January 2019 Newsletter
Weekend Away and Holiday Update
The club has decided on its destinations for its holiday abroad and for its weekend away in Ireland. The holiday is to Croatia and it lasts for a week from 4 October 2019. The cost of the holiday is €900, with a single supplement of €199. Deposits of €200 are being taken as we speak and bookings close on 11 January. The weekend away is to Sligo on 11-12 May, and we will be staying at the Sligo Southern Hotel. The cost of the weekend will be €140 for two nights’ B&B and an evening meal, and an extra night costs €45. Payments are to be in by the beginning of March.
Despite dodgy weather, the Mulled Wine and Mince Pie walk on Sunday 16 December was well attended, and the bucket collection raised €254. This money will be distributed to our three charities, West Waterford Hospice, South East Mountain Rescue and Dungarvan Lions Club. Thanks to Peter Mangan for leading the walk, Erich Baumann for the mulled wine, Ronagh Baumannn for the mince pies, and to all members who brought treats. Rumour has it that the brown bread went down a treat.
Thursday Walk Christmas Extravaganza
As is now traditional, the weather was shocking for the Thursday Walk Lunch and Walk, but this did not dampen the spirits of anyone who attended. An epic crowd of 38 people turned up for the lunch, though it should be noted that a mere four brave souls ventured to the Cunnigar for the post-lunch walk. The rest of the crowd feasted lavishly on the Eurocuisine Christmas menu. We pulled crackers and enjoyed lots of quality banter. Thanks to Reenie and Geoff for organising the lunch and to Eurocuisine for their efficient service and delicious food.
Walk Report: Portlaw, 23 December. Walk Leader: Norman Graham
Five souls ventured east for a forest walk in Portlaw, led by Norman Graham, where we followed a well-marked forest trail. Due to the damp weather and the early sunset, Norman cut the walk short, and this meant we were safely back before dark. Still, we were able to climb to the cross, which gave us delightful views even though it was misty. The walk took us a little over two hours, so it didn’t make too much of a hole in our pre-Christmas schedule.
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