Connemara Mountain Walking Festival Leenane. 28th April – 1st May
If you have ever had an interest in walking this is a date for your diary. The Connemara Walking Festival is in its 14th year and goes from strength to strength. Over a long weekend there are a series of walks organized to suit all abilities and tastes. The walks take place on the unrivalled hills and mountains of the Leenane area. This great festival has been designed to suit all levels of walkers from casual low level walks to the more experienced! Each day there is a choice of at least 4 walks from Strenuous to low level and for the 14th anniversary even more unique events will be added.
The walks are organised in the Leenane and Killary Harbour areas which are surrounded by hills, sea and great walks.
All the profits of the festival are fed back in to the local community, supporting projects such as the community crèche, Red Cross first responders group, and the Leenane community park. The local seniors daycare programme has also been assisted. It is a real community event.
Each walk is guided by qualified, experienced guides and covered by public insurance. Another unique element of the festival is that the local farmers get involved with guiding the walks and share their vast knowledge, folklore and history of the land.
With the farmers involvement in the event, they kindly grant the participants permission to cross their lands and visit areas that are not normally open to the public. Transport to and from starting and finishing points is organized as well as light refreshments at local businesses at the end of each day.
There is also lots of free entertainment organized each evening including a Ceilidh in the Leenane Hotel on Sunday Night.
The Connemara Mountain Walking Festival Organisation team is made up from volunteers from all walks of life, united by their love of hill walking. The guides are all mountain trained and certified, many belonging to mountain rescue teams in our area.This is a great opportunity to meet some of the top guides in the area and learn a great deal about Connemara hillwalking. Dont miss the opportunity.
Take a look at the Connemara Mountain Walking Festival Website Here
Book Here to have lots of fun, take part in a great festival and help a community to build itself a better future.
Do not delay as there is a lot of interest and tickets are selling fast.