December 2019 Newsletter
Club Weekend Away 2019
For our 2020 weekend away, we are crossing the border into Northern Ireland, for a weekend in Kilkeel, Co. Down. This location will give us close proximity to the beautiful Sieve Donard area for walks. The weekend is priced at €170 for two nights’ B&B and an evening meal at the Kilmorey Arms Hotel. If you’d like to come, please pay a €50 deposit to Mary Murphy by the 7 January meeting, and the balance of €120 by 3 March. For more info and to give in your name, contact Mary Murphy on 087 2273825. Thanks to Mary for her hard work in organising the holiday.
Mulled Wine Walk
Before that, we have all the festive fun of the Mulled Wine Walk on the Ardmore Cliffs, happening this year on Sunday 15 December. It’ll be for our three charities again: Dungarvan Lions Club, West Waterford Hospice and South-East Mountain Rescue. It leaves Scanlon’s Yard in Dungarvan at 1.30pm and leaves from the main carpark in Ardmore at 2pm. Please bear in mind that there are works being done on this walk, to make the road more secure. Afterwards, there’ll be mulled wine, mince pies and much more. People are encouraged to bring along a flask of hot water for the refreshments afterwards.
Club Christmas Party
Last chance to get your names down for the club Christmas party, happening on Saturday 7 December at 7pm in Merries Restaurant, Dungarvan. We will have the upstairs area to ourselves this year, with space for 40 people. There’s a new price for the meal of €30 per person for three courses and a glass of wine. you can contact Ronagh on 087 7986753 for last-minute tickets.
Walk Report: Thursday C Walk in Carrigavantry, 24 October. Leaders, Norman and Derbhile Graham
This walk was at the end of October, but there was so much happening last month that the report was held over. This walk required the walkers to venture east to Carrigavantry Lake near the village of Fenor. Luckily, more than 20 walkers were adventurous enough to make the journey for the walk. This was led by Norman Graham, with a decorative role played by Derbhile Graham. Though Halloween feels long ago now, Derbhile is still feasting on the memory of picking up the ring in the barm brack. Though a good day was promised, rain did fall during the walk, but the woods provided shelter. The walkers also enjoyed stunning views of three counties from a hilltop.
If you have any news or walk reports you’d like included in the club newsletter, please contact club PRO Derbhile Graham, firstname.lastname@example.org.