Bridget Browne led the A walk group of 9 to the Galtees. They headed towards O’Loughlin’s Castle via the Burncourt River. Climbed up the shoulder in windy conditions, getting colder as they climbed. Lunch at O’Loughlin’s Castle very windy! Then continued on their way to Galty Beag where they descended to the Black Road, Knockeenatong and back to their cars. Four hour round trip in excellent company.
Joan Lysaght and Maura Creaney led B walk group of 13. They went up glenmoylan then up to Lough moylan from there they went up a gully to the Coll between the sugarloaf hill and knockmealdown. They then hiked up to knockmealdown 794 meters. On the the way up they had a strong south westerly wind on reaching knockmealdown they went the east side of the mountain where they had lunch. They had great views from there. After lunch they headed back towards the sugarloaf hill and descend back down to the vee by the grub monument. The walk took 4 and three quarter hours great company and craic as usual.
The Sunday ramble led by Tina Bourke and Brid Ryan Bourke headed to the Slieve Blooms and to Cadamstown. The group of 17 enjoyed a lovely walk – up the lovely green path of Paul’s Lane to the fabulous beech trees and back down to the waterfall and walk by the Silver River. Something very soothing walking by the sound of the river. Great to meet the Roscrea Ramblers enroute and compare walks and how lucky we are to be out and about enjoying all that nature has to offer. Returning to the trailhead we explored the Dolmen behind the Mill house. Great ramble enjoyed by all.
This coming Sunday (Oct 14) A and C walks leave from opposite the fire station in Cashel at 11am.