Join us on a special event where you will explore the ancient tombs and landscape of Carrowkeel in Co. Sligo and taste a tasty organic dish afterwards in a local restaurant in a historic village nearby. This trail is fascinating where you will learn about agrarian societies who lived here thousands of years ago and how they buried their dead in sepulchural monuments. The trail will take you through rugged and rural countryside with lake and mountain views. We will inspect the tombs and talk about ancient Irish battles that took place on nearby plains. Terrain: Uneven, track, some boggy/wet ground Height: Up to Max 321 m Duration: 2 hrs Time to meet: 10.30am Price: 35pp (includes guided walk and lunch afterwards with tea/coffee) To book, please email us on email@example.com
SPANISH ARMADA EXPERIENCE
Sunday 30th April 2017
Join us along this stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way if you want to get a blast of fresh sea air, see some ancient fossils, archaeological sites, flora and hear all about the hugely famous story of the ill-fated fleet of the mighty Spanish Armada.
In 1588, King Phillip II of Spain had ordered over 130 ships to sail from the port of La Corunna for England with the intention to invade. They failed. On a desperate attempt to flee to Spain, over twenty five Spanish ships became wrecked off Ireland’s coast. Three of them were wrecked at Streedagh.
We'll tell you the miraculous escape story of one of the Captains, Captain Francisco De Cúellar who survived brutal treatment when he was washed to shore and had to watch his comrades die. He was aided by Gaelic Irish chieftans and fought for them in return. It is an amazing story.
Meet at Armada Monument near the beach at 12pm.
Terrain/conditions: rocks, sand, shore, sometime slippy. Wear hiking boots if you have them and wear/bring a warm jacket and hat. Allow c 1.5-2 hrs for this walk. Tea/coffee and treats served afterwards al fresco.
Thanks for expressing your interest in this event! You are looking at a 1hr guided horseback ride. This horse-ride will really inspire you. Explore north County Sligo and local heritage with your archaeologist guide, enjoy the sea air, the interesting Spanish Armada history and your marine surroundings while on your horses back. It is a lovely way to experience Sligo's wilderness. You will see wildlife in tidal channels, trot along the waters edge and soak up the scenery. No experience necessary for this horse ride. We will meet you at the homely stables at 2.30pm. The stables are c 25 min drive north of Sligo town on the Bundoran Road. Tea/coffee and treats served afterwards at the stables!