The best walking tours of National Heritage Week (20th – 28th August)

This year once again there’s a huge number of interesting events lined up for National Heritage Week which runs from this Saturday (20th) to the following Sunday (28th). And there really is something for everyone.

For those of you who love the outdoors and walking there are lots of options that will interest you. We’ve poured through all the information and selected the best walks in these categories (1) Canals & Rivers (2) Wildlife & Cliffs (3) Beaches & Coastal (4) Bogs, Loughs & Reservoirs walks around the country. With the weather looking good, they should make for a really great day out.

Check them out below and pencil them in your diary!

CANALS & RIVER WALKS

Grand Canal, Offaly

1. The Boyne Heritage Walk Slane

Location: Slane Bridge, Slane     County: Meath

Date: 20th August 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

2. Royal Canal Walk

Location: Binns Bridge      County: Dublin 

Date: 21st August 12:00 PM to 14:00 PM , 22nd August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM , 24th August 19:00 PM to 21:00 PM, 25th August 12:30 PM to 14:30 PM , 25th August 19:00 PM to 21:00 PM , 28th August 12:30 PM to 14:30 PM , 28th August 19:00 PM to 21:00 PM

 

3. Grand Canal Walk

Location: Percy Place/Northumberland Road     County: Dublin

Date: 21st August 16:00 PM to 17:30 PM , 22nd August 19:00 PM to 20:30 PM , 23rd August 14:00 PM to 15:30 PM, 24th August 14:00 PM to 15:30 PM , 25th August 12:30 PM to 14:00 PM , 25th August 19:00 PM to 20:30 PM , 28th August 12:30 PM to 14:00 PM , 28th August 19:00 PM to 20:30 PM

 

4. Five-Bridge Walking Tour of Old Drogheda`

Location: Bridge of Peace    County: Louth

Date: 24th August 19:30 PM to 21:00 PM

 

5. Guided Walk of Galway’s Waterways

Location: Museum Courtyard      County: Galway City

Date: 22nd August 14:00 PM to 15:30 PM , 24th August 14:00 PM to 15:30 PM

 

WILDLIFE  & CLIFF WALKS

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1. Tracking Lizards Along Ballycotton Cliff Walk

Location: Ballycotton Cliff Walk Car Park     County: Cork County

Date: 21st August 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 

2. Swan Walk and Talk

Location: Naas Lakes    County: Kildare

Date: 20th August 15:00 PM to 17:00 PM

 

3. Urban Otter Walk

Location: Blackpool Shopping Center Car Park     County: Cork City

Date: 27th August 18:00 PM to 18:40 PM

 

4. Cliff Walk Wicklow Town

Location: Glen Turn Carpark     County/Area: Wicklow

Date: 21st August 14:00 PM to 16:30 PM

 

5. Wildlife Walk on the River Barrow

Location: Ballyteigelea Bridge, Borris (on the Graiguenamanagh road)     County: Carlow

Date: 21st August 11:00 AM to 13:00 PM

 

6. Wildlife Walk along River Glore

Location: Glore Mill, Kiltimagh     County: Mayo

Date: 20th August 15:00 PM to 16:00 PM

 

BEACH & COASTAL WALKS

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1. Trá Na Mbó Guided Geo Walk

Location: Bunmahon Beach Carpark     County: Waterford

Date: 21st August 14:00 PM to 15:00 PM

 

2. Coastal Placenames Walk Followed by Tea and Home Baking

Location: The Crossroads, Cloughboy, Loughros Point, Ardara     County: Donegal

Date: 28th August 14:00 PM to 16:30 PM

 

3. Banagher Heritage Walk

Location: Banagher Marina      County: Offaly

Date: 23rd August 19:00 PM to 20:30 PM

 

4. Geopark Walk and Talk

Location: Flaggy Shore     County: Clare

Date: 24th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM

 

5. Guided Machair Walk

Location: Murrevagh Beach     County: Mayo

Date: 28th August 11:00 AM to 13:00 PM

 

6. Low Tide Coastal Walk

Location: Lorreto Convent      County: Dublin – Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

Date: 28th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM

 

7. Sheskinmore Shoreline Walk

Location: Tramore parking area/ beside caravan park      County: Donegal

Date: 24th August 13:30 PM to 17:30 PM

 

8. Ireland’s Great Barrier Coast

Location: Rostonstown     County: Wexford

Date: 28th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM

 

9. Ardcavan Beach Walk

Location: Ardcavan Beach      County: Wexford

Date: 22nd August 14:30 PM to 16:30 PM

 

10. Wild Atlantic Way Walking Tour

Location: Spanish Arch     County: Galway City

Date: 27th August 11:00 AM to 13:00 PM

 

BOGS, LOUGHS & RESERVOIRS

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1. Fenor Bog Eco-Walk

Location: Fenor Bog      County: Waterford

Date: 28th August 15:00 PM to 16:30 PM

 

2. Lough Hyne Guided Walk

Location: Base of Knockomagh Hill carpark, Lough Hyne, West Cork      County: Cork 

Date: 27th August 14:00 PM to 15:30 PM

 

3. Guided Historical Tour of Griston Bog

Location: Griston Bog, Ballylanders, Co. Limerick       County: Limerick

Date: 24th August 11:30 AM to 13:00 PM

 

4. Guided Walk on Clogher Bog Loop

Location: Clogher Heritage Centre      County: Mayo

Date: 22nd August 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM

 

5. Pat Kavanagh Broadlough Memorial Loop Walk

Location: Murrough Carpark      County: Wicklow

Date: 28th August 14:30 PM to 16:30 PM

 

6. Guided Walk of Beautiful Bohernabreena Reservoir

Location: County Library      County: Dublin – South Dublin County

Date: 27th August 10:30 AM to 14:00 PM

 

7. Off the Tracks – Heritage Walk of Carlingford – Omeath Greenway

Location: Greer’s Quay      County: Louth

Date: 20th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM

 

*Coast Monkey notes that some of these events are free, and some are not, you should always check first. Also, some get booked up early, so early birds and all that!

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Daniel Farrell
Interested in all things on the Irish coast and sharing the best of it. // Email: Daniel@coastmonkey.ie // Follow on Twitter: @DanielsSeaViews

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