Wednesday 8 July 2015

Comeragh Crossing Comments

A selection of emails received.

Hi Richard
Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the Dungarven hillwalking club for organising the Comeragh challenge. It was a great event, extremely well organised, and everyone at the administration points, bus and checkpoints were very friendly and helpful.The legs weren't bending at the ankles this morning, but thankfully they are now back to normal. I met some great people along the route and intend to take part again next year.
Well done.
Kind regards
Sharon  Godfrey
Dear Dungarvan Hillwalking Club,

Wishing you all best of luck today.
Sorry I can't be with you this year - will be missing the Challenge and all the familiar Points and Faces.
Hope its a great success.

Kind Regards,
Dominic Price

I took part in the Comeragh Crossing
 on Sat.  I would like to thank you all very much for organising a great day. Everyone was so nice and friendly and all was so well organised. We didn't fit on the bus so a very nice gentleman from the club drove us to the start, I'm sorry I don't know his name.
I loved the walk and was so happy that the weather was so good I was able to appreciate the views .
The food and coffee were very welcome.  If I had known about them I could have carried a lighter rucksack!!
The food at the finish was lovely.
 I hope to get back next year.  Thank you all again and well done
Gemma Slattery
Hi there,
Just a quick thank you for all of the work involved in organising Saturday’s Comeragh Crossing. “Enjoyed” mightn’t be the right word but very glad I did it and it was really well set up. It was my first time doing the Crossing but hopefully won’t be the last. Thanks,

Brian Nolan,

Can you please pass on my thanks to all in the Dungarvan Hillwalking Club for a brilliantly organised Comeragh Crossing. And again thank you for all your help leading up to the walk See you all next year
Mick Penston

Hi Richard,
A thousand apologies. I was so busy in work etc I never saw this reply til now.
I am just waiting for the train after my weekly visits to dad.
I was extremely impressed with the entire event and if you could hear all the glowing comments from fellow walkers your ears would be burning and you would be glowing.
Everyone I talked to bar none had wonderful praise for the organisation of the entire weekend.
Congratulations take a bow. (And a well deserved rest.)
Ps I am unfamiliar with the challenge etc. whilst I know I should be better with the compass I like the socialibilitity of the walks and perhaps was better off doing as I did.
Take care

July News Letter


A big thank you to all the club members and non members, who contributed to the Annual Comeragh Crossing, making it a great success and the biggest so far.
260 walkers took to the hills and all but a handful completed their walks. The weather was kind to us and the new finish venue seemed to go down well. 
 Supporting the Dungarvan Lions Club the Annual Cunnigar Crossing will take place on Sunday August 2nd. The meeting place is the TSB car park and we will depart from there at 1:30pm prompt. After the walk, we will repair to Tig An Cheoil Pub for refreshments and a collection for the Dungarvan Lions Club. Remember to bring a change of foot wear as it can get very mucky.

18th July From 18:00.               Marie’s Garden.           Tickets from Committee.           €5 

The Annual Holiday Abroad on September 12-19th is to Tenerife. This was the destination of the first club holiday abroad. As it's the 20th Anniversary of the Club, a return visit was decided. To find out more about the holiday and the walks planned, contact Tony Fitzgerald. 


The AGM is set for the 6th October at the Park Hotel. Some vacancies on the committee will become available so we thought we would start early to try and fill them. Please volunteer early to avoid disappointment, or consider any post if approached. The jobs are not as daunting as they may seem. Thanks.