Ben Bulben Night Time Walk This Weekend

With the wonderful weather we’ve been having, this weekend’s night time walk on Ben Bulben should be even more spectacular than usual. Now in its 7th  year, the walk is led by the Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team (SLMRT) and is the group’s main fundraiser for the year. The event will most likely sell out […]

4 Places to Discover as part of Sligo’s Hidden Heritage

For walkers with a keen interest in local history, Sligo has an exceptional wealth of archaeological monuments spread throughout the county, from mounds and tombs to castles and medieval churches. It’s incredible to think that in County Sligo alone, there are in excess of 6,500 of these sites. Throughout 2018, the Sligo Community Archaeology Project […]

The new Rosses Point Coastal Way in Sligo

The Rosses Point Coastal Way is a walking route that has been way marked by a series of nine interpretive panels along the 2.2 km of coastal paths at Rosses Point, stretching from the Church of Ireland church building at one end of the Promenade to the headland above the carpark at the First beach. […]

Queen Maeve Trail now a looped walk on Knocknarea

Walkers enjoying the sunshine and heading for the Queen Maeve Trail on Knocknarea will have noticed that a new section of walk has been added by Coillte, who have done tremendous trail work in recent years, supported by Sligo County Council. The new walk can be approached from both the Glen Road side (the original […]

An island walk in Sligo

Many of you fortunate enough to have visited Innismurray Island off the north Sligo coast will have been captivated by the sense of tranquillity around the place. It can be hard to remove ourselves from the noise and activity of daily life, but by spending time on an island, you can get away from any […]

The Development of Rural Recreation in County Sligo

The development of the many beautiful walks in Sligo has taken years of planning, investment and labour, not to mention co-operation and goodwill involving local and national agencies, landowners and of course the walking communities themselves. This week we look at the work of one of these groups. Sligo Leader, and their work in developing […]

Historic Walking Tour of Sligo

Simple ideas are often the most effective, especially in relation to raising the profile of local places of interest. The launch last Wednesday at the Glasshouse Hotel of a new free brochure aimed at tourists and Sligo people alike describes some of the important historical locations in Sligo Town, and the famous people associated with […]

Aughris – a truly scenic Sligo Walk

Aughris Head, a scenic headland in west Sligo, is located approximately 6km off the N59 road between Sligo and Ballina. A Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point has been erected here to highlight the significance and beauty of the area. Ample parking is provided for all group sizes at the newly refurbished The Beach Bar, an […]

The Top Ten of the Most Instagrammable backdrops in County Sligo

Looking for the perfect photo spot in Sligo? We asked social media guru Denise Rushe for her top 5 locations. You can also follow the Sligo Walks Instagram account, tag your photos #sligowalks. Seeking out the perfect backdrop for the perfect holiday snap to make your dearest and nearest that little bit jealous is […]

Robbery Highlights Vital Work of Mountain Rescue Team

The welcome news that the Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team (SLMRT) has recovered the equipment that had been stolen from them recently was a positive note on which to end the week. The surge of public support which was very evident online in the week or so since the equipment went missing from the service’s […]

RTÉ to Feature Sligo Walks on Tracks & Trails

The new series of the popular RTÉ walking series Tracks & Trails begins next Friday April 6th (RTÉ 1 8:30pm) and the first programme in the series will focus on some of the spectacular walks in County Sligo. In this episode Manchán Magan writer and broadcaster who is best known for his travels books and […]