Aonach ar Siul walking Club, based in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary are hosting their first ever walking festival. This takes place over the weekend of May 7-9th. The festival will feature a variety of walks in one of the lesser known walking areas. On the Saturday there is a choice of 3 walks in the Keeper Hill/ Silvermines area. These will range in duration from 2.5 to 7 hours.Keeper Hill is 694 metres high and therefore rates as one of Ireland’s highest inland mountains. On the right day there are views from Connemara to Kerry. Our walks conclude with a visit to Jacksie’s Bar of Killinaskully fame. There is a festival ball that night to mark the clubs 10th anniversary.
Sundays walks will be very different. There is a 3 hour walk in the Arra Hills, a very scenic little range with fine views over Lough Derg, the largest lake on the River Shannon. This area has a long history of slate quarrying – ask about the blue lake! Alternatively there is a lovely 2 hour walk through rich farmland along the banks of the Nenagh river.
Nenagh is just 2 hours drive from Dublin. There is a wide range of accommodation in the area. If you have done all the usual walking areas in Ireland then this festival will open up a whole new area for you.
For full details and a copy of the festival programme email: firstname.lastname@example.org