Wednesday 5 July 2017

July News Letter

DHWC Members Summer BBQ Saturday 15th July

Cunnigar Crossing

John Browne guided over 300 souls into the water on Sunday 25th June. We crossed to the Cunnigar and over the sand banks via the oyster beds to Tig an Ceoil, where we had refreshments with musical entertainment.          This must be a record number of participants.
The Dungarvan Lions Club was very pleased with the event and the donations collected from the walkers.
The beer and the bus worked well and a great time was had by all.
Thanks to Peter and his team for another great well organised event.

Comeragh Crossing.

Done and dusted for another year.
The walking conditions on the day became quite demanding at times with low cloud and mist at times. Thankfully everyone returned off the hill safely which was the most important thing.

Total Walking numbers 187

Challenge  31     Crossing    96     Nire   40     Kilbrien      20

The first year of our on line registration went really well and it is certainly the way ahead, it makes managing entrant’s data and buses a lot easier.
The Club is indebted to the organising team for another excellent walking event especially Brian with his computerised start procedure and all the other people who played a major role in the smooth running of the event. Thanks to all the walking and checkpoint marshals and the mobile catering team. Also a special thanks to non club members for helping.

The continued support of our sponsors is also greatly appreciated.

Country Store Dungarvan.                   McGrath Newsagent,      Flahavans.           Abbeyside Eurospar.            Garvey’s Supervalue. Pat Maloney Furniture.   Dungarvan Civil Defence.       Willie Kiely.

A quote from the first challenge walker back.

“Well done to everyone at Dungarvan Hillwalking Club. Best organised walk in the country and has been since I started walking seven years ago”.