Hallowe’en Walking Trails
Sunday was a memorable day on the trails in Broadford and Ashford. Locals from Killeedy and Broadford as well as visitors from as far away as Galway trekked the hills from early morning. On a day of glorious sunshine and high temperatures, worthy of any Summer’s day, the first group set out from Ashford at 11.00am taking in the Gortnaclohy loop and Lough Ghé on their way to Broadford. The B walk set out from Broadford at 1.30 and the large group enjoyed all that the Gleann Beag loop walk provides – picturesque views as far as the river Shannon and spectacular Autumnal colours on the first day of Winter. Refreshments were provided in the Daycare Centre after these 2 walks.
The Haunted Trail was the highlight of the day with well over 100 children bringing along their parents on the Hallowe’en decorated 2km trail. Along the way they were greeted by witches, vampires, ghosts and other Hallowe’en characters telling stories, jokes and reciting creepy poems. Homemade treats were enjoyed by all. See www.facebook.com/Broadford-Ashford-Walking-Trails for photos of this enjoyable event. This walk achieved it’s aim of introducing families to the trails and many visitors were seen enjoying the Killagholehane Trail during the past week.
The committee would like to thank all those who helped out on the day : Hallowe’en characters, stewards, walk leaders, those who provided and served treats and refreshments and provided transport. A special word of thanks to the Hallowe’en Festival Committee for providing extra decorations for the Haunted Trail. Congratulations to them on hosting a wonderful community weekend which we hope will become an annual event.

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