10 Mar 2019

Sun 10 Mar 2019 was an amalgamated walk of A & B walkers. The walk was led by Ger Fewer and Dick Hennessy. They had a great walk in the east Galtee Mountains. Initially the weather was excellent beautiful spring sunshine with fabulous views of the Galtee mountains in front and spectacular views of the Comeragh mountains behind. The 12 walkers started at Boolakennedy then proceeded several river crossings close to point 382. Then headed towards the Cairn point 587 (not too far from Sturrakeen) where they had lunch. The walk was like a “game of two halves” after lunch the weather changed to strong winds and hail/snow falling. They made their way back visiting an old kill (used to limestone land) and an old house ruin. There were scenic views when the sun shined through the clouds. As they approached the cars the sun came out. Well done to Ger and Dick for an impromptu safe and enjoyable walk

Sunday Ramble led by Tina Bourke headed to Crag loop, Grange. The group of 12 started in snow. Reaching Wellington Tower the group enjoyed beautiful blue skies and sunshine. Returning to the cars just before a hail storm the group enjoyed lovely refreshments in Hogans.

This coming Sun (Mar 17) A and C walks leave from opposite the fire station in Cashel at 11am. All welcome. Wear outdoor clothing and suitable footwear and bring a rain jacket and a packed lunch.

Walking is a great way to get fit as well as being a great way to meet new friends and see new places. Give it a go as new walkers are welcome to come along, so, for a healthy, sociable and enjoyable activity, feel free to join us in Cashel at 11am. Just being sturdy boots, suitable clothes including rain gear and a packed lunch A change of clothes and particularly footwear for after the walk is also strongly advised. Reminder Mid Tipp Hillwalkers Club Membership of €10 & Mountaineering Ireland membership at €27.90 can be paid. There’s a choice of walks each Sunday, so there’s something to suit everyone.

For further information call Denise Laffan at (087) 925 3049 for any query re walks.