Enniscrone in Sligo on the North East border of Co. Mayo

Enniscrone is one of Sligo’s oldest seaside resort towns on Killala Bay.

It boasts a wonderful sandy beach which stretches for 5km over a long area of shoreline between Cliff Road and the mouth of the River Moy. It is very safe for children with the large sand dunes to play in as well as a supervised playground and amusements.

A comprehensive network of sand dunes, rich in flora and fauna, provides an impressive backdrop to the beach. The ‘Valley of Diamonds’, a sandy, volcano-like valley can be located amongst the largest of these long-grassed dunes.

The beach is one of the Discovery Points of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Among the most popular assets in Enniscrone are the superb 18-hole championship golf course and the seaweed baths.

A local tradition says that the hill near the Valley of Diamonds, known as Cnoc na gCorp (hill of bodies) was formed from the pile-up of bodies of Vikings in 891.

In this area, there is also the legend of the Black Pig with a replica pig located on the main street of the village.