Walking News

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 […]

6 Walks to take during Heritage Week

With Heritage Week already upon us and events running the length and breadth of the county until next Sunday, we have lined up 6 different walking events most of which will be free to the public and represent the broad range of heritage highlights in Sligo. These walks vary in length from short (or no […]

Walking along the Sligo Food Trail

Walking is a great way to build up an appetite, especially with all of the wonderful restaurants and food experiences we have here in Sligo. This week we team up with Sligo Food Trail to see what is available locally which incorporates two of our favourite pastimes – walking and eating! Neantóg Herbalist and naturopath […]

A Seatrails Walk in Sligo

Maritime Archaeologist Auriel Robinson has, in recent years, been involved in the promotion of walking in Sligo. Her company Seatrails offers guided heritage tours in several diverse coastal and mountainous areas across the county. The tours suit families, special interest groups, walking groups or independent travellers who want to discover and explore the Wild Atlantic […]

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 […]