31 May 2019

Friday 31 May 2019 we headed to Dundrum to Bishop`s Wood. The Earl of Montalt owned the estate up until 1905. The gamekeepers lodge which is about 1 km from the car park has been taken over by the Boy Scouts Association and has been turned into a National Boy Scout Centre. There is no specific trail here but the area has an extensive forest road network giving the group of 34 plenty of scope for walking.
The group enjoyed lovely evening sunshine and views. Afterwards 20 of the group enjoyed the refreshments in Simon’s in Clonoulty. Thanks everyone for heading out and making it an enjoyable evening.

Next Friday 07 June 2019 we are heading to Abbeyleix to complete the Killamuck Bog Loop. This walk on minor roadways, riverbank, forestry paths, bog paths, old railway line, boardwalk and woodland tracks brings you through different environments around Abbeyleix. Hope you can come and join us. Did you know that walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health? Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. Unlike some other forms of exercise, walking is free and doesn’t require any special equipment or training. 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 at Abbeyleix Manor Hotel 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.