Sligo Way

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The Sligo Way is a long-distance trail in County Sligo. It is 48½ miles long and begins in Larrigan, near Lough Talt and ends in Dromahair. It is typically completed in three days.[1]

The route is designated as a 'National Waymarked Trail' by the National Trails Office and is managed by the local council, Sligo Integrated Development Company and the Sligo Walks Partnership.[2]

The route

The Sligo Way starts at the shores of Lough Talt, then crosses the Ox Mountains, by way of Lough Easkey, to reach Coolaney and then follows roads to Collooney.

From Collooney, the route crosses Union Wood, past Ballygawley Lough, and, entering Slish Woods, follows the shore of Lough Gill to reach the end at Dromahair.[3] The terrain consists of forest track]]s, roads and moorland paths.[4]

A review of the National Waymarked Trails in 2010 found low multiday usage and medium to high day usage of sections of the Sligo Way and recommended the proportion of walking on tarred roads (51%) be reduced and consideration given to developing the trail as a dual walking and cycling route.[5]

Outside links

  • Sligo Way on IrishTrails (Irish Sports Council)


  1. Sligo Way on IrishTrails (Irish Sports Council)
  2. National Trails Office 2010, p. 43.
  3. "Union Wood". Coillte Outdoors. Coillte. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  4. "Long Distance Way Marked Ways – The Sligo Way". Discover Ireland. Fáilte Ireland. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  5. National Trails Office 2010, pp. 43-44.
Long-distance footpaths in the Republic of Ireland

National Waymarked Trails:   Ballyhoura WayBarrow WayBealach na Gaeltachta, Dún na nGallBeara WayBlackwater WayBluestack WayBurren WayCavan WayCroagh Patrick Heritage TrailDingle WayDublin Mountains WayEast Clare WayEast Munster WayGrand Canal WayHymany WayKerry WayLough Derg WayMid Clare WayMiners Way and Historical TrailMonaghan WayMulteen WayNore Valley WayNorth Kerry WayOffaly WayRoyal Canal WaySheep's Head WaySlieve Bloom WaySlieve Felim WaySligo WaySouth Leinster WaySuck Valley WayTáin WayTipperary Heritage WayWestern WayWestmeath WayWicklow Way

Greenways:   Boyne GreenwayDublin-Galway GreenwayGreat Southern TrailGreat Western Greenway

Others:   Bangor TrailMalin to Mizen