Tuesday 5 January 2016

Ardmore Walk 2015 Pictures

Ardmore Walk 2015

Walkers ready for the off

Just quietly passing the Cliff House Hotel
In the Sunshine
On the Cliffs
Pictures courtesy of Patricia Hurley

January News Letter

Hillwalking Newsletter 
Christmas Party a Swinging Success 
Thanks to the committee for giving us members a swinging night at the Tennis Club for our Christmas party on 12 December. More than 40 souls braved the bad weather and enjoyed festive fare, followed by several hours of dancing, singing and carousing. Sausages and chips made a welcome appearance just after midnight. We all appreciate the dedication of the committee for organising the caterers and DJ, making the room festive and clearing it up afterwards. A special shout out to those who provided delicious deserts on the night – we savoured every morsel. 
Mulled Wine and Mince Pies in Ardmore 
The festive fun didn’t stop at the Christmas party. On 20 December, we made our annual trip to Ardmore for the Mulled Wine and Mince Pies walk. The weather gods gave us respite from the relentless rain and we walked along the cliffs in brilliant sunshine. There was a celebrity wedding en route which we stopped to gawk at. There were valiant, enthusiastic attempts to sing carols. Santa hats were worn by some. Thanks to all who made mulled wine, mince pies and other treats, which were sampled with gusto. 40 walkers took part and they raised €219 for the Lions Club when a bucket was passed around after the walk. 
Club Holidays and Outings 
Ireland is full of fabulous walks and we’ll be exploring some of them in Wicklow, for the annual club weekend away from 22-24 April. We’ll be staying at Lynam’s of Laragh, and the price for two nights B&B and an evening mean is €130. Book your place with any member of the committee, as that trip is a hot ticket.   
Update to Facebook Page
For those who have embraced the 21st century, Dungarvan Hillwalking Club has a healthy presence on Facebook. There is a page for the general public called Dungarvan Hillwalking Club, and a group for members and prospective members called Members of Dungarvan Hillwalking Club. The Official Dungarvan Hillwalking Club and Supporters of Comeragh Crossing Facebook pages have now been deleted, but those who were on the previous pages are welcome to join the new ones. You'll find them by typing their names into the search box on Facebook.

If you’ve got a walk report or piece of news the club should know about, drop an email to Marie Jennings on
Walks are usually 4 to 6 hours. C Walks are about 3 hours. Inclement weather is likely to extend the time of all walks. Hillwalking is an adventure sport and not devoid of an element of risk. To minimize risk, be prepared: waterproof boots, rucksack, waterproofs, a packed lunch, hot drink, warm hat, gloves etc.  Mountaineering Ireland (MI) recognizes that participants in Hillwalking should be aware of and accept any risk and be responsible for their own actions and involvement                                    REMEMBER NO BOOTS, NO WALK

 A & B Walks cordinator.               Tony Fitzgerald.               087 258 8171
C Walks cordinator.                        Eddy Hill.                            083 181 8913
Thursday Walking. Contact:  Peter Mangan 087 230 8857  /  Reenie Palmer 087 122 4040

Chairperson.                                           Richard Dykes.                                         086 241 1287
Secretary.                                                Ann Mangan.                                          087 765 7794
Membership Secretary                          Mary Murphy.                                               058 41770
Public Relations                                     Marie Jennings