Sunday 29 April 2018

May Newsletter

April Newsletter

Comeragh Crossing Entries Open

The date of our Comeragh Crossing is getting closer – it’s on Saturday 7 July, so just a reminder that you can register on the website. We’ll have all your favourites – the Comeragh Challenge, Comeragh Crossing from Dungarvan to Clonmel, the Nire Walk and the Kilbrien Walk. The Kilbrien walk costs €20 and the other walks are all €35. You can go to and click on Comeragh Crossing to register.

West Waterford Food Festival Walk

Dungarvan Hillwalking Club led its annual walk for the West Waterford Festival of Food n Saturday 21 April. The walk met at the Park Hotel at 10am and took the walkers on a 7km route in the Comeraghs. Walkers had to be over fourteen to take part. The walk lasted around four hours, and was a good way for people to burn those food festival calories.

Foggy Walk to Carrigaline Mast. Walk Report: Patricia Hurley

Brian Reardon led a group of intrepid C walkers through fog on Sunday 8 April. The walk was listed as the Comeraghs and the walkers went up to Carrigaline Mast and to the standing stone, before they made their way back to the Mauma Road. This 12km walk lasted 3.5 hours.

Sneem Weekend – May 2018

In May, the club will be heading to Sneem in Co. Kerry for our weekend away. The weekend runs from 11-13 May and we’ll be staying at the Sneem Hotel. There will be B and C walks on the Saturday, and walks on Friday and on Sunday for anyone who wants to stretch their legs further.

Thursday Walk in Woodstown

Eleven brave souls ventured east to Woodstown, near Dunmore East, for a walk led by Neil Fitzgerald. We walked along Woodstown Beach, clambered over rocks and ended up on Creadon Beach, escaping the tide just on time. After a break there, and some enthusiastic photograph taking, we made our way along the lanes and back to our meeting point at the Saratoga Pub. The walk lasted two hours. Mist remained with us the whole time, but our bright spirits banished any gloom.

If you have a walk report or any other news you think the club members should know, please contact club PRO Derbhile Graham,

Friday 20 April 2018

Thursday Walk in Woodstown 19 April 2018

I actually managed to make a Thursday walk this week (19 April), as it was on my side of the county. It was in Woodstown and it was led by Neil Fitzgerald. Here's a pic to give you a flavour of the walk - and of the breaktime fun. 

Friday 13 April 2018

Thursday Walk in Kilrossanty

Eibhlin Power, one of the Thursday C walkers' resident photographers, took these stunning snaps from a walk in Kilrossanty on Thursday 12 April 2018, led by Geoff Palmer.

Friday 6 April 2018

Thursday Walk in Whiting Bay

The Thursday walkers enjoyed a beach walk in Whiting Bay near Ardmore, on one of the few fine days we have enjoyed this year, Thursday 5 April. This pic was taken by Eibhlin Power.