24 June 2018

Sunday 24th June 2018.
Willie Fahey led the A walk. The group of 10 completed the Knockshane, Knockmealdown, 4.5 hour circuit. Knockshane was a challenging climb in the heat but a nice breeze on the summit of Knockmealdown made for a very enjoyable lunch. The group met walkers from Dublin and also Kilkenny who reminded them that they had “nothing else to do in Tipperary for the remainder of the summer”. It was a very enjoyable day on the hills.

John G O’Dwyer led the C walk. The group of 14 completed a 3hr section of the Suir Greenway which is part of
The East Munster Way 70km linear walking route of considerable variety, from riverside paths to woodland and from open mountain moorland to quiet country roads. It starts on the edge of Carrick-on-Suir, and follows the River Suir upstream. The Suir, held by some to be the second-longest river in Ireland, is majestic and slow-moving at this point, overlooked by old castles and churches, and home to otters and herons. At the pretty village of Kilsheelan, the route crosses into County Waterford and ascends into the foothills of the Comeragh Mountains. It soon descends again to follow the Suir into Clonmel, The group completed their walk at Ferryhouse, Clonmel.

This coming Sunday (July 1st) an extended A and B walks leave from opposite the fire station in Cashel at 11am. There is also an extended Ramble heading to Devils Bit. Leaving Slievenamon Road carpark at 10am sharp and meeting at Cloncannon at 1030am.

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.