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14 memories anyone who grew up going to Enniscrone will recognise

A Sligo treasure.

1. Puzzling over the approximately hundreds of variations on ‘Enniscrone’ seen around the town

Enniscrone. Inishcrone. Inniscrone. WHICH ONE IS RIGHT?

2. Admiring the kids who were brave enough to jump off the back wall of the pier

It’s no joke.

3. But knowing that this side was quite enough for you

4. Being let swim as far as the ‘pencil’ but no further

5. Climbing up the Valley of Diamonds and feeling like an intrepid explorer

6. Trekking the length of the beach to get to the ice cream man

josephsices Source: Facebook/Brian Martin

A screwball from Joseph’s Ices was just the treat on a hot day (and Eamon the ice cream man is sorely missed. RIP).

7. Feeling cheated when your ball disappeared down the last hole in the mini golf

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(Or secretly not playing the last hole so you could go round and round as much as you’d like. But shhh.)

8. And driving your parents demented asking for a push on this yoke

enniscrone playground Source: Facebook/Enniscrone Playground

Basically an orb that spins you round and round until you feel like throwing up. But fantastic craic, all the same.

9. Begging for Coke and crisps in The Pilot

12187698_864135760368238_3725729841804131827_n Source: Facebook/The Pilot Bar

10. Clambering all over the Black Pig

1050796_0c358c8f Source: Geograph

Now that he’s out at the entrance to the town, it just isn’t the same.

11. Spending your life savings on the amusements

leisureland Source: discoverenniscrone.com

Both this one and the (long retired) tin shed on the other side of the Hollow.

12. And on buckets, spades, and various inflatables in here

always hopeful Source: Instagram/valerieloftus

13. Heading to teenage nights in Funktion when you were a little older

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14. And feeling sad when summer was over and you’d have to leave it behind

fave place Source: Instagram

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