar in Strandhill is one of the top spots for traditional entertainment and sessions in the area.  

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 From the beach looking towards Benbulben in the distance.  

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