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9.1 Laois Walks Festival  July 2019
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The Annual Laois Walks Festival features over twenty walks along numerous woodland, mountain, bog, canal and minor road routes across County Laois. The Laois Walks Festival runs for the full month of July and takes in 27 walks from right across Laois. With something for all ages and abilities, this is a great opportunity to get outdoors and to become more familiar with the wonderful range of walks that Laois has to offer.
9.4 Twin Trees Heywood Festival August 22nd - 25th
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Ballinakill, Co. Laois will host its inaugural ‘Twin Trees’ festival this year with a strong focus on the ‘En Plein Air’ outdoor painting event, tutored by established artists Jock Nichol and Bridget Flannery. The festival is inspired by the 150thanniversary of Sir Edward Lutyens, the celebrated garden designer who created the exquisite formal garden at Heywood Gardens, minutes from the village of Ballinakill. The festival will take place during Heritage Week 2019, on August 22nd, 23rd, and 24th.
Ballykilcavan Farm and Brewery
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New craft brewery set on 380 year old farm. Tours available at weekends or by appointment. See ballykilcavan.com/tours.html for details.
Full Information http://www.ballykilcavan.com 086 3484128
Capard Loops
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Situated in the Slieve Bloom Mountains the Capard Loop is one of the best walks and combines a beautiful wooded valley with lofty ridge views for all to enjoy. At almost 500m above the surrounding flat countryside, the wild windswept ridge is home to a vast array of wild plant and animal life and it is possible to see well into the counties surrounding Laois. On a clear day the Wicklow Mountains are visible to the east.
Castle Durrow, Durrow, Co. Laois.
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One of Ireland’s most luxurious Country House Hotels located on the N8 old Dublin – Cork Road (one hour from Dublin), in the midlands of Ireland, adjoining the quaint village of Durrow, Co Laois. Beautiful gardens and award winning restaurant. https://www.castledurrow.com/hotel-laois-garden.html
Full Information http://www.castledurrow.com/ +353 (0)57 8736555
Clonaslee Walks
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Clonaslee is at the northern gateway to the Slieve Bloom Mountains. A picturesque village, founded in the eighteenth century, here lies the traditional seat of the O’Dunne’s. Clonaslee lies on the famous Slí Dála or Munster Way. There are 3 looped walks here, Rickets Rocks, Brittas Loop and the Glendineoregan loop, varying in length from 4 km to 15 km.
Collins Bog Loop - Abbeyleix Loops
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The Collins Bog and Killamuck Bog Loops are two waymarked looped walks centered on Abbeyleix Bog at the southern end of the Heritage Town of Abbeyleix. These beautiful loops take walkers through woodland and forestry paths before diverting into Abbeyleix Bog. At 4.5 km, the Collin's Bog is the shorter of the 2 looped walk options. You should allow about 1 to 1.5 hours to complete.
Cullahill - Binnianea Loop
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Cullahill is located on the main N8 road between Durrow and Urlingford. Make a quick escape into the surrounding countryside, the village derives its name from a ancient forest that clothed nearby Cullahill Mountain extending down to the castle and village. Binnianea Loop is a 10km looped walk offering panoramic views of the countryside. Stroll along old quiet lanes, open hillside and woodland paths.
Durrow Leafy Loops - Dunmore Woods loop
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The town is surrounded by some fine woods, hilly forests and a maze of rivers. The Leafy Loop walk offer the serious walker a loop of 21 km or a shorter loop. In Dunmore Wood on the edge of the town forest paths offer some short loops for the casual stroller.
Durrow Leafy Loops - Leafy loop
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The highly rated Durrow Loops will take you along quiet country lanes, river bank, forestry paths, woodland tracks and hill paths.
Glenbarrow - Eco Walk
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The Eco Walk in Glenbarrow is a novel walk that has been developed in association with the local community. It consists of 10 stops which are identified by sequential numbers and the objective of this is to inform people about the environment while enjoying their walk.
Glenbarrow - Old Mill Loop
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The Glenbarrow Old Mill Loop starts and finishs at the Glenbarrow trailhead. The route starts along the bank of the Barrow and passes by a series of waterfalls including Clamp Hole Waterfall. It also takes in the Gallagher's Mill after which the walk is named.