One of the most important projects delivered in County Sligo in recent years has come a step closer to fruition with a recruitment process underway for the appointment of a General Manager of the National Surf Centre in Strandhill.
National Surf Centre Strandhill – Ireland’s premium surf and outdoor activity centre
The €2.7m facility has been funded by Sligo County Council, Failte Ireland, and the Department of Rural Community and Development. The Centre will confirm Sligo’s reputation as a must-visit outdoor adventure destination along the Wild Atlantic Way and will be an invaluable resource for the local and visiting surfing community.
The state-of-the-art facility will be regarded as Ireland’s premium surf and outdoor activity centre for local, national and international surfers, and will cater for those providing advanced surfing training up to international standards.
The centre will include an interpretative display of the history of surfing in Ireland and the many local tourist attractions and will provide a central meeting and promotional point for local tourism businesses, including walking tours and adventure providers.
The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Michael Clarke said
‘This is a hugely important project for Co Sligo. Strandhill, already a recognised prime surfing destination, this facility will further enhance its reputation on the national and international stage. Our objective to promote Sligo as a regional growth centre and a key tourism hub receives a major boost with the delivery of this facility.’