7 July 2019

Sunday July 7 2019 was Long Sunday within the club with 3 walks all longer than normal. The extended Sunday Ramble led by Brid Ryan Bourke started in Cadamstown village, heading up Coach Road reaching an old laneway known locally as Paul’s Lane. Walking uphill for nearly 1km passing a group of derelict houses which was the village of Bordingstown. Immediately after the houses the group of 13 accessed a track and passed through farmland and onto forest track where the walk joins both the Slieve Bloom Way and Nature Trail Loop. After km or 2 the group rejoined Paul’s lane loop. On reaching a swinging gate, the group followed an old mass path. The group reached a small stream known locally as Purcell’s Brook. Lunch was enjoyed on the riverbank. The group stopped at a beautiful weir on the Silver River. Walking along the bank of the spectacular Silver River enjoying the scenery before ascending to a wooden stile and entering farmland and onto a farm laneway returning to the village. The group visited the dolman on the other side of the village where the old mill is also well worth a viewing.

Denise Laffan led the A walk group of 13 walkers accomplishing The Comeraghs Crossing, starting at Mahon Falls and completed the crossing over to the Holy Year Cross, great day out was had by all.

Ray Creaney led the “B” walk consisting of 17 walkers, including 3 new members from Roscrea set off to do the 3 lake walk in the Galtees. Weather was overcast and clamy for the first part of the walk, cleared up after lunch. A great effort from all saw us arrive back safe and sound, after a long but very enjoyable walk. Hats off to them all, a great bunch of walkers.

This coming Sun (Jul 14) A and B walks leave from opposite the fire station in Cashel at 11am. These are the last Sunday walks for the Summer. We will return Sunday Sept 1st with an A and C walk. Wear outdoor clothing and suitable footwear and bring a rain jacket and a packed lunch. A change of clothes and particularly footwear for after the walk is also strongly advised.

For further information call Denise Laffan at (087) 925 3049 for any query re walks.