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Friday 24 June 2016

Comeragh Crossing Start Location

Directions to Comeragh Crossing Start Venue
Please allow 15 minutes driving time from Dungarvan
Written instructions of preferred and sign posted route to Kilgobinet Sports Centre

Map reference.   S 237 / 005

GPS  N 52° 9' 22·9.             W 7° 39' 15·4.
             52.15639                   -7.65598
From Cork. N25 at 3rd roundabout Turn left, Campus garage R672 to Clonmel. Master McGrath.
From Waterford. N25 Esso garage turn Right onto N72 after 5 km turn Right.
Master McGrath junction R672 / N72 (Fraher Tool Hire)
·      Turn Right R672 Signposted Clonmel
·      After 1.4km Turn Right on to L5103 Signposted Colligan Woods / Church and Kilgobinet Sports Centre
·      After 2km turn right. Signposted Kilgobinet Sports Centre, Coolnasmear and Kilbrien.
·      After 2.8km Fork Left at school, Signposted Kilgobinet Sports Centre.
·      After 1.2km Turn Left, Signposted Kilgobinet Sports Centre and Comeragh Drive.

·      After 0.8 km Kilgobinet Sports Centre on your Right.



Waypoints
Master McGrath
(52.10926; -7.67225)
Turn onto R 672 towards Clonmel Master McGrath (Fraher Tool Hire)
Continue for 1.4kms
Colligan
(52.11855; -7.68693)
Turn Right onto L 5103
Signposted Colligan Woods & Kilgobinet Sports Centre
Continue for 2kms
Colligan
(52.13381; -7.67952)
Turn Right over bridge. Sign posted Kilgobinet sports centre, Kilbrien, Coolnasmear.
Continue for 2.8kms
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Coolnasmear
(52.14082; -7.64734)
Fork Left at School, signposted Kilgobinet sports centre.
Continue for 1.2kms
Bridge
(52.15008; -7.64960)
Turn Left. Signposted Kilgobinet Sports centre & Comeragh Drive.
Continue for 0.8kms
Kilgobinet Sports Centre
(52.15639; -7.65598)

Start & Finish Venue

Other Routes are available and are also signposted.

Tuesday 14 June 2016

Comeragh Crossing

Comeragh Crossing & Challenge
Saturday 2nd July 2016
NEW START & FINISH VENUE
Killgobinet Sports Centre.  Bohadoon     Dungarvan    Co. Waterford

Map Reference. S 237 / 005.         GPS  N 52° 9' 22·9.             W 7° 39' 15·4.

Challenge bus leaves at             07:00                           Registration from 06:30
Crossing bus leaves at             07:30                           Registration from 07:00
Nire bus leaves at                       10:00                           Registration from 09:30
Kilbrien Bus leaves at                13:00                           Registration from 12:30
Allow time to sign in (30 mins)
€25 Entry Fee.      €20 Kilbrien entry fee.
Print a registration form to save time at start. Available at www.dungarvanhillwalking.org
Dungarvan Hillwalking Club is delighted to host this annual event, with four different levels of walking, as follows:
Comeragh Challenge (45km),                      Comeragh Crossing (35km),                   
    Nire Valley Walk (22km)                                    Kilbrien Walk (10km)   
                                  . All starting and finishing at Killgobinet Sports Centre Bohadoon, Dungarvan, County Waterford.    All four walks take participants to the top of Cruachán with its beautiful views of Dungarvan and the bay. The area of the walk is on O.S.I sheet 75.             By participating, you are making a contribution to the West Waterford Hospice.

Walk 1. Comeragh Challenge.         Bus Leaves at 07:00             Registration from 06:30
 Clonmel to Killgobinet Sports Centre Bohadoon.
This self navigated walk is 45kms, has an ascent 2,000m (approx) and is aimed at the very experienced and fit walker with navigation skills. It takes walkers via Lachtnafrankee and Knockanaffrin ridge to the Nire Valley, then via the Gap, Carrignagour, BoolaCairn to Coumfea, Seefin, Farbreaga and Cruacháun.
Walk 2. Comeragh Crossing.    Bus Leaves at 07:30             Registration from 07:00
Clonmel to Killgobinet Sports Centre Bohadoon.
This walk is 35kms and takes 8 – 10 hours to complete via Long hill, Punch bowl and the slopes of Knockanaffrin to the Nire valley, then Coumfea, Seefin, Treenearla commons, Mauma road and Cruachan. Mainly on mountain terrain with 1,250 ascent (approx). Club marshals and sweepers will be on the route.
Walk 3. The Nire valley walk.           Bus Leaves at 10:00             Registration from 09:30
The Nire Valley car park to Killgobinet Sports Centre Bohadoon.
This walk is 22kms long and has an ascent of 900m (approx), it takes 5 – 6 hours to complete. Club marshals and sweepers will be on the route.
Walk 4. The Kilbrien walk.               Bus leaves at 13:00               Registration from 12:30
Kilbrien upper to Killgobinet Sports Centre Bohadoon
This walk is 10 kms and has an ascent of 350m (approx) and it takes about 3 hours to complete. Club marshals and sweepers will be on the route.
Supported by 

Flahavans      Glanbia      McGraths News agents      Country Store      

Willie Kiely     Twomeys Eurospar      Civil Defence     Pat Moloney

Thursday 9 June 2016

June News Letter


Cunnigar Crossing.           The  weather was great for the 190 people who took to the murky depths to cross to the Cunnigar. Thanks to Peter, Ann and John for making it a great success.

T Shirts for Sale      €25     See Ann

Events
Comeragh Crossing                             Saturday 2nd July

Summer BBQ                                       Saturday 16th July

Austrian Holiday          We now have a coach booked for the return trip to Dublin Airport.
                                    Cost €35 per person return. Collecting money from now.

AGM                                                     Tuesday 4th October 8pm Park Hotel
Please consider taking on a committee position as some key members are standing down.

Comeragh Crossing Job Vacancies
  • Marshal For 792 Mountain          Walk Marshals for all walks        Check point officials.

Walk Report                       Sunday 15th May                Melleray
There was a large troop of scouts spending the weekend in Melleray when we arrived and the weather was perfect. The group consisted of 10 club members and 2 visitors.
We made our way through the farm and up to the turn off for Melleray cross, then followed the forest road to the edge of the forest and continued out on to Dyrick. We took our break at the summit and admired the stunning views. Knockmealdown Mountains  and as far as Crohaun was cloud free. The Galtees, River Blackwater all the way down to Dungarvan Harbour and Helvick Head looked like a picture postcard in the bright sunshine. There was general agreement that there was great enjoyment to be had on the walks and trails of the Comeraghs and Knockmealdowns, the fact that the day was bright and sunny was a bonus. We eventually left Dyrick and made our way back to the carpark in Melleray along the same route, the walk took 3 hours, and there was a stop at the Cat’s on the way back to Dungarvan.

If you have any walk reports, news or adverts please forward them on to Marie by email at

Wednesday 25 May 2016

Polo Shirts


You could be wearing one of our new T shirts at a cost of only €25.
Various sizes available.
On sale June club night.

Tuesday 3 May 2016

May News Letter


May Hillwalking Newsletter

Wicklow

Good weekend         Good walking         Good weather         Good company


Events

Cunnigar Crossing                               Sunday 5th June

Comeragh Crossing                             Saturday 2nd July         

Summer BBQ                                       Saturday 16th July

Austrian Holiday          Sunday 4th / Sunday 11th        
Balance of €509 now Payable Please



Comeragh Crossing Job Vacancies

  • Early Shift Signing in Desk Receptionist
  • Marshal For 792 Mountain
  • Walk Marshals for all walks
  • Check point officials
  • Bridge builders and stile construction experts.

Apply to Richard

Provisional AGM date 4th October 2016

Please consider taking on a committee position as some key members are standing down.


If you have any walk reports, news or adverts please forward them on to Marie by email




Walks are usually 4 to 6 hours. C Walks are about 3 hours. Inclement weather is likely to extend the time of all walks. Hillwalking is an adventure sport and not devoid of an element of risk. To minimize risk, be prepared: waterproof boots, rucksack, waterproofs, a packed lunch, hot drink, warm hat, gloves etc.  Mountaineering Ireland (MI) recognizes that participants in Hillwalking should be aware of and accept any risk and be responsible for their own actions and involvement                                    REMEMBER NO BOOTS, NO WALK

Holiday Insurance

Insurance

If you require travel insurance for our Austrian holiday, Topflight have arranged a policy through World wide Insurance.
The procedure is as follows.
Anyone interested in taking out the insurance can call the health check number themselves to confirm they are covered, and that you have the appropriate cover required.     
(You may have to mention Topflight and the holiday dates).
FOR MEDICAL SCREENING CALL        01 224 7033
Make sure you have all your medical information and medication details to hand.
Open 8am – 8pm Mon-Fri , 9am – 5pm Saturdays
The costs are for Hillwalking up to 3000 meters –
Clients aged 18-69 would be a net of 45 euro
Clients aged 70-74 would be a net of 75 euro
Clients aged 75-85 would be a net of 125 euro
If you wish to add the insurance let me know and pay the walking club, then the policy will be issued before departure.

Thanks          Richard         086 241 1287

Thursday 21 April 2016

Austrian Holiday Update

Travel Arrangements

Flight times

4th September. 
Depart Dublin 11:25 am.          Arrive Memmingen 14:45

11th September
Depart Memmingen 15:10       Arrive Dublin 16:35

Times are Provisional and may be liable to change.

If you want to avail of the personal insurance please check your email.

Thanks
Richard

Saturday 9 April 2016

Comeragh Crossing

Supported by


 Comeragh Crossing & Challenge
Saturday 2nd July 2016
NEW START & FINISH VENUE
Killgobinet Sports Centre.  Bohadoon     Dungarvan    Co. Waterford
Map Reference. S 237 / 005.         
GPS  N 52° 9' 22·9.             W 7° 39' 15·4.
 Registration from 06:30
Challenge bus leaves at    07:00
Crossing bus leaves at      07:30
Nire bus leaves at             10:00
Kilbrien Bus leaves at       13:00
Allow time to sign in (30 mins)
€25 Entry Fee.      €20 Kilbrien entry fee.
Entry fee covers bus transport, refreshments at the Nire valley and Mauma road, and a hot plate at finish venue.
Print a registration form to save time at start. Available at www.dungarvanhillwalking.org
Dungarvan Hillwalking Club is delighted to host this annual event, with four different levels of walking, as follows:
Comeragh Challenge (45km),                      Comeragh Crossing (35km),                       Nire Valley Walk (22km)                                    Kilbrien Walk (10km)                                     .                              All starting and finishing at Killgobinet Sports Centre Bohadoon, Dungarvan, County Waterford.       All four walks take participants to the top of Cruachán with its beautiful views of Dungarvan and the bay. The area of the walk is on O.S.I sheet 75.             By participating, you are making a contribution to the West Waterford Hospice.
Walk 1. Comeragh Challenge.                     Bus Leaves at 07:00
Clonmel to Killgobinet Sports Centre Bohadoon.
This self navigated walk is 45kms, has an ascent 2,000m (approx) and is aimed at the very experienced and fit walker with navigation skills. It takes walkers via Lachtnafrankee and Knockanaffrin ridge to the Nire Valley, then via the Gap, Carrignagour, BoolaCairn to Coumfea, Seefin, Farbreaga and Cruacháun.
Walk 2. Comeragh Crossing.                                  Bus Leaves at 07:30
Clonmel to Killgobinet Sports Centre Bohadoon.
This walk is 35kms and takes 8 – 10 hours to complete via Long hill, Punch bowl and the slopes of Knockanaffrin to the Nire valley, then Coumfea, Seefin, Treenearla commons, Mauma road and Cruachan. Mainly on mountain terrain with 1,250 ascent (approx). Club marshals and sweepers will be on the route.
Walk 3. The Nire valley walk.                                   Bus Leaves at 10:00
The Nire Valley car park to Killgobinet Sports Centre Bohadoon.
This walk is 22kms long and has an ascent of 900m (approx), it takes 5 – 6 hours to complete. Club marshals and sweepers will be on the route.
Walk 4. The Kilbrien walk.                                       Bus leaves at 13:00
This walk is 10 kms and has an ascent of 350m (approx) and it takes about 3 hours to complete. Club marshals and sweepers will be on the route.
Contact.                              dungarvanhillwalking@gmail.com
Reducing CO2 emissions & Reusing signs & Recycling waste.

FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA LET’S KEEP WATERFORD LITTER FREE.



Monday 4 April 2016

April News Letter


April Hillwalking Newsletter

SAINT PATRICKS DAY WALK TO SLIABH na mBan.
The Club made its annual trek up to Sliabh na mBan on Saint Patricks Day lead by Brian Wickham. All 33 walkers made it to the top with weather conditions very favourable. When we reached the top we sang a few verses of "Sliabh na mBan". We then made our way down to Kilcash Castle where we dined majestically on delicious fare, washed down with hot mugs of tea and coffee. After the picnic, we we retired to the local pub for further refreshments. Thanks to all those who brought along food.
Wicklow weekend walk schedule
Saturday
B+       Lugnaquillia Mountain (925m) via Glenmalur, Fraughan Rock Glen and
Art’s Lough.              15 Kms.          Height gain 770m.               Richard.

B-        Brockagh Mountain Via Laragh, and the Vale of Glendasan.
10kms                                    Height gain 400m                Tony
This walk can be lengthened or shortened accordingly

C walk           Glendalough.                       Around the Lakes.              Erich

Sunday
One walk for all levels.      The Spink.                 9Kms.             4 Hours.         Richard

Navigation course
We now have dates for our beginners guide to navigation. It will consist of two evenings at 8pm on Tuesday the 26th April and Wednesday 4th May, also two half days on the hill to be decided by the group. A booking deposit of €10 secures a place. See Pat Maloney.

If you’ve got a walk report or piece of news the club should know about, drop an email to Marie Jennings on bishopsnest33129@gmail.com
Dont forget to buy the local papers to get the news and walk reports of the DHWC

Food Festival Weekend                        April 16th / 17th

Wicklow Weekend                                April 22nd / 24th                          Walks start on Saturday at 10am

Cunnigar Crossing                               Sunday 5th June

Comeragh Crossing                             Saturday 2nd July         

Summer BBQ                                       Saturday 16th July

Austrian Holiday          Sunday 4th / Sunday 11th          Balance of €509 now Payable Please


Walks are usually 4 to 6 hours. C Walks are about 3 hours. Inclement weather is likely to extend the time of all walks. Hillwalking is an adventure sport and not devoid of an element of risk. To minimize risk, be prepared: waterproof boots, rucksack, waterproofs, a packed lunch, hot drink, warm hat, gloves etc.  Mountaineering Ireland (MI) recognizes that participants in Hillwalking should be aware of and accept any risk and be responsible for their own actions and involvement                                    REMEMBER NO BOOTS, NO WALK

Wednesday 2 March 2016

March News Letter

March Hillwalking Newsletter

Ballyhoura Day trip.
23 members headed for the brave new world of the Ballyhoura’s on Thursday the 25th. The walk was just over 10km with a mixture of forest track and open moorland, we only had one area of boggy ground up to the summit of Seefin but it was worth enduring for the splendid views as far away as Killarney and the Comeragh’s. Caher Castle hotel provided us with well earned refreshments and dinner on our return journey.
Mary’s contour cake went down a treat and proved she was paying attention last month.

St Patrick’s Day Walk.         Thursday March 17th.
Sliabh na mBan led by Brian Wickham. Departing from Park Hotel at 1300hrs and Supervalue Car Park in Carrick-On -Suir at 13.40hrs. Post walk, we will repair to the grounds of Kilcash Castle for picnic and then to Keoghs Pub for further refreshments and maybe a
" Sing Song". Don't forget to wear something green to celebrate our Patron Saint!!!

T Shirts
We are in the process of ordering some T shirts/Polo shirts with the club Logo.
Samples were at the club night and the quality is great, the retail price is estimated at €25
B Walks
Due to pressure of work Tony has had to retire from coordinating B walks.
Peter Mangan has kindly offered to cover the job until the AGM.
If you would like to be a B walk coordinator please contact Richard.

Navigation course
We now have dates for our beginners guide to navigation. It will consist of two evenings at 8pm on Tuesday the 26th April and Wednesday 4th May, also two half days on the hill to be decided by the group. A booking deposit of €10 secures a place. See Tony Fitzgerald.

Take care when out walking this time of year, it is exceptionally slippery and wet under foot at the moment and also with snow and high winds, it makes the easiest walk quite a bit harder.

If you’ve got a walk report or piece of news the club should know about, drop an email to Marie Jennings on bishopsnest33129@gmail.com


Wicklow weekend                              April 22nd / 24th

Food Festival Weekend                    April 16th / 17th

Cunnigar Crossing                           Sunday 5th June

Summer BBQ                                      Saturday 16th July

Walks are usually 4 to 6 hours. C Walks are about 3 hours. Inclement weather is likely to extend the time of all walks. Hillwalking is an adventure sport and not devoid of an element of risk. To minimize risk, be prepared: waterproof boots, rucksack, waterproofs, a packed lunch, hot drink, warm hat, gloves etc.  Mountaineering Ireland (MI) recognizes that participants in Hillwalking should be aware of and accept any risk and be responsible for their own actions and involvement                                    REMEMBER NO BOOTS, NO WALK