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August 2019 Newsletter

Walk Report: Comeraghs B Walk. By Marcus O’Halloran, walk Leader

The B walk in the Comeraghs on Sunday 18th of August started at Kilclooney wood in glorious sunshine. We had a total of 5 walkers. We started our climb up to Coumshingaun and as we looked up, we could see lots of walkers ahead of us on the hill. We did an odd stop to take in the view which was amazing in the summer sunshine. On the climb, we could see down into Coumshingaun Lake as we climbed up and over to the top. We then had our lunch looking down on the lake. 

After lunch, we made our way to 792, the highest point in the Comeraghs. The sun had now faded and there was a nice wind blowing.  Now heading eastwards, we crossed over to view the Boolas and then dropped down to contour over Crotty's Lake. We then made our way over, and crossing Iske Sullas, the sun had now come back out. We made our way back down and into Coumshingaun where we rested for a while and then made the final descent to Kilclooney Wood, only to be greeted by a Comeragh Fox on the way down. Walking time was 5 hours 46 min. The total height of all climbs combined during this walk was 914 meters. The length of the walk was 11k

Walk Report: Thursday C Walk in Tramore, 22 August. Walk Leader, Eileen Barrett

An impressive fifteen walkers ventured east for a walk on Tramore Beach with Tramore native Eileen Barrett. The weather forecast had been good, but the walk started out windy and cloudy, with sea spray blowing into our faces as we headed along a loop that looked out over Tramore’s hidden beauty, the Backstrand. We then went out onto the open beach and the weather started to clear. We rounded the end of the beach and our legs sank into soft sand as we walked by the sandhills. Cake was enjoyed at a small carpark overlooking the strand, after a walk of around 2.5 hours.

Walk Report: Thursday C Walk to Curraghmore, 29 August 2019
Walk Leaders, Margaret Kirwan and Stephen McCarthy

This was a truly splendid walk. It was the first club walk to the sumptuous Curraghmore Estate near Portlaw in East Waterford. Twenty-four walkers felt it was worth the trek east to give the walk a try, and for many of us, it was our first visit to the estate, so it was great to have excuse. Stephen and Margaret led us around the perimeter of the estate, and Stephen gave us some golden nuggets of information about the history of the estate. The walk lasted 1.5 hours, and the Great Dungarvan Bakeoff took place afterwards, as cake after cake was produced. The weather started dodgy, but we ended the walk in golden sunshine.

A Few Snippets of News

The Club AGM is on Tuesday 1 October at 8pm in the Park Hotel in Dungarvan.
The Comeragh Crossing on Saturday 6 July raised a whopping €1,700 for our three charities, Dungarvan Lions Club, West Waterford Hospice and South-East Mountain Rescue.

If you have a walk report or any news that you’d like included in the newsletter, contact Derbhile at dungarvanhillwalking@gmail.com.

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