Emerging Concepts

Emerging Concepts

Sligo County Council would like to thank everyone for their well considered and informative submissions to the emerging plans for both Strandhill and Rosses Point.

We received 44 submissions with respect to Rosses Point and 27 submissions for Strandhill.

Your submissions will really help us to prepare more detailed plans to address the important issues for each village.

We will be in touch as soon as we can with regard to the next stage of the project.



In 2020, Sligo County Council secured RRDF funding to prepare the first stage of a new public realm scheme for the villages of Rosses Point and Strandhill.  The aims of the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF) are to:

  • Rejuvenate towns and villages
  • Support people to live, work and learn in their own community
  • Enhance our unique outdoor amenities, culture and heritage
  • Strengthen rural economies and achieve economic and social development in these areas
  • Re-purpose derelict, disused or heritage buildings
  • Deliver tourism infrastructure

The Overarching Vision for both Strandhill and Rosses Point is to achieve the following:

  • To support the function of Strandhill and Rosses Point as effective suburbs of Sligo town and to enable them to grow in a sustainable and safe manner into the future.
  • To enhance the tourism potential and capacity of these settlements.
  • To readdress the balance between pedestrian and vehicular activity to improve safety and the overall visitor experience of these settlements.


This project is being Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development through the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.