Walking News

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 SligoWalks.ie 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 […]


The Black Pig of Muckdubh

If your planing on taking our Walk of The Week this weekend then don’t even think about leaving Enniscrone without paying a visit to The Black Pig sculpture across the road from the Diamond Coast Hotel on the R297. The sculpture was created by Cillian Rogers of Dromore West to mark the spot where this […]


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 […]


Sligo Camino set for record numbers this July

Saturday 7th July has been announced as the date for the 5th annual Sligo Camino, with online registration opening this weekend Sunday April 1st. This trek takes walkers through spectacular scenery along a mix of tracks, trails, boardwalks, roads and forest paths along a 36km route linking counties Leitrim and Sligo. With the 600 places […]


10 Tips To Get Your Child Walking

Often getting involved in group activities is the best way for people to get active. Enrolling in a class, joining a community group, taking a walk with some friends, all are great ways to get active and motivated. Walking is a great way for anyone to get active. Unlike other sports, you need no particular […]


St. Patricks Tooth

If you find yourself in Strandhill or Sligo this weekend, take a walk over to Killaspugbrone Church, founded by St. Patrick and on the original site of Strandhill Village. The existing structure was built sometime between 1150 and 1220 and is said to have replaced the original church on the same site. The addition of the […]