Improvements taking place on the Sligo Way

Improvement works have started on part of The Sligo Way, the 80km trail that runs from Lough Talt in south Sligo to Dromahair in County Leitrim.

The works currently taking place between Union Wood and Slish wood include upgrading the surface, erection of signs and provision of seating at Lough Lumann.

The works also include the creation and erection of new markers carved from local limestone by Sligo-based sculptor Martha Quinn.

Attractions along the Sligo Way include a crannog or early lake dwelling on Lough Talt, megalithic tombs, the Lake Isle of Innisfree on Lough Gill, Easkey Lough, Ballygawley Woods, Lough Lumann and Slish Wood.

Sligo Fine Gael Councillor Thomas Walsh says he hopes to see more links to The Sligo Way from villages such as Collooney, Ballisodare, Ballygawley and Ballintogher.