Guided Tour of South Sligo's Local Heritage Sites
03 August 2013 - 05 August 2013
Surrounded by stunning scenery of the beautiful Ox Mountains or Slieve Gamph, the Ox Mountain Development Company Ltd., will be holding a series of guided walks/cycles to local heritage sites and places of interest in the south Sligo area, a place steeped in tradition and folklore. Visitors will be transported back to an era of síogs (fairies) and banshees and walk part of the route taken by General Humbert's French soldiers. You will visit the three holy wells in the Kilmactigue Parish (St. Attracta's, St. Ciaran's and St. Barbara's), the grave of the 1798 French solider in Gorterslin and the famine wall (Stirabout Wall) built by the people for the local landlord, Jack Taffee. You will also see the giants graveyard with Megalithic tombs/passage ways, the nearby Belclare Castle and Banada Abbey. At each site, local historians will give a talk on the area and after the tour there will be an opportunity to meet the local historian and ask questions on the area. Homemade soup, sandwiches and refreshments will be offered as part of the tour. There will also be an opportunity for people to avail of bus transport to the sites on the day, if they choose not to participate in the walk or cycle. See website for more details and information on local events.
Address: South Sligo, Aclare, Co Sligo