Sligo’s first Taste of Adventure Weekend

Sligo is getting set for its very own introduction to adventure weekend on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2019 called “Taste of Adventure Sligo”. Run by the Adventure Sligo network, it’s a combination of introductory adventure opportunities with thrills (and occasional spills) for all ages and stages. The Adventure Sligo members all have special taster offers with the emphasis on introducing newcomers to adventure sports. Many are suitable for children and families. Full details and tickets available on

Try your hand anything from SUPping, Surfing, Sea Angling or Sailing to Kayaking and Canoeing. If you’d rather stay on dry land, Rock Climbing, Hiking or Horse Riding are perfect for you. Activities take place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May and are scheduled so people can take part in three or four different sports.

Sligo is truly the land of heart’s desire where enjoying the great outdoors is concerned. The stunning combination of Wild Atlantic Way beaches, an idyllic tranquil Lakeland and lofty mountain grandeur is just unbeatable. Better still, Sligo is a wonderfully compact county so everything is always within easy reach. With Adventure Sligo you can be sure all activity providers are fully qualified and experienced so you can just relax and enjoy dipping a toe in something different. Sligo is well supplied with accommodation of all types and is now recognised as a foodie destination in its own right. If that sounds perfect for a weekend get away … maybe it just is!

Here are a few ideas of what you can enjoy during Taste of Adventure 2019:

 Watersports at Lough Gill
On Saturday morning, introductions to different watersports all take place at Lough Gill in Sligo’s watery heartland. Enjoy a three hour introductory session (10am-1pm) to Stand Up Paddleboarding, Kayaking or Canoeing led by experienced instructors. If you’d like to try sailing, there’s a taster session on Sunday morning (9am-1pm) again on Lough Gill. All equipment is supplied.

 All at sea – Surfing and Sea Angling
Join Daryl in Rosses Point at 5.30pm on Saturday for an amazing experience of the Wild Atlantic Ocean.  This trip will bring you out to sea for two and a half hours where you can catch your dinner! Rod and tackle hire included. Kids are welcome and great fun is a guarantee.

Sunday is surf time in Strandhill from 2-5pm. It’s an introductory session so no experience is necessary and all equipment is provided.

 High flyers – Hiking and Rock Climbing
Saturday is Hiking day. In the morning, it’s a 3 hour guided hike through the glorious scenery along Queen Maeve’s Trail up Knocknarea. On Saturday afternoon you can do a different type of walk – a 4 hour Benbulben Yoga Hike. This is a slow and amiable approach to hiking on Sligo’s iconic mountain top. A gentle yet energising Yoga session on top connects everyone to the location while absorbing Wild Atlantic views.

Rock Climbing is an addictive and highly enjoyable activity and Scalp na gCapaill is a fabulous place to start. Try an introductory three hour session from 3-6pm on Saturday with experienced climbing leader Conal in Carraig Climbing.

 Beach Riding
Who doesn’t dream of riding a horse along a glorious sandy beach? Make your dream a reality on Sunday with an introductory trek suitable for all ages. Hats and boots are provided.

 Celebration Time
On Saturday night, you are invited to join the Adventure Sligo tribe for refreshments and music in the Swagman pub in Sligo town from 8 p.m. onwards.

This weekend is kindly supported by Sligo Bid and Sligo Food Trail. Bookings for all activities takes place on #AdventureSligo.  Just bring your sense of adventure…

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