Monday 31 March 2014

April News Letter

Hillwalking Newsletter

Darkness Into Light Walk for Pieta House

The annual Darkness Into Light Walk which fundraises for the mental health charity Pieta House, will take place in the early hours of Saturday May 10th. Again, the organisers are looking for members of Dungarvan Hillwalking Club to be marshals. The route is different this year. It begins at St Augustine’s College and heads for Crotty’s Corner, before looping back to the college via the metal bridge. If you’re interested in doing point duty along the route, contact Ted Dipple on 058 20790.
Walk Report: B Walk to Coumshingaun, Sunday 16th February. Donal O’Mahoney
We started walking at approximately 10:40 and went up the left side of Coumshingaun, into a cold, finger numbing wind. Visibility was poor for the first few hours but spirits were high. We reached the top of the Coum at about 12:30 and there we were met with ice and snow. After a quick lunch at Richard Dykes’s special lunching spot, we headed for Crotty’s Lake. Visibility was so poor that we almost missed it. On the way home, we crossed Uisca Solus and Coumshingaun Lake for good measure. We finished the day in sunshine.  

A Splendid St. Patrick’s Weekend. 

The Dungarvan Hillwalkers were in full song for St. Patrick’s Weekend, with a raucous sing-song in Leneghan’s of Newtown after the dogs’ night on Saturday 15th and a rendition of Slievenamon in the biting cold on the big day itself. 14 people went to the dogs’ night and experienced varying fortunes. 24 brave troopers headed to the top of Slievenamon, ably led by Brian Wickham, and rewarded themselves with a ridiculous amount of cake.  

A Tale of Two Walks – C Walk Report by Derbhile Graham 

On Sunday 9th March, a group of approximately 19 C walkers braved fog to walk to the Bull’s Well near Melleray, via the cross. Leader Michael Hanrahan successfully steered the group home. Two weeks later, in gloriously warm weather, Reenie Palmer led a similar-sized group of walkers along Ballyquin beach in Ardmore, and then along the Ardmore cliffs, where they picnicked in the sun with a friendly seal for company.  

B Walk Schedule: 

The B walk coordinators have confirmed that the first B walk of every month will be on a Saturday from now on, at 9am  starting from the motor tax office car park, opposite Glanbia. All other B walks will take place at 10am on Sunday, as normal.


Comeragh Crossing Quiz 16th May.  More details later.


And finally...For those of you heading for Leenane on April 25th, the carpooling fee will be €20.

If you’ve got a walk report or a piece of news you think the club should be aware of, please send it to

Descending Sleivenamon

Entertainment at Leneghan's pub after the Dogs night.

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