Culleenamore is a wonderful sandy beach with safe bathing, located behind Strandhill beach, 9km from Sligo town. Culleenamore is locally known as a place where, around 3000 BC, people went down to the shore to collect shellfish to eat. Culleenamore is just one of many midden site’s along the Sligo coastline. The Culleenamore Annual Races takes place in June, this event is one of only a few beach races which still take place.
The sound of ponies and horses galloping on the beach recreate an exciting background to a scene which has been going on for over 100 years.