Tuesday 16 September 2014

C Walk, September 14th, 2014

C Walk, Carrick to Kilsheelan, Sunday September 14th. Report by Clare Grace

Report by Clare Grace

The ‘C’ walk on Sunday September 14th was a real pleasure. A local mini bus transported us from Carrick on Suir to Kilsheelan. On arrival there, our Kilsheelan member brought us for a tour through his late summer garden pointing out interesting plants and imparting green-finger tips. Thank you James!
We then headed towards river bank and began our trek of approximately 12kms. There were about twenty of us in all, some regulars, some not so regular, plus a couple of guests. Ronagh was leading and many of the walkers had recently returned from the club holiday to Switzerland, so recounting stories and reminiscence was the order of the day.
The old barge towpath was in excellent order; not a muddy bit in sight! The weather was perfect for walking and as we ambled along, we met several fishermen along the way. We passed the recently erected monument Elm Ditch Well, a voluntary undertaking by local fishermen as a fitting legacy to the memory of their predecessors now passed on.
This was a very enjoyable way to spend a Sunday afternoon.


Monday 8 September 2014


Please consider being a club officer or committee member for the forthcoming year, the club needs these people for the walking and social events during the year. If interested please contact any committee member.
Club badges will be on sale at the AGM.
Only €5

XMAS 2014

Club celebrations, meal and entertainment at the Tennis Club
20th December


Dear Members

Notice is hereby given of the Dungarvan Hillwalking Club AGM, which will be held on Tuesday 7th October 2014 at the Park Hotel, Dungarvan, at 8pm. All members are cordially invited to attend and new members are most welcome.

Hospice Cheque Presentation pre AGM
The Agenda for the AGM is as follows.

1. Apologies

2. Approval of Minutes of AGM 8th October 2013.

3. Chairperson's Address

4. Secretary's Report

5. Treasurer's Report

6. Membership Secretary's Report

7. Election of Officers
The following officers will be elected at the AGM.
Vice Chairperson
Membership Secretary
Children's Officer
Environmental Officer
Walks Coordinators, A, B and C.
Website Coordinator
Comeragh Crossing Committee
8. Holidays 2015 - Lake District
9. October Walks
10. AOB
We hope that you will be able to attend and look forward to seeing you on the night. 

Monday 1 September 2014

September News letter

Hillwalking Newsletter

 Donation from Comeragh Crossing

Dungarvan Hillwalking Club will donate €810 to West Waterford Hospice following the very Comeragh Crossing on July 5th. The club pledged to donate €5 from the entry fees of each participant, and 162 people took part in total.

Thursday Walk: Carrigavantry Lake, August 28th

 Despite heavy clouds, it turned out to be a perfect day for walking as the John Browne Division of the Thursday walking set ventured to the Eastern half of the county for a walk by the Carrigavantry Reservoir. 13 walkers set off from Fenor carpark and the combination of warm sunshine and a fresh breeze created ideal walking conditions.

 The walk took approximately two and a half hours and the walkers strolled down laneways with bushes that were filled with blackberries. Needless to say, the walkers gorged on the plump black fruit. They stopped to let horses pass and then jumped over puddles created after the horses churned up the ground. Afterwards, the Dungarvan Baking Committee were in full force and the walkers munched tart made with forest fruits and Madeira cake, washed down with tea.

 Tuesday 7th October at 20:00 Club AGM at Park Hotel

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