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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]