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)
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SPANISH ARMADA TRAIL
Saturday 1st April 2017
Join us at stunning Streedagh Beach at one of the Discovery Points of the Wild Atlantic way and hear about the fascinating history of three huge shipwrecks that sank here and once belonged ot the Spanish Armada fleet. Soak up stunning scenery, discover wild flora and visit an ancient tomb site along this route. You can completely relax and get away from it all! Meeting at 12pm at the Armada monument on approach to the beach. Walk takes about 1.5-2 hrs. To book, please click here for our booking enquiry form or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
CARROWKEEL TOMBS TRAIL
Sunday 2nd April 2017
Carrowkeel is a fascinating archaeological landscape with many amazing megalithic tombs pitched high up on limestone ridges overlooking Lough Arrow and the surrounding Sligo countryside. Unearth your curiosity and discover the secrets of this place with us. This is perfect for families.
We give a detailed account of the mythology attached to the surrounding landscape such as Moyturra, the excavations of the tombs, more recent discoveries here and the local flora and geology.
Trail duration: 1.5-2 hrs. Trail terrain: Rough, mostly stony track and then short ascent on boggy ground- sometimes wet.
*It is very important to wear hiking boots or strong waterproof boots or shoes with grips and bring a warm hat and jacket as it can get cold at the tombs.
Tea/coffee and treats will be offered after the walk and are complimentary for small groups.
Meeting time: 12pm. You can call us for directions. 087 2405071 Please book through our booking enquiry form here or email us on email@example.com
HERITAGE ON HORSEBACK EXPERIENCE
Saturday 8th April 2017
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 12pm. The stables are c 25 min drive north of Sligo town on the Bundoran Road.
Tea/coffee refreshments served afterwards at the stables.
To book, please go to our booking enquiry form here or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIAL YEATS EXPERIENCE
Saturday 15th April 2017
Special Yeats Experience- One Day Package Find out why Jack and William were so inspired by Sligo. We’ll begin by walking through the pretty seaside village of Rosses Point which inspired Jack to paint some pretty scenes. We’ll tell you about the shipping industry and emigration history of the port. After some sea air, we’ll go to Sligo town and relax in award winning W. B’s Coffee House. Enjoy a hearty home-made soup, sandwiches, and refreshments before a guided walk around historic Sligo where you can quote some of Williams poetry, stop by eye-catching monuments and embrace the cultural buzz. Duration: c.4 hrs, Terrain: Easy- road and path. Min No: 2 @€40pp
Meeting Time: 10.30am at Rosses Point
Quote: ‘It has been said that I spent my boyhood in Sligo…for the next twenty years, I spent every summer at Rosses Point’ Jack Yeats
To Book, please email us on email@example.com or call 087 2405071
SPANISH ARMADA EXPERIENCE
Sunday 16th April 2017
Join us on this stunning trail. Streedagh Beach is one of the Discovery Points of the Wild Atlantic way. Along this route, you will hear about the fascinating history of three huge shipwrecks that sank here and once belonged ot the Spanish Armada fleet and about a famous Captain who escaped the perils of the sea. Soak up stunning scenery, discover wild flora and visit an ancient tomb site along this route. You can completely relax and get away from it all! Meeting at 12pm at the Armada monument on approach to the beach. Walk takes about 1.5-2 hrs.
Refreshments after outdoors. To book, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 087 2405071
SLIGO FOOD TRAIL- STRANDHILL SHELLFISH EXPERIENCE
Saturday 29th April 2017
Join us on a fantastic and refreshing walk across gorgeous shores and through wild sand dunes in Strandhill, a scenic part of Sligo, surrounded by the sea. On this experience, we will take you to a shell midden site where you will be greeted by expert chefs who will cook up fresh mussels in a garlic cream sauce on the rocks on front of you. This is sevred al frescobeside the ancient shell midden site.
On this experience, we will tell you about the local folklore, archaeology, will show you fossils and point out wild and rare flowers in the dunes.
Please allow for c 3 hours for return walk including stop for shellfish treat.
Time to meet at Strandhill promenade-12pm.
To book, please click here to go to our booking form or email us on email@example.com
Please note, this experience is for a minimum of 4 persons.