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Ireland's longest running walking festival - the Slieve Bloom Walking Festival has a variety of walks over 3 days 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.

Download a copy of all 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!

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Don't Miss Kinnitty at Dawn

New 6am walk for 2020

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From Family Friendly to A Grade Walks

The Festival Caters For All

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Celebrate with Us
1st May 2020 - 3rd May 2020
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Ireland's longest running walking festival - the Slieve Bloom Walking Festival has a variety of walks over 3 days 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.

Download a copy of all 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!

May 2020

2nd May @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm €5
Clonaslee Community Centre / Slieve Bloom Walking Festival
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Join this guided Grade B 4 hour walk along the beautiful Brittas lake and through the surrounding woodlands.

2nd May @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm €5
Clonaslee Community Centre / Slieve Bloom Walking Festival
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Kick off the festival with this Grade B 4 hour guided walk through Cappard Woods and into the Slieve Blooms.