January 2020 Newsletter
Walk Report: Mulled Wine Walk, Sunday 15 December
This event was a success, despite the gloomy weather, with around 31 people turning up to walk. The walk went along the Ardmore cliffs, and the path along the cliffs has been revamped, making it much easier to access. Heroic attempts were made to keep the rain away, with Christmas carols sung at various stages of the walk, at varying levels of ability.
Peter Mangan led the walk, so many thanks to him. Big thanks also go to our catering team, Erich and Ronagh Baumann, who provided mulled wine and mince pies. These disappeared in no time. Thanks to all who brought cakes and other confections, and above all, thanks to all who contributed to our bucket collection for our three charities, the Lions Club, Mountain Rescue and the Hospice. The rain did come when we reached the carpark, but this did nothing to dampen our spirits.
Club Weekend Away 2020
If you’re planning to go on the club weekend away to Kilkeel Co. Down, happening on the May Bank Holiday Weekend, don’t forget to have your deposit in with Mary by the 7 January meeting. The deposit is €50, and the remaining €120 is due 3 March. For more info, contact Mary Murphy on 087 2273825. Thanks to Mary for her hard work in organising the weekend.
Club Christmas Party
This was a huge success, with some revellers leaving Merries Restaurant at unmentionable hours. The food was tasty and the crack was mighty.
Camino Inglese September Trip
Tony Fitzgerald is planning a trip on the Camino Inglese in Spain on 6-13 September. The Camino Ingles is one of the shortest routes to the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela. If you’re interested, you can contact Tony on 0872588171
There is a plan to bring in a guest speaker for our February meeting, on Tuesday 4 February at 8pm in the Tudor. John Foley is a talented photographer and film-maker and he will share his experiences with the club members. We feel that having speakers adds an extra dimension to the meetings, plus you get all the inside gossip on what’s happening in the club.
If you have any news or walk reports you’d like included in the club newsletter, please contact club PRO Derbhile Graham, firstname.lastname@example.org.