Popular Castle to Cave Camino back again for 2023
After a hugely successful inaugural Camino walk last year, we are back again on 15th April 2023 and we look forward to seeing you all there!
This is a looped 34K Camino set in the heart of south east County Sligo and organised by Eastern Harps GAA club.
This walk is very safe. It can be completed at your own leisurely pace with no issue arising from social distancing, sharing transport or indoor crowding.
Starting in Knockoconnor Keash this route has breath taking views along historical trail roads taking in the Caves of Keash, Templevanny, Corricknahorna, Aughanagh, Ballinafad , Bunnadubber, Limnagh Bog, then crossing over the R295 and continuing over by Derrygola, Dernaskeagh, on to Toomour, Daughloonagh before getting back to base.
All of these locations are steeped in history, folklore myths and legends which we will share with you over the coming weeks. There are spectacular views over the landscape of county Sligo from the back of Ceis Chorainn on to Templevanney with assent and decent views over Lough Arrow, Ballinafad Village and Ballinafad Castle also the Curlieu Mountains are running in close proximity to the famed Carrowkeel Megalithic Tombs.
You can stop off at the Community Café in Ballinafad for Refreshments before you head off again passing the Red Earls Road and taking the assent towards Limnagh Bog awash with flower and fawnagh and much wildlife, Squirrels , Pine Martens, Jay Birds, ducks and if you really observant some wild deer to mention a few. These wild animals will compliment the local docile sheep, cows, horses and donkeys together with their young that you would expect to see in mid April. Then you arrive back to Knockoconnor and the Eastern Harps GAA clubhouse for a hot meal.
We can provide changing rooms along with hot showers to all participants. We will present all participants with souvenirs of their day and if you have the energy you can round off the day with music and different beverages to suit all taste buds.
Tickets are €45 excluding booking fee and available here.