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Sunday 23 September 2018

Red Bank C Walk, 16 September

The C walkers enjoyed a three-hour walk in Red Bank, near Modeligo,w ith John Browne. We kept up a steady pace, but we had time for a picnic near the end, and Derbhile Graham seized the opportunity to take a couple of photos.



Friday 14 September 2018

Thursday Walkers' Day Out in Crosshaven, 13 SEptember 2018

Our Thursday C walkers enjoyed a stunning day out in Crosshaven on 13 September, under the leadership of David Haworth. They refreshed themselves with a delicious meal in Cronin's after the walk. HEre's a selection of pics, supplied by Eibhlin Power. 






Saturday 8 September 2018

Austria Holiday 2018 - Six of the Best

Dungarvan Hillwalking Club organises an international holiday every year and this year it was to Austria, from 1-8 September. As this poster writes, the walkers are homeward bound after what looks to have been a very successful holiday. Valentine Kenneally and Ronagh Baumann kept us all up to date on Facebook, and here's a flavour of the holiday, as seen through their eyes.


Day 1 - Ronagh Baumann


Day 1 - Valentine Kenneally 


A flavour of the night-time entertainment, from Ronagh Baumann. 


A view from Ronagh Baumann 


A day out in Salzburg - Valentine Kenneally 


The Gang - Ronagh Baumann



Saturday 1 September 2018

September Newsletter


September Newsletter



Barbecue Fundraiser Attracts Large Crowd



Approximately 35 people gathered at the home of Colm and Linda Humphreys for the annual club barbecue on 28 July last. The barbecue was our third fundraiser of the month for our three charities, Dungarvan Lions Club, West Waterford Hospice and South-East Mountain Rescue. This reporter has heard very little about what occurred, so is concluding that what goes on tour, stays on tour. But warm thanks definitely go to Colm and Linda for hosting, and for all those who helped them to make it a great night by supplying food, barbecues and garden furniture.



Walk Report: Woodstown Thursday C Walk, 16 August. Leader, Neil Fitzgerald.



Our Thursday walkers ventured east for this Thursday walk, to Woodstown, near Dunmore East. 12 walkers, led by Neil Fitzgerald, enjoyed a two-hour walk along Woodstown Beach and scrambled along rocks to reach Creadon Beach. The scramble was fairly tough, and the walkers kept being reassured that the next beach was around the corner, but this corner proved to be possibly the largest corner in Ireland. Still, they arrived at Creadon Beach in one piece and refreshed themselves with a picnic. Spirits were high, despite a few spits of rain. They then made their way along leafy laneways, back to the Saratoga Pub, where eight of the walkers enjoyed an excellent meal.



Club AGM Takes Place on 2 October



A reminder that the Dungarvan Hillwalking Club AGM takes place on Tuesday 2 October at 8pm in the Park Hotel. If any member wishes to submit a proposal to the AGM, they must do so no later in writing to the committee no later than 18 September. The committee is looking for new club officers to join the committee, so if you’re interested, you can contact our current chairperson, Tony Fitzgerald.





If you have a walk report or any other news you think the club members should know, please contact club PRO Derbhile Graham, derbhile.graham@gmail.com.


Thursday 30 August 2018

Two Splendid Comeragh Walks

The B and C walks on Sunday last, 26 August, were foggy in some spots, but the walkers rose above that and found some splendid views.

Here are some views from Sgilloge Lochs, the destination for the C walk led by Helen Culloo. These were taken by David Haworth.




And here are some equally lovely views of a Comeragh B walk led by Michael Hanrahan. These were taken by Michael Daly.








Friday 24 August 2018

Beautiful B Walk Views

Our Sunday B walk on Sunday 19 August was led by Pat Moloney, who took the walkers on a craggy walk up the Comeraghs. Here are some spectacular views of these adventurous walkers, taken by Michael Daly.




Sunday 19 August 2018

A WEek's Worth of Walking

Lots of pictures were taken on this week's walks. First up, on Sunday 12 August, we had Tom WAlsh's C walk on Mount Melleray and Dave Haworth was busy with his camera.




And here's a selection from Derbhile Graham, taken on the Thursday C walk on 16 August in Woodstown .This walk was led by Neil Fitzgerald. 




Friday 10 August 2018

Crotty's Lake Walk and Dip - 5 August

On Sunday 5 August, Sean Rush led a walk in the Comeraghs which included a dip in Crotty's Lake. A few members were happy to embrace the cold, and the temperature of the lake was actually warmer than it looked. These pics from Pat Murray give a flavour of the beautiful scenery on offer - both mountains and humans!








Friday 3 August 2018

Standing Stone B and C Walk, 29 July 2018

On Sunday 29 July, the B and C walkers joined forces for a walk to the White Standing Stone, led by Valentine Kenneally. David Haworth took some pics of the walk. 







Wednesday 1 August 2018

August Newsletter


August Newsletter



Another Brilliant Comeragh Crossing. Report, Richard Dykes



A big thank you to everyone who helped to make the Comeragh Crossing such a great success. Over 180 people were out on the hill and all returned safely. We are unique in the walking calendar and are the only club nationwide to offer four walks on the same day, and our hospitality is second to none. Well done to all club and non-club members for a job well done. We were delighted to receive some very positive feedback from the walkers who took part. €1,800 was given from the proceeds to charity. Our three chosen charities, Dungarvan Lions Club, South-East Mountain Rescue and West Waterford Hospice, received €600 each.



Cunnigar Crossing A Roaring Success



A whopping 359 people took part in this year’s Cunnigar Crossing on Sunday 18 July, despite it being the only drizzly day in many, many weeks. In a first for the club, a drone was used to gather footage of the walk. The drone was supplied by Louis Ryan. A highly impressive €1,960.89 was raised for Dungarvan Lions Club, West Waterford Hospice and South East Mountain Rescue. Again, the money will be split three ways. Also, well done to Ann Mangan, who served over 350 teas and coffees almost single-handed, and even did a stint behind the bar at Tig an Cheoil afterwards.



Walk Report: Fenor Lakes, 8 July. Leader, Elizabeth Twohig



The day after the Comeragh Crossing, eight walkers braved the heat for a walk around Fenor’s lakes and woods with Elizabeth Twohig. We walked to the top of a small but steep hill, where we feasted on magnificent views that stretched from Helvick to Wexford. We walked through the woods and exchanged royal gossip while enjoying a water break on a log. After a brief stop at the lake, we walked on a second loop which took us through shrubby woods. The walk took two hours in total.



Walk Report: Brownstown Head, 22 July. Leaders, Norman and Derbhile Graham



On 22 July, the hillwalking club once again ventured east for a walk around Brownstown Head, which overlooks Tramore Bay. The 14 walkers set out from the Saleens carpark and made their way along the beach. The tide was too high to access Brownstown Head from the rocks, but the farmer who owns the land around Brownstown Head kindly let us use a gate into his fields. There was a lot of fence climbing, but the walkers proved just as adept at limbo dancing as they are at walking. The walk took just under three hours and the sun blazed all the way.



Goska Scales the Heights



Congratulations to club member Goska Korewo, who made it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro this month. We’re proud to have such an accomplished club member in our ranks.



If you have a walk report or any other news you think the club members should know, please contact club PRO Derbhile Graham, derbhile.graham@gmail.com.