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Boots n Bogs Walking Festival – Sliabh Beagh

The Knockatallon Ramblers will host its popular Boots n Bogs walking festival on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April 2015. Based in the scenic Sliabh Beagh area, the club invites anyone who enjoys walking in the countryside to come along. Both the Three County Hollow walk and shorter Tra walk will start at the Sliabh Beagh Hotel. The festival is in association with the Coonian Ramblers, Monaghan Sports Partnership and Monaghan U3A.

Steeped in local myth and legend, the Sliabh Beagh Way meanders through the valleys of County Tyrone, the drumlins of County Monaghan and the lakeland of County Fermanagh. The long walk will traverse one of the best examples of preserved bog habitat in Ireland. Walkers will pass over the highest point in County Monaghan before arriving at the Three Counties Hollow where counties Tyrone, Fermanagh and Monaghan converge.

The walks on Sunday are hosted by the Coonian Ramblers in the beautiful, unspoilt border region of South Fermanagh. Walkers will enjoy miles of forest trails and a trek across the bog in a rich and diverse ecological habitat. The pollution-free location is an ideal environment for flora and wildlife to flourish. The Coonian Community Centre is signposted at Fivemiletown.

Registration: Saturday 10.30-11.00am at Sliabh Beagh Hotel, Knockatallon. Sunday 12.30pm at Coonian Community Centre. Cover charge €10 or £8 includes light refreshments. Waterproof clothing and footwear are strongly advisable. Bring a packed lunch for a stop on the longer route. For further information and directions contact Paddy Sherry on 087 2525457 or visit our website.