South Sligo Walking Festival to take place on May Bank Holiday Weekend

The Annual South Sligo Walking Festival will take place over the May Bank Holiday Weekend 5th to 7th May, 2012. Registration will take place at Joe Dan Mullarkey’s Pub each morning. (R294 road Tubbercurry to Ballina Road)

There will be 3 Guided walks each day. The short walk will suit those who prefer a leisurely pace (Country Lanes/Lakeside Walks) while the MEDIUM (Hillwalk) & LONG (Mountain Walk) will be more challenging. Beautiful scenery speckled with high altitude lakes & streams, giving participants a chance to experience at first hand the splendid isolation that is the Ox Mountains.

Every year there are new walks added to the festival and this year is no exception. The newly created National Loop Walk at Lough Easkey, Lough Talt Loop Walk, Ancient megalithic tombs “The Giant’s Graveyard” in the heart of the Ox Mountains, The Sligo Way, and many more trails will be explored. Raingear, suitable hiking/walking boots are essential on all walks.

Short Walk: €5.00, Medium Walk: €12.00 Long Walk: €15.00
(Reduced price for walkers who partake in multiple walks over the weekend)

Cost of walks includes Bus transfers and refreshments and homemade soup on return to base.

Music Sessions held in Joe Dan’s Pub over the Festival Weekend. Courtesy buses will take walkers from the local B&B’s to the music sessions.

Contact: Maeve 087 9671339 for more information

www.southsligowalkingfestival.com or email: southsligowalkingfestival@gmail.com.

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