Carlow Walking Festival 2022


September 30th – October 2nd, 2022

County Carlow is one of the most picturesque and beautiful places in the world and attracts walkers all year round to its unique landscapes. This year our walkways, highways and byways will be buzzing with the sounds of visitors from all over Ireland and the World who are descending on County Carlow for what promises to be one of the most interesting walking festivals to date.

The organisers have planned 17 different guided walks throughout the festival to choose from, each ranked in order of difficulty and duration, making sure that no one is excluded from participating on the grounds of fitness, experience, or expertise. Our county which is part of Ireland’s ancient east is lucky to have the Backstairs mountains and the River Barrow, both forming part of the rich tapestry that is so attractive for walkers and ramblers.

Kicking off the festival on September 30th is a nighttime walk or “B Walk – Magic Myth and Moonlight Under the Stars” which is bound to sell out very quickly due to the number of night hikers who have expressed and interest in such an atmospheric walk. Tickets are available from €20 per person.

Saturday 1st October has some interesting walks available to pre book from only €10 per person including an ‘Outdoor Mindfulness Meditation Walk’ in the ever-beautiful surroundings of Altamont Gardens, and indeed ‘The Natural World’ walk led by RTE personality Éanna Ní Lamhna, which is bound to be entertaining and enlightening.

Sunday 2nd October brings the festival to a close as another 8 walking itineraries are set to delight and enthral our visitors to Carlow. History and Heritage walks are the big theme of the walks here with fascinating walks taking place along some of the best of historic trails that our great county has. Ticket prices range from €10 – €20 per person according to the one you choose.

Tom and Ger would love to have you stay with them at Avlon House Bed & Breakfast at any stage, before, during or after the Walking Festival this month. For best rates and availability why not check out our web site 365 days a year upgrade room only rate to include full menu Breakfast for just €8.00 per person per day.