Monday 3 February 2014

February News Letter

Dungarvan Hillwalking Club Newsletter
B Walk Schedule Change for February
The B walkers are conducting a little experiment for February, in order to boost their numbers. Two of their February Walks will take place on Saturdays, February 8th and 22nd. They’ll take off at 09 am from the Tax Office Car park opposite Glanbia. The other B walks will take place on Sunday February 2nd and 16th at 10 am from the TSB car park as usual. C walks will be unaffected by this schedule change. If the experiment is successful, the Saturday walks may become a regular feature.
Quiz for SEMRA 

The annual table quiz in aid of SEMRA will take place on an auspicious date, Friday February 14th. Some of you may be grateful to escape the annual Valentine’s love-in, though quizmaster Norman Graham does promise some romantic themed questions, It’ll take place in the soccer club at 8pm and the price is €20 for a table of four. Non members are more than welcome.

PS. In further exciting social news, the Dogs’ Night will take place on Saturday March 15th.

Walk Report from Pat Moloney, Knockmealdowns-19th January Easy B

A group of ten walkers met at the hairpin bend on The Vee. The morning was cold and overcast but thankfully dry. We began our walk following the Glenmoylan River in a southerly direction through the beautiful glen for approx 2.5km. We gradually gained height until met the county boundary wall halfway between Sugarloaf and Knockmealdown.

Visibility had deteriorated as we made our way to the top of Knockmealdown. About 1km from the top we encountered snow underfoot which was a welcome sight and added to the enjoyment of the walk. We had lunch at the top and soon after we started our descent, retracing our steps for approx 1km.

From here we picked up a track to Knockmoylan then walked North to Knockshane and back down into Glenmoylan, where we crossed the river. Having successfully crossed the river we began climbing again following a track under the Sugarloaf back to the cars.
The walk took 4 ½ hours, covering a distance of 12km, with a climb of 700 metres.

Other Bits and Bobs 

A reminder that if you’re interested in going to Leenane on 25th April, you can contact Richard Dykes. on  086 2411287  It’s €99 for two nights, €144 for three nights and €189 for four nights.  

The Lions’ Club sent a thank you note to Dungarvan Hillwalking Club for the €260 they raised at the Mulled Wine Walk.  

A reminder for the tech savvy that Dungarvan Hillwalking Club has a new Facebook page, There’s a healthy interest already and thanks to all the members and friends who’ve liked it so farm.
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