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 August 2019

Saturday 9th. February 2019 Luke’s Bridge Under Benbulben

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: easy, Terrain: track and road. Contact: Pauline Boland 087 9240082

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(Challenging) Sramore Loop including climb of Sramore

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

Distance: 12 km, Duration: 4½ hours, Difficulty: tough but well worth it. Terrain: track, mountain – some steep parts. Contact: Jim Newman 087 6452857

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Saturday 16th. February 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: Margaret Richardson 087 2384664

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Saturday 23rd. February 2019 Strandhill Way-Marked Trail Strandhill

Distance: 8 km approx, Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: easy, Terrain:  beach and track. Contact: Carita Horan 086/2288707 

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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: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

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 Saturday 2 March 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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Saturday 9 March 2019    Ballygawley to 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) Castlegal/Crockauns (bus to start)

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 the foot of Keelogyboy and drop us off at the start of the walk at the foot of Castlegal. From there we will walk/crawl back to the cars at Keelogyboy. 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 of your place.

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

Distance: 10 km approximately. Duration: 4½ hours approximately. Difficulty: Severe but doable. Terrain: Track and open mountain. Contact: Ann O’Malley 087 9843279 

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Saturday 16 March 2019            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 23 March 2019   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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(Challenging) Leeane, Fawnlion 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 steep parts. Contact: Jim Newman 087 6452857

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Saturday 30 March 2019  2019 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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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: Jim Newman 087 6452857

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Saturday 6 April 2019      Cabragh Bog

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

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(Challenging) Cuilcagh Mountain via boardwalk

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

Distance: 12½ km approx. 4 ½ hours, Difficulty: Steep in parts. Terrain: gravel track, boardwalk, bogland. Contact: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

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Saturday 13 April 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 20 April 2019    2019 Lurganboy

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

Jim Newman 087 6452857

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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 27 April 2019     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) 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 4 May 2019            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 11 May 2019      Cabragh Bog

Distance: 10 km Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: easy, Terrain: tracks, trails and bog roads. Contact: Mary Jordan 086/3485567

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(Challenging) Hangman’s Hill/Keelogyboy

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:  Jim Newman 087 6452857

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Saturday 18 May 2019      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: Veronica Murphy 087 984 3253

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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: Susan McGowan 086 8094290

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Saturday 25 May 2019      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) 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:  Denis Crawley 086 4085221


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Saturday 1 June 2019      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 8 June 2019      Saddle Hill

Distance: 10 km approx, Duration: 3 hours approx. Difficulty:  quite moderate. Terrain: trail and very quiet road. Contact:Tony Flanagan 087 6996532 

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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

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Saturday 15 June 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) 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 22 June 2019    Glenfarne

Distance: 12 km Duration: 4 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: forest and lakeside trails and roads. Contact: Pat McCarrick 086 0841268

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Saturday 29 June 2019    Coolaney Mast

Distance: 9 km Duration: 2.5 hours Difficulty: Moderate but with several climbs. Terrain: Track and road. Contact: Pauline Boland 087 9240082

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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 6 July 2019       Glenade/Aroo

Regular Walk, 8 km approx. 3 hours, Difficulty: not too bad, Terrain: mostly surfaced track, Great views, weather permitting, pace will be managed to ensure they can be appreciated! Contact: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

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(Challenging) Glenade/Aroo (new walk)

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: to be advised

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Saturday 13 July 2019     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) 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 20 July 2019     Knockvicar 

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

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(Challenging) Glencar, Escarpment, Formoyle, Broken Bridges  

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. Head for heights required! Some agility needed due to scrambling over and under fallen trees and there is one quite tricky scrambling, vertical descent of about 3 metres which requires extreme care. All part of the fun and well worth it, as this is a beautiful and varied walk. Boots essential, sticks advisable. Contact:  Pat McCarrick 086 0841268

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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: Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323

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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: Michael Boland 087 2074488

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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 Crummus

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 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: Denis Crawley 086 4085221

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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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