Walking News

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 […]

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 […]