Friday 12 July 2019

Highly Successful Comeragh Crossing 2019

Dungarvan Hillwalking Club Hosts Highly Successful Comeragh Crossing

By Richard Dykes, Chairperson, Comeragh Crossing Committee

Dungarvan Hill Walking Club is delighted to say that this year’s Comeragh Crossing, held on Saturday 6 July, was a great success. The walkers were tested by thick fog, but they all made it back to the base at Kilgobinet Sports Centre.

In total, 139 walkers took part, and raised funds for the club’s three nominated charities, Dungarvan Lions Club, South-East Mountain Rescue and West Waterford Hospice.

Dungarvan Hillwalking Club would like to thank all those people that helped in the running of its main walking event of 2019. This includes all the walk leaders and sweepers, checkpoint marshals, catering team and the start registration team, who all played a major part in the event.

Also, a big thanks to the non-club helpers, Kilmacthomas Walking Club and Kilgobinet Sports Centre, without whom the Comeragh Crossing would not run.

The club would like to acknowledge its sponsors, who provide transport, land access, food and water, making the Comeragh Crossing a unique event in Ireland’s walking calendar.

These include Flahavans, Abbeyside Eurospar, Civil Defence, Country Store, McGrath Newsagents, Joe O’Hanlon, Garvey’s Supervalu, Willie Kiely and Barron’s Bakery.

And here are a few pics that tell the story of the Crossing:

Ann Mangan and Helen Byrne keeping an eye on Seefin Checkpoint at the 2019 Comeragh Crossing (Ann Mangan)

Comedian Jason Byrne completed the Comeragh Challenge with his crew. (Photo credit: Michael Daly).

Catherine and Mary Rose peel oranges in advance of the hordes arriving (Photo Credit: Michael Daly)

Goska Korejwo completing the Comeragh Challenge 2019 with her companions (Michael Daly)

You need lots of food to ensure a successful crossing. (Photo Credit: Michael Daly)

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