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.
Thursday B& C Style walks also went ahead and as always enjoyed a hot cuppa
and a cake at the end.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Hill Walking Club really is about FITNESS, FRIENDSHIP and most of all FUN. So
why not read more about us on www.dungarvanhillwalking.org for more info.
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
SEPTEMBER HOLIDAY. (Members Only)
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)
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.
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.
FOOD FESTIVAL WALK. SATURDAY APRIL 11th. THE
11am -3pm. Meeting Point: Opposite the Park Hotel. Dungarvan,
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.
SUNDAY 12th APRIL
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.
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.
CLUB HOLIDAY 2015.
Los Cristianos Apartments. Tenerife.
From the 12th to the 19th of
Depart from Dublin
14-30hrs Return to Dublin
2 people in a one bed
Cost approx € 675-00 each.
Incl 10kg cabin baggage
and 20kg in hold.
Plus the cost of bus from
Dungarvan to Dublin and back
DUNGARVAN HILL WALKING CLUB 20TH ANNIVERSARY
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
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.
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.
UPCOMING EVENTS. 2015
7th April Club night
has a wildlife and mountain photographic presentation with Mario Mac Rory from
Muddy Boots Trekking.
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.
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 www.semra.ie
LAKE DISTRICT HOLIDAY.2015
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,
MARCH 17th. SAINT PATRICKS DAY WALK. SLIABH NA MAN
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
Hill Walking Club promises FITNESS,
FRIENDSHIP and FUN.
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 email@example.com. Thanks also to all who send reports and
photographs. Keep them coming
Comeragh Crossing and Comeragh Challenge 4th July 2015
Dungarvan Hillwalking Club
is delighted to host this annual event, with four different levels of walking,
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
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.
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
Bus leaves at 13:00hrs
This walk is 10km and has 350m ascent (approx.) and takes 3 hours
Club marshals and sweepers will be on the route.
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
THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA LET’S KEEP WATERFORD LITTER FREE.
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.
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.
LAKE DISTRICT HOLIDAY.
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.
20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS BBQ.
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.
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 www.semra.ie
recent committee meeting, Richard read a letter from the Dungarvan Lions Club
thanking everyone for all their hard work fund raising for the Club.
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.
are looking for people to play an organising role in the Comeragh Crossing.
Ideas on a possible restructuring are also welcome. Contact Richard Dykes.
BASIC NAVIGATION COURSE.
hoped to hold a basic navigation course this year. We will keep you informed
when the arrangements are finalised.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks also to all who send
reports and photographs. Keep them coming,
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
ARDMORE MULLED WINE & MINCE PIE WALK. December
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.
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.
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.
NEW YEARS DAY WALK
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.
SOME MORE NEWS.
club night in February we are inviting founder members along to celebrate 20
years of the club. Past and present members welcome.
looking for people to play an organising role in the Comeragh Crossing, Ideas
on a possible restructuring are also welcome. Contact Richard Dykes. 086
hoped to hold a basic navigation course in 2015. We will keep you informed when
the arrangements are finalised.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL C WALK.25th January.
stone circles and Fulachtal Fia around Araglin Valley. Not a demanding a walk,
but more of a recognising and finding Stone/Bronze age features.
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.