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.

Saturday Walks Calendar to end June 2017 


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


Saturday 4th. February 2017           Lissadell/Raughly

Distance: 12 km approx. Duration: 3½ hours. Easy. Coastal walk-beach and road. Contact: Petrina Horan 086/3255045

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Saturday 11th. February 2017          Bricklieves       

Distance: 9 km approximately. Duration: 3 hours approximately. Difficulty: Moderate. Terrain: Track and open mountain. Contact: Evelyn McDonnell 087 9671327

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Saturday 18th. February 2017      Ballyconnell Coastal Walk

 Distance: 7 km approx. Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: track, trail, road. Contact:  Maggie Beal 086 0303429

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(Challenging) King’s Gully/The Dam

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


Distance: 13 km approx. Duration: 4½ hours approx. Difficulty: steep at start, moderate thereafter. Terrain: Track, trails, open mountain. Contact: Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323

 

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Saturday 25th. February 2017 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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Saturday 4th. March 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 11th. March 2017  Ballyconnell Coastal Walk

Distance; 7 km approx. Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: track, trail, road. Contact: Bríd Howley 085/7469534

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(Challenging)  The Doonies

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: Tony Flanagan 087 6996532

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Saturday 18th. March 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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(Challenging) Crummus

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

Distance: 12 km approx, Duration: 4 ½ hours approx, Terrain: track , road, mountain – some steep parts. Contact Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323

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Saturday 25th. March 2017 Lissadell/Raughly

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours approx. Easy. Coastal walk-beach and road. Contact: Evelyn McDonnell 087 9671327  

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Saturday 1st. April 2017 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 8th. April 2017 Lurganboy

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

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(Challenging) King’s Gully/The Dam

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

Distance: 13 km approx. Duration: 4½ hours approx. Difficulty: steep at start, moderate thereafter. Terrain: Track, trails, open mountain. Contact: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

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Saturday 15th. April 2017 Gortarowey /Barnaribbon

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

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(Challenging) Benbulbin

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

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3½ hours approx. Difficulty: steep at start, moderate thereafter. Terrain: Track, trails, open mountain. Contact: Michael Boland 087 2074488

 

Saturday 22nd. April 2017 Lough Talt

Distance: 11 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: Moderate. Terrain: Track and road. Contact: Tony Flanagan 087 6996532 and Eileen McManus 086 361 5096

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Saturday 29th. April 2017 Slish Wood/Innisfree

Distance: 9 km approx. Duration: 2½ hours. Difficulty: Easy. Terrain: Tracks, often very wet. Contact: Maggie Beal 086 0303429

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(Challenging) Hangman’s Hill from Gleneigh

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

Distance: 10 km approx, 4 ½ hours, difficult. Terrain: Track and mountain, some exceedingly steep parts. Contact: Desmond Judge 086 3608448

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Saturday 6th. May 2017 Spring Away Trip

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Streedagh

Distance: 10 km approx, Duration: 3 hours approx, Difficulty: easy Terrain: Track, beach and road. Contact:  Maggie Beal 086 0303429

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Saturday 13th. May 2017 Gleniff Horseshoe

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

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(Challenging) Slieve League

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

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

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: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

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Saturday 20th. May 2017 Union Woods

Distance: 9 km approx. Duration: 2.5 hours approx. 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:  Jim Newman  087 6452857

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Saturday 27th. May 2017  Gortarowey /Barnaribbon

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

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(Challenging) Nephin 

Please note that the departure for this walk will be at 9 am from I.T. Sligo

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

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

Distance: 7 km approx, 4 ½ hours, difficult. Terrain: Track and mountain, some exceedingly steep parts. Contact: Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323 

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Saturday 3rd. June 2017  Saddle Hill

Distance: 12 km approx, Duration: 4 hours approx. Difficulty:  moderate, but quite long. Terrain: trail and road. Contact:  Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

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Saturday 10th. June 2017 Coney Island

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours approx. Difficulty: Easy Terrain: Beach and Track. Contact: Mary Jordan 086/3485567

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(Challenging) Glan Church/Wind Farm

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 17th. June 2017 Gleniff Horseshoe

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: mountain road with hills. Contact: Mary Jordan 086/3485567

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(Challenging) Benwiskin/Cauldron

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

Distance: 10 km approx, 4 ½ hours, difficult. Terrain: Track and mountain, some steep parts. Contact: Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323 

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Wednesday 21st. June 2017 Knocknarea

Why not join Tony at 9 pm for an atmospheric night walk on Knocknarea to celebrate the Summer Solstice? Contact: Tony Flanagan 087/6996532

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Saturday 24th. June 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 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 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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Calendar of Saturday Walks to end October 2017

Saturday 1st. July 2017      Ballyconnell Coastal Walk

Distance; 6 miles approx. Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: track, trail, road. Contact: Bríd Howley 085/7469534

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Challenging Leeane

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

Distance: 12km. approx, Duration: 3 ½ hours,Difficulty: moderate, some steep parts, Terrain: road, track and open mountain. Contact: Tony Flanagan 087 6996532 

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Saturday 8th. July 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 15th. July 2017  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 22nd. July 2017 2016         Cabragh Bog

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: tracks, trails and bog roads. Contact:  Jim Newman 087 6452857

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Challenging)  The Doonies

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: Tony Flanagan 087 6996532 

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Saturday 29th. July 2017     Ladies’ Brae

Distance: 10 km approx, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: Mostly road, short stretch of track. Contact:  Jim Newman 087 6452857

 

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Challenging Doomore/Hungry Rock


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

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

 

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Saturday 5th. August 2017  Raghly/Cloonagh Linear (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 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: Evelyn McDonnell 087 9671327  and Vinny Blighe 086 156 3974

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Saturday 12th. August 2017   Gortarowey /Barnaribbon

8 miles approximately. Duration: 3 hours approximately. Difficulty: Moderate with some steep climbs. Terrain: Track and road. Contact: Pauline Boland 087 9240082

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Challenging Gleneigh/Leeane/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 19th. August 2017  Strandhill Way-Marked Trail

Distance: 8 km approx, Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: easy, Terrain:  beach and track. Contact: Veronica Murphy 087 984 3253

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Saturday 26th. August 2017  Lough Talt

Distance: 11 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: Moderate. Terrain: Track and road. Contact: Eileen McManus 086 361 5096

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(Challenging) Aroo

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: Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323 

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Saturday 2nd. September 2017  Knockvicar

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

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Challenging Keash (including visit to caves)

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

Distance: 10 km approx, Duration: 2 ¾ hours, Difficulty: moderate, stiff climb on trail at start but moderate thereafter. Terrain: track and heathery mountain. Contact: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

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Saturday 9th. September 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. September 2017   Knocknarea

Distance: 9 km approxim. Duration: 2.5 hours approx. Difficulty: Moderate, but steep ascent and descent. Terrain: Track and path, some hilly. Contact: Contact:  Jim Newman 087 6452857

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Saturday 23th. September 2017 Lurganboy

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

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Challenging Crummus

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

Distance: 10 km approx, Duration: 3 ½ hours approx, Terrain: track , road, mountain – some steep parts. Contact Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323

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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  Dunmoran Strand/Aughris

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain:  beach, track and trails. Contact: Michael Boland 087 2074488

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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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