Curated Walks as part of this year’s Tread Softly… Festival

The eighth Tread Softly Festival returns from the 25th July to the 3rd August 2019 with a programme of events inspired by the landscape of county Sligo, and the myths and stories and people associated with it. 

As part of this year’s Festival, the programme includes a selection of curated walks through Sligo’s rich and varied mythological and physical landscapes aptly titled  ‘To the Waters and The Wilds’. 

Curated Walks Schedule

  1. Mon 29 Jul 11am (3 hrs) Rosaleen O’Grady – Out to the Rocks of Gibraltor
    Meet at Centra, Maugherboy
  2. Mon 29 Jul 4:30pm (21/2 hrs) Martin Enright – Slish Wood
    Meet at Slish Wood Car Park
  3. Tues 30 Jul 2pm (2hrs) Billy Fitzgerald – Wild Flowers
    Meet at Slish Wood Car Park
  4. Wed 31 Jul 11am (2 hrs) Beatrice McDonald – Hazelwood
    Meet at Hazelwood Car Park
  5. Thurs 1 Aug 11am (21/2 hrs) Dr Prannie Rhatigan – Streedagh Seaweed Foraging
    Meet at Streedagh Beach
  6. Fri 2 Aug 11am (21/2 hrs) Ann Joyce & Willie Murphy – Rosses Point
    Meet at Harry’s Bar
  7. Sat 3 Aug 11:30am (5 hrs) Ann Gilligan & Olivia Ward – Coney Island
    Meet at Mill Road/Beach, Mainland side of causeway @ 11am.  Bring Snacks and water.

For further details on the Festival programme and guided walks, please visit and follow @TreadSoftlyFest
All walks are weather dependent and subject to change at short notice. Walkers participate at their own risk. Wear suitable walking apparel. Tread Softly accepts no responsibility. Walks curated by Sligo County Council.