SligoWalks Podcasts

A collection of interviews about walking in Sligo.

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Sligo Walking Series 4

Historian Dr. Marion McGarry leads a group of walkers from Strandhill to the summit of Knocknarea, Sligo’s ancient mountain, where a 5,000 year old Neolithic cairn sits on the summit. At intervals along the walk she speaks about ancient customs and traditions, and how this land was farmed by our ancestors. And she pays special attention to the burial customs of the people who built the cairn, which is a protected national monument.

Sligo Walking Series 3

Archaeologist Dr. Stefan Bergh brings us on a walk to the summit of Knocknarea in County Sligo, where the huge Queen Maeve’s Cairn stands on the summit. During his walk, Stefan explains the origins of the Cairn, and how UNESCO World Heritage Site status is now being applied for to protect this 5,000 year old structure, and also he tells us why this place was of such importance to our ancient people for the burying of their dead.

Sligo Walking Series 2

In the second walk of the Sligo Walking Series, nature expert Michael Bell of Nature Learn introduces the flora and fauna of the Killaspugbrone Coastal Walk to a group of local walkers. This podcast features Michael speaking about birds, insects, flowers and other things to keep an eye out for, as well as the increasing importance of engaging with nature and our environment to promote change and preserve our biodiversity.

Sligo Walking Series 1

In the first of the Sligo Walking Series, taking place every Wednesday of June 2021, local walking guide and archaeologist Auriel Robinson of Seatrails introduces a group of local walkers to the Queen Maeve Trail on Knocknarea. This podcast features Auriel speaking about the walk, the archaeology of the area and in particular the importance of the Queen Maeve Cairn which sits on the summit of the mountain.

Knocknashee

Michael Toolan tells the SligoWalks.ie podcast about the development of a new walk at Knocknashee in Sligo.

Sligo Mountaineering Club

We speak to Marie Hogg, one of the founders of Sligo Mountaineering Club about how the club came into being, and how people enjoy walking in Sligo.

Caves of Keash

A new visitor centre near the Caves of Keash in south Sligo will provide visitors with information and refreshments. Promoter Patrick Ward explains.

Walking Tourism in Sligo

Aoife McElroy of Fáilte Ireland speaks to Sligo Walks about what visitors expect when they visit the county and their experiences of walking in Sligo.

Ballymote Heritage Trail

Ray O’Grady of Sligo County Council describes how the community in Ballymote came together to plan and develop a great new walk on their doorstep.

Planning & Development

Dorothy Clarke of Sligo County Council and Chris Gonley of Sligo Leader outline their plans for the development of walking in Sligo.