This May will be the 6th year of the Leenane Mountain Walking Festival which has become a major event on the events calendar for Connemara and the area. This year’s event will take place on from the 2rd – 4th May – May bank Holiday.
This great festival has been designed to suit all levels of walkers from casual low level walks to the more experienced! Each day there is a choice of at least 3 walks from Strenuous to low level and we have also added a guided cycle on both the Saturday & Sunday so if you don’t fancy walking both days you can give this a go. This year the programme includes the firm favourite Mweelrea as well as two new walks with Ben Corbettte to Kylemore and nature walks around the new Delphi trails. Michael Gibbons is back by popular demand with his historical walk on the Sunday. Each walk is guided by qualified, experienced guides and covered by public insurance.
Another unique element of the festival is that the local farmers get involved with guiding the walks and share their vast knowledge, folklore and history of the land. With the farmers involvement in the event, they kindly grant the participants permission to cross their lands and visit areas that are not normally open to the public. Transport to and from starting and finishing points will be provided as well as tea/coffee & scones at various local businesses at the end of each day. Keep an eye on the website www.leenanevillage.com or on our facebook page.
Also on this years programme:
Other evening events over the weekend will include Jamie young on the ‘North of Disko’ Greenland expedition on Saturday night and the annual Ceili and BBQ in aid of the local Red Cross on the Sunday.