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More Walking Dates Added

We’ve had a good reaction to our first walking tour in Mayo for 2009, so I’m adding the following dates. Don’t forget that the first tour, Wild Mayo in May, is from May 15 thru May 17.

Subsequent dates for the Sheskin, Iniskea and Mullet three-day walking tour are :

June 19 thru 21.

July 17 thru 19.

August 14 thru 16.

Stay posted, because I’ll soon be adding multi-day walking tours of other wonderful, less travelled routes in the West of Ireland, to include the Ox Mountains, The Suck Valley Way and South Mayo.

I’m telling you straight – if you love walking off the beaten track (you know we’re not talking about Kerry or Clifden here !), then come with us. We’ll show you an altogether slower pace of life.

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Short Walk on Ox Mountains

I had some time to spare yesterday, so I took an admittedly short, but nonetheless very pleasant stroll up the Ox Mountains behind Coolaney.

I must incorporate some parts of the Ox into a future walk, because what you have here is lovely heather covered rolling hills, to around 400 m, with wonderful views out over Sligo Bay to the north and the plains of Mayo to the south.

Not only that, but in the area between the N17 to the east, the N5 to the south and Ballina town to the west, you really have unspoiled land, with quaint little villages that no main road goes through, which would remind you of your youth in the ’60s and ’70s.

And yesterday was just gorgeous, with clear blue skies and temperatures of 18 C. Bliss.

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