Friday 27 November 2015

Walk Report. 1st November

"PURE MAGIC" a Walk in the Comeragh Mountains.

The fog was down to the water’s edge in Dungarvan harbour when 6 brave hill walkers gathered, expecting a foggy walk with no visibility. We drove to the Nire Car Park and started walking the track towards the Gap in a complete blanket of fog. As we approached the Gap, the fog started to clear and we could see, higher up on Carrignagower, that it was blue sky and sunshine peeking out through the fog. We climbed through the fog and within 5 minutes we broke out into the bluest sky and sunshine. The clearest day of sunshine so far.

Off in the distance, we could see nothing but the " Shaving Foam Clouds"all the way until they were interrupted by the "Knockmealdowns"to the West, "Galteemore" further West," Silvermines" North West," Slievenamon" to the North and" Mount Leinster to the North East. (50 Kms away!!) It was like flying over the Alps in a plane except we were in the Comeraghs!! We continued onto the Boole Cairn and stopped for lunch dining in T-Shirts and sunglasses- a warm breeze gently blowing. We then continued to the top of Coumshingaun. But looking in, we saw nothing but a Coum full of fog/cloud -Shaving Foam!! From there we crossed the black bog and as we dropped into the fog, it retreated back down to the falls as the hot sun burnt off the fog. As we cleared the the black bog, the fog again crept its way back up the valley, covering the area we had just crossed "PURE MAGIC". We then dropped back down into the Scilloges, into the fog, with visibility back down to 5 meters and back to using compass, GPS and maps all the way to the Nire Car Park.!!              ONE MAGICAL DAY OF HILL WALKING.       Donal O' Mahoney

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Milk Hill "B" Walk

Sunday 22nd Milk Hill "B" Walk route

Ten walkers faced milk hill in the Monavullagh mountains on Sunday.
Just over 12Kms and a maximum height of 600m.
Great views of the Nire valley, Seefin and down towards Dungarvan.

Monday 9 November 2015

The Long Way Round

South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association 



15Km Night Walk and Run (not Chipped) 

Start and Finish at Mountain Rescue Base   Clonmel Fire Station

Registration Open from 17.00 - 18.30hrs.

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Thursday 5 November 2015

C Walk schedule amendment

The C walk schedule on the web page is correct.

15th November.       Broe Mountain.
22nd November.      Kilmacthomas.

Earlier printed versions were reversed.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

Wednesday 4 November 2015

November News Letter

November News and walk reports

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

The Thursday Afternoon Walkers
Elizabeth Twohig led a group of twenty three walkers to Ballyscanlon
and Carrigavrantry Lakes near Fenor on Thursday 29rd October 2015.
The route ran over the high ground between the lakes with views west
towards Helvic and the Comeraghs, then through the woods to
Ballyscanlon, and along laneways beside Carrigavrantry to the small
megalithic tomb in the same townland, a four thousand year old burial
site of the Early Bronze Age.
Xmas Party
The planning for the Christmas Celebration 2015 is under way.
Tickets will be on sale soon at a cost of €25.
Weekend away
We are hoping to arrange a walking weekend away in the Wicklow Mountains on the 23rd / 24th April 2016.
I will be looking for people prepared to lead B & C walks. If you can help please let me know.
Walk leaders
If you feel the need to lead a walk, please don’t wait to be asked, volunteer your services to a coordinator.
Away day walks
If you have a location for a walk just out of our usual area please let us know, we have one so far and will organising it for a Saturday or Sunday in January. Feel free to lead one yourself and we will help.