RESULTS: Sligo Walks Christmas Competition with Radisson Blu Hotel

Over the last two weeks, we invited everyone to join us on the 12 Days of Sligo Walks Christmas Competition. Each day we invited everyone to participate by answering some Sligo Walks related questions.

This year’s competition prize was kindly sponsored by the Radisson Blu Hotel here in Sligo. This fabulous prize includes:

  • A two-night stay for two
  • Dinner for two in the Classiebawn Restaurant
  • A spa treatment at Solas Spa for both guests

After reviewing each post, we tracked 1278 comments, 2124 likes and over 589 shares. But, alas, there can only be one lucky winner! We picked a winner from the comments across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram…… Drum roll please….



Competition Highlights
Below we review some of the questions and answers we received over the past two weeks. 

Day 2: We asked what everyone’s favourite walking trail is? There was great feedback and a mix of suggestions: Strandhill, Queen Maeve Trail, Streedagh, Dunmoran Strand. We also had a spotprize to giveaway featuring 2 tickets to the Sligo Walking Festival next month – congrats to Ciara Gallagher who won this prize.

Day 3: In a hotly contested poll, we asked which beach do you prefer – Strandhill or Rosses Point. The results? Well it was very close….

  • Twitter: 100 Votes,  Rosses Point 52% / Strandhill 48%
  • Facebook: 530 Votes, Rosses Point 50% / Strandhill 50%
  • Instagram: 95 Votes Rosses Point 38% / Strandhill 62%

Day 4: We asked: Who is Sligo’s greatest walking ambassador?  Suggestions included: Auriel Robinson of guided tour company Seatrails, Jim Middleton of Sligo’s Men Shed, Kevin McFerran, Sligo Sports & Recreation Partnership, Willie & Fabian Downes, Sligo Eastside Community Walks.

Day 5: We wanted to know where is the best place to watch the sunrise or sunset in Sligo? Suggestions included: Strandhill, the Queen Maeve Trail, Rosses Point, Mullaghmore, The Giants Grave in Calry, Crockauns mountain, beneath Benbulben mountain from Glencar lake, Cartron Point, Streedagh, Lislarry, Easkey Shore, Cliffoney Back Beach, Slishwood Boardwalk, Enniscrone and Carrowkeel Tombs.

Day 6: We asked what poem do these two lines come from? The answer? The Song of the Wandering Aengus by WB Yeats.

“I went out to the Hazel Wood,
Because a fire was in my head….”

Day 7: We asked what ‘way’ is the Slish Wood trail part of? A simple answer – the Sligo Way!

Day 8: We asked how many wooden steps lead to the Queen Maeve Trail on Knocknarea? The answer? Over 500

Day 9: Today, we asked if you could bring anyone in the world on a walk in County Sligo – who would you bring and why? Answers included friends, sisters, loved ones, family no longer with us, and even the odd celebrity!

Day 10: What’s the best Sligo walk for all the family to do this Christmas? Suggestions included 3rd Beach Lower Rosses, the new forest walk in Tubbercurry, Benbulben forest walk, Strandhill, Barnaribbion, Half Moon Bay, the Gleniff horseshoe, Streedagh, Lough Talt. We had a spotprize of a round of hot chocolates and treats from the wonderful Kate’s Kitchen to give away – congrats to Mary Feeney who has won this spot prize!

Day 11: A tricky one, we asked you to identify this walking trail -pictured below. The answer? Ladies Brae

Day 12: The final questions – we asked where in Sligo would you find the Frenchman’s Grave? The answer? Lough Talt on The Ox Mountains.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part and wish all our Sligo Walks community a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!