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Friday 8 June 2018

A Sunny Weekend of Walking

The brilliant sunshine on the June Bank Holiday weekend inspired our club photographers. Here are five of the best from Sunday 3 June. First up, we have two from Ronagh Baumann, taken on the C walk up the Vee, which was led by Patricia Hurley.




Next up, we have a choice couple from Valentine Kenneally, taken on the B walk in the Galtys, which was led by Pat Moloney. 



And finally, we have one from Lilian Comerford, who was also on the Galtys walk. 







Friday 1 June 2018

June Newsletter


June Newsletter



Comeragh Crossing Entries Open



The date of our Comeragh Crossing is getting closer – it’s on Saturday 7 July, so just a reminder that you can register for it on the website. We’ll have all your favourites – the Comeragh Challenge, Comeragh Crossing from Dungarvan to Clonmel, the Nire Walk and the Kilbrien Walk. The Kilbrien walk costs €20 and the other walks all cost €35. You can go to www.dungarvanhillwalking.org and click on Comeragh Crossing to register.



Comeraghs Walk 22 April, Walk Report, Patricia Hurley.



Nine walkers took part in Bernie Rush’s walk to the Comeraghs on Sunday 22 April. The walkers set off from the Mauma Road and walked to the Standing Stone and back. The walk took two hours in total.



Sneem Weekend – May 2018



From 11-13 May, 44 club members descended on Sneem, Co. Kerry, for a feast of walking. On Friday, the early starters did a 7-8km looped walk. On Saturday, the B and C walkers both set off at 10am. The B walk was a 15km walk called The Four Peaks, and lasted for six hours. The C walk was a linear walk along the Kerry Way, lasting four hours. On Sunday, those who had energy did a walk in Derrynane. Despite dire forecasts, the weather gods smiled on us all weekend.



Thanks to Dave Byrne for organising the weekend, Erich for organising the payments and Patrick Murray and Richard Dykes. for leading the C and B walks. After the walks, there was entertainment to suit all tastes, with a rugby match for the sports fans, and the Eurovision for those who love musical cheese. And also thanks to the Sneem Hotel for excellent hospitality and a delicious meal on the Saturday night.



July Walking Bonanza



July is packed with walking events. As well as the Comeragh Crossing on 7 July, you’ll have the Cunnigar Crossing on Sunday 15 July and the club barbecue on Saturday 28 July, hosted by Linda and Colm Humphries. All three of these events are raising funds for Dungarvan Lions Club, West Waterford Hospice and South-East Mountain Rescue, so let’s all give our support in any way you can. Just a note that the Cunnigar Crossing leaves at the later time of 2pm – we’ll have more about it in the next newsletter.



If you have a walk report or any other news you think the club members should know, please contact club PRO Derbhile Graham, derbhile.graham@gmail.com.