Walking trail launched for Keash area

Published 09/08/2014 | 00:00

Tom McGettrick, Sligo Leader; Clr Margaret Gormley and Deirdre Kennedy, Sligo Leader.

A new walking trail in Keash was launched recently.

A new walking trail in Keash was launched recently.

The walk guides people up Keash Hill, to the famous caves.

The two kilometre route reaches from St Kevin's Church to the top of the hill.

Visitors can savour the beautiful panoramic views, on a clear day, Croagh Patrick can even be seen.

The new development is making the existing route more accessible.

A map outlining the trail and the historical significance of the area was erected adjacent to the nearby car-park.

The ribbon was cut by local Independent Councillor Margaret Gormley.

Deirdre Kennedy, Rural Recreation Officer with Sligo Leader thanked everyone who assisted in the project and local landowners.

The development was carried out by the Rural Social Scheme (RSS) and Tús workers from the Sligo LEADER Partnership.

Funding came from the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.

Deirdre encouraged all those not familiar with the trail to get out and experience it.

She added: "We are blessed to live in one of the most beautiful counties in Ireland and it is wonderful to be involved in projects like this where we get to open up our stunning countryside to visitors and locals alike."

For this and more walks in the region, check out www.sligowalks.ie

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