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Tuesday 25 August 2015

September News Letter

September News Letter
Walks
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 bishopsnest33129@gmail.com
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     richard.dykes1@gmail.com
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.
AGM
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 dungarvanhillwalking@gmail.com
Light refreshments will be available.
Vacant positions

We still have some vacant posts. Any nominations for posts to richard.dykes1@gmail.com

Any news or walk reports please send to Marie at bishopsnest33129@gmail.com

Monday 24 August 2015

AGM NOTICE

Members
Notice is hereby given of the Dungarvan Hillwalking Club AGM, which will be held on Tuesday 6th October 2015 at the Park Hotel, Dungarvan, at 8pm. All members are cordially invited to attend and new members are most welcome.
The Agenda for the AGM is as follows.
Presentation of cheque to West Waterford Hospice
1. Apologies
2. Approval of Minutes of AGM 7th October 2014.
3. Chairperson's Address
4. Secretary's Report
5. Treasurer's Report
6. Membership Secretary's Report
7. Constitutional amendment.
8. AOB. For the retiring committee, taken from the floor.
9. Elected officers stand down
10. Election of Officers
The following officers will be elected at the AGM.
Chairperson
Vice Chairperson
Secretary
Treasurer
Membership Secretary
PRO
Children's Officer
Environmental Officer
Walk Coordinators, A, B and C.
Website Coordinator
11. October Walks
12. AOB. For the new committee, taken from the floor.
We hope that you will be able to attend and look forward to seeing you on the night.
Yours sincerely.
Richard Dykes

Tuesday 4 August 2015

August News Letter

August News Letter
Walks
                                    If you participate in a walk would you please consider writing a very short report for the news letter?  Anything would be gratefully received.

Comeragh Crossing
                                                The amount raised for the West Waterford Hospice is €1500, and will be presented to them at the start of the AGM on the 6th October.

BBQ
                                                The weather just held out for a very pleasant evening at Maries house on the 18th July. Thanks to all who contributed in making the event such a success. Over €100 was added to the total of the Comeragh Crossing donation to the West Waterford Hospice.

Cunnigar Crossing
                                                Over 120 men, women, children and dogs crossed to the Cunnigar spit on Sunday 2nd August. With John at the helm and wind and tide in fierce competition, every one made it across safely. At the Tigh An Cheoil public house refreshments were available, and as it was the oyster festival the same weekend the local GAA ran a barbeque  and musicians were in session. The weather also good to us, although windy it did stay dry, with everyone in good spirits a magnificent  €701 was raised for the Dungarvan Lions club. Well done to all people involved in making the event such a success.

AGM
                                                The AGM is at 20:00 on 6th October at the Park hotel Dungarvan.
We will be voting on a change to the constitution of the club to allow us to hold committee meetings as and when required, at present meetings have to be two weeks prior to the club night, which can be demanding on peoples time.
Vacant positions
Secretary.           Membership Secretary.                                Chairman.           Ordinary Club Member.
Any nominations for posts to richard.dykes1@gmail.com


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.