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Sligo Surf and Turf Experience

Aloha and welcome to the Sligo Surf Blog

We are excited to announce our second wellness event of the year: a Surf & Turf experience in collaboration with Nourished in Nature Ireland and our friends at Knocknarea Farm. The Surf & Turf experience will be a one-day event day in Strandhill, Co.Sligo.

Surf & Turf

We will meet up on Saturday morning at Knocknarea Farm on the slopes of Knocknarea. We will get the chance to get some hands on experience at this innovative regenerative farm run on the principles of building soil and giving back to the land. Learn about no-dig farming, crop rotation and get stuck into a project with Rob and Seanie, the men behind the market! Meet some of the free-range livestock too!


Next, we will go for a historical hike up Knocknarea with your guides Lucianne from Nourished in Nature Ireland and Seamus from Sligo Surf Experience. Seamus has studied the history, archeology and mythology of the local area and Lucianne will fill us in on the local plants and flowers we will see on the route. On the summit of Knocknarea there is a 5000-year-old megalithic tomb that is said to be the resting place of Queen Maeve, the legendary warrior queen of Connacht. Learn about the history of the Neolithic monuments on the Coolera Peninsula and the epic adventure of Queen Maeve.

Farm to Fork Lunch

After a full morning, we will return to the Farm to Fork lunch. Sit down and relax while you are served a beautiful chef-prepared farm fresh lunch. Lunches are usually vegetarian and use the best ingredients from what is in season at the farm. (Dietary requirements can be accommodated for). Tea and coffee will also be provided.

Surf Session

After lunch you will come visit Sligo Surf Experience surf school and get ready for your surf lesson at Strandhill Beach. Meet your local surf instructors and get changed into your wetsuit and boots. Get to the breach where your surf instructor will introduce you to your equipment and give you lots of great surfing tips. Then it is time to hit the Atlantic Ocean and catch the wave of your life at Strandhill Beach. All surf lessons are beginner-friendly and surfing equipment is provided by the surf school. Your surf lesson is a fully guided experience and all equipment is provided by the surf school.

Transfers and Prices

We are offering a transfer service so that groups from Dublin and can be collected from and returned to Connolly Station.

€80 per person (without Dublin transfers)

€95 per person (with Dublin transfers)

10 - 11.30 am Get hands on and down and dirty with a project on Knocknarea Farm
12- 2.30 pm Historical hike of Knocknarea learning all about Queen Maeve
2.30 - 3.30 pm Delicious Farm to Fork Lunch
3.30 - 6 pm Surf Session at Strandhill Beach with Sligo Surf Experience


Please book via the Surf & Turf booking link on our website's home page