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Friday 29 June 2018

July Newsletter ... and pic

Here's your July newsletter, but before we start, feast your eyes on this pic, taken by Valentine Kenneally, who took part in the B walk last Sunday. Richard Dykes led the walkers through the Nire to Bohadoon section of the Comeragh Crossing.


And now for the newsletter.

Comeragh Crossing Entries Open



The date of our Comeragh Crossing is getting closer – it’s on Saturday 7 July. If you’re reading this newsletter before then, this is 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. And don’t forget that part of your registration fee will go to three great charities: West Waterford Hospice, South-East Mountain Rescue and Dungarvan Lion’s Club. You can go to www.dungarvanhillwalking.org and click on Comeragh Crossing to register.



Cunnigar Crossing Comes Into Town



Hot on the heels of the Comeragh Crossing, you’ll have the Cunnigar Crossing walk and splash. This event has become a roaring success in recent years, thanks to the organisational skills of people like John Browne and Peter Mangan. This year, it’s a later start time of 2pm, and it will leave Garvey’s SuperValu at that time.  You can also meet the walk at the starting point of the walk, by the pitch and putt course. Once again, there’ll be refreshments in Tig an Cheoil afterwards. Buses will be available to bring you from Tig an Cheoil back to your cars at a cost of approx. €4. And like the Comeragh Crossing, this walk will raise money for the Lions Club, the Hospice and Mountain Rescue.



Club BBQ Brings a Sizzling End to July



Our final fundraising event for the three charities is the club barbecue, kindly hosted by Linda and Colm Humphreys. It’ll take place on Saturday 28 July, because the RNLI swim is the weekend before, and it’s hoped that some club members will change disciplines for that. Tickets are €5 and you can get your tickets from Linda or Colm, at the club meetings or wherever you happen to run into them. As usual, it’s bring your own meat and drink, and musical entertainment is promised on the night.



Austria Holiday



After all that July excitement, you’ll have the annual trip abroad, from 1-8 September in Austria. 28 souls have booked onto this trip, but one woman has pulled out, so if you want to avail of that place, you can contact club chairman Tony Fitzgerald. Ronagh is also endeavouring to source a bus.



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.


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