28 Nov 2021

Cathy Reilly led 11 walkers on the A walk and they started in dry conditions from Rossadrehid Waterworks. They climbed along the ridge to Knockastackeen, 583m in poor visibility. From here they dropped down to Lough Muskry and then turned uphill through a steep gully to the summit of Greenane at 802m. Lunch was enjoyed at O’Loughlin’s Castle to much appreciated shelter from the rain and high winds! They then headed back down through very poor visibility to the col on Knockastakeen and finally met up with the forest track to return to their cars.

Huge congrats to Cathy Reilly for leading her first Mid Tipperary Hillwalkers A walk in very challenging conditions. Well done from everyone Cathy on a job very well done! And thanks to TJ for photos from walk.

Eileen Ryan led a group of 17 walkers on the C Walk in the Comeraghs today. They did Lachtnafrankee and Long Hill. They found a sheltered spot for lunch at a peat bank by a track under Long Hill. They then followed the track back towards the Punchbowl and after crossing some rough, heathery ground arrived back at their cars after about 3 and a half hours. Visibility remained poor all day. The fog never lifted but the C Walkers were undaunted and remained in good spirits all day.

5 Dec 2021
The Sunday Ramble is heading to Bishopswood, Dundrum to walk a nice trail taking about 2 hours along forest tracks. The meeting point is at Ely’s Centra, The Mall, Thurles, at the back of the shop. Meet at 9.50am leaving Thurles at 10am sharp. The later meeting point is at Bishopswood at 10.30am. Please bring a flask & snack for a socially distant cuppa after walk. Hope you can join us. For info please contact Tina on 086 356 5134.

Please check in next week for info on events that may, or may not, be happening on the run-up to Christmas.