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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

AGM Tuesday 3rd @ 8pm. Park Hotel

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.

Thursday 4 May 2017

Discount

Stenna sealink offer 10% discount to Mountaineering Ireland members.

You must have your MI number when booking. Terms & Conditions apply.

Tuesday 2 May 2017

May News Letter

MAY NEWSLETTER. 
Start time for Sunday C walks have reverted back to 13:00.
  
LEENAUN 2017                                                      Friday May 12th – Sunday 14th May

If you intend walking in Leenaun, don’t forget to do a bit of preparation, get out into the hills on one of the organised walks on a Thursday or Sunday. Don’t forget the Thursday B style walks are also great for training.      The walks in Leenaun may well be harder than you are used too!!


    1st to 5th JUNE.                    PHOENIX PARK DUBLIN

The Club is has been successful in the application for the postcard garden, the event will be used to promote the Cunnigar and the Comeragh crossings.
Danny Fletcher is coordinating and any help would be greatly appreciated.
Contact him on          dfletcher25@eircom.net

Cunnigar Crossing date is Sunday 25th June 2017.
More details later

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.

Web site
Walk signing in sheets and all the information you need on the Comeragh Crossing is available at            dungarvanhillwalking.org
If you have walk reports, news or adverts please forward them on to Anne at

Friday 21 April 2017