This stunning hike includes epic mountain views, fresh water streams, refreshments and hot lunch, indigenous wildlife as well as historical facts and local Sligo folklore. The tour begins at the grave of W.B. Yeats' grave. With a quick explanation of the hike ahead and some Q&As we will convoy to the foot of the mountain. We begin the hike with a gentle hike up to an abandoned mine with a short break for refreshments. Following this we have a 1 hour hike to the summit and various vista points. Returning back to the old mine we will break for a hot lunch. After lunch we have the final 45 min downhill hike back to the car and a convoy back to Yeats' grave ending the tour.
Chris & Colette
I am a Sligo Town native with years of experience hiking Benbulben Mountain. Holding local knowledge of remote hiking routes as well as local historical awareness I can provide for an interesting, fun and energetic hike. With a passion for travel and experiencing new cultures I look forward to meeting new people from around the world.
Hot lunch. Home baking Vegetarian options available.
Located in Sligo's epic Gleniff Horse Shoe we will see the old school house as well as Diarmuid and Grainne's cave; the highest cave in Ireland. We will also see Glencar lake, Sligo's old Barytes mine as well as views of Streedagh
I have hiked this trail many times on my own as well as with groups of various different sizes and am fully aware of all dangers on the hike as well as all the best and scenic routes.
Hike Sligo's Beautiful Benbulben