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Wednesday 8 July 2015

Comeragh Crossing Comments

A selection of emails received.

Hi Richard
Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the Dungarven hillwalking club for organising the Comeragh challenge. It was a great event, extremely well organised, and everyone at the administration points, bus and checkpoints were very friendly and helpful.The legs weren't bending at the ankles this morning, but thankfully they are now back to normal. I met some great people along the route and intend to take part again next year.
Well done.
Kind regards
Sharon  Godfrey
Dear Dungarvan Hillwalking Club,

Wishing you all best of luck today.
Sorry I can't be with you this year - will be missing the Challenge and all the familiar Points and Faces.
Hope its a great success.

Kind Regards,
Dominic Price

 Hello
I took part in the Comeragh Crossing
 on Sat.  I would like to thank you all very much for organising a great day. Everyone was so nice and friendly and all was so well organised. We didn't fit on the bus so a very nice gentleman from the club drove us to the start, I'm sorry I don't know his name.
I loved the walk and was so happy that the weather was so good I was able to appreciate the views .
The food and coffee were very welcome.  If I had known about them I could have carried a lighter rucksack!!
The food at the finish was lovely.
 I hope to get back next year.  Thank you all again and well done
Gemma Slattery
Hi there,
Just a quick thank you for all of the work involved in organising Saturday’s Comeragh Crossing. “Enjoyed” mightn’t be the right word but very glad I did it and it was really well set up. It was my first time doing the Crossing but hopefully won’t be the last. Thanks,
Brian.

Brian Nolan,

Richard 
Can you please pass on my thanks to all in the Dungarvan Hillwalking Club for a brilliantly organised Comeragh Crossing. And again thank you for all your help leading up to the walk See you all next year
Mick Penston


Hi Richard,
A thousand apologies. I was so busy in work etc I never saw this reply til now.
I am just waiting for the train after my weekly visits to dad.
I was extremely impressed with the entire event and if you could hear all the glowing comments from fellow walkers your ears would be burning and you would be glowing.
Everyone I talked to bar none had wonderful praise for the organisation of the entire weekend.
Congratulations take a bow. (And a well deserved rest.)
Brendan
Ps I am unfamiliar with the challenge etc. whilst I know I should be better with the compass I like the socialibilitity of the walks and perhaps was better off doing as I did.
Take care
Brendan

July News Letter


COMERAGH CROSSING.

A big thank you to all the club members and non members, who contributed to the Annual Comeragh Crossing, making it a great success and the biggest so far.
260 walkers took to the hills and all but a handful completed their walks. The weather was kind to us and the new finish venue seemed to go down well. 
CUNNIGAR CROSSING.
 Supporting the Dungarvan Lions Club the Annual Cunnigar Crossing will take place on Sunday August 2nd. The meeting place is the TSB car park and we will depart from there at 1:30pm prompt. After the walk, we will repair to Tig An Cheoil Pub for refreshments and a collection for the Dungarvan Lions Club. Remember to bring a change of foot wear as it can get very mucky.

 BRING YOUR OWN SUMMER BBQ 
18th July From 18:00.               Marie’s Garden.           Tickets from Committee.           €5 

TENERIFE HOLIDAY. 
The Annual Holiday Abroad on September 12-19th is to Tenerife. This was the destination of the first club holiday abroad. As it's the 20th Anniversary of the Club, a return visit was decided. To find out more about the holiday and the walks planned, contact Tony Fitzgerald. 

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE OF THE CLUB

The AGM is set for the 6th October at the Park Hotel. Some vacancies on the committee will become available so we thought we would start early to try and fill them. Please volunteer early to avoid disappointment, or consider any post if approached. The jobs are not as daunting as they may seem. Thanks.

Richard.

Wednesday 24 June 2015

COMERAGH CROSSING START INFORMATION

Comeragh Crossing 4th July 2015

  • Signing in at Bridgie Terries bar and restaurant.
  • The Pike, Killineen, 5 Kms East of Dungarvan.
  • Map Reference.  X 301 / 970.
      • Challenge bus leaves at 07:00
      • Crossing bus leaves at   07:30
      • Nire bus leaves a           10:00
      • Kilbrien bus leaves at    13:00
      • Allow time to sign in.
      • €25 entry.
      • €20 Kilbrien entry.
      • Register on the day.

Monday 1 June 2015

June News Letter

COMERAGH CROSSING.

The Annual Comeragh Crossing will take place on the 4th July. We are now looking for volunteers to help on the day. Please contact one of the committee if you want to help to make this event the success it has always been. It is a fund raising event for the West Waterford Hospice and we are looking for check point Marshals and Stewards.

CUNNIGAR CROSSING.

Supporting the Dungarvan Lions Club the Annual Cunnigar Crossing will take place on August 2nd. The departure date will be announced nearer the date as it depends on the tides. After the walk, we will repair to Tig An Cheoil Pub for refreshments and collection for the Lions Club. Remember to bring a change of foot wear as it can get very mucky.

PITCH AND PUTT
12th June at the Cunnigar. We will meet on the course at 19.00. Cost 5 Euro.

BRING YOUR OWN BBQ
18th July 18:00.            Maries Garden.           Tickets from Committee

TENERIFE HOLIDAY.

The Annual Holiday Abroad on September 12-19th is to Tenerife. This was the destination of the first club holiday abroad. As it's the 20th Anniversary of the Club, a return visit was decided. To find out more about the holiday and the walks planned, contact Tony Fitzgerald.
WALK REPORTS
On Sun 31st May seven B walkers including 1 guest all the way from France headed for the Comeraghs and completed a circuit of Seefin from Mauma Rd finishing via Farbrega. Some described it as four seasons all in one, with hailstones and wind but mostly nice sunshine throughout. As this was his first time leading, our leader noticed after some time that he was being marked out of ten. 2 points were deducted for the Hailstones but later recovered for the Sunny Spot where we had lunch. (Isn’t that right Ger ? ). An enjoyable walk with some nice climbs and the distance covered was just over 15 Km.

C Walk Report: Clonmel to Carrick, Sunday May 31st. Leader, Ronagh Baumann
A troop of 14 C walkers sample the newly opened towpath that runs along the river Suir from Clonmel to Carrick on Suir. A bus brought the walkers from Carrick to Clonmel and after sheltering from a short squall, they set off on the 18km route.
The walkers escaped the worst of the showers and most of the walk took place in brilliant sunshine, but the grass was high at times and they had to beat it back with their sticks. The walk took five hours in total, but the walkers broke for an excellent lunch in Kilsheelan provided by James O'Donnell and his team of beautiful assistants. Many thanks to James for his generosity and hospitality.

COMERAGH CROSSING SITUATIONS VACANT.

Signing In Desk Receptionist. Early start. No pay. Sit down job. Free dinner. Act fast to secure this sought after position.

Chip Depot Marshals. Healthy outdoor job meeting interesting people, Bring your own flask. Dinner included.

Catering Executive. Long Hours. Hard Work. Free snacks and tea all day. Free dinner if still hungry.

Various Other Vacancies Available. Apply within.


WANTED.        4 Pallets.                     8 Stakes.                      100metres of 5mm shock cord



Wednesday 27 May 2015

Monday 25 May 2015

COMERAGH CROSSING 2015

2015 COMERAGH CROSSING & COMERAGH CHALLENGE

                                                                                    


SATURDAY 4TH JULY
Dungarvan Hillwalking Club is delighted to host this annual event, with four different levels of walking, as follows:
Comeragh Crossing, Comeragh Challenge, Nire Valley Walk and Kilbrien Walk All starting and finishing at Bridgie Terries Bar and Restaurant, Killineen, 5km east of Dungarvan. Map reference X 301/970 All four walks take participants to the top of Cruachán with its beautiful views of Dungarvan and the bay. The area of the walks is on O.S. sheets 75 and 82.
By participating, you are making a contribution to the West Waterford Hospice.
Walking boots are mandatory for all walks.
WALK 1. The Comeragh Crossing. Clonmel suburbs to Bridgie Terries.
Bus leaves at 07.30 hrs.
This walk is 35km and takes 8-10 hrs to complete via Long Hill, Punch Bowl and Knockanaffrin slopes to the Nire Valley, then Coumfea, Seefin, Treenearla Commons, Mauma Rd. and Cruachán, mainly on mountain terrain with 1,250m ascent  (approx.). Club marshals and sweepers will be on the route.
WALK 2. The Comeragh Challenge. Clonmel suburbs to Bridgie Terries:            Bus leaves at 07.00 hrs.
This self-navigated walk is further (45Km), has an ascent of 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, Boola Cairn to Coumfea, Seefin, Farbreaga and Cruachán.

WALK 3. The Nire Valley Walk. Nire valley car park to Bridgie Terries.
Bus leaves at 10.00 hrs.
This walk is 22Km’s and has 900m ascent (approx.) and takes 5-6 hours to complete. Club marshals and sweepers will be on the route.
WALK 4: The Kilbrien Walk. Kilbrien to Bridgie Terries.
Bus leaves at 13:00hrs

This walk is 10km and has 350m ascent (approx.) and takes 3 hours to complete.
Club marshals and sweepers will be on the route.
Registration from 06:30hrs at Bridgie Terries. Entry Fee is €25 for Walks 1, 2 and 3, and €20 for walk 4 Please allow 30mins to register before bus departure. This covers bus transport, refreshments at The Nire Valley and Mauma Road, a hot plate on completion and a contribution to West Waterford Hospice.
Richard Dykes.


This walking event is the first to go green.      Leaving no trace.      Taking your litter Home.
Reducing CO2 emissions. Reusing signs. Recycling waste.
FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA LET’S KEEP WATERFORD LITTER FREE.

Monday 11 May 2015

Summer BBQ

18th July @ 18:00

Bring your own food and drink to enjoy a summer BBQ in Marie's garden, Abbeyside.
Tickets are limited and cost €5.
Contact a committee member to get your name on the list.

Thursday 7 May 2015

Pitch & Putt Evening

Cunnigar Pitch & Putt Night


Come and enjoy a round whatever your experience.

Friday 12th June at 19:00.

€5 for club & ball hire.

See you on the Tee.

Cunnigar Pitch and Putt Club
Ringnasillogue
Dungarvan

Wednesday 6 May 2015

May News Letter

May News Letter

April proved to be a very busy time in the Club with walks taking place in many different areas. On Saturday 11th during the Dungarvan Food Festival, Peter led a large group on a walk in the Knockmealdown Mountains. The regular Sunday B & C Walks on the 12th and 19th went to the various popular spots of the Comeraghs, Mount Mellary and, Mount Stewart.
The Thursday B& C Style walks also went ahead and as always enjoyed a hot cuppa and a cake at the end.
Killarney
The main event of the month was the Club's annual April Weekend away. This year, the beautiful Kerry town of Killarney was the chosen venue and by all accounts was a huge success.



Darkness into light walk.
 On the 9th May a walk for Pieta House will take place, starting at 04.15 from thSt. Augustines Secondary School. If anyone would like to be a steward on the day, please contact Ted. 
Kiltipper Ramblers 
A Dublin walking group are staying in Rathgormack on the weekend of 23rd / 24th May and contacted us for some joint walks and local knowledge.Details on walk sheet. Please try and join us.
Comeragh Crossing. 
The Annual Comeragh Crossing will take place on the 4th July. Any club members who would like to help on the day, please contact one of the committee. We can all do our bit to make this event the success it has always been. We are looking for check point marshals and stewards.
Cunnigar Crossing. 
Supporting the Dungarvan Lions Club the Annual Cunnigar Crossing will take place on August 2nd. The departure time will be announced nearer the date as it all depends on those tides!!. After the walk, we will repair to Tig an Ceoil Pub for refreshments and collection for the Lions Club. Remember to bring along a change of foot wear as it can get very mucky. 
Tenerife Holiday 
The Annual Holiday Abroad in September this year is to Tenerife. This was the destination of the very first club holiday abroad. As it's the 20th Anniversary of the Club, it was decided to pay a return visit. Some great walking is planned so get your name down, get in touch with a committee member for more details.

Dungarvan Hill Walking Club really is about FITNESS, FRIENDSHIP and most of all FUN. So why not read more about us on www.dungarvanhillwalking.org for more info.
If you attend any walk and have the time, please write a report for the news letter and send it to                                      bishopsnest33129@gmail.com
Marie Jennings. Club PRO.

PLEASE REMEMBER. NO BOOTS. NO WALK.

Monday 6 April 2015

April News Letter

APRIL NEWS LETTER

SAINT PATRICKS DAY WALK TO SLIABH na mBAN.

The Club made its annual trek up to the fabled Sliabh na mBan on Saint Patricks Day. 26 walkers reached the top of the mountain and sang " Sliabh na mBan as hailstones fell on them. When the hailstones stopped a group photo was taken. Then they made their way down and headed for Kilcash Castle where they gorged on chicken drumsticks, sausages and delicious cakes and buns. All washed down with hot coffee and tea. After the picnic they retired to the local pub for further refreshments.

SEPTEMBER HOLIDAY. (Members Only)

The venue for the annual September getaway has changed and we are now going to Tenerife. You can get information about the holiday from Tony Fitzgerald (087 2588171) or from the web site.

Cunnigar Crossing.( All Welcome)

The walk will be held on Sunday August 2nd. The departure time from Dungarvan will be published nearer the date as it all depends on the tides. Don't forget to wear old walking shoes and a change of clothes. It can get muddy.

MERCYHURST COLLEGE.

A very warm welcome to the staff and students of MERCYHURST COLLEGE, ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, some of whom joined us on a recent walk. Dungarvan is twinned with the town of Erie and each year students and staff from the faculty come here to study and take in the sights. Lets hope they enjoy their stay with us and will come along on more walks.

FOOD FESTIVAL WALK. SATURDAY APRIL 11th. THE KNOCKMEALDOWNS.

TIME; 11am -3pm. Meeting Point: Opposite the Park Hotel. Dungarvan,
Travel with your own transport from the meeting point to the Vee. (approx 30 minutes) and then enjoy being guided by Dungarvan Hill Walking Club on a scenic route, overlooking 4 counties. ROUTE. Circa 7 kilometers. Approx 4 hours. Boots and wet weather clothing essential. Feel free to bring a packed snack and water. Each walker under 18years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Not suitable for under 14 years.

SUNDAY 12th APRIL

Meeting Point for the B & C walks will be opposite the Park Hotel as the TSB Car Park will be very busy due to the Food Festival.

Dungarvan Hill Walking Club promises fitness, friendship and FUN. Visit www.dungarvanhillwalking.org for more information.


REMEMBER. NO BOOTS, NO WALK.