Friday 31 May 2019

Guest Speaker Featuring At Next Club Meeting

At our next club meeting on Tuesday 4 June, physio John Phelan will share his wisdom on preparation and recovery exercises and other tips for hillwalkers. If you'd like to find out how to keep your body in shape for the hills, come along to the meeting, Tuesday 4 June, 8pm, the Tudor House pub.

Friday 24 May 2019

Sligo Weekend May 2019

Dungarvan Hillwalking Club had a fabulously successful weekend in Sligo on the weekend of 17-19 May 2019. Over forty members signed up for the weekend, and there was a wide range of walks on offer. Here are a few pics taken on Knocknarea Mountain, rumoured to be the burial place of Queen Maeve.

Three of the pics are from Derbhile Graham …

… and this pic came from Ann Mangan

Friday 10 May 2019

A Tale of Two Thursday Walks - In Two Photos

On Thursday 9 May, two of our veteran photographers attended each of our two Thursday walks.

Michael Daly thoroughly enjoyed Peter Mangan's B walk, a looped walk which took in Crotty's Lake. Here's his stunning pic.

Then Eibhlin Power captured the merriment of the Thursday C walkers, who headed for Killineen Ridge under the leadership of Carmel. 

Monday 6 May 2019

May Newsletter

Update on Sligo Weekend

The club expects to have a magnificent weekend in Sligo on 17 and 18 May. We’ll be staying at the Sligo Southern Hotel, where we’ll no doubt enjoy great food and hospitality. But above all, we’ll be enjoying some varied and interesting walks, thanks to the hard work of Dave Byrne and his recce team, who have checked out the walks for us.

The Saturday B walk is expected to be on the mighty Ben Bulben, clocking in at 15.5km. The C walk is expected to be to Knocknaree Mountain and the grave of the legendary Queen Maeve. Also, the car pool fee is €30 for those who are sharing the driving.

Walk Report: Anne Valley Sunday C Walk, 31 March

A tidy handful of walkers ventured east to try out the extended Anne Valley walk under the leadership of Elizabeth Twohig. Nine walkers in all sampled the new route, which takes you along the Anne River. The walkers had a chance to see lots of wildlife, and the walkers were delighted to come upon a swan’s nest.

Unfortunately, we missed a chance to see an egret that had been popping up in recent days, but we were content to chat and explore the route, which was new to some of the walkers. The walk lasted just under three hours and the cloud cover never quite lifted, though it stayed dry.

Dates For Your Diary:

Saturday 6 July: Comeragh Crossing

Saturday 13 July: Club Barbecue, kindly hosted by Colm and Linda Humphries

Sunday 1 September: Cunnigar Crossing

Next Club Meeting: The next club meeting will take place on Tuesday 4 June at the Tudor House at 8pm.

If you have any news you think you’d like the club to hear about, please contact PRO Derbhile Graham,