Strandhill is a European Destination of Excellence

Strandhill, a coastal village in Sligo. Steeped in history and heritage, a place to unwind, relax and escape the burdens of everyday life. Loved by locals and tourists alike, and now the winner of a prestigious European award.

From a shortlist including Adventure Sligo, Slow Adventure Leitrim and Trim Tourism Network, The Strandhill Community Development Association were announced the winners of the EDEN award. The award was presented by Fáilte Ireland at a ceremony in the Sligo Park Hotel.

EDEN is an EU project promoting sustainable tourism development across the European Union and is currently held every two years in 29 member states.

Speaking about the competition Fiona Monaghan, Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Product Development – Activities, said:

“The EDEN competition not only draws attention to emerging tourist destinations, it also shines a light on businesses using sustainable practices to provide unique tourist experiences that extend the traditional tourist season – this aligns perfectly with what Fáilte Ireland is trying to achieve.”

Congratulations to Strandhill and to all the finalists.

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