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Wednesday 8 March 2017

March News letter

SUMMER TIME BEGINS SUNDAY 26TH MARCH. Clocks go forward.
Start time for Sunday C walks reverts back to 13:00.

The March walk sheet has a lot of different start times.                        Please check.

LEENAUN MAY 2017
Our annual weekend away next year will be in the Leenaun Hotel. The proposed date is Friday May 12th / Saturday 13th at a cost of €110 per person for two nights B & B, one evening meal & 1 sandwich. One extra night is €35 (B&B) and one extra meal is €20. Single supplement is €12:50 per night.                                                    Names to Peter who is now collecting money.
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 which make a very good training.  The walks in Leenaun may well be harder than you are used too !!

No walks on Thursday 16th March

St PATRICKS DAY FRIDAY 17th MARCH.
Sliabh na mBan.     13:00 Start from Park Hotel.        13:40 Carrick Supervalue.

Walk signing in sheets
Do remember to sign in when doing a walk and provide a mobile telephone number.
The sheet is taken on the hill with the leader, and the number may be used to contact you, if you became separated from the group.
We allow two trial walks for non members; it is then expected they become members and be covered on Mountaineering Irelands insurance.

Comeragh Crossing will take place on Saturday 1st July 2017.
Jobs still outstanding.

Public Relations.                 Promoting event.
Catering and Sponsors.     Organising food, tea and dealing with sponsors.
Clerk of the Course.                        Putting out code boards, signs and river crossings.

Any offers ?              richard.dykes1@gmail.com

On line registration only for Challenge, Crossing and Nire walks.

T Shirts for Sale      €25    

If you have walk reports, news or adverts please forward them on to Anne at

annedykes241@gmail.com

Wednesday 8 February 2017

February News letter


FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER.

NEW SUNDAY B & C WALK MEETING PLACE.

Scanlans yard car park, near archway to Tudor House.
This is to enable easier parking as the TSB car park is getting quite busy in the afternoon.

NEW START TIME FOR SUNDAY C WALKS DURING WINTER MONTHS.
To allow for C walks to finish before dusk.
NEW TIME IS 12:00 (Midday)


LEENAUN MAY 2017

Our annual weekend away next year will be in the Leenaun Hotel. The proposed date is Friday May 12th / Saturday 13th at a cost of €110 per person for two nights B & B, one evening meal & 1 sandwich. One extra night is €35 (B&B) and one extra meal is €20. Single supplement is €12:50 per night.  Names to Peter who is now collecting money.
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 which make a very good training.  The walks may well be harder than you are used too !!

TEXT MESSAGING

A new number for our texting service is now in operation, it will only be used for urgent communications. Please do not reply to the texts as they will not be seen.



FRIDAY 17th MARCH.        St PATRICKS DAY             Sliabh na mBan

No walks on Thursday 16th March

Signing in sheets
Do remember to sign in when doing a walk and provide a mobile telephone number.
The sheet is taken on the hill with the leader, and the number may be used to contact you, if you became separated from the group.


T Shirts for Sale      €25    

If you have walk reports, news or adverts please forward them on to Anne at

annedykes241@gmail.com

Thursday 5 January 2017

January newsletter


JANUARY NEWSLETTER.

NEW SUNDAY B & C WALK MEETING PLACE.

Scanlans yard car park, near archway to Tudor House.
This is to enable easier parking as the TSB car park is getting quite busy in the afternoon.

NEW START TIME FOR SUNDAY C WALKS DURING WINTER MONTHS.
To allow for C walks to finish before dusk.
NEW TIME IS 12:00 (Midday)

CHRISTMAS MULLED WINE WALK.

Sunday 11th December saw a good crowd turn out for our annual Ardmore mulled wine walk. Erich excelled in the making of the brew, best ever mulled wine I have tasted. Thanks to all who brought along some refreshments, an excellent selection was at hand.
Over €360 was raised for the Dungarvan Lions club Christmas appeal and was much appreciated by the Lions.

CHRISTMAS PARTY.

The annual Christmas party on Saturday the 17th December was a great success with over 40 members enjoying the fun filled night with live music and excellent food.
Thanks must go to the organizing team who pulled off a great night. Well done.

LEENAUN MAY 2017

Our annual weekend away next year will be in the Leenaun Hotel. The proposed date is Friday May 12th / Saturday 13th at a cost of €110 per person for two nights B & B, one evening meal & 1 sandwich. One extra night is €35 (B&B) and one extra meal is €20. Single supplement is €12:500 per night.  Names to Peter who is coordinating.

DOLOMITES SUMMER HOLIDAY

9th to 16th September 2017
It is not too late to join the holiday, if you want any further details contact   Tony on 087 258 8171.

T Shirts for Sale      €25    


If you have walk reports, news or adverts please forward them on to Anne at

annedykes241@gmail.com

Tuesday 6 December 2016

December News Letter

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER.     MEMBERSHIP NOW DUE

NEW SUNDAY B & C WALK MEETING PLACE.
From and including 18th December
Scanlans yard car park, near archway to Tudor House.
This is to enable easier parking as the TSB car park is getting quite busy in the afternoon.

NEW START TIME FOR C WALKS DURING WINTER MONTHS.
To allow for C walks to finish before dusk.
NEW TIME IS 12:00 (Midday)

CHRISTMAS MULLED WINE WALK.
A collection for the Lions Club Christmas appeal will be made.
Sunday 11th December. 13:00 at the TSB Car park or 13:30 at the Curragh Ardmore.
Mulled Wine.                                                  Mince Pies.                                          Cakes.
Please bring a cake if you can

CHRISTMAS PARTY.

The annual Christmas party will be in the Dungarvan Tennis Club on Saturday the 17th December. This is a fun filled night with live music in the beautiful tennis club, so hope to see you there. 2 Course Dinner with club members providing dessert
Tickets available from committee members. €30

LEENAUN APRIL 2017

Our annual weekend away next year will be in the Leenaun Hotel. The proposed date is Friday May 12th / Saturday 13th at a cost of €110 per person for two nights B & B, one evening meal & 1 sandwich. One extra night is €35 (B&B) and one extra meal is €20. Single supplement is €12:500 per night.  Names to Peter who is coordinating.


DOLOMITES SUMMER HOLIDAY
The new date is the 9th to 16th September 2017
Unfortunately the previous week became fully booked, very quickly and was longer available.
Just one €200 deposit required asap.
Contact Tony 
087 258 8171

T Shirts for Sale      €25    


If you have walk reports, news or adverts please forward them on to Anne at

annedykes241@gmail.com

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Dolomites Holiday Date Change

The new date is the 9th to 16th September 2017

Unfortunately the previous week became fully booked, very quickly.
Just one €200 deposit required asap.
Contact Tony 
087 258 8171

Wednesday 9 November 2016

6th November Nire Walk


30km/hr northerly breeze dry sunny and very cold, it had been the driest October in many a year. The planned walk, a visit to all the nire valley lakes, warm clothes thick hats, thick gloves and keep moving was the order of the day. We left the nire carpark and were blown up the ridge to Coumfea lake and a little shelter from the biting wind. Then moving on to the Coumalocha lakes we stopped between the two lakes for a cold quick bit to eat in the November sunshine.

We climbed over the next ridge and dropped down into the lower sgilloge lake and were greeted and entertained by “sionnach rua”playing and posing for pictures like a model. We then continue up to the next sgilloge and again our friend reappeared blocking our way across the little bridge until we paid a little fee. A sight which none of us had ever experience before and most likely never to forget for a long time, we then continued the walk back down to the nire car park.  Another glorious day on the hills!      
   “A Hillwalker”.



Wednesday 2 November 2016

November News Letter

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER.               MEMBERSHIP NOW DUE
SEMRA. Long way round 15km night walk. 26th November.     semra.ie

T Shirts for Sale      €25     See Erich Baumann

CHRISTMAS MULLED WINE WALK.
Sunday 11th December. 14:00 outside the Park Hotel or 14:30 at the Curragh Ardmore.
Mulled Wine.         
                                         Mince Pies.                                          Cakes.

CHRISTMAS PARTY.

The annual Christmas party will be in the Dungarvan Tennis Club on Saturday the 17th December. This is a great fun filled night with live music in the beautiful tennis club. So hope to see you there.               2 Course Dinner with club members providing dessert
Tickets available from committee members. €30

LEENAUN MAY 2017

Our annual weekend away next year will be in the Leenaun Hotel. The proposed date is Friday May 12th / Saturday 13th at a cost of €110 per person for two nights B & B, one evening meal & 1 sandwich. One extra night is €35 (B&B) and one extra meal at €20. Single supplement is €12:500 per night.  Names to Peter who is coordinating.

AGM

49 Members attended this years AGM where refreshments and a slide of our recent Austrian holiday were displayed.        A light hearted awards ceremony also took place.

·         With regard to discussion at the AGM about the size of donation to be made from the Comeragh Crossing to a chosen charity, no EGM minutes can be located, and there are no specifics in the Club Constitution. Following further discussion by the Committee, the amount of donation will be decided by the Comeragh Crossing Committee depending on the profits made.

COMERAGH CROSSING

Richard Dykes has agreed to be chairman of the crossing committee and is actively seeking a management team to put on a first class walking event on the 1st July 2017. All positions must be filled to facilitate the running of the event.
More details next year.
SUMMER HOLIDAY

The possibility of a “Topflight” walking holiday to Italy in September is being investigated, details will be made available when available.

If you have walk reports, news or adverts please forward them on to Anne at

annedykes241@gmail.com

Dolomites Summer 2017


See Tony Fitzgerald for details 

Thursday 20 October 2016

Membership

Membership

To get the €10 discount on the membership fees you must pay by 31st October

Membership Fees 2016 / 2017
Member: €40.00             Family Member (same address): €35.00         Member of other MI Club: €15.00

Membership forms are available on the web site.

Membership Secretary
David Byrne
37 Ballyrandle Drive
Ballinroad
Dungarvan
County Waterford

davidbyrne999@eircom.net

087 797 1697