Please note that all Saturday walks will leave from the car park of the Institute of Technology, Sligo at 10.00 am. It is advisable to check the recommendations on our safety page, particularly if you intend doing a Challenging walk.

You are advised not go to the start of a walk without first getting in touch with the listed contact person for the walk.


Calendar of Saturday Walks to end February 2018


Saturday 30th. September 2017   Gleniff Horseshoe

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: mountain road with hills. Contact: Maggie Beal 086/0303429

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Challenging Luke’s Bridge, Cauldron, Benwisken

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 12 km approx, Duration: 4½ hours approx, Difficulty: tough but well worth it. Terrain: track , mountain – some steep parts. Contact Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323

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Saturday 7th. October 2017  Coolaney Mast


Distance: 11 km approx. Duration: 2.5 hours approx. Difficulty: Moderate but with several climbs. Terrain: Track and road. Contact: Carita Horan 086/2288707 and Pauline Boland 087 9240082

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Challenging Thur Mountain

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 13 km approx. Duration: 4½ hours approx. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: Track, trails, road. Contact: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

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Saturday 14th. October 2017  

Ballygawley Woods/Lough Lumman

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain:  track and trails. Contact: Jim Raftery 087 6796135


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(Challenging) Glan Church/Wind Farm

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 13 km approximately. Duration: 4¾  hours approximately. Difficulty: hard but very rewarding, some steep climbs. Terrain etc Track/Bog. Contact: Tony Flanagan 087 6996532

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Saturday 21st. October 2017  Coney Island


Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours approx. Difficulty: Easy Terrain: Beach and Track. Contact: Evelyn McDonnell 087 9671327  

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Saturday 28th. October 2017 Slish Wood to Lough Lumman 

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain:  track and trails.  Contact: Eileen McManus 086 361 5096 

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Saturday 4th. November 2017     Dunmoran Strand/Aughris

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours approx. Difficulty: Easy Terrain: Beach and Track. Contact: Michael Boland 087 2074488

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Saturday 11th. November 2017     Union Woods

10 km approximately. Duration: 3 hours approximately. Difficulty: Moderate. Terrain: Forest tracks. Contact: Veronica Murphy 087 984 3253

and (Challenging) Fawnlion

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 9 km approx, Duration: 3½ hours approx. Difficulty:  moderate, but with several long climbs. Terrain: trail, road and open mountain. Contact:  Jim Newman 087 6452857

 

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Saturday 18th. November 2017 Raghly to Cloonagh (bus to start)

One of the most stunning coastal walks you could ever do. It will include a visit to the Bronze Age promontory fort at Knocklane.

This is a linear walk and a bus will pick us up at the cars at the end point of the walk at Cloonagh, near Ballyconnell, and drop us off at the start of the walk at Raghly. From there we will walk back to the cars at Cloonagh. There is a charge of €5 pp for the bus, which will be collected by the walk contact person who in turn will pay the driver. If you wish to participate, it is essential that you text the walk  contact person well in advance to make sure of your place. 

Please note that we will  leave as usual at 10 am from the car park at Sligo I.T. after pooling cars. We will then drive to Cloonagh, the finish point of the walk, where we will be bussed to the start.

Distance: 12 km approximately. Duration: 4 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: Track, trail and road.  Quite flat, with only one sharp but short climb. Some passages of stony ground where care is required.  Contact:  Jim Newman 087 6452857 and Vinny Blighe 086 156 3974

 

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Saturday 25th. November 2017  Lurganboy Maggie

Distance: 11 km approx. Duration: 2.5 hours approx. Difficulty: Moderate but with several climbs. Terrain: Track and road. Contact: Maggie Beal 086/0303429

and (Challenging) Keelogyboy from the Doons 

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 10 km approx, Duration: 3½ hours approx. Difficulty:  moderate, but with several long climbs. Terrain: trail, road and open mountain. Contact:  Jim Newman 087 6452857

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Saturday 2nd. December 2017     Streedagh

Distance: 10 km approx, Duration: 3 hours approx, Difficulty: easy Terrain: Track, beach and road. Contact: Carita Horan 086/2288707 and Pauline Boland 087 9240082


And (Challenging) Killery

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

 

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 4.5 hours approx. Difficulty: steep climbs, often very wet and tough going. Terrain: Track, road and open mountain. Beautiful views. Contact: Contact: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135


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Saturday 9th. December 2017     Saddle Hill 

 

 

Distance: 12 km approx, Duration: 4 hours approx. Difficulty:  moderate, but quite long. Terrain: trail and road. Contact: Tony Flanagan 087 6996532 

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Saturday 16th. December 2017        Knockvicar 

Distance: 12 km approx, Duration: 3½ hours, Difficulty: moderate Terrain: track and trail Contact: Mary Jordan 086/3485567 

And (Challenging) Keelogyboy

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 31/2 hours. Difficulty: long climb at start, otherwise moderate. Terrain: track /bog – some steep parts. Contact: Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323 

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Saturday 23rd. December 2017 Highwood

Distance: 9 km approx, Duration: 3 hours approx. Difficulty:  moderate, Terrain: trail and road. Contact: Michael Boland 087 2074488

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Saturday 30th. December 2017  Gleniffe Horseshoe

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: mountain road with hills. Contact: Maggie Beal 086/0303429


And (Challenging)  Leeane

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 31/2 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: road, track, open mountain – some steep parts. Contact: Tony Flanagan 087 6996532

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Saturday 6th. January 2018     Cairn’s Hill/Garravogue

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 31/2 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: footpaths, tracks, some rough ground in woods. Contact: Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323 

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Saturday 13th. January 2018    Lough Meelagh


Distance: 12 km approx. Duration: 3.5 hours approx. Difficulty: Flat walk, but quite long. Contact: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

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Saturday 20th. January 2018   Rosses Point

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours approx. Easy. Coastal walk-beach, track and a little bit of road. Contact: Evelyn McDonnell 087 9671327  

And (Challenging) O’Donnell’s Rock

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

 

Distance: 13 km approx. Duration: 4½ hours approx. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: Track, trails, road. Contact: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

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Saturday 27th. January 2018     Sramore Loop

Distance: 10 km approx, Duration: 3½ hours approx. Difficulty:  moderate, but with several long climbs. Terrain: trail and road. Contact: Jim Newman 087 6452857

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Saturday 3rd. February 2018   Slish Wood to Lough Lumman

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain:  track and trails.  Contact: Eileen McManus 086 361 5096 

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Saturday 10th. February 2018           Bricklieves       

 

Distance: 9 km approximately. Duration: 3 hours approximately. Difficulty: Moderate.Terrain: Track and open mountain. Contact: Jim Raftery 087 6796135

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Saturday 17th. February 2018      Ballyconnell Coastal Walk  

 

Distance; 9 km approx. Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: track, trail, road. Contact: Bríd Howley 085/7469534

And (Challenging) King’s Gully/The Dam

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

 

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 4 hours approx. Difficulty: tough climb at start, otherwise moderate. Terrain:  trails, rough mountain. Contact: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

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Saturday 24th. February 2018 Luke’s Bridge Under Benbulben

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours approx, Difficulty: easy, Terrain: track and road. Contact: Michael Boland 087 2074488

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