20 June 2021

“A” Walk
Eoin Wolahan led the A walk which started from near Birchells Bridge in the Nire Valley. We headed for Knocksheegowna Mountain taking in some lovely scenic views and then walked across the Knockanaffrin Mountain range down to point 638 overlooking Coumduala Lough. We then headed for the “Standing Stones” before making our way back to the cars. A most enjoyable walk in cloudy weather conditions, no rain, and visibility was excellent.

The Ramble
17 ramblers headed to the Barnane side of the Devils Bit, but instead of parking on the right, we parked on the left, and proceeded up what is known locally as Currán, a gentle climb giving way to brilliant views of the countryside; Knockanora and the Devils Bit, all the while enjoying the fine weather. Lunch was had enjoying the views across Templederry, Toomevara, Lough Derg, and even into Co Offaly. After lunch the group proceeded into the woods and climbed back up onto the path and enjoyed figuring the different areas of the countryside as we headed back to the cars. A good day was had.

“B” Walk
Lovely day out with 24 on B walk. Parked at the lower car park in Rossadrehid and walked up the forest track. After climbing over the stile we headed up Farbrega enjoying lovely views as we climbed. We enjoyed a lovely scenic lunch at O’Loughlins’ Castle before heading down to Lough Muskry. Walked out the track from the lake and returned to cars.