Monday 1 January 2018

January Newsletter

January Newsletter

New Year’s Eve Walk to Glenshelane

Fifteen hardy souls decided to shake off the Christmas cobwebs and brave the elements in Glenshelane Woods. We negotiated slippery bridges and limbo-danced under a tree. At the halfway point, leader Norman Graham made the decision to turn back and we went back the way we came. Despite almost incessant rain, the mood was bright, and we all agreed that the walk was a great way to start the New Year

Sneem Weekend– May 2018

In May, the club will be heading to Sneem in Co. Kerry for our weekend away. The weekend runs from 11-13 May and we’ll be staying at the Sneem Hotel. The cost of this weekend is €149 per person, including two nights B&B and an evening meal. If you’d like to come on this weekend, contact Dave Byrne on 087 7971697, and have your money paid by the night of the club meeting on 6 February.

Mulled Wine Walk. Walk Report, Richard Dykes

There was an impressive turnout of 45 revellers for the annual Mulled Wine Walk on 17 December. After the walk along the Ardmore Cliffs, they enjoyed great cakes and mince pies made by Ronagh Baumann. Erich Baumann excelled again with his delicious mulled wine. There was also lots of hearty singing to go along with the treats. Thanks to Erich and Ronagh for their time and great work.

Things to Look Forward To

January can be a gloomy time, but when you’re a member of Dungarvan Hillwalking Club, there’s always something around the corner. Here are a few dates to look forward to.

11-12 May – Club Weekend in Sneem

June/July 2017 – Cunnigar Crossing (date to be decided)

7 July – Comeragh Crossing

21 July – Club BBQ, hosted by Colm and Linda Humphries

1-8 September – Austria Holiday

If you have a walk report or any other news you think the club members should know, please contact club PRO Derbhile Graham via

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