Walking News

Walking Numbers Are Up In Sligo

With a month remaining in what has been a busy Summer season, SligoWalks.ie caught up with some of those involved in the promotion of tourism in the county, in particular in relation to how visitors engage with walking. The good news is that walking numbers are up up, visitors are finding more and more of […]

Launch of new Sligo Walking Guide Imminent

A new, comprehensive and free walking guide to the many spectacular walks in Sligo is about be launched. The updated Sligo Walking Guide features over 50 walks around the county, including detailed descriptions on the walks themselves, access points, levels of difficulty, maps and directions, and is sure to become an important resource for anyone […]

Sligo Camino Tickets – Winner Announced

The winner of 2 tickets for this year’s Sligo Camino is Úna Mulhall of Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Úna and a friend will stay at the luxury Castle Dargan Hotel in Ballygawley, Co. Sligo, on the night before the Sligo Camino on 5th July, before walking the Camino itself on Saturday 6th July. Thanks to everyone […]

New Sligo Food Tours to combine walking and eating

If there’s one way to improve on a good walk, it’s to follow it up with a good lunch, and now Sligo can offer you the best of both! Just last week, the well-known German-Sligo couple Gaby and Hans Wieland launched Sligo Food Tours, a chance for the public to sample different aspects of food […]

Sligo Walking Festival 2019

These are exciting times for Sligo and Northwest of Ireland, with huge announcements for adventure sports and cool new events bubbling up across the county it is no surprise that Sligo are now hosting the third annual county wide walking festival on Fri 25th, Sat 26th and Sun 27th of January 2019. Local award winning […]

Funding Announced for 4 Sligo Walks

Aughris Head –  €60,000 upgrade to walk announced © SligoWalks.ie Today in Castlebar, Minister Michael Ring announced that funding of €225,000 has been allocated to develop 4 public walks in Sligo as part of the 2019 Outdoor Recreation Scheme. These walks are the Killaspugbrone Coastal Trail in Strandhill, Knocknashee Walking Trail, Lady Ann Trail and […]

Sligo Walks Christmas Competition with Radisson Blu Hotel

We’ve teamed up once again with the luxury Radisson Blu 4**** hotel in Ballincar, Sligo, for our popular “12 Days of Sligo Walks” Christmas Competition. Over the coming days you’ll get the opportunity to enter our competition for a prize of a luxury stay for you and a friend, including 2 nights bed and breakfast, […]

Spooky Halloween Walks In Sligo

With Halloween almost upon us, dust off those costumes, get the face paint on and head out and enjoy some spooky walks in Sligo this week. Next Saturday will see the Sligo Dark Tales Walking Tour take place. Exploring Sligo’s dark history is interesting at any time of year – what with our Dracula roots […]

Forest Walks to take this Autumn In Sligo

It’s time to dust off the rain jacket, don the waterproof trousers and dig out the hiking boots. The weather has taken a turn and Autumn is upon us. Still, this time of year can provide us with some of the most spectacular views of our landscape and there is no reason not to head […]

Sligo set to host first Trail Running Festival

Sligo’s first-ever trail running festival brings a new adventure experience to the northwest over the last weekend of September. The Sligo Trail Running Festival, which takes place from Friday, 28 September to Sunday, 30 September, offers guided trail runs through some of Sligo’s most beautiful mountain paths and wooded trails. It’s a great way for […]

A Walk to Holy Wells in Sligo

In light of the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland recently, it may be worthwhile to look at the religious topography of the county, in particular at some of the many holy wells located around Sligo. Holy wells tend to date from pre-Christian times and were places where people used to pray and leave simple […]