Members whose personal or contact details have changed since they last completed a SWC membership form should now download and complete a new form with the updated details.

Forms can be given to any committee member or submitted directly to the treasurer.


We have two customary meeting points for our walks -

Tuesday at Carraroe Retail Park (Harvey Norman side) 10am departure and

Saturday at the Atlantic Technological University (old Sligo IT) 10am departure.

BUT, walk leaders might use their discretion to change the meeting point so it is recommended that new walkers, wishing to join Sligo Walking Club, call the person who is designated contact for that walk - they can advise you on walk details, meeting point and possible car pooling. 

We look forward to meeting you.

It is strongly recommended that all members should join the Sligo Walking Club WhatsApp chat group, if at all possible. This will facilitate urgent communication. To join the group please contact the administrator Claire Mullen 087 2809005 


Membership is from 1st November to 31st. October of the following year. However, if a member joins in the period 1st. September to 31st October of the same year, their membership will be valid until to 31st. October of the following year. The membership fee for the current year is €50, of which roughly 75% goes to Mountaineering Ireland to cover insurance and affiliation costs. Non-members are entitled to one taster walk only and are required to fill out Disclaimer forms. Due to insurance conditions, Taster walks are not possible for former members who have not renewed their membership.  

Please check on the web site to make sure that there has been no change/cancellation, before heading off for the meeting point. If this is not possible, please check with the contact person indicated on the calendar. 

If you are not currently a member of the club, please come about 10 minutes earlier than the time indicated, so that the necessary form-filling can be done without holding up the start of the walk.

Bring Registration Form plus subscription to be handed over to committee member when meeting up for walk.

Only existing club members or members of another club affiliated to Mountaineering Ireland should come on our challenging walks. The degree of difficulty could cause problems and/or interfere with the enjoyment of other walkers. It is also very important that new walkers should have appropriate gear and refreshments and this can best be learned by coming on an ordinary walk first. 

 The Sligo Walking Club promotes The Leave No Trace programme

How to use Map and Compass Video: please go to Useful Tips

Stay in touch with new WhatsApp for club. To find out more, please click on News

For more photos from our most recent walks, please go to News 

Sligo Walking Club was formed in 2009 by a group of local people who were eager to do 2-3 hour walks in the wonderful local countryside, without over-taxing themselves, while enjoying the company of other like-minded people. We do coastal, woodlands and  hill walks at a reasonably leisurely pace in Sligo and the surrounding areas, all the year round.

We walk on Saturday and Tuesday of each month.

One of the features of our activities which has proven most popular with our members has been the occasional walking weekend away.  We do enjoy socialising!

Contact us here.

Visitors to this web site are reminded that hill walking, climbing and rambling are activities that can be dangerous and may result in personal injury or death. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.