Tuesday 25 August 2015

September News Letter

September News Letter
If you participate in a walk would you please consider writing a very short report for the news letter? Any items would be gratefully received.                                                                                                                                                                   Email to
Walk report
The club walk on the 9th August, 2015 had a small turnout of 3 walkers in total. Since the weather was poor we did a four hour walk at a good pace taking in Seefin, Casey’s Road, Barnamadra Gap, and Carrigaline from the Mauma Road. We covered a distance of 16 k. approx. and the three of us were happy with a good work out at a strong pace.
George Tutty   Walk Leader.
Walk Classifications
The monthly schedule from September onwards will now include an A walk. I have asked some accomplished B walkers to up the calibre of their walks to make them a bit more challenging, so giving the opportunity for members to give them a go, indeed some of our B walks were already at an A standard so it is also a bit of a reclassification.
We shall also try and get an Easy B walk on the sheet once a month to give a greater variety of walks for members to try.
We would also like to see 4 away day walks a year, that is walking in a different mountain range / location, no further than a 2 hour drive away. These I would imagine to be on a Saturday or Thursday. Any volunteers or locations contact
Reenie Palmer is becoming the Thursday afternoon C style walk coordinator, any offers to lead walks should be directed to her on 087 122 4040. She is taking over from John Browne who has done a magnificent job for the past 5 years or more. Well done and thanks for your hard work.
The AGM is at 20:00 on 6th October at the Park hotel Dungarvan.
The agenda is available on the website and also sent by email.
If you did not receive it by email and were expecting it, please check we have your correct address by sending an email to
Light refreshments will be available.
Vacant positions

We still have some vacant posts. Any nominations for posts to

Any news or walk reports please send to Marie at

Monday 24 August 2015


Notice is hereby given of the Dungarvan Hillwalking Club AGM, which will be held on Tuesday 6th October 2015 at the Park Hotel, Dungarvan, at 8pm. All members are cordially invited to attend and new members are most welcome.
The Agenda for the AGM is as follows.
Presentation of cheque to West Waterford Hospice
1. Apologies
2. Approval of Minutes of AGM 7th October 2014.
3. Chairperson's Address
4. Secretary's Report
5. Treasurer's Report
6. Membership Secretary's Report
7. Constitutional amendment.
8. AOB. For the retiring committee, taken from the floor.
9. Elected officers stand down
10. Election of Officers
The following officers will be elected at the AGM.
Vice Chairperson
Membership Secretary
Children's Officer
Environmental Officer
Walk Coordinators, A, B and C.
Website Coordinator
11. October Walks
12. AOB. For the new committee, taken from the floor.
We hope that you will be able to attend and look forward to seeing you on the night.
Yours sincerely.
Richard Dykes

Tuesday 4 August 2015

August News Letter

August News Letter
                                    If you participate in a walk would you please consider writing a very short report for the news letter?  Anything would be gratefully received.

Comeragh Crossing
                                                The amount raised for the West Waterford Hospice is €1500, and will be presented to them at the start of the AGM on the 6th October.

                                                The weather just held out for a very pleasant evening at Maries house on the 18th July. Thanks to all who contributed in making the event such a success. Over €100 was added to the total of the Comeragh Crossing donation to the West Waterford Hospice.

Cunnigar Crossing
                                                Over 120 men, women, children and dogs crossed to the Cunnigar spit on Sunday 2nd August. With John at the helm and wind and tide in fierce competition, every one made it across safely. At the Tigh An Cheoil public house refreshments were available, and as it was the oyster festival the same weekend the local GAA ran a barbeque  and musicians were in session. The weather also good to us, although windy it did stay dry, with everyone in good spirits a magnificent  €701 was raised for the Dungarvan Lions club. Well done to all people involved in making the event such a success.

                                                The AGM is at 20:00 on 6th October at the Park hotel Dungarvan.
We will be voting on a change to the constitution of the club to allow us to hold committee meetings as and when required, at present meetings have to be two weeks prior to the club night, which can be demanding on peoples time.
Vacant positions
Secretary.           Membership Secretary.                                Chairman.           Ordinary Club Member.
Any nominations for posts to