17 June 2018

Sunday 17th June 2018.
Six B Walkers had a great day out in the Comeraghs led by Dick Hennessy. On their ascent to Knocksheegowna the mountain was shrouded in mist and fog. On reaching the mountain top the skies cleared and spectacular views of the surrounding countryside were enjoyed for the rest of the day. Lunch was enjoyed in beautiful sunshine on Cnoc An Aifrinn. A great walk was enjoyed by all.

Bridget Browne led 7 walkers on the A walk setting out from a farmer's yard at the end of a very long narrow road off the R639. It was cool enough starting out and a brief rain shower sent them to their bags for rain gear. No sooner had they put them on and started walking, it stopped just as quickly. On the other side of a rather full river they gladly removed their wet gear. They then made gradual progress up the never-ending climb that eventually led them to O’Loughlin’s Castle where they had lunch. From here, in cooler conditions, they headed for Galty Beag. There were a variety of groups out, one large, doing a walk for MS. The sun made its appearance as they enjoyed a sos beag. Then they descended down onto the Black Road and made their way to the Memorial for the 1976 plane crash victims and carried on up Knockeenatoung and down the other side, back to their cars. Walk took four hours twenty minutes, covering about 12km.

This coming Sunday (June 22nd) A and C walks leave from opposite the fire station in Cashel at 11am. John G is leading the C walk and hoping to walk a 20km section of the Suir Greenway which is along a towpath. The group completed this walk a couple of years ago and it was a fabulous walk.

The full programme of walks is now on our website at www.midtipphillwalkers.ie or Facebook. For further information visit the website or Facebook or call
Dan Condren at 087 2273082 for any query re walks.