Coolaney river walk is a beautiful walk in the small village of Coolaney. Coolaney has won many times the title of "tidiest town in County Sligo", and it isn't hard to see why. From the well kept houses to clean streets, Coolaney is a quiet town which sits at the foot of the beautiful Ox Mountains.
The signposted walk (also known as the Riparian Way) starts nearby the River Inn pub in the village. The path follows the banks of the Owenboy river which has its source in the Ox Mountains.
The first stop along the walk is Coolaney Millenium Park where you can climb on a huge chair, admire the young and mature trees, or just take a well deserved rest..
From here, the path along the river becomes smaller and is from here onwards surrounded by water on both sides. On the left is a small river diversion which was once upon a time used to power the old mill. After the ruins of the old mill, you can choose to turn right and walk along the path towards the weir. It is here where you can see the local crocodile resting in the water as well,....
Turning back, carry on along the path until you reach a raised boardwalk which brings you safely back to Coolaney's main street.
Walking back along main street, admire the small well kept shops, have a look at the small library outside the Garda station or just pop into one of the local businesses to by a well deserved snack.
Waymarking: Rural path
Length (km): 1.2 km
Ascend (m): 0m
Ordnance survey map: OSI discovery series 25