Situated on the north west tip of Europe, Rosses Point stands on the far reaches of the Wild Atlantic.
A picturesque village, it harks back to a simpler time and its rugged beauty oozes other worldliness and boasts some of the very best scenery to be found on the Wild Atlantic Way trail.
A small peninsula, Rosses Point is the last sentry which ships see when entering Sligo Bay. Rosses Point’s maritime history is evident from the three lighthouses which light the way for sailors- Oyster Island Lighthouse, Blackrock Lighthouse and the Lower Rosses Light.
Rosses Point has informed the work of Yeats and the panoramic views of Benbulben and Knocknarea are awe inspiring to those visiting the seaside village.
There are many paths and walkways along the village for people to enjoy the views. The scenic walk takes in the old view point of the Watchhouse, a structure which heralded the arrival of ships in days gone by while the small caves to be found along the shore were both refuge and storehouses for smugglers.
Coney Island, Oyster Island and the Metal Man can all be seen from Rosses Point. Coney Island once played host to St Patrick, can be accessed by land at low tide while if one is quiet, they can hear the call of the rare corncrake from Oyster Island.
The Metal Man points sailors in the right direction sailing through the channel, one of only two in the world, it is a sight to behold along the scenic walk.
Three beaches, safe for swimming and paddling as well as being perfectly family friendly, are at the end of the village. Walkers can walk the three beaches or simply sit and take in the sights along the Atlantic coastline.
Rosses Point has many amenities. For those on a budget trip, the camp site offers competitive rates for campervans, caravans and tents.
Dotted throughout the village are a host of top class B&Bs, while the Yeats Country Inn and the Radisson Blu also offer rooms.
Two local pubs, Austies Bar and Harry’s, are iconic maritime themed pubs which feed into the lush history of the village and its many ties to sea farers across the globe.
The Driftwood and Little Cottage Café offer delicious food from a range of locally produced produce to cater for the needs of those coming to the Point.
County Sligo Golf Club is one of the best links golf courses to be found in Ireland. The Championship course hosts the iconic West of Ireland Amateur Golf Championships once a year and players such as Rory McIlroy, Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry have all played there.
Sligo Yacht Club is a state of the art yacht club which caters for young sailors wishing to take to the ocean or older sailors looking to give the sport of sailing a try.
The Harry Ewing Pier is the berth of many commercial fishing boats. Sea angling trips or site seeing trips can be organised with access to all on the newly built pontoon.
In addition, for all the safety advice on the water, the RNLI station is on hand and volunteers can give advice to experienced sea farers and novices alike.
So if it is a quiet getaway with someone special, the adventure holiday of a lifetime or that family friendly holiday, Rosses Point has it all.