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 March 2020

Saturday 27 July 2019     Doorly Park/Cairns 

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: Track and path, mostly flat, one short but steep climb. Contact: Denis Crawley 086 4085221

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(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 3 August 2019 Sramore Loop   

Distance: 9 km approx, Duration: 3½ hours approx. Difficulty:  moderate, but with several long climbs. Terrain: trail and road. Please note that sheep and cattle may be encountered even n the trail. Contact:  Jim Newman 087 6452857

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Saturday 10 August 2019           Highwood

Distance: 10 km approx, Duration: 3 hours approx. Difficulty:  moderate, Terrain: trail and road. Contact: Jim Newman 087 6452857

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Saturday 17 August 2019           Luke’s Bridge Under Benbulben  

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: easy, Terrain: track and road. Contact: Veronica Murphy 087 984 3253

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(Challenging) Bog Road to the Mines

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

Distance: 12 km approx. 4 ½ hours, difficult. Terrain: Road, track and mountain, some steep parts. Contact: Margaret Richardson 087 2384664

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Saturday 24 August 2019           Gortarowey /Barnaribbon

Distance: 9 km approx. Duration: 3 hours approx. Difficulty: Moderate with some steep climbs. Terrain: Track and road. Contact: Carita Horan 086/2288707

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(Challenging) Slieve League

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

Please note that departure time for this walk will be 9.00 am from Cartron because of the travel time.

Please note that a contribution will be expected to cover travel costs.

Distance: 10 km approx, 4 ½ hours, difficult. Terrain: Track and mountain, some exceedingly steep parts. Contact: Michael Boland 087 2074488

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Saturday 31 August 2019           Ladies’ Brae

Distance: 10 km approx.. Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: Mostly road, short stretch of track. Contact:  Mary Jordan 086/3485567

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(Challenging) Nephin from SW

Distance: 8 km approx. Duration: 4 ½ hours approx, Difficulty: Severe climb, but less so than traditional approach from North. Terrain: trail and rough mountain. Contact Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323

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Saturday 7th. September 2019  Leeane Loop Conray

Distance: 10 miles approx. Duration: 3 hours approx. Difficulty: Moderate with not too much climbing. We do not take in any summits! Some very interesting archaeological features. Terrain: Road, track and open mountain. Contact Stephen Clarke 071-9144589

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Saturday 14th. September 2019 Culleenamore/Shelly Valley 

Distance: 8 km approx, Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: easy, Terrain:  beach and track. Contact: Jim Newman 087 6452857

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(Challenging) Lough Easkey

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

Distance: 10 km approximately. Duration: 4 hours approximately. Difficulty: hard but rewarding. Terrain etc Track/Bog, rough going. Contact: Tony Flanagan 087 6996532


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Saturday 21st. September  2019 Luke’s Bridge Under Benbulben

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: easy, Terrain: track and road. Contact: Maggie Beal 086/0303429

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(Challenging) Stephen Special Mystery Tour!

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

The following is guesswork. Please check details closer to the day. Distance: 13 km approx. Duration: 5 hours approx. Difficulty: tough enough. Terrain: Track, trails, road. Contact: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135


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Saturday 28th. September 2019 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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(Challenging) Arigna Area

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

Distance: 12 km approx. 4 ½ hours, difficult. Terrain: Road, track and mountain, some steep parts. Contact: Brian Keane 087 2517816

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Saturday 5th. October 2019 Lough Meelagh

Distance: 12 km Duration: 3.5 hours Terrain: woodland tracks and quite a lot of road. Difficulty: Flat walk, but quite long. Contact: Contact Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323


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Saturday 12th. October 2019 Lissadell/Raughly 

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours approx. Easy. Coastal walk-beach and road. Contact: 

Maggie Beal 086/0303429

The challenging walk planned for this day has had to be cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. Apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment.

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Saturday 19th. October 2019 Lough Talt

Distance: 11 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: Moderate. Terrain: Track and road. Contact: Tony Flanagan 087 6996532

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(Challenging) Leeane

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

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3 ½ hours, Difficulty: moderate, Terrain: road, track and mountain, some steep parts. Contact: Jim Newman 087 6452857 


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Saturday 26th. October 2019 Mullaghmore

Distance; 6 miles approx. Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: track, trail, road. Contact: Michael Boland 087 2074488

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(Challenging) Keelogyboy

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

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3-3½ hours Difficulty: severe climb from start, afterwards moderate. Terrain: track and open mountain. Contact: Ann O’Malley 087 9843279

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Saturday 2nd. November 2019      Doorly Park/Cairns 

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: Track and path, mostly flat, one short but steep climb. Contact: Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323

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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 9th. November 2019    Cabragh Bog

Distance: 10 km Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: easy, Terrain: tracks, trails and bog roads. Contact: Patricia McHugh 086 6387767


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(Challenging) Sramore

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

Distance: 13 km approximately. Duration: 5  hours approximately. Difficulty: tough but very rewarding, some extremely steep climbs and descents. Terrain etc Track/open mountain, some quite rough. Contact: Desmond Judge 086 3608448


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Saturday 16th. November 2019 Glenfarne

Distance: 12 km Duration: 4 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: forest and lakeside trails and roads. Contact: Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323

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(Challenging) Benbo

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: Denis Crawley 086 4085221

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Saturday 23rd. November 2019 Highwood

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

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Saturday 30th. November 2019 Ballyconnell Coastal Walk

Distance; 6 miles approx. Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: track, trail, road. Contact: Veronica Murphy 087 984 3253


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(Challenging) Hangman’s Hill/Keelogyboy

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

Distance: 13 km approximately. Duration: 5  hours approximately. Difficulty: quite tough but very rewarding, some steep climbs and descents. Terrain, etc. Track/open mountain, some quite rough. Contact: Desmond Judge 086 3608448


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Saturday 7th. December 2019 Slish Wood to Dromahair (on Sligo Way via Innisfree) 

This is a linear walk and a minibus will pick us up at the cars at the end point of the walk at Dromahair and drop us off at the start of the walk at Slish Wood. From there we will walk back to the cars at Dromahair. 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 that there are places for everybody.

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

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: Track, trail and road. Contact: Jim Raftery 087 6796135

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Saturday 14th. December 2019 Gortarowey /Barnaribbon

Distance: 9 km approx. Duration: 3 hours approx. Difficulty: Moderate with some steep climbs. Terrain: Track and road. Contact: Pauline Boland 087 9240082

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(Challenging) Luke’s Bridge/Benwisken

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

Distance: 10 km approximately. Duration: 4  hours approximately. Difficulty: quite tough but very rewarding, some steep climbs and descents. Terrain, etc. Track/open mountain, some quite rough. Contact: Michael Boland 087 2074488


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Saturday 21st. December 2019 Saddle Hill

Distance: 10 km approx, Duration: 3 hours approx. Difficulty:  quite moderate. Terrain: trail and very quiet road. Contact: Veronica Murphy 087 984 3253

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(Challenging) The Dooneens

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

Distance: 10 km approx, Duration: 4 hours approx, Terrain: track , road, mountain – some steep parts. Contact:  Gerry Flanagan 087 227 1865

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Saturday 28th. December 2019 Gleniff Horseshoe

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


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(Challenging) Luke’s Bridge, Benwisken, Cauldron

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: Ann O’Malley 087 9843279

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Saturday 4th. January 2020 Bricklieves

Distance: 9 km Duration: 3 hours Difficulty: Moderate. Terrain: Track and open mountain. Wonderful views and considerable archeological interest. Contact: Jim Raftery 087 6796135

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Saturday 11th. January 2020 Ballygawley to Lough Lumman

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain:  track and trails. Contact: Maggie Beal 086/0303429

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(Challenging) Sramore Loop

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

Distance: 9 km approx, Duration: 4 hours approx. Difficulty:  moderate, but with several long climbs. Terrain: trail and road. Please note that sheep and cattle may be encountered even on the trail. Contact:  Jim Newman 087 6452857

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Saturday 18th. January 2020 Raghly/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 minibus 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 that there are places for everybody. If necessary a second minibus can be provided.

Please note that we will  leave as usual at 10 am from the car park at I.T. Sligo 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:  Ann O’Malley 087 9843279  and Vinny Blighe 086 156 3974

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Saturday 25th. January 2020 Knockvicar 

Distance: 12 km approx. Duration: 3½ hours, Difficulty: moderate Terrain: track and trail Contact: Jim Newman 087 6452857

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(Challenging) Bog Road to the Mines

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

Distance: 12 km approx. 4 ½ hours, difficult. Terrain: Road, track and mountain, some steep parts. Contact: Denis Crawley 086 4085221

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Saturday 1st. February 2020 Slish Wood/Innisfree

Distance: 9 km Duration: 2½ hours. Difficulty: Easy. Terrain: Tracks, often very wet. Long stretch of boardwalk requiring care. Contact: Evelyn McDonnell 087 9671327


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Saturday 8th. February 2020 Gurteen/Glencar 

Distance: 9 km approx. Duration: 3 hours approx. Difficulty: Moderate. Terrain: Track and green path, one steady ascent. Good views, some archeological interest. Contact: Jim Raftery 087 6796135

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Saturday 15th. February 2020 Ladies’ Brae

Distance: 10 km approx.. Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: Mostly road, short stretch of track. Contact: Veronica Murphy 087 984 3253

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(Challenging) King’s Gully/The Mines/Glencar

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

This is a linear walk and a minibus will pick us up at the cars at the end point of the walk at Glencar and drop us off at the start of the walk at the foot of King’s Gully. From there we will walk/crawl back to the cars at Glencar There is a charge of €5 pp for the bus, which will be collected by the walk leader who in turn will pay the driver. If you wish to participate, it is essential that you text the walk leader well in advance to make sure that there are places for everybody. 

Please note that we will  leave as usual at 10 am from the IT after pooling cars. We will then drive to Glencar, the finish point of the walk, were we will be bussed to the start.

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 4½ hours approx. Difficulty: tough climb at start, otherwise moderate. Terrain:  trails, rough mountain. Contact: Denis Crawley 086 4085221

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Saturday 22nd. February 2020 Drumshambo Acres Lake Walk 

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: tracks, trails and canal tow path. Contact: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

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(Challenging) Kesh via caves

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

Distance: 10 km approx.. Duration: 3½ hours, Difficulty: moderate, stiff climb on track and then on trail at start but moderate thereafter. Terrain: track and heathery mountain, finishing with road walk. Contact:  Ann O’Malley 087 9843279


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Saturday 29th. February 2020 Union Woods Union Rock

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: easy Terrain: track and trail Contact: Mary Jordan 086/3485567

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(Challenging) Doomore/Hungry Rock

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

Distance: 6 km, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: Very steep climb and descent, otherwise moderate. Head for heights required! Terrain: Track, open mountain. Delightful deserted village in woods. Contact: Ann O’Malley 087 9843279 

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Saturday 7th. March 2020 Knocknarea

Distance: 9 km, Duration: 2.5 hours, Difficulty: Moderate. Terrain: Track and path, some hilly. Contact: Petrina Horan 086/3255045

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(Challenging) Arigna Area

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

Distance: 12 km approx. 4 ½ hours, difficult. Terrain: Road, track and mountain, some steep parts. Contact: Brian Keane 087 2517816

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Saturday 14th. March 2020 2019 Lurganboy

Distance: 11 km, Duration: 2.5 hours, Difficulty: Moderate but with several climbs. Terrain: Track and road. Contact: Mary Jordan 086/3485567


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(Challenging) Eagle’s Rock to Glencar via Truskmore (bus to start)

This is a linear walk and a minibus will pick us up at the cars at the end point of the walk at Glencar and drop us off at the start of the walk at the foot of Eagles Rock. From there we will walk/crawl back to the cars at Glencar There is a charge of €5 pp for the bus, which will be collected by the walk leader who in turn will pay the driver. If you wish to participate, it is essential that you text the walk leader well in advance to make sure that there are places for everybody. 

Please note that we will  leave as usual at 10 am from the IT after pooling cars. We will then drive to Glencar, the finish point of the walk, were we will be bussed to the start.

Distance: 14 km approximately. Duration: 5½ hours. Climb: 700 m. Difficulty: Severe but doable. Terrain: Track, open mountain and bog road Contact: Denis Crawley 086 4085221

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Saturday 21st. March 2020 Slish Wood to Lough Lumman

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain:  track and trails, short stretch of road requiring extreme care.  Contact: Eileen McManus 086 361 5096

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(Challenging)    Conwal North 

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

Distance: 13 km approximately. Duration: 4½  hours approximately. Difficulty: tough with steep climb at start. Terrain: Track/Bog, rough open mountain. Contact: Jim Newman 087 6452857

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Saturday 28th. March 2020 Coolaney Mast

Distance: 9 km approx. Duration: 2.5 hours approx. Difficulty: Moderate but with several climbs. Terrain: Track and road. Contact: Carita Horan 086/2288707 


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(Challenging)    Killery 

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

Distance: 13 km approximately. Duration: 4½  hours approximately. Difficulty: tough with steep climbs. Terrain: Track/Bog, rough open mountain. Contact: Robin Pettigrew 087 2321643

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