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Thursday 7 July 2016

July News Letter

July Hillwalking Newsletter

T Shirts for Sale      €25     See Ann
Austrian Holiday

                                    Still collecting bus Money €35 euro return.

Events
Summer BBQ          Saturday 16th July    6:30 pm          Maries House           Tickets €5
Brink your own Food & Drink

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

Comeragh Crossing
A total of 167 walkers.
Challenge. 30.          Crossing Walk. 65.              Nire Walk. 59.           Kilbrien Walk 13.
First person back at 15:07              Last person back at 19:52               5 Retired
Well done to all entrants. And a big thank you to everyone who helped on the day and to the pre event organisation team.

Walk report              29th May 16
A group of 13 B walkers including 4 guests from Fingal Walking Club started in the High Car Park at Mahon Falls             From there we climbed Comeragh Mt. to spot height 668m and followed the ridge overlooking Coumtay and the 7 Sisters on left.    We crossed Coumfea to a beautiful view overlooking Lough Coumfee /Coumalocha. Countinuing on to 730 and again fantastic scenery of Nire Valley /Squilloges Lakes with Knockanaifreann in the distance. We stopped for lunch at a small stream where more suncream was needed. From here up to 750 and across to The Boola Cairn and then crossed an almost dry Uisce Solas on the way back to Coumshingaun Lake before continuing on to 792 . Crossed Mahon Falls on top and handrailed round overlooking pathway into Falls before finally descending Comeragh Mt. and back to cars.
A fantastic clear day to be able to showcase our beautiful Comeragh Mts. and Lakes To the Dubs.                       Michael Daly
Tom Crean Walk. 12 walkers from Club went to Anascaul for the annual Tom Crean walk. All started great and then the rain fell all day. After we reached the top of Mount Brandon, we could see nothing until the finish but it was a great weekend and enjoyed by all there.

Trip to Tip. Dick and Helen Wade led a tip-top day out in Tipp on Thursday 16 June. 15 walkers took part in the 11km walk around the Dolmen Loop in the Galtys. We stopped for a picnic at Shrough Dolmen, where Elizabeth Twohig spoke about the history of this ancient structure. The walk took 3.5 hours and the weather held up. Afterwards, the walkers enjoyed a well-earned meal in Cahir House Hotel and dessert was a dolmen-shaped cake, made by Elizabeth Twohig.
If you have any walk reports, news or adverts please forward them on to Marie by email at

Tuesday 5 July 2016

Summer BBQ

Our annual summer BBQ is on Saturday 16th July at Marie's House.
Tickets €5.             Bring your own Food & Drink

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

Directions from Cork / Dungarvan
(12.0km / 13 minutes travel time from Kilrush roundabout, Dungarvan)
Approaching Dungarvan from Cork, take the by-pass staying on the N25 for Waterford. At the Kilrush roundabout take the first exit, R672, sign-posted for Clonmel, Mallow, Lismore. At 3.2km from the Kilrush roundabout turn right staying on the R672 signposted for Clonmel. At 4.7 km turn right onto the L5103 signposted for Kilgobinet Sports Centre / Coolnasmear / Colligan Woods. At 6.8km turn right signposted for Kilgobinet Sports Centre. At 12.0km the Kilgobinet Sports Centre is on your right-hand side.
Directions from Dublin / Waterford
(12.0km / 13 minutes travel time from Kilrush roundabout, Dungarvan)
Approaching Dungarvan from the Waterford side, take the by-pass staying on the N25 for Cork. At the Kilrush roundabout take the third exit, R672, sign-posted for Clonmel, Mallow, Lismore. At 3.2km from the Kilrush roundabout turn right staying on the R672 signposted for Clonmel. At 4.7 km turn right onto the L5103 signposted for Kilgobinet Sports Centre / Coolnasmear / Colligan Woods. At 6.8km turn right signposted for Kilgobinet Sports Centre. At 12.0km the Kilgobinet Sports Centre is on your right-hand side.
Directions from Clonmel
From Clonmel take the R672 towards Dungarvan. After travelling for 28km from Clonmel turn left onto the L5107. At 1.5km, from the right turn onto the L5107, turn right at gates at the ‘T’ junction. At 1.9km take the left-hand fork signposted for Kilbrien. At 2.4km turn right at a ‘T’ junction. At 3.3km veer right at a ‘Y’ junction. At 4.0 from the turn onto the L5107 you will arrive at the Kilbobinet Sports Centre on the left-hand side.


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
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