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Tuesday 21 November 2017

Christmas Party

Regrettably the Christmas Party scheduled for the 16th December has been cancelled due to only 11 people showing an interest in going.

Wednesday 8 November 2017

2018 CLUB HOLIDAY

MARIE ALM,             AUSTRIA.

DEPART DUBLIN  SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2018 FLYING TO MUNICH

RETURN FROM  MUNICH SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 2018

7 NIGHTS HALF BOARD AT 3* SUPERIOR HOTEL HINTERMOOS

5 GUIDED WALKS         20kg BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE PER PERSON

RETURN COACH TRANSFER FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL

COST €759 PER PERSON           DEPOSIT €200 PER PERSON     SINGLE SUPPLEMENT €130

Names to Tony 087 986 0495

Saturday 4 November 2017

November Newsletter & Photographs


Remembering Clare O’Neill
Dungarvan Hillwalking Club would like to pay tribute to former member Clare O’Neill, who lost her life during Storm Ophelia. Clare was a member of the club for several years and she and her daughter Rosie were regulars on our Sunday walks. Clare also led walks for the club, and took part in the club trip to Ben Nevis in 2008. She will be remembered for her warmth, kindness and empathy, and will be missed by all who knew her.

Club Decides on Charity Donations
At the recent club AGM, a proposal was put forward by Brian Wickham that proceeds from club events like the Comeragh Crossing, Cunnigar Crossing and Mulled Wine walk be split three ways. The benefitting charities will be Waterford Hospice, Dungarvan Lions’ Club and a charity of the club’s choosing. This proposal was accepted at the AGM.

Winter C Walk Schedule
At the AGM, it was also decided that the times for winter C walks (up to March) will be at the leader’s discretion. The majority of walks will be at 12pm, but if a walk has a shorter duration, the leader can decide to schedule it for 1pm. Times will be given on the walk sheets, which are available on the club website and at club meetings. If you’re on Facebook, you’ll also see the times posted up there.

Long Way Round Walk
South-East Mountain Rescue Association (SEMRA) is holding its annual walk/run in the dark to raise funds for its valuable work in Clonmel on Saturday 25th November. The HQ for this year’s walk is the Central Technical Institute at the Mall in Clonmel and you can check in between 5pm and 7pm. Walkers will leave in groups from 6.30pm onwards.

Christmas Party
It may feel a little early to mention the C word, but the club Christmas party is always an event to look forward to. It takes place on Saturday 16 December at the tennis club. There’ll be a meal, a DJ and mighty crack.

Sneem Weekend Away
Next year’s club weekend away is to Sneem, Co. Kerry on 11-12 May 2018. We’ll be staying in The Sneem Hotel and the price is €149 per person for two nights’ B&B and an evening meal. If you want to express your interest, give Dave Byrne a buzz or text on 087 7971697.

Your New Committee
Tony Fitzgerald is remaining as Chairperson, Erich is Treasurer, Linda Humphries is Secretary and Dave Byrne is Membership Officer. We have a new vice-Chairperson, John Lucey, and Derbhile Graham is taking over from Anne Dykes in the role of PRO.

If you have any walk reports or snippets of interest to members, please email them in to club PRO Derbhile Graham on derbhile.graham@gmail.com.

RECENT WINTER WALKS IN THE COMERAGHS











Tuesday 24 October 2017

SEMRA FUND RAISING NIGHT WALK

SOUTH EASTERN MOUNTAIN RESCUE ASSOCIATION

SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER 2017

14km night walk starting from Clonmel Central Technical Institute 

Sign in on the night from 17:30

More details and entry available from

http://www.semra.ie/longwayround/

Tuesday 3 October 2017

CLUB MEMBERSHIP DETAILS

Membership to Dungarvan hillwalking club is €40 but we have a reduced rate of €35 until 31st October.
Associate membership is €15
Forms are avialable online.

Membership Secretary

David Byrne
37 Ballyrandle Drive
Dungarvan
County Waterford.
087 797 1697

Tuesday 26 September 2017

September Newsletter

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER.
Italian Holiday 2017
We wish all participants in this year’s holiday a great time and to bring back some happy walking memories.

AGM
Tuesday               3rd October 2017 at 20:00                         Park Hotel
Yes folks it is coming up to that time of year again. To keep the Club as one of the best we require new people to join the committee with new ideas and enthusiasm. The Jobs are not at all daunting and are capable of being done by any club member. No previous experience necessary.
We are still looking for a long list of people this year as some of the current members have served a long time and deserve a break.
Treasurer    Chair person       Vice Chair Person          B walk Coordinator  C walk Coordinator         Web site coordinator      Public relations Officer
Training Officer
Don’t be shy come forward today.                              Your club needs you.

Membership Fees
The adult membership fee of €40 remains the same for 2017 – 2018.
The early payment reduction is available for the month of October at €35
Associated membership is €10
Excellent value for an all year round walk schedule and holiday events.
There will be an opportunity to sign up at the AGM.
To assist us to deliver membership cards it is a requirement that if you are not a regular walker, that a stamped, self addressed envelope accompanies the application form and payment.
If anyone can produce a membership form in Irish, we can make it available on the website. Send it to dungarvanhillwalking@gmail.com.               Thanks.

Save the date.

May 11th – 13th 2018.          Spring weekend away in Kerry. More details later.

Wednesday 5 July 2017

July News Letter

DHWC Members Summer BBQ Saturday 15th July

Cunnigar Crossing

John Browne guided over 300 souls into the water on Sunday 25th June. We crossed to the Cunnigar and over the sand banks via the oyster beds to Tig an Ceoil, where we had refreshments with musical entertainment.          This must be a record number of participants.
The Dungarvan Lions Club was very pleased with the event and the donations collected from the walkers.
The beer and the bus worked well and a great time was had by all.
Thanks to Peter and his team for another great well organised event.

Comeragh Crossing.

Done and dusted for another year.
The walking conditions on the day became quite demanding at times with low cloud and mist at times. Thankfully everyone returned off the hill safely which was the most important thing.

Total Walking numbers 187

Challenge  31     Crossing    96     Nire   40     Kilbrien      20

The first year of our on line registration went really well and it is certainly the way ahead, it makes managing entrant’s data and buses a lot easier.
The Club is indebted to the organising team for another excellent walking event especially Brian with his computerised start procedure and all the other people who played a major role in the smooth running of the event. Thanks to all the walking and checkpoint marshals and the mobile catering team. Also a special thanks to non club members for helping.

The continued support of our sponsors is also greatly appreciated.

Country Store Dungarvan.                   McGrath Newsagent,      Flahavans.           Abbeyside Eurospar.            Garvey’s Supervalue. Pat Maloney Furniture.   Dungarvan Civil Defence.       Willie Kiely.

A quote from the first challenge walker back.

“Well done to everyone at Dungarvan Hillwalking Club. Best organised walk in the country and has been since I started walking seven years ago”.

Tuesday 6 June 2017

Bloom Pictures








June News Letter

JUNE NEWSLETTER.

LEENAUN 2017
                                    The weather was mixed for the weekend but a great time was had by all. The C walk on Saturday had a premature ending due to adverse weather, but all was not lost as an earlier than planned visit to the bar took place.  The B walk pushed on through the bad rain to try and get to the top of Mweelray and after a brief stop for lunch just before the ridge, the rain stopped and visability improved so when we got to the top we had a great view of White strand and the Islands. Rain soon recommenced on the way down but our spirits were not dampened with another successful walk under our belts. Thanks to Peter for organising another great weekend away.
                 1st to 5th JUNE.                    PHOENIX PARK DUBLIN

Dungarvan Hillwalking Club features at Bloom 2017
There was a great response from the public to the beautiful postcard garden by the sea that Danny designed and constructed at this years Bloom. He was awarded 'Highly Commended ' by the judges a fantastic achievement. Congratulations and well done Danny. Thanks also to Neil for supporting and assisting in the construction.
There was a huge interest in the Cunnigar Crossing and the Comeragh Crossing  events promoted through the garden at the show.
Sunday 25th June Cunnigar Crossing
Meeting at the TSB / Supervalue car park at 13:00 sharp. (The tide waits for no one)
Refreshments at the Tig an Ceoil.                                    Return shuttle bus cost is €4.
There will be a collection for the Dungarvan Lions Club at the end of the walk

Comeragh Crossing Saturday 1st July
Online registration is now open
On line registration only for Challenge, Crossing and Nire walks.
On line and on the day registration for the Kilbrien walk.

There is a new format for the Kilbrien walk which will now start and finish at the Kilgobinet sports centre.


Everyone’s help is needed to promote the crossing, so tell and share on Facebook with all your friends and relatives, other walkers you meet and any other social media methods you can think of. Thanks.