Friday Walks

31 August 2018

The Friday Evening walk season of 2018 has concluded. Aug 31st we had 23 people out on our last Friday evening walk of 2018. The weather reflected our mood of sadness as we had a misty evening as we completed the circuit of Cooneen Hill Templederry. We entered the glen of the Nenagh river near…

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24 August 2018

Friday 24th August 2018 we returned to the lovely village of Upperchurch to complete the Knockalough loop. The group of 17 chatted happily as we tracked along the route. The views were stunning in ideal conditions. Afterwards refreshments were enjoyed in Kinnanes. We are on our final walk of summer 2018, so come out and…

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17 August 2018

Friday 17th August 2018 a happy group of 22 walkers completed the Crag Loop Walk in Grange topped off with wonderful refreshments in Hogan’s Bar…. a big thank you to Josephine. We have only 2 walks left this summer, so come out and join us. Next Friday August 24th 2018 we are heading to Knockalough…

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10 August 2018

Friday 10th August 2018 had a great turnout of 25 for the walk around the Kilcommon Pilgrim Loop in ideal weather conditions for rambling. Later, the fare in Kinnanes was of the usual high standard and the group were even treated to an impromptu sing-song. Afterwards, everybody was already looking forward to next Friday’s walk…

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3 Aug 2018

Friday 3rd Aug 2018 the Friday evening walk headed to Durrow. In ideal walking conditions the group of 37 enjoyed glorious sunshine as they chatted traveling along the forest tracks and trails. The group viewed some very creative scarecrows around Durrow. After a lovely walk 29 of the group went to Dec’s Bar for refreshments.…

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27 July 2018

Friday 27th July 2018 the Friday evening walk headed to Upperchurch to complete the Eamon an Chnoic Loop. Weather conditions were not favorable for the 11 walkers but very welcome for the landscape. The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the walkers as the chat and banter flowed but it restricted the views as the…

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20 July 2018

Friday 20th July 2018 the Friday evening walk travelled to the Devils Bit. In a light mist 29 walkers started from the Car Park and headed up to the Tower. Passing by the cross and statue and making their way up the heather path to the Trig point. With no views from the summit the…

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13 July 2018

Friday the 13th can be unlucky for some people they say, but 13th July 2018 was very lucky for the 38 walkers who enjoyed the evening walk to Durrow completing part of the Leafy Loop. We started our walk by the river at Castle Durrow. We chatted as we walked through woodland, farmland and along…

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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…

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29 June 2018

Friday evening walks. 29th June 2018, in beautiful evening sunshine 26 walkers headed to Grange to complete the Crag Loop. Trailhead starts at Grange village near Gortnahoe. The group explored the lower slopes and then completed the longer circular route. On reaching Wellington Tower a few people climbed the steel stairway at the Tower to…

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22 June 2018

Friday evening walks. 22nd June 2018, 30 walkers headed to Abbeyleix, to complete the Killamuck bog loop. This is a fabulous area which has ideal off road walking conditions. This walk on woodland tracks, bog paths, old railway line and country roads takes you through different environments around Abbeyleix, from woodland to bogland to old…

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15 June 2018

Friday 15th June 2018, 22 walkers headed to Latteragh, and this week the weather was kind to us. We had a lovely dry night, not too hot, ideal for walking. Latteragh is a location we walk a couple of times in the year and each time we go there, more trees have been felled, so…

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8 June 2018

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…

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1 June 2018

Due to thunder, lightning and heavy rain Friday June 1st the Friday evening walk was cancelled. This Friday evening June 8th we are heading to Glen of Aherlow. Any query contact Camel Needham (086) 260 2133. The Friday Evening Walks are low level walks, from May to September of 2 – 3 hrs duration, mostly…

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25 May 2018

25 May 2018, Friday evening walks started back with 21 walkers enjoying the beautiful sunny evening in Bishopwood Dundrum. Lovely to see some new walkers and great to catch up with our regular people. Great chat and laughter echoed through the woods and Flan Quigney delighted the group with his verses of ” The donkeys…

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25 August 2017

Alas all good things come to an end. Aug 25 we had 29 people out on our last Friday evening walk of 2017. We had a beautiful evening as we completed the circuit of Cooneen Hill Templederry. We entered the glen of the Nenagh river near Longjohnshill and made our way up to Poul an…

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Aug 18 2017

August 18 our Friday evening walk was fabulous. Weather was dry and spirits high among the 20 hikers up on Knockalough Upperchurch. We had the pleasure of a couple from London and a lady from Galway and they have promised to come back again next year. Afterwards we enjoyed beautiful refreshments back in Kinanes. Thanks…

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Aug 11 2017

Friday 11th great turnout for walk in Grange, 28 very happy walkers enjoyed the beautiful forest, tracks and fabulous views. A big thank you to Susan Lawlor from Durrow for sharing her knowledge on the different trees and plants along the way, and of course all was possible as the weather was kind to us…

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4 Aug 2017

Fri 4th Aug we travelled to Durrow to complete the 2nd half of the leafy loop. 32 walkers enjoyed exploring around Durrow which looked splendid in the evening sunshine. Lovely local lady and great walking leader Susan Lawlor guided us through a different route with great knowledge of the flora and fauna. Thanks very much…

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28 July 2017

Great walk  Friday 28th, with 20 walkers turning out, for the little challenges of the Silvermines Ridge. We were lucky with the weather as we had no rain and hencefore got to admire the surrounding views which included Keeper hill and right over to the Shannon and of course the mines and the lovely Silvermines…

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July 21 2017

21 July our Friday evening walk series continued and despite the rain and fog, 12 turned out for our visit to the Devil’s Bit. While views were none, the fog in the forest created its own admiration and certainly topic of conversation, an enjoyable evening was had by all, followed by lovely refreshments in the…

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July 14 2017

Fri 14 July our walk led us to complete the Birchill loop walk. We had 17 walkers who enjoyed the beautiful mixture of fields, quiet country roads, forest tracks and boardwalks. Underfoot conditions were excellent and we had lovely views of the hills of Drombane and the surrounding areas. After a lovely sunny evenings walk…

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July 7, 2017

Friday evening walks. July 7, 2017 we headed to Kilcommon to complete the Pilgrim Path looped walk. It’s an ancient path with a mixture of minor roads and forest paths. Near the beginning of the walk we cross the locally made foot bridge over the Bilboa River and our group of 21 walkers chatted happily…

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30 Jun 2017 Upperchurch

30 June 2017

Friday evening June 30, 2017 26 people headed to Upperchurch last evening for a beautiful walk up Eamon an Chnoic, thanks to Joan Quinn for the geography of the spectacular views, good company, great chats and a few stories along the way made for an enjoyable walk, and of course the final touch the lovely…

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June 23 2017

Friday June 23 2017 we travelled to Queens County to walk the beautiful Killamuck Loop Bog walk in Abbeyleix Co Laois. It was a beautiful evening as our group of 16 enjoyed the woodland track & the boardwalk protecting the bog and it’s fabulous flora & fauna. It is a lovely looped walk featuring old…

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June 16 2017

Our Friday evening walk led us to Durrow for part of the Leafy Loop.  We had 23 walkers going through woodland, farmland and along the riverbank of the river Erkina.  We returned to Durrow through part of the Castle Durrow estate.  We had built up an appetite for a cuppa and were very well looked…

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June 9 2017

Friday evening 23 walkers had a lovely evening in Latteragh with delicious sandwiches etc in Stapleton`s in Borrisoleigh after our walk.

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June 2 2017

Friday evening walk, 36 people enjoyed a great ramble around Bishopswood, Dundrum.  Blessed with sunshine and lovely views. Afterward had a cuppa and delicious food was enjoyed in the Wytchway Inn.

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May 26 2017

Our Friday evening walks got off to a great start with 29 walkers taking part on a most atmospheric ramble around Grange Loop in ideal weather.  Afterwards, 15 enjoyed lovely fare from Josephine amid the lovely atmosphere of Hogan`s Pub Grange.

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Friday walks begin 25 May

The Friday evening walks  begins on May 25th, 2018 These 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…

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