Friday 27 November 2015

Walk Report. 1st November

"PURE MAGIC" a Walk in the Comeragh Mountains.

The fog was down to the water’s edge in Dungarvan harbour when 6 brave hill walkers gathered, expecting a foggy walk with no visibility. We drove to the Nire Car Park and started walking the track towards the Gap in a complete blanket of fog. As we approached the Gap, the fog started to clear and we could see, higher up on Carrignagower, that it was blue sky and sunshine peeking out through the fog. We climbed through the fog and within 5 minutes we broke out into the bluest sky and sunshine. The clearest day of sunshine so far.

Off in the distance, we could see nothing but the " Shaving Foam Clouds"all the way until they were interrupted by the "Knockmealdowns"to the West, "Galteemore" further West," Silvermines" North West," Slievenamon" to the North and" Mount Leinster to the North East. (50 Kms away!!) It was like flying over the Alps in a plane except we were in the Comeraghs!! We continued onto the Boole Cairn and stopped for lunch dining in T-Shirts and sunglasses- a warm breeze gently blowing. We then continued to the top of Coumshingaun. But looking in, we saw nothing but a Coum full of fog/cloud -Shaving Foam!! From there we crossed the black bog and as we dropped into the fog, it retreated back down to the falls as the hot sun burnt off the fog. As we cleared the the black bog, the fog again crept its way back up the valley, covering the area we had just crossed "PURE MAGIC". We then dropped back down into the Scilloges, into the fog, with visibility back down to 5 meters and back to using compass, GPS and maps all the way to the Nire Car Park.!!              ONE MAGICAL DAY OF HILL WALKING.       Donal O' Mahoney

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Milk Hill "B" Walk

Sunday 22nd Milk Hill "B" Walk route

Ten walkers faced milk hill in the Monavullagh mountains on Sunday.
Just over 12Kms and a maximum height of 600m.
Great views of the Nire valley, Seefin and down towards Dungarvan.

Christmas Party 12th December


See any committee member for tickets

Monday 9 November 2015

The Long Way Round

South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association 



15Km Night Walk and Run (not Chipped) 

Start and Finish at Mountain Rescue Base   Clonmel Fire Station

Registration Open from 17.00 - 18.30hrs.

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Thursday 5 November 2015

C Walk schedule amendment

The C walk schedule on the web page is correct.

15th November.       Broe Mountain.
22nd November.      Kilmacthomas.

Earlier printed versions were reversed.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

Wednesday 4 November 2015

November News Letter

November News and walk reports

If you participate in a walk would you please consider writing a very short report for the news letter? Any items would be gratefully received.                                                                                                                      Email to

The Thursday Afternoon Walkers
Elizabeth Twohig led a group of twenty three walkers to Ballyscanlon
and Carrigavrantry Lakes near Fenor on Thursday 29rd October 2015.
The route ran over the high ground between the lakes with views west
towards Helvic and the Comeraghs, then through the woods to
Ballyscanlon, and along laneways beside Carrigavrantry to the small
megalithic tomb in the same townland, a four thousand year old burial
site of the Early Bronze Age.
Xmas Party
The planning for the Christmas Celebration 2015 is under way.
Tickets will be on sale soon at a cost of €25.
Weekend away
We are hoping to arrange a walking weekend away in the Wicklow Mountains on the 23rd / 24th April 2016.
I will be looking for people prepared to lead B & C walks. If you can help please let me know.
Walk leaders
If you feel the need to lead a walk, please don’t wait to be asked, volunteer your services to a coordinator.
Away day walks
If you have a location for a walk just out of our usual area please let us know, we have one so far and will organising it for a Saturday or Sunday in January. Feel free to lead one yourself and we will help.


Friday 16 October 2015


Xmas Celebrations

Saturday 12th December at the Tennis Club

A Date for your diary. 

 Food, Wine, Entertainment and Good Company.

More Details Later.

Wednesday 7 October 2015

Club membership

Your hillwalking club membership is now due for renewal.
Membership Fees for 2015 /2016.

Normal member from 04/11/2015.                                       €40.
Early Payment discount up to 3/11/2015.                            €30.

Family member (same address). From 04/11/2015.             €35.
Early Payment discount up to 3/11/2015.                            €25.

Member of other MI club.                                                     €15.
Forms available on line and membership secretary. 
Mary Murphy
058 41770
087 2273825
See you on the hill.                                           Happy Walking

Tuesday 6 October 2015

October News Letter

October News Letter


If you participate in a walk would you please consider writing a very short report for the news letter? Any items would be gratefully received.                                                                                                                      Email to

Walk report on Seven Sisters Walk lead by Monica Corcoran.

This was a very interesting walk lead by experienced walk leader Monica Corcoran. Despite the inclement weather a hardy group of seven club members completed the walk. Well done to everyone who braved the elements and stayed the course. After togging out in our wet gear we walked from the upper car park at Mahon Falls following a course set by our leader. Along the way we met some walkers from the Kilmacthomas club, other than that we had the mountain to ourselves. Lunch was at the Seven Sister lakes and coffee never tasted so well. Our return route took us by Ned Curran’s cottage, a beautiful spot in the Comeragh’s that never fails to invoke the imagination on life in bygone days.
Happy to say we all returned to our cars wet and weary but in good spirits after a good walk and looking forward to a hot shower and a hot toddy.

Post AGM Events
We are looking for B & C walk leaders to do night walks of no more than 3 hours duration on familiar ground in November and December.  Guidance and assistance on the night can be arranged.  Contact the new walk coordinators.

Night walk
Thursday 22nd October. Deelish Mountain. Meeting at TSB car park at 19:30. Torch essential.

Thanks for everyone’s support over the last year and let’s hope for another successful walking year ahead.


Tuesday 25 August 2015

September News Letter

September News Letter
If you participate in a walk would you please consider writing a very short report for the news letter? Any items would be gratefully received.                                                                                                                                                                   Email to
Walk report
The club walk on the 9th August, 2015 had a small turnout of 3 walkers in total. Since the weather was poor we did a four hour walk at a good pace taking in Seefin, Casey’s Road, Barnamadra Gap, and Carrigaline from the Mauma Road. We covered a distance of 16 k. approx. and the three of us were happy with a good work out at a strong pace.
George Tutty   Walk Leader.
Walk Classifications
The monthly schedule from September onwards will now include an A walk. I have asked some accomplished B walkers to up the calibre of their walks to make them a bit more challenging, so giving the opportunity for members to give them a go, indeed some of our B walks were already at an A standard so it is also a bit of a reclassification.
We shall also try and get an Easy B walk on the sheet once a month to give a greater variety of walks for members to try.
We would also like to see 4 away day walks a year, that is walking in a different mountain range / location, no further than a 2 hour drive away. These I would imagine to be on a Saturday or Thursday. Any volunteers or locations contact
Reenie Palmer is becoming the Thursday afternoon C style walk coordinator, any offers to lead walks should be directed to her on 087 122 4040. She is taking over from John Browne who has done a magnificent job for the past 5 years or more. Well done and thanks for your hard work.
The AGM is at 20:00 on 6th October at the Park hotel Dungarvan.
The agenda is available on the website and also sent by email.
If you did not receive it by email and were expecting it, please check we have your correct address by sending an email to
Light refreshments will be available.
Vacant positions

We still have some vacant posts. Any nominations for posts to

Any news or walk reports please send to Marie at