Sunday 31 March 2019

April 2019 Newsletter

Register on the Day for Kilbrien Comeragh Crossing Walk

Following on from last month’s newsletter item about registering for the Comeragh Crossing, we just want to clarify that you don’t need to register online for the Kilbrien section of the Comeragh Crossing, the 10km walk. You can register for it on the day and the cost is €20. Of course, if you do want to register for it online, you are welcome to do so. Just drop in to and choosing Comeragh Crossing from the menu on the left-hand side of the page. You can also register online for all the other Comeragh Crossing walks there.

Walk Report: St Patrick’s Day Walk

We were delighted to be able to run our St Patrick’s Day walk again after snow scuppered the walk last year. Brian Wickham led approximately 25 walkers up Slievenamon and back down again, in a walk that took just under three hours. Showers threatened but thankfully stayed away as we climbed, though it was far too cold for our annual Slievenamon sing-song at the top. However, as we were leaving, an unmerciful shower of hailstones descended from the sky. St Patrick’s wrath, perhaps?

With a tough climb and a slippery descent, this walk had a definite air of penance about it, but after that penance, there was the reward of cakes and many other goodies at Kilcash Castle. Thanks to all who contributed goodies, and thanks to Brian Wickham for leadership and for boozy cake.

Food Festival Walk

Dungarvan Hillwalking Club is running a hillwalk again for the West Waterford Food Festival. The walk will take place on Saturday 27 April, and it will be in the Comeraghs. The walk meets at the Park Hotel at 10am and then you drive to the starting point. The walk will cover a 6km route and will last four hours. Tickets are €10 and you can buy them from the West Waterford Festival of Food website. Go to events, then Trails and Tours, and you’ll find Hillwalking in the Comeraghs, where you can register for the walk. You can also drop into Dungarvan Tourist Office.

Next Club Meeting: The next club meeting will take place on Tuesday 7 May at the Tudor House at 8pm.

If you have any news you think you’d like the club to hear about, please contact PRO Derbhile Graham,

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