8th June 2018, the Friday evening walk headed to Aherlow. The weather gods threw heavy torrential rain, thunder and lightning for a second Friday at us. Arriving in Aherlow Leader John G O’Dwyer decided we would have refreshments first and walk later if and when conditions improved. A huge Thank You to the staff of Aherlow House Hotel for accommodating us. A group of 19 headed out on a lovely forest trail along the Bianconi Route for mail and passenger service dating back to 1815. The group headed up to Christ the King statue and returned to carpark along forest track and road. A great evening had by all considering the weather as we headed to the Glen.
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.
This Friday June 15th we are heading to Latteragh.