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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 Walks Photo Competition

Note: This competition is now closed. The winner is Martin Dorey, who submitted this photo of his daughter Maggie on Knocknarea with views looking out towards Ben Bulben. To get involved in the new Sligo Walks competition in conjunction with the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sligo, visit www.sligowalks.ie for details. In another great Sligo Walks […]