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Slieve Bloom Walking Festivals Weekends

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Slievebloom Walking Festival

May 2015.

Day Da Grade Length Duration Walk Assemble Time Leader
Friday 1st May C 5km 2 hours Knockbarron Woods Kinnitty Community Centre Co Offaly 7.00pm John Scully
Saturday 2nd May A 13km 4-5 Hours Glenafelly Kinnitty Community Centre Co Offaly 10.30am John Scully
    B 11km 4 -5 Hours Kinnitty Woodlands Kinnitty Community Centre Co Offaly 10.45am Richard Jack
    C 6 km 2-3 Hours Glinsk Castle Kinnitty Community Centre Co Offaly 11am Chris Byrne
Sunday 3rd May A 18km 6 Hours Clodiagh & Gorragh River Valleys Clonaslee Community Centre Co Laois 10.30am John Scully
B 10km 4 hours Glenbarrow and Capard Wood Clonaslee Community Centre Co Laois 10.45am Susan Lawlor
C 6km 2-3 hours Brittas Clonaslee Community Centre Co Laois 11am Richard Jack

Monday    4th May               A                    13km              5 Hours          Source of the River Clonaslee Community Centre    10.30      John Scully


                                            B                    10km               4-5 Hours      Clashroe Beagh      Kinnitty Community Centre        11.00am  Frank Bergin



Slieve Bloom Walking Festival May Bank Holiday Weekend

May1st-4th 2015

The Slieve Bloom Walking Club organise a Programme of Walks on most Sundays all year round, with local guides to enable you to get the most enjoyment from the outdoors and to benefit from their local knowledge of the terrain and of the Flora and Fauna encountered along the way.


  • Registration takes place prior to the start of each walk: €8 per person per walk or yearly membership of €20 per person.
  • Dogs are not allowed
  • Walkers participate at their own risk
  • Strong waterproof footwear and protective outdoor clothing is advisable. Runners not suitable.
  • Grade A and B walks are only for walkers who walk on a regular basis and have a reasonable level of fitness, are properly equipped and have sufficient food and drink to sustain themselves.
  • Grade C walks are easier than grade A and B and do not reach the same heights in the mountains.
  • A and B walks are in remote and wilderness areas of the Slieve Blooms, are only accessible on foot and are rarely frequented by hill walkers

Further details:-
Phone +353(0)86 2789147


Slieve Bloom Walking Guides

John Scully MCI Approved Walking Guide

Eperienced local guide who has a deep knowledge of the local environment.

Address: Slieve Bloom Mountain Walks

Clonabeg Clonaslee Co Laois

Tel: +353(0)5786 48629  +353(0)862405187

E-mail: alanscully60@hotmail.com

Self Guided Walks

  • Long distance walks The Slieve Bloom Way links with The Offaly Way at Cadamstown.

  • Day Treks from Glenbarrow to Clonaslee, Clonaslee to Cadamstown, Cadamstown to Kinnitty.

  • A variety of Looped walks at Glenbarrow near Rosenallis, Clonaslee, Cadamstown, Kinnitty,

  • Eco Walks at Glenbarrow, Cadamstown, Knockbarron, Glenafelly and Gurteenamile.

  • Wild Life, Wheelchair accessable and Heritage walks at Lough Boora Parklands just 10k from the Slieve Blooms Lough Boora Parklands Wheelchair Accessable Walks

Local guides will enable you to get the most enjoyment and benefit from their knowledge of the Terrain and of the Flora and Fauna encountered along the way.

All the organised walks are graded from D Easy to A for the more regular walker.