Thursday 7 July 2016

July News Letter

July Hillwalking Newsletter

T Shirts for Sale      €25     See Ann
Austrian Holiday

                                    Still collecting bus Money €35 euro return.

Summer BBQ          Saturday 16th July    6:30 pm          Maries House           Tickets €5
Brink your own Food & Drink

AGM                                                   Tuesday 4th October 8pm Park Hotel
Please consider taking on a committee position as some key members are standing down.

Comeragh Crossing
A total of 167 walkers.
Challenge. 30.          Crossing Walk. 65.              Nire Walk. 59.           Kilbrien Walk 13.
First person back at 15:07              Last person back at 19:52               5 Retired
Well done to all entrants. And a big thank you to everyone who helped on the day and to the pre event organisation team.

Walk report              29th May 16
A group of 13 B walkers including 4 guests from Fingal Walking Club started in the High Car Park at Mahon Falls             From there we climbed Comeragh Mt. to spot height 668m and followed the ridge overlooking Coumtay and the 7 Sisters on left.    We crossed Coumfea to a beautiful view overlooking Lough Coumfee /Coumalocha. Countinuing on to 730 and again fantastic scenery of Nire Valley /Squilloges Lakes with Knockanaifreann in the distance. We stopped for lunch at a small stream where more suncream was needed. From here up to 750 and across to The Boola Cairn and then crossed an almost dry Uisce Solas on the way back to Coumshingaun Lake before continuing on to 792 . Crossed Mahon Falls on top and handrailed round overlooking pathway into Falls before finally descending Comeragh Mt. and back to cars.
A fantastic clear day to be able to showcase our beautiful Comeragh Mts. and Lakes To the Dubs.                       Michael Daly
Tom Crean Walk. 12 walkers from Club went to Anascaul for the annual Tom Crean walk. All started great and then the rain fell all day. After we reached the top of Mount Brandon, we could see nothing until the finish but it was a great weekend and enjoyed by all there.

Trip to Tip. Dick and Helen Wade led a tip-top day out in Tipp on Thursday 16 June. 15 walkers took part in the 11km walk around the Dolmen Loop in the Galtys. We stopped for a picnic at Shrough Dolmen, where Elizabeth Twohig spoke about the history of this ancient structure. The walk took 3.5 hours and the weather held up. Afterwards, the walkers enjoyed a well-earned meal in Cahir House Hotel and dessert was a dolmen-shaped cake, made by Elizabeth Twohig.
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