The Slieve Bloom Walking Festival takes place in spring every year as the bluebells come into full bloom and the hills are alive with birdsong. This year the Slieve Bloom Walking Club celebrates it’s 25th year with a wide variety of walks. The festival offers a choice of woodland walks, riverside and gentle rolling hills with experienced walk leaders who will enhance your hike with stories of local history, geology and fauna. In addition to the looped hikes from Clonaslee and Kinnitty some extra special walks take place this year. These include family friendly walks with Alpachas, a photo walk with the award winning photographer Paul Moore and for the more experienced walker who doesn’t mind getting their feet wet a Geological Odyssey in the Silver River with John Feehan. Having enjoyed the bonhomie of your fellow walkers during the day in the evenings enjoy entertainment in the local pubs and the festival BBQ in Kinnitty on Sunday afternoon. All are welcome. Festival Weekend walks €20 (includes annual membership) or €8.00 per walk.