30km/hr northerly breeze dry sunny and very
cold, it had been the driest October in many a year. The planned walk, a visit
to all the nire valley lakes, warm clothes thick hats, thick gloves and keep
moving was the order of the day. We left the nire carpark and were blown up the
ridge to Coumfea lake and a little shelter from the biting wind. Then moving on
to the Coumalocha lakes we stopped between the two lakes
for a cold quick bit to eat in the November sunshine.
We climbed over the next ridge and dropped
down into the lower sgilloge lake and were greeted and entertained by “sionnach rua”playing and posing for pictures like a model. We then continue up
to the next sgilloge and again our friend reappeared blocking our way across
the little bridge until we paid a little fee. A sight which none of us had ever
experience before and most likely never to forget for a long time, we then
continued the walk back down to the nire car park. Another glorious day on the hills! “A Hillwalker”.
Long way round 15km night walk. 26th November. semra.ie
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CHRISTMAS MULLED WINE WALK.
Sunday 11th December. 14:00 outside the Park Hotel or 14:30 at
the Curragh Ardmore.
Mulled Wine. Mince
The annual Christmas party will be in the Dungarvan Tennis Club on Saturday
the 17th December. This is a great fun filled night with live music in the
beautiful tennis club. So hope to see you there. 2 Course Dinner with club members providing dessert
Tickets available from committee members. €30
LEENAUN MAY 2017
Our annual weekend away next year will be in the Leenaun Hotel. The
proposed date is Friday May 12th / Saturday 13th at a cost of €110 per person for two nights B & B, one evening meal & 1 sandwich. One extra night is €35 (B&B) and one extra meal at €20. Single supplement is €12:500 per night. Names to Peter who is coordinating.
49 Members attended this years AGM where refreshments and a slide of our
recent Austrian holiday were displayed. A
light hearted awards ceremony also took place.
regard to discussion at the AGM about the size of donation to be made from the
Comeragh Crossing to a chosen charity, no EGM minutes can be located, and there
are no specifics in the Club Constitution. Following further discussion by the
Committee, the amount of donation will be decided by the Comeragh Crossing
Committee depending on the profits made.
Richard Dykes has agreed to be chairman of the crossing committee and is
actively seeking a management team to put on a first class walking event on the
1st July 2017. All positions must be filled to facilitate the
running of the event.
More details next year.
The possibility of a “Topflight” walking holiday to Italy in September
is being investigated, details will be made available when available.
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