About: The Slieve Bloom Walking Festival takes place in spring every as the blue bells come into full bloom and the hills are alive with birdsong. This year the Slieve Bloom Walking Club celebrates it’s 27th year with a wide variety of walks. The Festival starts on Saturday April 29t and finishes on Monday May 1st. The festival offers a choice of woodland walks, riverside and gentle rolling hills with experienced walk leaders who will enhance your hike with stories of local history, geology and fauna. Registration takes place at Clonaslee Community Centre on Saturday at 10:30am, Kinnitty Community Centre on Sunday at 10:30am and Monday at Deadman’s in Ballyfin County Laois on Monday at 11am. Fee for Festival walks €5.00 per walk or €20.00 for the weekend (this also includes annual membership). Free to members. Please wear appropriate clothing and walking boots. There is usually a stop along the way for lunch so it is a good idea to take a packed lunch with you.


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