Walkers head for Glen’s annual festival

Nominated recently in the Irish Times 25 Best Places to Holiday in Ireland, the Glen of Aherlow will host its annual walking festival over the June Bank Holiday weekend from May 31 to June 3.

Nominated recently in the Irish Times 25 Best Places to Holiday in Ireland, the Glen of Aherlow will host its annual walking festival over the June Bank Holiday weekend from May 31 to June 3.

All walks are graded and led by experienced guides from the Galtee Walking Club. Walks in the A and B categories will take you on the high Galtees while C walks, for the casual walker, will follow the national loops on Slievenamuck or the lower Galtees, giving the opportunity to enjoy the heritage and culture of the Glen.

Enjoy good company, pleasant accommodation, local guides, quality food while indulging your love of walking in an amazing environment.

Organised by the Glen of Aherlow Fáilte Society and the Galtee Walking Club, this is one of Ireland’s leading walking festivals. Enjoy the delights of the natural environment with mountains and lakes, fresh air, interaction with fellow walkers and fun and merriment with nightly entertainment. A courtesy bus is available on the Saturday night, and all details are available at registration.

In the region of 600 walkers are expected over the three days. Local tourism providers, who are part of the Walkers Welcome Initiative, are offering a superb attractive weekend deal for the festival in The Glen, with prices starting from €30 for B&B. Details can be accessed on www.aherlow.com The Glen of Aherlow is one of Ireland’s leading Walking Hubs, with all local tourism providers signed to a Walkers Welcome Charter to ensure a comfortable, safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Registration for all walks is at the Community Centre, Lisvarrinane, Tipperary on the R663. For more information or to receive the walking festival brochure contact: Helen Morrissey at the Glen of Aherlow Fáilte Society, Tel: 062 56331 or mobile 086 8314443. Email: info@aherlow.com or on our web site at www.aherlow.com