Bluebell-WalkLaois Walks Festival Committee would like to thank all who helped during the recent Walks Festival. Β It was our most successful festival to date with over 2,200 walkers taking part in the 23 walks on offer and it couldn’t happen without the support and assistance of all the local walk leaders, local community effort and the continued goodwill of all the landowners. In the immediate area, 80 walked at Grantstown Lake, 146 walked in Capponellan Woods 96 walkers enjoyed the Cullahill walk in glorious sunshine followed by refreshments provided in the Community Hall, and 200 walked along the Dunmore Loop. Thanks to DDF and local businesses for the hospitality and refreshments provided in the Scarecrow Village after the final walk. The Festival was a wonderful opportunity to showcase Laois Walks and all that the county has to offer visitors/walkers to the area. We look forward to returning to Cullahill, Durrow, Ballacolla and the surrounding walks in 2015 and thanks again for the great support and wonderful hospitality given by all in the community.