Ireland's longest running walking festival - the Slieve Bloom Walking Festival has a variety of walks over 3 days of the May Bank Holiday aimed at different walking abilities. Enjoy the stunning Slieve Blooms and return for a fun gathering in a local pub afterwards. Entertainment is also organised for the 3 nights of the Festival.
Make a Weekend of It
With a wide range of hotel & self-catering accommodation available in the Slieve Blooms and surrounding towns it’s easy to make a long weekend of it.
Find out about Slieve Bloom Walks here
Why visit the Slieve Blooms
The gentle rolling hills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains rise from the central plains of Ireland, forming a natural link between the counties of Laois and of Offaly. The area is picturesque, peaceful, gloriously multi-coloured and one of the least explored in Ireland. Dotted around the mountains are quaint little villages, and to visit one is like stepping back in time to an era when life moved at a slower pace. These are the places where people will take the time to talk to you, will listen to your stories and enjoy telling you theirs. According to the locals the Slieve Bloom have everything, except the sea!