26 July 2019

Friday evening walks.
Friday 26 July 2019 Silvermines was the destination. The group of 28 set off from the Coillte map, taking the forestry road to the right going through the barrier, walked along then left and headed down through the forestry. The track fell away towards the valley. There was beautiful views of Keeper. At the next junction stopping noting that the loop walk branched upwards but continuing down to the valley. Heading downhill coming through the last barrier at the bottom. Out now on the Killoscully to Glenculloo road. Walking in the lovely valley of Glown with the Mulcair River on the right. Continuing on crossing the bridge to a view of the old schoolhouse and the sound of the river. Continuing on the winding valley road, with the river now on the left, crossing another bridge and took the uphill trek which had a steep incline. The route known locally as ‘Harrington’s Lane’ was testing From there back up to the forest track and after a ramble along the forest track returned to the carpark at the top. Great evening enjoyed by the group and refreshments enjoyed by 24 in Tommy Hickey’s in Silvermines Village. Thanks everyone for coming out and making it an enjoyable evening. With only 5 walks left this summer, come out and join us.

Next Friday Aug 2 we are heading back to Durrow to complete the second half of the loop and view Scarecrows as part of the festival which is from 28 July to 5 August celebrating its 10th anniversary. Would highly recommend people to head to Durrow earlier than walk to view these creative scarecrows as on the walk and on the green in Durrow we will only see a few scarecrows. Meeting opposite Castle Arms Hotel at 710pm. This Loop walk follows minor road, forestry tracks and woodland trails. Hope you can come and join us. Walking is the easiest way to get moving, get active and fit with friends and to have a chat & a laugh. We are leaving Slievenamon carpark 6.30 SHARP to arrive in Durrow at 710pm. Contact Brid 086 8071753.

Friday evening walks are low level walks, of 2 – 3 hrs duration, mostly on forest track. If you want to get out and about in the countryside, meet new people, and make new friends, just come along. We explore paths and trails off the beaten track and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday. We offer an easy introduction to off-road walking for anybody considering taking it up. All we ask is that you come prepared with sturdy footwear, rain jacket, drink and snack. Everyone welcome, old friends and plenty of room for newcomers. The walks are very sociable and usually we end our Friday evening walk by heading for a cup of tea and sandwich. We meet every Friday evening at Slievenamon Road car park in Thurles at 6.20pm and leave at 6.30pm sharp.