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Carlow Summer Walking Festival

May 27 – May 29

If you’re a serious rambler or just like to stretch your legs and enjoy the view, then the Carlow Summer Walking Festival is for you!

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3 hours ago

Following in the footsteps of Saint Columbanus, “The Columban Way” walk is a pilgrim and spiritual trail which follows his journey taken during the 5th and early 6th century from his home parish of Myshall, in the foothills of the Blackstairs Mountains, to begin religious studies in Fermanagh and Bangor, County Down.

At the age of 48, Columbanus travelled to Europe founding monasteries along the way in France, Germany, Austria, before eventually settling in Bobbio, Italy where he was laid to rest in 615 AD.

Pre-booking essential.

The walk starts with 10.00am registration in Myshall, Co. Carlow and walkers are transferred to the starting point at Bunclody.
Route:
Stage 1 Bunclody to Nine Stones – 13km (3 hours)
Stage 2 Nine Stones to Myshall – 9km (2 hours)

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Following in the footsteps of Saint Columbanus, “The Columban Way” walk is a pilgrim and spiritual trail which follows his journey taken during the 5th and early 6th century from his home parish of Myshall, in the foothills of the Blackstairs Mountains, to begin religious studies in Fermanagh and Bangor, County Down. 

At the age of 48, Columbanus travelled to Europe founding monasteries along the way in France, Germany, Austria, before eventually settling in Bobbio, Italy where he was laid to rest in 615 AD. 

Pre-booking essential. 

The walk starts with 10.00am registration in Myshall, Co. Carlow and walkers are transferred to the starting point at Bunclody.
Route: 
Stage 1 Bunclody to Nine Stones – 13km (3 hours)
Stage 2 Nine Stones to Myshall – 9km (2 hours)

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9 hours ago

The Blackstairs Mountains provide an ideal location for a bracing hike.

This walk takes in most of the higher peaks of the Blackstairs Mountains including Mount Leinster, Cloroge Mór, Cloroge Beg and Black Rock Mountain.

Spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and the lowlands of Carlow can be enjoyed on this strenuous walk.

Note: Departure time 9:00

Tickets available here:
carlowtourism.com/product/a-walk-walk-2/

Supported by Carlow County Council under the Festival and Events Scheme

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The Blackstairs Mountains provide an ideal location for a bracing hike. 

This walk takes in most of the higher peaks of the Blackstairs Mountains including Mount Leinster, Cloroge Mór, Cloroge Beg and Black Rock Mountain. 

Spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and the lowlands of Carlow can be enjoyed on this strenuous walk.

Note: Departure time 9:00

Tickets available here:
https://carlowtourism.com/product/a-walk-walk-2/

Supported by Carlow County Council under the Festival and Events Scheme

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1 day ago

Practice the principles of mindfulness on this afternoon nature walk through Altamont Gardens as part of the Carlow Summer Walking Festival.

Often referred to as one of Ireland’s top three gardens, is a superb setting to re-connect with nature and experience the restorative power of its trees and well-maintained landscapes.

Jack Byrne, mindfulness expert provides down-to-earth and practical tips to reconnect for improved mental and physical health and psychological well-being. By following Jack’s helpful guidance you can learn mindfulness techniques which take as little as two minutes to incorporate into your daily routine.

Altamont Gardens features over 40 acres of lush gardens and riverside walks, and the estate gains much of its character from the many mature trees, both natives in the avenues and woodland areas and exotic specimens throughout the gardens.

The walk starts in the main formal garden before continuing to the informal gardens and the Ice Age Glen with its canopy of ancient oaks and huge stone outcrops and from there to the riverside walk along the River Slaney. Walkers then climb the famous “100 steps” to return to the start of the walk and some well deserved treats from Sugar and Spice Café in Altamont Walled Gardens.

Note: Departure time 14:30

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Practice the principles of mindfulness on this afternoon nature walk through Altamont Gardens as part of the Carlow Summer Walking Festival. 

Often referred to as one of Ireland’s top three gardens, is a superb setting to re-connect with nature and experience the restorative power of its trees and well-maintained landscapes.

Jack Byrne, mindfulness expert provides down-to-earth and practical tips to reconnect for improved mental and physical health and psychological well-being. By following Jack’s helpful guidance you can learn mindfulness techniques which take as little as two minutes to incorporate into your daily routine.

Altamont Gardens features over 40 acres of lush gardens and riverside walks, and the estate gains much of its character from the many mature trees, both natives in the avenues and woodland areas and exotic specimens throughout the gardens.

The walk starts in the main formal garden before continuing to the informal gardens and the Ice Age Glen with its canopy of ancient oaks and huge stone outcrops and from there to the riverside walk along the River Slaney. Walkers then climb the famous “100 steps” to return to the start of the walk and some well deserved treats from Sugar and Spice Café in Altamont Walled Gardens.

Note: Departure time 14:30

https://carlowtourism.com/product/c-walk-walk-9-outdoor-mindfulness-meditation-walk/
Supported by Carlow County Council under the Festival and Events Scheme
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1 day ago

For anybody considering a walk along the wonderful Barrow Way there’s an excellent audio guide app available to download and purchase from
ingeniousireland.ie/podcast-audio-tours/barrowriver/

Carlow based historian Turtle Bunbury has also completed a podcast in association with Waterways Ireland
archive.waterwaysireland.org/collections/8/-podcast-waterways-through-time/7616/episode-8-the-gra...

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For anybody considering a walk along the wonderful Barrow Way there’s an excellent audio guide app available to download and purchase from
https://ingeniousireland.ie/podcast-audio-tours/barrowriver/

Carlow based historian Turtle Bunbury has also completed a podcast in association with Waterways Ireland 
https://archive.waterwaysireland.org/collections/8/-podcast-waterways-through-time/7616/episode-8-the-grand-canal-interview

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2 days ago

Sunday 22nd May, Carlow Choral Society presents an uplifting and joyous performance of Vivaldi’s most famous Choral works at 7.30pm in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary in Tullow, Co. Carlow.

Conducted by Blánaid Murphy and accompanied by the Irish Choral Sinfonia Orchestra and Yvonne Collier playing organ. Soloists include Aisling Kenny, Soprano and Laura-Joy Copeland, Mezzo Soprano

The performance will include Vivaldi Gloria – one of Vivaldi’s most popular and uplifting choral works which very much demonstrates Vivaldi’s skill as a composer, and Vivaldi Magnificat, another of Vivaldi’s masterpieces which blends a variety of choral styles. The choir will also perform Laetatus Sum, a shorter joyous piece by Vivaldi. The concert will include a very short interval and will be an hour and twenty minutes in length.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/vivaldi-magnificat-gloria-tickets-327333181357

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Sunday 22nd May, Carlow Choral Society presents an uplifting and joyous performance of Vivaldi’s most famous Choral works at 7.30pm in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary in Tullow, Co. Carlow.

Conducted by Blánaid Murphy and accompanied by the Irish Choral Sinfonia Orchestra and Yvonne Collier playing organ.  Soloists include Aisling Kenny, Soprano and Laura-Joy Copeland, Mezzo Soprano

The performance will include Vivaldi Gloria – one of Vivaldi’s most popular and uplifting choral works which very much demonstrates Vivaldi’s skill as a composer, and Vivaldi Magnificat, another of Vivaldi’s masterpieces which blends a variety of choral styles.  The choir will also perform Laetatus Sum, a shorter joyous piece by Vivaldi.  The concert will include a very short interval and will be an hour and twenty minutes in length.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/vivaldi-magnificat-gloria-tickets-327333181357

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2 days ago

Interested in learning more about hill walking? Then Carlow Summer Walking Festival has the perfect walk for you.

This mountain walk on May 29th is lead by an experienced guide who provides an insight into the skills required for hill walking to ensure you get the most from future walking trips. While not a formal course, areas covered will include map reading and navigation.

Taking in the forestry trails at Deerpark, the walk then continues onto Greenoge passing the wind turbine station before descending to Corrabut Gap. From there the walk continues through Kilbrannish South Forest along the Black Banks finishing at the famed viewing spot of the Nine Stones. This walk provides great variety for those interested in learning how to navigate different landscapes within the mountains.

Normal hill walking gear required.

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