Thursday 21 April 2016

Austrian Holiday Update

Travel Arrangements

Flight times

4th September. 
Depart Dublin 11:25 am.          Arrive Memmingen 14:45

11th September
Depart Memmingen 15:10       Arrive Dublin 16:35

Times are Provisional and may be liable to change.

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Saturday 9 April 2016

Comeragh Crossing

Supported by

 Comeragh Crossing & Challenge
Saturday 2nd July 2016
Killgobinet Sports Centre.  Bohadoon     Dungarvan    Co. Waterford
Map Reference. S 237 / 005.         
GPS  N 52° 9' 22·9.             W 7° 39' 15·4.
 Registration from 06:30
Challenge bus leaves at    07:00
Crossing bus leaves at      07:30
Nire bus leaves at             10:00
Kilbrien Bus leaves at       13:00
Allow time to sign in (30 mins)
€25 Entry Fee.      €20 Kilbrien entry fee.
Entry fee covers bus transport, refreshments at the Nire valley and Mauma road, and a hot plate at finish venue.
Print a registration form to save time at start. Available at
Dungarvan Hillwalking Club is delighted to host this annual event, with four different levels of walking, as follows:
Comeragh Challenge (45km),                      Comeragh Crossing (35km),                       Nire Valley Walk (22km)                                    Kilbrien Walk (10km)                                     .                              All starting and finishing at Killgobinet Sports Centre Bohadoon, Dungarvan, County Waterford.       All four walks take participants to the top of Cruachán with its beautiful views of Dungarvan and the bay. The area of the walk is on O.S.I sheet 75.             By participating, you are making a contribution to the West Waterford Hospice.
Walk 1. Comeragh Challenge.                     Bus Leaves at 07:00
Clonmel to Killgobinet Sports Centre Bohadoon.
This self navigated walk is 45kms, has an ascent 2,000m (approx) and is aimed at the very experienced and fit walker with navigation skills. It takes walkers via Lachtnafrankee and Knockanaffrin ridge to the Nire Valley, then via the Gap, Carrignagour, BoolaCairn to Coumfea, Seefin, Farbreaga and Cruacháun.
Walk 2. Comeragh Crossing.                                  Bus Leaves at 07:30
Clonmel to Killgobinet Sports Centre Bohadoon.
This walk is 35kms and takes 8 – 10 hours to complete via Long hill, Punch bowl and the slopes of Knockanaffrin to the Nire valley, then Coumfea, Seefin, Treenearla commons, Mauma road and Cruachan. Mainly on mountain terrain with 1,250 ascent (approx). Club marshals and sweepers will be on the route.
Walk 3. The Nire valley walk.                                   Bus Leaves at 10:00
The Nire Valley car park to Killgobinet Sports Centre Bohadoon.
This walk is 22kms long and has an ascent of 900m (approx), it takes 5 – 6 hours to complete. Club marshals and sweepers will be on the route.
Walk 4. The Kilbrien walk.                                       Bus leaves at 13:00
This walk is 10 kms and has an ascent of 350m (approx) and it takes about 3 hours to complete. Club marshals and sweepers will be on the route.
Reducing CO2 emissions & Reusing signs & Recycling waste.


Monday 4 April 2016

April News Letter

April Hillwalking Newsletter

The Club made its annual trek up to Sliabh na mBan on Saint Patricks Day lead by Brian Wickham. All 33 walkers made it to the top with weather conditions very favourable. When we reached the top we sang a few verses of "Sliabh na mBan". We then made our way down to Kilcash Castle where we dined majestically on delicious fare, washed down with hot mugs of tea and coffee. After the picnic, we we retired to the local pub for further refreshments. Thanks to all those who brought along food.
Wicklow weekend walk schedule
B+       Lugnaquillia Mountain (925m) via Glenmalur, Fraughan Rock Glen and
Art’s Lough.              15 Kms.          Height gain 770m.               Richard.

B-        Brockagh Mountain Via Laragh, and the Vale of Glendasan.
10kms                                    Height gain 400m                Tony
This walk can be lengthened or shortened accordingly

C walk           Glendalough.                       Around the Lakes.              Erich

One walk for all levels.      The Spink.                 9Kms.             4 Hours.         Richard

Navigation course
We now have dates for our beginners guide to navigation. It will consist of two evenings at 8pm on Tuesday the 26th April and Wednesday 4th May, also two half days on the hill to be decided by the group. A booking deposit of €10 secures a place. See Pat Maloney.

If you’ve got a walk report or piece of news the club should know about, drop an email to Marie Jennings on
Dont forget to buy the local papers to get the news and walk reports of the DHWC

Food Festival Weekend                        April 16th / 17th

Wicklow Weekend                                April 22nd / 24th                          Walks start on Saturday at 10am

Cunnigar Crossing                               Sunday 5th June

Comeragh Crossing                             Saturday 2nd July         

Summer BBQ                                       Saturday 16th July

Austrian Holiday          Sunday 4th / Sunday 11th          Balance of €509 now Payable Please

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