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Slieve Bloom Walking Festivals Ireland

18th Annual Walking Festival May Bank Holiday Weekend

May 4th-7th 2012

Festival Accommodation Offers

Have fun. Enjoy the unspoilt landscape of the Slieve Blooms

 12 walks graded from A most strenuous to C moderate over 4 days

combined with traditional music sessions, "Walkers Hoe Down" in Kinnitty Castle on Sunday night.

Programme of Events Slieve Bloom Walking Festival May 4th-7th 2012

                                         Weekend Walking Fee €20. Daily Walks €8.00

Silver River Eco Walk 6pm. Cadamstown Registration 5.50pm Kinnitty Community Centre.

After Walk meeting point Dempsey's Cadamstown

Evening Dinner available Kinnitty Castle 6-9.30pm

Traditional Music Kinnitty Castle 10.30pm

Saturday 5th May

Registraion starts at 10.15am depending on the walk you wish to take. Please see Programme below

Morning 10.15am.

Festival Registration Kinnitty Community Centre Co Offaly.

Weekend Fee €20.00 Daily Walks €8.00

After Walk meeting point Slieve Bloom Bar.Kinnitty 3.30-5.30pm

After Walk BBQ Slieve Bloom Bar €5.00

Sunday 6th May

Festival Walks Registration Community Centre Clonaslee Co Laois 10.45 am 11am

Walkers meet in Village Inn Clonaslee 3.30pm onwards for chat and refreshments

"Walkers Hoe Down" Dinner and Dance in Kinnitty Castle €25.00. 8pm.

Tickets must be pre-booked. Available at 086 2789147 and at walk registration

Monday 7th May

Festival Registration Community Centre Clonaslee Co Laois 11am

Close of Festival "Snack and Chat" Fallons Pub Clonaslee 3-4pm

     Walking Festival Programme 2011

Friday Evening

Date: Friday, 4th May 2012
Venue Silver River Cadamstown Co Offaly
Leader: John Scully
Registration  Kinnitty Community Centre Co Offaly 5.50pm
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: 5 km
Grade: C

Saturday Morning

Date: Saturday 5th May 2012 10.15 am
Venue Glenafelly
Leader: John Scully
Assemble: Kinnitty Community Centre 10.15am
Duration: 4 -5hours
Distance: 13 km
Grade: A
Date: Saturday 5th May 2012 10.30 am
Venue Glenregan Circuit
Leader: Eddie Spain
Assemble: Kinnitty Community Centre 10.15am
Duration: 4 hours
Distance: 11 km
Grade: B+


Date: Saturday 5th May 2012 10.45 am
Venue Kinnitty Woodlands
Leader: Richard Jack
Assemble: Kinnitty Community Centre 10.45am
Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 10 km
Grade: B


Date: Saturday 6th May 2012 2.00pm
Venue Knockbarron Woods
Leader: Susan Lalor
Registrations Kinnitty Community Centre 2.00pm
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: 6 km
Grade: C


Date: Sunday, 6st May 2012 10.15 am
Venue Knockastumpa
Leader: John Scully
Assemble: Clonaslee Community Centre 10.30am
Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 14 km
Grade: A
Date: Sunday, 6th May 2012 10.30 am
Venue Glenbarrow,Ballyhuppahaun
Leader: Paul Dunne.
Assemble: Clonaslee Community Centre,10.30am
Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 15 km
Grade: A
Date: Sunday, 6th May 2012 11.00 am
Venue Cadamstown Loops
Leader: Richard Jack
Assemble: Clonaslee Community Centre 11.00am
Duration: 4-5 Hours
Distance:  10 km
Grade: B

Sunday Afternoon Walk

Date: Sunday, 6th May 2012 2.00pm
Venue Clodiah River & Woodland Walk
Leader: Pat Dunne
Assemble: Clonaslee Community Centre 2.00pm
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: 5 km
Grade: C

Monday

Date: Monday 7th May 2012 11.00 am
Venue Crumlin River and Bluebell Meadow
Leader: Gerry Hanlon
Assemble: Clonaslee Community Centre 11am
Duration: 4hours
Distance: 10 km
Grade: A


Date: Monday 2nd May 2011 11.15 am
Venue Clashroe Beagh
Leader Frank Bergin
Assemble Community Centre Clonaslee 11 15am
Duration 3-4 hours
Distance 10 km
Grade B
Date: Monday 7th May 2012 10.15 am
Venue Kinnitty Castle Woodland
Leader Richard Jack
Assemble Community Centre Kinnitty 11.15 am
Duration 2 Hours
Distance 4 km
Grade C

 

WALKERS PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Registration
    Registration takes Friday evening 6pm Saturday Morning from 10.15 depending on walk you wish to take. at Community Centre Kinnitty Co Offaly

    Registration on Sunday takes place at the Community Centre Clonaslee Co Lois from 10.45am depending on walk you are taking.

    Registration on Monday takes place at Community Centre Clonaslee at 11am

    Evening entertainment centres around the village of Kinnitty Co Offaly.

    Fee :Weekend Walking €20. Daily Walks €8.00

  • Dogs are not allowed
  • Walkers participate at their own risk
  • Walkers must register before joining walks.
  • Strong waterproof footwear footwear and protective outdoor clothing is advisable.
  • 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.
  • 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:-
    SLIEVE BLOOM RURAL DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY
    Community Centre, Kinnity, Co Offaly, Ireland.
    Slieve Bloom Accomodation and Walking Breaks Phone +35 3{ 0} 86 2789147
    Information on Walks Contact: Gerry Hanlon Tel: 086 8210056
    e-mail: info@slievebloomwalks.ie

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