The first of the Summer Bank Holiday Weekends is nearly upon us. And we have four fantastic walking festivals to tempt you to lace up your walking boots.

 

The Slieve Bloom Walking Festival

 

For those unfamiliar with the Slieve Bloom Mountains, the May Bank Holiday is a perfect time to discover the one of the least explored areas in Ireland. It is picturesque and peaceful, yet only an hour and a bit from Dublin and Limerick and two hours from Cork and Galway. The  walks are in remote wilderness areas of the Slieve Blooms, only accessible on foot. And rarely frequented by hill walkers. Find out more here.

 

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Slieve Bloom Walking Festival

 

Ballyhoura Walking Festival

 

Situated in the beautiful Munster Vales, Ballyhoura has become synonymous with outdoor pursuits. The Festival features a packed programme of walks for all abilities. From the enthusiastic well-equipped walker, to the gentle ramblers who are out to enjoy pleasant guided walks in the company of local experts in the fields of heritage, archaeology, history, flora and fauna, there is something for everyone. Find out more here.

 

Cavan Walking Festival

 

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The Cavan Walking Festival consists of a week long programme of fantastic walks.  They take place across a number of locations around the county. Walkers can choose from Geopark walks, night, nature, forest and history rambles, heritage, family and fitness trails and atmospheric dusk walks, along with a hike for the more experienced on The Cavan Way. Find out more here.

 

Kerry Camino Walking Weekend

 

This has to be a highlight of the Irish walking calendar,  Over the course of the weekend you can retrace the route of pilgrims from Tralee to finish in St James church in Dingle, where they set sail for La Coruna in Spain on the Celtic Camino. With stunning scenery and great craic, this is a weekend you’ll never forget, Find out more here.

 

 

And one for luck…..

The Little Tipperary Camino For The Irish Hospice Foundation

Ok, this isn’t a festival… But we couldn’t leave out this fantastic fundraiser for the Irish Hospice Foundation. This cross country 5Km Walk is a great event for all the family. You will discover and explore the amazing Tipperary Landscape.. The event will end with a Garden BBQ party that will be the perfect end to a perfect little Tipperary Camino Day! Find out more here.

 

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