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

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.
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 for more info.
If you attend any walk and have the time, please write a report for the news letter and send it to                            
Marie Jennings. Club PRO.


Monday 6 April 2015

April News Letter



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.


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.


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.


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.


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 for more information.


Monday 30 March 2015


Due to the spiraling costs of a UK Lake District holiday, it has been decided to go to Tenerife instead. Tony has managed to put together a holiday package for a good price. Please see details below and respond accordingly if interested.


Los Cristianos Apartments. Tenerife.

From the 12th to the 19th of Sept
Depart from Dublin 14-30hrs Return to Dublin 00-55hrs
2 people in a one bed apartment
Cost approx € 675-00 each.
Incl 10kg cabin baggage and 20kg in hold.
Plus the cost of bus from Dungarvan to Dublin and back
Deposit € 350-00 ASAP to
Discover Travel ( Tandem Travel)
O'Connel St. Dungarvan.
Other info from Tony Fitzgerald. 087-2588171

Saturday 28 February 2015

March News Letter


On the 3rd February 2015, a special Club meeting was held in the Tudor House as part of the celebrations to mark the formation of the Club in 1995. The present Committee sent out invitations to both the founders and past club members to attend the meeting. Almost 40 people turned up on the night, past and present members coming together to reminisce about the past 20 years. Richard Dykes, the present Chairman had organised a slide show of past walks, meetings,and holidays, to entertain those present. What about those hairdos!!
 FIRST WALK. February 1995
 The first walkers met outside Lawlors Hotel at 2.30 pm sharp, and Colligan woods was the location for a walk of 6 miles in length. Leaflets of several pages were produced for individual walks.
Back in 1995, the Club offered Fitness, Friendship Fun and that has not changed in this year of 2015. Following the presentation by Richard, a delicious celebratory cake was cut and along with tea, coffee and mouth-watering buns made by the Club Secretary, Catherine Hayes, a great time was had by all.
7th April Club night has a wildlife and mountain photographic presentation with Mario Mac Rory from Muddy Boots Trekking.

The annual April weekend trip is to be held in Killarney from the 17th-19th April, staying at the Castlerosse Hotel. For those interested please contact Richard Dykes or Peter Mangan. Payment must be made in full by the 6th March. 
Please come along to the Tudor House on the 6th March at 8pm and support this fantastic organisation, by taking part in this fun quiz. Norman Graham will be our Quiz Master. More Information at
The dates for the September Holiday to the Lake District have yet to be finalised. It will be either the 6-13th or 13th -20th Waiting for flight information to appear. The flights will be from Cork to Manchester. We will keep you posted,

Meeting at 1pm by the Park Hotel, Du ngarvan and in Supervalue Car Park, CARRICK-ON-SUIR at 1.40pm. Following the walk, we will gather at Kilcash castle for a picnic (weather permitting) and later to the pub for further refreshments!!. 
Dungarvan Hill Walking Club promises FITNESS, FRIENDSHIP and FUN.
Visit for more info.
If you wish to submit a walk report or a piece of news you think the club should be aware of, please send it to PRO. Marie Jennings at Thanks also to all who send reports and photographs. Keep them coming

Wednesday 25 February 2015


Comeragh Crossing and Comeragh Challenge 4th July 2015

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. 

 This walking event is the first to go green.      Leaving no trace.      Taking your litter Home.
Reducing CO2 emissions. Reusing signs. Recycling waste.


Waterford City and County Council encourages you to Be Green at the Comeragh Crossing
“Going Green” is a phenomenon sweeping across a host of events such as festivals, fleadhs, and basically where there is a large gathering of people. The Comeragh Crossing is an annual event organised by the Dungarvan Hill Walking Club. Each year up to 200 walkers participate in this event.
The Comeragh Crossing Committee is working with Waterford City and County Council Environment Department to encourage all walkers to be Green Aware, and not rubbish our lovely Déise. This entails asking all participants to make a commitment to adopt the principles of reducing, reusing and recycling. By carrying their litter with them, until they find a bin or take it home, To conserve energy and water.

Tuesday 3 February 2015

February News Letter


The Club have chosen Killarney as the venue for this year’s April walking weekend. The dates are from 17th -19th at the Castlerosse Hotel. You can choose to stay for 3 nights with 2 evening meals for Euro 169 or 2 nights plus 1 evening meal for Euro 115. Money to be paid in full by March 6th.The original date was changed as the Dungarvan Food Festival is being held the weekend before. A Festival not to be missed. See Richard or Peter to book.


The dates for the Lake District holiday have yet to be confirmed as we wait for flight information to be confirmed. The dates will be either SEPTEMBER 6-13th or 13th-20th. The flights will be from Cork to Manchester. Tony Fitzgerald is organising the holiday.


A BBQ is being held in Marie Jennings house on SATURDAY 18th July as part of the 20th Anniversary celebrations of the foundation of the Club. Please bring your own food and drink.


A quiz night to raise fund for SEMRA will be held on the 6th March at 8pm in the Tudor House Dungarvan. Norman Graham will be the Quiz Master for the night. More info on Mountain Rescue at

At the recent committee meeting, Richard read a letter from the Dungarvan Lions Club thanking everyone for all their hard work fund raising for the Club.


All leaders to return sign-in sheets to Richard Dykes for archiving. If a member decides to leave a walk, they must sign out with initials. If you want a particular activity, type of walk or have ideas for a club night, let us know. REMEMBER. NO BOOTS NO WALK.


The Club are looking for people to play an organising role in the Comeragh Crossing. Ideas on a possible restructuring are also welcome. Contact Richard Dykes. 0862411287.

It is hoped to hold a basic navigation course this year. We will keep you informed when the arrangements are finalised.

If you wish to submit a walk report or a piece of news you think the club should be aware of, please send it to PRO. Marie Jennings at Thanks also to all who send reports and photographs. Keep them coming,

Tuesday 6 January 2015

January News Letter


Wishing members a Happy and Healthy new year

The annual Christmas party held in the Dungarvan Tennis Club on the 20th December was a great success. Many thanks to everyone who made it such a fun filled night.
Despite a late night for some following the Christmas Party the night before, a great crowd turned out on the day to make this a most enjoyable event. The club raised over 400 Euros for the Dungarvan Lions Club which was presented to Mr Shay O' Connor, President of the Dungarvan Lions Club. Mr O' Connor thanked the club for their generosity.
As we gathered around to enjoy our mulled wine and mince pies after our walk, an eerie sound was heard in the distance. Then from the mist, a tall figure emerged, dressed splendidly in full regalia playing a glorious set of bag pipes. David Byrne entertained us all with some traditional Christmas Carols. Thus ending a most enjoyable day for us all. Many thanks to all those who organised the event, those who brought mulled wine, mince pies, cakes, teas and coffees etc.Thanks also to John Brown who lead the walk.

DECEMBER 28th Walk.
Following the walks, both B and C walkers gathered in the Tudor House Bar to enjoy a well earned bowl of soup and bread rolls. Many thanks to the owner, Mr. Declan Ahearne for looking after us all so well.

Despite the dreadful weather conditions on the day, a brave group of 9, led by John Brown, ventured forth to the beautiful are of Glenshelane to enjoy the first walk of 2015. John told me that it was overcast with some drizzle, but this did not spoil the day. Well done to all.

·         On the club night in February we are inviting founder members along to celebrate 20 years of the club. Past and present members welcome.
·         We are looking for people to play an organising role in the Comeragh Crossing, Ideas on a possible restructuring are also welcome. Contact Richard Dykes. 086 2411287
·         It is hoped to hold a basic navigation course in 2015. We will keep you informed when the arrangements are finalised.

Barrows, stone circles and Fulachtal Fia around Araglin Valley. Not a demanding a walk, but more of a recognising and finding Stone/Bronze age features.

A weekend in Killarney is being organised as part of the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the club. The provisional date is 10th to 12th April. (Weekend after Easter.)

As PRO, I would like to wish you all a very happy New Year. Please keep your walk reports and photos coming to me at. Marie Jennings.