6 July 2018

Friday 6th July 2018 once again to the delight of 23 walkers enjoyed glorious sunshine on their walk up on the Silvermines Ridge. Making their way around the Knockanora loop, they couldn’t help but admire the splendour of Keeper hill. Once up on the ridge people enjoyed the beautiful scenery spread out for miles in front of them. Lough Derg, the Shannon, Galway was mentioned, and of course the closed down mines, the tailing ponds and Silvermines Village. Back down from the ridge and everyone took on the challenge of Coolyhorney hill, quite a steep hill presents a personal achievement once you reach the top. It was with content of a beautiful walk the group headed back to the cars. Their usual cuppa and lovely refreshments were back in Hickeys in the Silvermines village. thanks to Mary for looking after the group.

Next Friday July 13th 2018 we are heading to Durrow. Meeting outside Castle Arms Hotel around 7pm.

The Friday Evening Walks are low level walks, from May to September 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.

Walks are organised by Carmel Needham, Tina Bourke and Brid Ryan Bourke.