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Taoiseach Announces Funding For National Surf Centre

By Dave Simpson
Taoiseach Announces Funding For National Surf Centre

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced funding of just over €1 million from Fáilte Ireland’s Large Capital Grants Scheme 2016-2022 to Sligo County Council for the development of a new state of the art National Surf Centre in Strandhill.

The project aims to provide a high quality National Surfing Centre of Excellence which will provide local surf schools, individuals and the local surf club with a safe and professional service. The project will also seek to attract new visitors both domestic and overseas to Sligo, and will act as a focal point for surfing and other outdoor activities on the Wild Atlantic Way.


The project will be situated at the "Four Winds" site on Strandhill promenade and the 500 square metre centre will provide a modern fit-for-purpose centre with changing, showering and toilet facilities, board and locker storage, a gym, an off-beach training facility and a multi-function meeting room.

The centre will also serve as an information hub with information on the wide range of visitor experiences in the region.

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