Upcoming walking events around Co Donegal:
Please contact the walk leaders to confirm walks before traveling.
Mevagh Ramblers walking club are open for membership for the 2014 – 2015 walking season. Mevagh Ramblers are affiliated to
Mountaineering Ireland. Mountaineering Ireland now represents more than 160 clubs and over 11,500 members throughout the island of Ireland.
The club member renewal rate for 2014/2015 with Mountaineering Ireland is €27.70. A 10% reduction applies during the month of November.
The policy provides for Civil Liability (up to €13 million) and limited Personal Accident cover. The insurance policy is there to protect the clubs, clubs’ officers and all members.
Mevagh Ramblers are offering membership during the month of November 2014 for €25. Please complete attached form and return, with membership fee to joint treasurer,
Ann Gallagher, in person at next walk or post to Sonas B & B, Upper Carrick, Carrigart, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
Alternatively, you can email form to Ann at email@example.com and pay membership fee at Sheephaven Credit Union in Carrigart or Creeslough or electronically to:
Bank Address: Danske Bank, 1 Airton Close, Dublin 24
Account Holder: Sheephaven Credit Union Ltd
Don’t forget to add your Name.
Membership will last until 31st October 2015 and will allow members join club walks for free, while being covered by insurance at less than 50 cent per week.
Kilrarragh Fair Hill Walk 2014
Saturday 9th August
REGISTRATION FROM 9.30 A.M. AT MC CARRY’S
PROCEEDS IN AID OF DONEGAL DOWNS SYNDROME ASSOC.
The Walk will commence at 10.30 a.m. sharp. Walk duration is approximately 4 hours.
Leaving McCarry’s Bar going on to the Railway and on to Lough na Ball, going up the Valley to the Mill Wheels and along the base of Muckish. Returning on the Railway past Loughagher and back to McCarry’s Bar. (Refreshments will be available)
Light refreshments will be served mid-way on the Walk. Bring a packed lunch if you wish.
- All Walkers participate at their own risk.
- Walking Boots and rain gear are essential.
- No dogs allowed.
- Carry a bottle of water in your pack
In the interests of safety, everyone must abide by the group leaders instructions.
Further details from Manus McFadden MTM Fireplaces:0862997511 or
Hugh McCarry, McCarry’s Bar:0868243814 orsee www.kildarraghfair.com
Donegal Heritage Trails Walking Tours
Every Monday & Thursday @ 11.30am
(Meet at The Visitor Information sign on the Lower Mall)
Every Thursday @ 3pm & Every Saturday @ 11.30am
(Meet at the Putting Green Hut)
Tours last approx. 1hr 15mins
Cost €5 per person (Children accompanied by adults are free)
Private tours for groups are available by arrangement.
Enquiries call Deirdra on 086 2421008
IPA Hill Walking Event
The IPA Annual hill-walking event will be held in Glenveagh National Park, Co. Donegal on Saturday the 7th June 2014.
Situated in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains, Glenveagh National Park encompasses 16,000 hectares of wilderness with breath-taking views of mountains, lakes and valleys.
You are invited to come along and take part in the Glenveagh experience. By taking part, you will help raise much needed funds for the Donegal Branch of the Alzheimer’s Society.
Please click on the link below for further details.
Mevagh Ramblers Walk
Mevagh Ramblers walk this Saturday, 17th May is a 10K walk on bog road and over heather covered bogland. It begins at the scene of the singsong on the John Murray, RTE walk in July 2012. See link below.
John Murray Show on YouTube 3.30 min
Meet at Mickey Joe’s country store, Umlagh, Carrigart at 9.45am.
Mevagh Ramblers Walk
The Mevagh Ramblers walk this Saturday, 3rd May is the stunning Glenveagh Bridal Path. It is an 8K walk to the Castle where you can get a bus to the carpark or you can continue walking the 12K to the carpark. Of course, on both options you can stop for refreshments in the Castle restaurant.Meet at Glenveagh Car Park at 9.30am. Note time and €2 for bus.
Further details from Marie: 089 4281564
An Taisce Donegal Association – Guided Walks – June 2014
Please click on the link to view PDF of An Taisce Walks in June 2014
The IPA Annual hill-walking event
The IPA Annual hill-walking event will be held in Glenveagh National Park, Co. Donegal on Saturday
the 7th June 2014.
Situated in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains, Glenveagh National Park encompasses 16,000
hectares of wilderness with breath-taking views of mountains, lakes and valleys.
You are invited to come along and take part in the Glenveagh experience. By taking part, you will
help raise much needed funds for the Donegal Branch of the Alzheimer’s Society..
Walk (a) starting at the Visitor Centre, is for non regular walkers and is suitable for children.
Participants will be brought along the Nature Trail with a tour of the gardens and a guided tour of
Glenveagh Castle, finishing with a bus ride back to the Visitor Centre for a meal. This entire walk
is on pathway. This walk will take approx 2½ to 3 hours at a leisurely pace.
Walk (b) starting at the Visitor Centre is a hill walk of 4 to 4½ hour duration for regular
walkers. It is not classed as a difficult walk but would require a fair level of fitness. Proper
hiking boots are essential for this walk as the terrain is steep, rough and boggy in places. (No
boots no walk) This walk will be lead by IPA walk leaders and members of the local Swilly Hiking
Appropriate walking gear is recommended for both walks with clothing suitable for the weather
conditions. Runners and jeans are not suitable for walk (b). Bring necessary water, refreshments
and sun-cream. The tea rooms at the castle will be open as will the restaurant at the visitor
centre during registration. A minimum donation of €20 is requested from each participant at
registration with concessions for families. All profit is in aid of the Donegal Branch of the
Alzheimer’s Society. Sponsorship cards in aid of the Alzheimer’s are available on request.
All participants will be provided with a meal in the Visitor Centre immediately afterward.
The IPA Colmcille Region invites all walkers to join us on this event. Places are limited and will
be allocated on a first come first served basis. Those interested should contact any of the
following without delay:-
Joe Lynch……………086 2338603 firstname.lastname@example.org
Danny Devlin ……….086 2358452 email@example.com
Noel McGoohan……086 8045297 firstname.lastname@example.org
Willie Maye………….086 2851194 email@example.com
Donegal’s First Annual Wild Atlantic Walking Week, Accommodation & Getting Here Packages.
If you love Walking, Spectacular Scenery, Fantastic Food then we have an exciting Event which you won’t want to miss.
Please open PDF’s for further details.
Walking Leaders Training
Arthritis Ireland are holding a training weekend in the Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran on
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd March, please see the poster below for further details.
Get Ireland Walking Initiative Insurance Cover
The Get Ireland Walking Initiative has put in place an insurance scheme for
registered volunteer walk leaders and walking group co-ordinators. The scheme aims to
provide an appropriate level of protection and peace of mind for people leading or organising
group walks. Please see PDF link below for details.
Meet at Singing Pub, Atlantic drive at 11.20am for car-pooling. It will travel over mostly level mixed terrain, so proper footwear, warm clothing and wet gear is essential. A short meeting of members and potential members will take place directly after walk in the Singing Pub, Atlantic Drive. If you wish to become a member of Mevagh Ramblers for the year and get insurance cover for the year from 1st November with Mountaineering Ireland please join us.
It is expected that membership and insurance cover will cost €30 per person for the year but the meeting can change this rate. All club walks will be free to members for the year.
See you Saturday.
Mevagh Ramblers PRO
Kildarragh Fair Hill Walk
Fanad Walking & Angling Festival 2013
Creeslough Walking Weekend
Click on the poster to visit their facebook page.
Fanad Coastal Walk on 29th June, approximately 25k for RNLI and Development of Looped Walk. Registration at Stores Bar, Portsalon, 9:00 – 10:00am. Sponsor cards available from Evelyn: 086-8062579 or Fin: 086-3826328 or visit Facebook.com/FanadCostalWalk
Mevagh Ramblers Walking Festival in Carrigart Rosapenna Downings area of Co. Donegal from June 1st – 3rd inclusive.
Swilly Hiking Club
Wednesday evening walks to start next Wed 17th April, meeting up at The Church of
The Irish Martyrs, Letterkenny to leave at 6.30pm. New walkers welcome to come along.
See www.swillyhiking.ie for further details.
Mevagh Ramblers Walk
This year Mevagh Ramblers are holding a walking festival and would
greatly appreciate if you could come and join us in this unspoilt
historic beauty spot for a weekend of walks by day and culture, good
food and traditional music by night.
There will be 2 walks on the 1st and 2nd of June ( 1 moderate & 1
strenuous each day )
and then an Informative/Historical walk on the 3rd of June.
• 1 walk: €10
• 2 walks: €15
• 3 walks: €20
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Myles Gallagher on:
00353 (0)868347708.We will also have a webpage up and running soon www.mevaghramblers.com
where you will be able to find a lot more information about the
walking festival. (Included is a link to Rosapenna,Downings,Co.Donegal threw
Mevagh Ramblers Walk
Mevagh Ramblers walking club have a 10K (approx. 3 hrs) walk this Saturday, March 2nd. The walk,
which will be led by Eoin, begins at Singing Pub, Atlantic Drive at 10am and takes us up Gáinne, crossing
Atlantic Drive, down onto Trá na Rossan beach and back to Singing Pub. It is quite hilly and will travel over
mixed terrain, so proper footwear and clothing is essential. Bring snack and camera. Meet at Singing Pub at 10am.
Reminder, Mevagh Ramblers Walking Festival takes place from 1 – 3rd June inclusive. It is part of The Gathering.
There will be 2 walks on Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd. One a moderate walk and the other a strenuous walk.
On Monday, June 3rd a Leisurely Informative/Historical Walk will take place. More details to follow.
Mevagh Ramblers Walk
Mevagh Ramblers walking club have a walk this Saturday, February 9th.
The walk is 12K from the village of Glen, outside Carrigart to Golan
on the outskirts of Milford.
Meet in Glen village at 10am. The walk will travel over mixed terrain,
so proper footwear and clothing essential. Please indicate if
attending walk by emailing email@example.com or txt 0868347708.
Bring camera and refreshments.
Operation Transformation – Step it Up
Official Walk of the Operation Transformation programme in Donegal.
Various Training Dates in 2013
Walking Leader Training Information 2013
Walking Leader Training is primarily aimed at people wishing to lead a walking group or promote walking in the community or workplace. The course comprises of a weekend of training and then a follow up 4 week walking programme to try out your new walking leaders skills. Irish Heart Foundation and the Irish Sports Council are subsidising the Walking Leader Training weekend and there is a nominal cost of €50 for the 2 and a half day course. See links below for further details.
Sliabh Liag Hillwalkers.
Sunday 28 October 2012.
Moderate/Strenous walk. 11-12 Km, duration 5-6 hours.
Pooling cars at SuperValu, Killybegs at 8.20am and at Texaco filling station, Grange at 9.30am.
Registration for walk 9.45am at Luke’s Bridge, Ardnaglass Upper. IG 69850 47320
Walks are free to all members and there is a €5.00 charge for non-members.
Part of the safety requirement of the club is the wearing of appropriate hill walking clothing and footwear on the day.
Mevagh Ramblers Walking Club – Up and coming events.
John Murray Show Walk Wed 25 July – All welcome. Registration taking place at 5.30pm for 6pm start at Parochial Hall, Carrigart. Distance of walk approx 6k around Carrigart area. We also need volunteers for the walking event and if you are interested to register for volunteering, a meeting is taking place at 8pm Mon 23 July in Teach John Mici Ban, Carrigart.
Mevagh Ramblers next scheduled walk – Sat 28th July from Glen Village to Tramore Beach. Group meeting in Glen Village at 10.00am and the distance is 10k
Creeslough Hill Walking Weekend
Sat 7 – Sun 8 July
Please view/download the attached PDF brochure
for full details of all the walks.
Registration before 1st July.
Contacts: Declan Breslin on 087 6349101 or Seamus Cannon on 087 6363214
Email: Creeslough Walking Weekend
Fanad Coastal Walk
Fanad Coastal Walk on 30th June, approximately 25k for RNLI and Fanad Accordion Band. Registration at Portsalon Golf Club from 7.30 – 9.00. Sponsor cards at O’Kane’s General Store, Kerrykeel which will cover registration. Registration 20 euro, family rate available. Bus departs to start point in Ballyhoorisky at 9.00. Walk begins at 9.30. Opportunity to take part in a treasure hunt from Ballyhoorisky to Lighthouse Tavern. Stop off for lunch at Lighthouse Tavern. First part of walk is flat over beaches and headland, second part of walk over mountains and beaches and close to cliff edge. Check points on route and pull out points on route with transport back to start point. Refreshments served after walk with spot prizes from local businesses. Music by Fanad Accordion Band. Certificate presented after the walk. Please wear suitable clothing. Bring packed lunch and water. Don’t forget suntan lotion and camera to capture flowers and fauna, nesting birds, seals, dolphins and maybe whales or baskers. For further information contact 0863826328 / 0868062579 or check out facebook/Fanad Coastal Walk.
Sliabh Liag Hillwalkers
Sliabh Liag Pilgrims Path Grade C
This walk is 3 – 4 hours, mostly on track
Buses are available from the car park in Carrick 2pm
Rosary will be said at the site of the old church of Aodh mc Bhrince at the end of the pilgrims path.
For further details contact: Suzanne 0863963150
27th May 2012
Sliabh Liag Hillwalkers
The Bluestacks Mountains
This walk is 6 – 6 1/2 hours 16km strenuous walk. Grade A.
Meeting at 10.30am soccer pitch Letterbarra grid ref G883873,
Taking in Silverhill, Lavagh Beg, Lavagh More,Grey mares tail, Binnasruell and Meenaguse. Finish back at soccer pitch.
For further details contact: Diarmuid 087 2071797
19th May 2012
IPA Hill-Walking in Donegal
(Colmcille Region – No. 6) supported by IPA Ireland
The coastal walks of Ards and the neighbouring upland area of Crockatee, Creeslough, host spectacular views of the North West
including Horn Head, Tory Island and the mountains of Donegal.
Friday 4th – Monday 7th May
Rosses 3rd Annual Walking Weekend
Ionad Teampall Chróine welcomes you all to the 3rd Annual Walking Weekend which takes place in Dungloe and the Rosses.
You can look forward to guided hill walks,of varying degrees from Easy, Moderate to Strenuous.
Walks included during the weekend are along the old railway line and through quiet country roads onto some
of Donegal’s most idyllic beaches.
Further details from Ionad Teampaill Chroine on 074- 95- 22198, or check www.dungloe.info.
Cavan Walking Festival
Fri 4 – Mon 7 May
Details: Further information and registration details at: www.cavansportspartnership.ie or contact:
Blaithin O Reilly | Administrator | Cavan Sports Partnership
Community & Entreprise | Farnham Centre | Farnham Street | Cavan
Sliabh Liag Hillwalkers 3 month programme.
9th April 2012
Sliabh Liag Hillwalkers
Straboy to Meenacurrin loop walk.
This walk is 4 – 5 hours; 14km long over mountains and rough moor land in the Glencolmcille/Ardara area. This walk is a Grade A
Meeting in Carrick Car Park at 10am.
The walkers climb to Slievetooey summit and continue to the summit of Meenacurrin, here you’re just about ready to sit and admire the incredible views, get a good look at where you’ve just been and where you want to go next.
For further details contact: Bríd 0872424677 Mai 0868040519 Paddy 0876737614
Mountain Skills 2:
Sat 28 – Sun 29 April
Details: This personal proficiency training programme is designed to meet the needs of the causal rambler or the active hill walker and also includes a discussion on emergency procedures. Topics/Skills covered include use of the compass, pacing, timing, grid references and night navigation. NOTE: Saturday Session includes night navigation programme.
Venue: Gartan Outdoor Education Centre, Church Hill Cost: €60 Date: Sat. 28 – Sun 29 April Time: 9:15am-5:00pm Presenter/Notes: Qualified Mountaineering Council of Ireland Tutors. Training includes Night Navigation Session. Course costs subsidised by the Donegal Sports Partnership.
Women with Altitude
19th/20th – 22nd April
Women with Altitude, a weekend of mountaineering activity for women, being held at Gartan Outdoor Education Centre on 19th/20th – 22nd April 2012. (More info at:www.womenwithaltitude.ie)
First places will go to Mountaineering Ireland members, but there should be plenty of scope for others to book. There will also be opportunity to join MI on the weekend. The idea with the weekend is to provide a forum for women who want to share experiences, ideas and enjoy a whole range of mountain based activity. Some will join instructed sessions, while others will want to do their own thing, or meet others to join together for hillwalking or rock climbing. Participants do not need to have a walking or climbing partner already. We have lots of activity and workshops, and really inspirational slide shows.
The weekend also provides scope for looking at the organisational side of mountaineering, and encourages women to become more involved in this area too.
Mountain Skill 1:
Sat 14th – Sun 15 April
We have had a lot of interest in this workshop, so much so that we are planning a second for the weekend of the 14th and 15th April (which is a week before the Mountain Skills Pt. 2 workshop). The workshop will again be held in the Gartan Outdoor Education Centre, Church Hill, Letterkenny from 9:15am to 5:00pm. Cost is €60.00. Further detail and booking form from the Donegal Sports Partnership. Tel: 074 9116078/9 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mountain Skills 1:
Sat 24 – Sun 25 March
Details: This personal proficiency training programme is designed to meet the needs of the casual rambler or the active hill walker. This course will help develop the skills and attitudes necessary for safe mountain travel including self sufficiency and responsibility in the mountains. Topics / Skills covered include map: symbols, scales & contour interpretation, emergency procedures, self location, distance measurement, timing, mountain hazards and equipment. Hill Walks (5 hours – Day 1, 5.5 hours – Day 2).
Venue: Gartan Outdoor Education Centre, Church Hill Cost: €60 Date: Sat 24 – Sun 25 March Time: Sat – 9:15am -5:00pm Presenter/Notes: Qualified Mountaineering Council of Ireland.
Irish Heart Foundation Walking Leaders Training: in association with the Healthy Walks Programme
Fri 23 – Sun 25 March
Details: The IHF Walking Leader Training is aimed at people wishing to lead a group or promote walking in the community/workplace or those wishing to become a leader for the Healthy Walks Programme. The course comprises of a weekend of training and then a follow up 4 week walking programme to try out your new walking leaders skills. On completion of the course requirements participants will receive certification from the Irish Heart Foundation. The Healthy Walks Programme was developed by the Health Promotion Department, HSE West in partnership with the Donegal Sports Partnership and various Community groups throughout the County. It aims to increase the number of people engaging in physical activity. The Healthy Walks Programmes are delivered by qualified volunteer walking leaders. Sessions last between 30 minutes to 1 hour and are suitable for those who wish to become more active in a fun friendly environment. The Healthy Walks Volunteer walking leader is both fun and rewarding.
Venue: St Conals Education Centre, St Conals Hospital, Letterkenny. Cost: €50 Date: Fri 23 – Sun 25 March Times: Fri (7-9pm), Sat (9am-5pm), Sun (9am – 2pm) Presenter/Notes: Delivered by the Irish Heart Foundation. Cost includes all course materials, pedometer and refreshments. Please note that places are limited, so early booking is essential.
Sliabh Liag Hillwalkers
Sunday 25th March
Port to Glenlough Loop….Meet Carrick Carpark 10am…Pool cars to Port… We start off from Port. We continue East on the ridge keeping our view of the Glenlough valley to our North until we come to the ‘Sky Road’ leading to Strabui. We cross the old path and begin to ascend to the East of Lough Anaffrin and contour round seaward slopes of Slievetoohey eventually reaching the beautiful promontory beyond and overlooking An Cladagh Mhor. Lunch here. From here we descend to the valley floor, crossing the Glenlough River and looping back to Port rising up and finally descending using the lovely cliff path.
This is a strenuous walk app 12km and will take 4 to 5 hrs.
For further details Contact: Mai McCann 0868040519
Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival
There will be an information evening about the
Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival on Thursday 22nd March
at 8pm in Balla Community Centre.
I have attached an itinerary for the festival weekend and a list of
local accommodation providers.
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.
Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail
Mayo Abbey Resource Centre
Mayo Abbey, Co. Mayo
23rd – 25th March
Irish Heart Foundation and the Irish Sports Council are subsidising the Walking Leader Training weekend and there is a nominal cost of €50 for the 2 and a half day non- residential course.
Walking Leader Training is primarily aimed at people wishing to lead a walking group or promote walking in the community or workplace. The course comprises of a weekend of training and then a follow up 4 week walking programme to try out your new walking leaders skills.
Download/View: Walking Leaders Information and Application Form
Sliabh Liag Hillwalkers
Sunday 26th February 2012
Cashel Hill to Malinmore – On Track
This walk gives you a panoramic view of Glencolmcille and the
Malins and will take in one or two historical sites along the way!
Meeting Point: The Picnic Area on Cashel Hill
Duration 2 to 3 hours
Distance 9 km
Contact Declan for further information on 0879879130
Membership Forms are available from our Web Site: www.sliabhliagwalkers.com
Membership is €30 for individual or €40 for family per year.
We have a walk on the last Sunday of every month locally.
MOUNT ERRIGAL TWEET-UP
The Mount Errigal Tweet-up will take place on the top of Mount Errigal at 751m in Donegal on the 26th of February 2012. We will be setting of from the car park at 12 noon. Tweet-ups started around the country last year, they were started by the SME community who are active on Twitter, it is basically a networking event that is arranged on twitter. People can look for sponsorship for the climb, the charity will be announced shortly. It is open to everyone and anyone, we will have a key note speech on top and people will be able to tweet during the climb and from the top, it will be Ireland’s highest tweet-up to date, so come along for a fun day out. We must point out that anyone who takes part does so at their own risk. There is also a facebook group people can join with more info just search for Errigal Tweet-up or search for the list @Carldiver/errigal-tweet-up
Sliabh Liag Hillwalkers
Sunday 29th January 2012
Commons School to Bavin.
Walk is on track.
Start Time: 12:00p.m
Car Pool: Bavin Quarry at 11.40p.m.
Meeting Point: Commons School Killybegs
Distance: 14 km
Contact Seamus: 0872118638
Cloghan Community to host Operation Transformation Walk 2012
The Cloghan Day Centre in Glenfin will be the headquarters of this year’s Operation Transformation Walk which takes place on the 14th January at 2.30pm. This event is organised locally by Donegal Sports Partnership to promote the benefits of physical activity to good health and positive lifestyles.
It links into the popular RTE series which showcases the efforts of 5 participants from across the country in their quest to reduce their body weight and improve their overall health. RTE and the Irish Sports Council through the local sports partnerships will organise a series of walks all across the country on the weekend of the 14th January.
The New Year always brings an increase in the level of participation and physical activity with many starting the year with an ambition to improve their lifestyle through increase levels of physical activity and exercise. The Operation Transformation Walk will give everyone an opportunity to begin the New Year with positive ambitions to improve their lifestyle with walks to suit all abilities. Everyone welcome.
Further information from Donegal Sports Partnership at email@example.com or 074 9116078 or 074 9116079
National Trails Day 2011 set for Sunday 2nd October 2011 – Call for expressions of interest from Walking Clubs/Community Groups
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY is happening again this year on Sunday 2nd October. This is a day for promoting Ireland’s wonderful network of trails and for encouraging people young and old to come out for a walk, cycle or paddle in the great outdoors! Last year 186 events (including walking, cycling, water and educational events) were held across the country and it is hoped that we can break the 200 event mark this year!
The partners in National Trails Day are now asking individuals, agencies and organisations involved and interested in trails all over the country to consider organising an event this year. Events can include walking, cycling and equestrian events, guided canoe trips, family orienteering challenges, “Leave No Trace” hikes, trail conservation work, heritage walks and much more. If you have an idea for an event in your locality or county, check out the website www.nationaltrailsday.ie for some guidelines and when ready submit an event form online. If you wish to discuss an event idea please feel free to contact either
1. NTD Coordinator Carol Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org
2. City & County Local Sports
Partnership Coordinator (county LSP list available on www.irishsportscouncil.ie ) or
3. One of the staff within the
National Trails Office / Irish Sports Council email@example.com
Thanks you for your cooperation with this initiative.
Sliabh Liag Walking Weekend
Saturday 3 September 2011
Join us for a weekend of hill walking in the Slieve League (Sliabh Liag) Peninsula.
We are a small hill walking club, however, we have some fantastic guided mountain walks organised for the weekend.
…The Port to Glengesh walk is 22km long over coastal, mountains and rough moorland terrain, walking to Glenlough, Slievetooey and
Meenacurrin summits. Here you are just about ready to sit and admire the incredible views, get a good look at where you’ve just been and where
you want to go next. The walk continues comfortably downhill to the Lagunna, Lough Nalughraman, Croaghavehy and Glengesh.
The Straboy to Glengesh walk is 15km long, climbing Slievetooey and Meenacurrin and following the route of the longer walk to Glengesh and
returning on the bus to Port/Carrick.
Sunday 4 September 2011Advanced Walk.
Walking from Bunglass, Sliabh Liag to Malinbeg, 13km over mountain, rough moorland and coastal terrain, again with incredible cliffside and coastal views.
Walking from the cliffs of Bunglass, the beautiful Slieve League (Sliabh Liag) Mountain, down its rear slope on the landward side to Pilgrim
Path 7km over mountain, track and coastal pathways.
Family friendly local walks are available on the Saturday and Sunday from Carrick Carpark.
€5 reduction if registered for more than one walk. Bus transfers and refreshments are also provided.
Registration for all walks takes place in the Carrick Carpark at 9.00am Sat & Sun. The Carrick Carpark in situated at the top end of Carrick
So Come on everybody – lets get walking
Sliabh Liag Walking weekend Brochure
CLADDA Walking Festival & Wacky Races Weekend
Friday 15th July 2011 – Sunday 17th July 2011
Hosted by: C.L.A.D.D.A. (Cooladawson Local and District Development Association)
We have two 7k walks taking place:
A Walking Treasure Hunt on Friday 15th July 2011 @ 7pm – €3 entry fee
Walk to Steeple @ 10 am on Saturday 16th July 2011 – €5 registration fee
These are cross country walks through forestry and public roads with scenic views on route. We have participated in Donegal Walking week in previous years. Starting point for these walks are at Gort-Scith Picnic Area, Gortletteragh, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal (can be accessed via Golf Course road, Stranorlar).
All walkers welcome, could you pass this information to walkers in your clubs. Also see attached program of events for your information.
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Selina Russell, CLADDA Secretary on 0872108431 or email. SRUSSELL@Donegalcoco.ie
Fanad Coastal Walk – Great Success
The first Fanad Coastal Walk in aid of the RNLI and Mountain Rescue was a great success with over 100 walkers, fantastic weather and beautiful photo shots. Fin and Evelyn would like to thank all the walkers, Stores Bar, Lighthouse Tavern, bus and car drivers, North West Mountaineering Club, those who sponsored the spot prizes, those who collected large sums of sponsorship money, girls who helped at registration, the marshals on route, land owners, those who provided refreshments on route and home baking and Tirchonaill Tribune for the printing. The event raised almost 4000 euro which will be presented to the RNLI and Mountain Rescue in the Lighthouse Tavern on Thursday 21st of July at 9.00pm. Everyone welcome.
CHURCHILL FAIR – DERRYVEAGH WALK.
As a lead up to the Churchill Fair (15-17 July), there will be a walk from Joe McConnells, Glendowan, Sunday 3rd JULY leaving 3pm.
Enjoy stunning scenery, fresh air & a little bit of history as you walk through the stunning Derryveagh Mountains, locality of the 1861 Evictions.
Please bring appropriate walking gear.
Followed by refreshments at Callaghan’s Bar, Churchill.
Proceeds to Churchill Fair/ Donegal Pet Rescue
For details/further info contact Kathleen on 074 91 37329
Charity Walk in aid of the RNLI and Donegal Mountian Rescue Team. Registration at the Stores Bar, Portsalon from 7.30 am to 9.00 am. Bus departing 9.00 am to Ballywhoriskey Pier. Walk starts at 9.30 am. The walk will start at Ballywhoriskey pier and staying by the coast to Fanad Lighthouse, This part of the walk if mostly flat over beaches and headland and may be wet. We will stop for lunch at the Lighthouse Tavern. The walk will then continue round the east coast back to Portsalon. This part of the walk is over mountain, beaches, headland, crossing over main roads and a chance to get some great photos of the Great Arch. There will be five check points on route and three pull out points on route with transport back to Portsalon. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Bring backpack including lunch, water, small first aid kit, charged mobile phone, sun tan lotion (hopefully) and change of clothes can be left at Stores Bar. You will be able to purchase refreshments and snacks on route. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration fee 20 euro or sponsor cards available from O’Kanes General Store, Kerrykeel. For further information contact 0863826328 or 0868062579.
Harveys Point Bluestacks Challenge 2011 – Saturday June 18
This very popular Challenge (26miles/40km) to date
have raised €830,000 and People With Special Needs all over County Donegal have
benefited directly from the efforts of those who walked and contributed in
other ways to raise those funds. In 2011 there is a greater need than ever for
such funds and we once again appeal to everyone to support this very worthy
This year, the committee is appealing for help among
the Donegal Associations both at home and abroad. They also wish to invite ex
pat individuals to rise to the challenge of organising their own fund-raising
event in the hope of sending funds back home to help those most in need. Since the event on June 18th is finishing in
one of the country’s finest, family run hotel, a series of events are planned
for the day of the walk to create a family festival atmosphere in the Hotel grounds.
A great and memorable day is promised!
This years walk looks set to be the biggest and best
Anyone thinking of taking part should visit the web
site for the Harvey’s Point Bluestack Challenge which is www.hpbc.ie or telephone 074
9740828 or 087 1226612 for all the information they require. Latest date for
registration is May 27th. Register early as registration will close at 400
walkers – don’t be disappointed!
Donegal Walking week (22nd to 29th May)
This years walk will take place from Sunday 22nd to Sunday 29th May, Please click here to see the poster.
Donegal Bluestack Walking Festival (29th April – 1st May 2011)
1st May - The Heart of the Bluestacks and Murvagh: (4 Walks – Strenuous, Moderate & Easy and a gentle stroll) Registration in the John Bosco’s Centre.
Donegal Bluestack Walking Festival (29th April – 1st May 2011)
30th April – The East side of the Bluestacks. (2 Walks – Strenuous & Moderate) Both walks start at the Gap of Barnis.
Ballyliffin 10 Mile Coastal Challenge
The Ballyliffin 10 mile Coastal Challenge 2011 was launched in the Ballyliffin Lodge Friday night with an enthusiastic gathering welcomed by chairperson Cecil Doherty, accompanied by members of the local Development Committee and Inishowen AC. further information here.