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Benbulben guided hike in association with Celtic Fringe Festival

High Hopes Hiking in association with the 2017 Celtic Fringe Festival are delighted to offer a guided hike of the iconic Sligo mountain, Benbulben. 

Benbulben overlooks Streedagh strand where three great ships of the Armada Levant squadron were wrecked in Streedagh Bay in September 1588, wrecks that remain largely untouched for over 400 years.

As part of the 2017 Celtic Fringe Festival 22nd - 24th September, the Spanish Armada vessel OPV Arnomendi and the Irish naval vessel LE Roisín will be visiting Streedagh Bay to perform a solemn Sail-by and Tribute to the Fallen who perished on the beach in 1588. 

From your vantage point atop Benbulben, as well as revelling in stunning Sligo vistas, you will have an enviable view of Streedagh Bay and Beach, one of Sligo's iconic locations. 

Visit to make your reservation as places are limited and also visit
to find out everything about the 2017 Celtic Fringe Festival and this years highlight event, The Spanish Armada International Conference.
Meet at Drumcliff Church large car park at 9:30am. We will then drive a short distance to the starting point at Lukes Bridge. 
The hike will take 4 to 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers. 
Distance: 12kms
Height Gained: 400m
OSI Map: 16
Cost: €20 

Pre registration for this hike is required. 

To book and register please email us at:
or call us at: 086 3454045
or contact us through our web site:

Once we receive your booking request you will receive an email detailing how to register. 

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.
Walking poles are advisable and will provide additional support