Sunday 27 Sept 2020 – National Walking Day.
Report from Eoin Wolahan
“There were eight walkers on the A walk. Starting from a farmer’s yard (with permission) they headed on a low gorse route terraine which brought them to the top of Knockeenatoung. The weather was perfect for walking- good sunshine with a slight breeze. They then walked up to the top of Galteebeg where they had lunch. The views were magnificent. As they descended Galteebeg they walked towards the bottom of Galtee Mor and then turned left for the long track back to the cars. It was a great walk and enjoyed by all.”
John G O’Dwyer led C group of 14 following in the footsteps of Republican leader Liam Lynch on April 11, 1923, the day he died in the Knockmealdown Mountains. It was wall-to-wall sunshine as the group traced Lynch and his companions from the Houlihan house where he stayed on the last night of his life to the monument marking the spot where he was shot by Free State soldiers. Then, it was a stroll downhill to the trailhead, after a leisurely 4 hours among the hills.
With the current situation in which we find ourselves regarding the spread of the Covid 19 virus, Mid Tipp Hillwalkers Steering Committee’s priority is protecting the health of our members, our families, our friends, our neighbours, and the wider population at large.
The Club hopes that everyone is keeping safe and well and would encourage members
to continue walking independently which is an excellent way of maintaining health and well being and to follow the Governments advice and HSE guidelines on walking 2 metres from others and maintaining the required social distance. Stay safe, stay active, social distance and wash hands everyone and we hope to see you soon on the hills.
Mid Tipp Hillwalkers walks have always been open to all, when the restrictions have been sufficiently eased we will organise group walks that everyone can participate on but for the moment walks are for Members Only.
Next Sunday 4 Oct 2020 an A Walk will leave Cashel at 9.30 am and a B Walk will leave Cashel at 10 am, if you are interested in going on either of these walks as they will be kept to a maximum of 15 people for the coming weeks, please let Denise know at 087 9253049 by Fri 2 Oct 2020.