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All of our walks have been postponed until further notice. We'll see this challenge through together and be back walking at some time in the not too distant future. Look after yourselves and each other.
Corona Virus
Regretfully, our April Away Trip to Dungarvan has been cancelled. We expect to be in a position shortly to get refunds for those who paid up. Apologies for the disappointment and inconvenience. Special thanks to Mary Jordan for all her usual great work on this. Even the cancellation gives more work to her!

Corona Virus

Following consultation with Mountaineering Ireland, the club committee has regretfully decided to cancel all club walks with immediate effect until 29th. March 2020.This is to conform to government and HSE guidelines, particularly on social distancing. As things stand, the Dungarvan trip has not been cancelled but is under continuous review. We're very disappointed to have to make this decision. We encourage all members to try to get out for walks in a personal capacity, while respecting the official guidelines and advice.

The two walks scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday 11th. February 2020 have had to be cancelled due to the expected dangerously adverse weather. Very disappointing, but safety concerns come first! 
Our Autumn Away Trip to Clifden was very successful and enjoyable, despite the inclement weather. Many thanks to Mary Jordan for the efficient organisation as always.
Reminder for those who have not renewed membership. Walking new year starts on the 1st. November and membership needs to be paid up before going on walk. Bring Registration Form plus subscription to be handed over to committee member when meeting up for walk.

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Sligo Walking Club was formed in 2009 by a group of local people who were eager to do 2-3 hour walks in the wonderful local countryside, without over-taxing themselves, while enjoying the company of other like-minded people. We do coastal, woodlands and  hill walks at a reasonably leisurely pace in Sligo and the surrounding areas, all the year round.


We walk on every Saturday of each month, leaving from the car park of the Institute of Technology, Sligo at 10.00 a.m. We also walk every Tuesday, leaving from the car park of the Carraroe Retail Park (Curry's end) at 10.00 a.m.  To facilitate parking, we pool our cars where possible. There will always be a regular, non-challenging walk on, but there will often be an alternative challenging walk on at the same time, longer and tougher than our other walks, usually in the hills: however, we still maintain a reasonably leisurely pace!

One of the features of our activities which has proven most popular with our members has been the occasional walking weekend away.  We do enjoy socialising!


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Membership is from 1st November to 31st. October of the following year. However, if a member joins in the period 1st. September to 31st October of the same year, their membership will be valid until to 31st. October of the following year. The membership fee for the current year is €40, of which roughly 75% goes to Mountaineering Ireland to cover insurance and affiliation costs. Non-members are entitled to one taster walk only and are required to fill out Disclaimer forms. Due to insurance conditions, Taster walks are not possible for former members who have not renewed their membership.  

Please check on the web site to make sure that there has been no change/cancellation, before heading off for the meeting point. If this is not possible, please check with the contact person indicated on the calendar. 

If you are not currently a member of the club, please come about 10 minutes earlier than the time indicated, so that the necessary form-filling can be done without holding up the start of the walk.

Only existing club members or members of another club affiliated to Mountaineering Ireland should come on our challenging walks. The degree of difficulty could cause problems and/or interfere with the enjoyment of other walkers. It is also very important that new walkers should have appropriate gear and refreshments and this can best be learned by coming on an ordinary walk first. 


Visitors to this web site are reminded that hill walking, climbing and rambling are activities that can be dangerous and may result in personal injury or death. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.