Wednesday 4 June 2014

June News Letter

Hillwalking Newsletter

Countdown to Comeragh Crossing

The countdown to the Comeragh Crossing is well and truly underway. The action will take place on Saturday July 5th, when hordes of walkers descend on the Comeragh Mountains and trek a route between Clonmel and Dungarvan. As in other years, you can do the whole crossing or a section, and volunteers will be there at every checkpoint to help you out and give you sustenance. Afterwards, there’ll be a slap up feed in the soccer club. There will be souvenirs, but Richard Dykes says that they’re top secret. For more information or to volunteer, contact Tony Fitzgerald on: 0872599171 

New Patches Available

It’s the must have walking accessory of the season. It’s the brand-new Dungarvan Hillwalking Club patch. It’s a handsome shade of blue, and it features the new Dungarvan Hillwalking Club logo. You can buy them for €5 from members of the committee. You can sew or Velcro them to your coat or hang them from your rucksack to make a splash. 

Cunnigar Crossing: Sunday 13th July 

Time and tide waits for no man, and as soon as the excitement of the Comeragh Crossing has died down, it’s time to prepare for another crossing, the Cunnigar Crossing. This will take place on Sunday 13th July, time to be confirmed. This event is hugely popular and walkers enjoy the novelty of wading across the Cunnigar sandbar, onto the beach and up to Tig an Cheoil pub for some delicious grub. Funds will be raised for the Lions Club. The minibus from Tig an Cheoil costs €3. 

Thursday Walk: Carrigavantry Reservoir 

A group of 10 intrepid walkers ventured to the east of the county for a walk around Carrigavantry Reservoir, near Tramore. It was a steady walk of just under three hours, in glorious sunshine. After the walk, in true Thursday style, the walkers gorged on various cakes. The walk was led by the ever-capable John Brown.  

Thursday Walk Outing

Jack Clancy’s mystery walks were always a favourite with Thursday walkers in particular and the tradition of a day out will be revived with a trip to the Glen of Aherlow on Thursday 26th June. We will leave Dungarvan at approximately 10am and walk one of three gentle loops in the famous Glen of Aherlow, followed by refreshments in the Aherlow Hotel. You can expect cake to make an appearance at some stage. 

18th May Knockmealdown Walk report. 

Starting from Mountmelleray in the grey mist and drizzle eleven walkers set off for Knocknafallia, Knocknagnauv and Knockmealdown peaks. We played host to five guest walkers from Kerry hoping to show them the beauty of our local mountains, but unfortunately the mist and rain did not relent. From the flat summit of Knocknafallia at 668m we traversed the coll to Knocknagnauv at 655m and picked up the county boundary wall and followed it to the south west and sheltered behind it for lunch. On reaching the next coll we made a group decision to head for clearer lower ground and headed to Bulls well to follow the uphill flowing stream !!!  We returned to the Abbey via the reservoir and finished with refreshments at the Cats public house. Richard Dykes.
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