Our Sunday B walk on Sunday 19 August was led by Pat Moloney, who took the walkers on a craggy walk up the Comeraghs. Here are some spectacular views of these adventurous walkers, taken by Michael Daly.
On Sunday 5 August, Sean Rush led a walk in the Comeraghs which included a dip in Crotty's Lake. A few members were happy to embrace the cold, and the temperature of the lake was actually warmer than it looked. These pics from Pat Murray give a flavour of the beautiful scenery on offer - both mountains and humans!
Another Brilliant Comeragh Crossing. Report, Richard Dykes
thank you to everyone who helped to make the Comeragh Crossing such a great
success. Over 180 people were out on the hill and all returned safely. We are
unique in the walking calendar and are the only club nationwide to offer four
walks on the same day, and our hospitality is second to none. Well done to all
club and non-club members for a job well done. We were delighted to receive
some very positive feedback from the walkers who took part. €1,800 was given
from the proceeds to charity. Our three chosen charities, Dungarvan Lions Club,
South-East Mountain Rescue and West Waterford Hospice, received €600 each.
Cunnigar Crossing A Roaring Success
A whopping 359 people took part in this year’s Cunnigar Crossing on
Sunday 18 July, despite it being the only drizzly day in many, many weeks. In a
first for the club, a drone was used to gather footage of the walk. The drone
was supplied by Louis Ryan. A highly impressive €1,960.89 was raised for Dungarvan
Lions Club, West Waterford Hospice and South East Mountain Rescue. Again, the
money will be split three ways. Also, well done to Ann Mangan, who served over
350 teas and coffees almost single-handed, and even did a stint behind the bar
at Tig an Cheoil afterwards.
Walk Report: Fenor Lakes, 8 July. Leader, Elizabeth Twohig
The day after the Comeragh Crossing, eight walkers braved the heat for a
walk around Fenor’s lakes and woods with Elizabeth Twohig. We walked to the top
of a small but steep hill, where we feasted on magnificent views that stretched
from Helvick to Wexford. We walked through the woods and exchanged royal gossip
while enjoying a water break on a log. After a brief stop at the lake, we
walked on a second loop which took us through shrubby woods. The walk took two
hours in total.
Walk Report: Brownstown Head, 22 July. Leaders, Norman and Derbhile
On 22 July, the hillwalking club once again ventured east for a walk
around Brownstown Head, which overlooks Tramore Bay. The 14 walkers set out
from the Saleens carpark and made their way along the beach. The tide was too
high to access Brownstown Head from the rocks, but the farmer who owns the land
around Brownstown Head kindly let us use a gate into his fields. There was a
lot of fence climbing, but the walkers proved just as adept at limbo dancing as
they are at walking. The walk took just under three hours and the sun blazed
all the way.
Goska Scales the Heights
Congratulations to club member Goska Korewo, who made it to the top of
Mount Kilimanjaro this month. We’re proud to have such an accomplished club
member in our ranks.
If you have a walk report or any other news you think the club members
should know, please contact club PRO Derbhile Graham,