Sunday Walks

17 Nov 2019

Willie Fahey led the A walk in the Knockmealdowns commencing at the Glentaunatnath Bridge on the road to Mount Melleray from Newcastle. The group walked to the summit on Knocknafallia wearing their winter warmers in cold cloudy conditions. Patches of snow still lingered in places. Then on to Knocknagnauv and eastwards to its base for…

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10 Nov 2019

Dan Condren led A walk with a group of 12 beginning in Glenanoir in the Nire Valley, amid the remains of Glenanoir village which until about 40 years ago still had quite a few families living there. A beautiful place to begin, the walk led up to Knockshegowna, down the other side to Lake Mohra,…

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3 Nov 2019

Eoin Wolahan led the A walk. The group of 8 walkers took part in poor weather conditions starting at the Nire Valley car park leading to the track towards “the gap” near Carrigshaneun. Going a further 2.4km contouring around Coum Iarthar Loughs arriving at the Lough and climbed up to the Cairn where they had…

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27 Oct 2019

Denise Laffan and 8 A walkers completed walk starting from Kings Yard leading onto Carrigeen Mountain, from there headed up to Lyracappul where they sat in beautiful sunshine for lunch looking down into the valley of the Blackrock River, they then descended down alongside Knockaterrif, there were fantastic views all over, great day to be…

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20 Oct 2019

20th Oct 2019. A group of 10 on the A walk led by Matt Joy set off from the waterworks above Rosadrehid in beautiful conditions and made their way to start the long climb up Galtybeg where they were greeted by severe wind & gusts making the going tough. From there they made their way…

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13 Oct 2019

On Sunday 13 October 2109 Tina Bourke and Brid Ryan Bourke led group of 38 on lovely Ramble on Omey Island on Annual Charity Challenge in Clifden. This coming Sun (Oct 20) A and B walks leave from opposite the fire station in Cashel at 11am. Walking is a great way to get fit as…

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6 Oct 2019

Sun 6 Oct 2019. Ollie Walsh led A walk starting at end of lane on west side of Clydagh Br. A long walk westwards to ramp at base of lyracappul straight up ramp for lunch at wall and returned eastward along wall and down knocknanuss and back to cars. 8 walkers enjoyed a fabulous day…

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29 Sept 2019

On Sunday 29 Sept 2019 Josephine Tobin led 12 A walkers out on western Galtees, taking in Knockaterrif Mor and Beg, Lyragcappul and Monabrack. Mist, hail and beautiful sunshine to finish. Enjoyed by all. Eoin Wolahan led C walk. 14 walkers enjoyed a lovely walk which started at the “old Ballydavid Hostel ” area near…

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22 Sept 2019

Sunday WalksOn Sunday 22 Sept 2019 Dan Condren led A walk. The group of 9 completed the circular walk from Carey’s Castle, taking in Glenary (the deserted village), Long Hill and Lachtnafrankee. Blessed with lovely weather for most of the day, whereas adjacent mountains were soaked. The B walk lead by Maura Creaney & Joan…

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15 Sept 2019

Sunday Walks On Sunday 15 Sept 2019 Bridget Browne led the A Walk and group of 12 on the Cush circuit in reverse, on the Galtees, via the ramp. In almost perfect conditions except for the lack of sun, but dry and great visibility most of the day. Great bunch to be out with and…

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8 Sept 2019

On Sunday 8 Sept 2019 Tina Bourke and Brid Ryan Bourke led Ramble to Upperchurch to compete The Eamon an Chnoic loop walk. The group of 13 enjoyed this loop exploring fields, old laneways and minor roads. On a beautiful sunny morning there were tremendous views. A number of the group remained in Upperchurch to…

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1 Sept 2019

The Sunday walks returned and to start the season there were two walks on Sept 1st 2019. The A walk was led by Eoin Wolahan. The group of 11 started at the lower Vee car park. Enjoying beautiful dry weather with intermittent September sunshine they walked up to Bay Lough and proceeded to take an…

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14 July 2019

Sunday Walks Sunday July 14 2019 was the last Sunday walks for the Summer. The Mid Tipp Hillwalkers club will take a break and will return Sunday Sept 1st with an A and C walk. Ger Fewer led the A group of 4 walkers on a lovely walk, starting at The Vee, walking above the…

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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…

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30 June 2019

Sunday 30 June 2019 Tina Bourke led 10 Sunday Ramblers to Grange to complete the Crag Loop, one of the Ramblers favourite locations, a beautiful walk of forest tracks and trails. There are many viewing points including Wellington Tower where you have great views of Tipperary, Kilkenny, including many mountains and Kilcooley Abbey. Weather was…

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23 June 2019

Sunday 23 June 2019 Willie Fahey led the A walker group of 8. Their walk began 2 km from the village of Goatenbridge in the direction of Knocknagnauv which they skirted and continued in a loop to take in the peaks of Knockmeal and Crohan West. They returned via the Liam Lynch Monument and a…

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16 June 2019

Sunday June 16 2019 Dan Condren led the combined A & B walk which was an exploration of the area above the Mahon falls, taking in Knockaunapeebra and Fascoum and the Mahon river. The group of 10 enjoyed great weather and views for the first hour followed thereafter by persistent rain and cloud for the…

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9 June 2019

Sunday 9 June 2019 Denise Laffan led the A group and headed to the Comeraghs where they started from Scouts Hut, then walked up alongside of Shauneenabreaga with lovely views and then onto Knocksheegowna where a few drops of rain fell but cleared very quickly, the group of 10 had lunch on Knockanaffrin in beautiful…

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2 June 2019

Sunday 2 June 2019 Josephine Tobin led 5 A walkers taking in Temple Hill via the tumbiing river in Pigeon Rock glen ,Knockaterrif beg to Black rock valley where they crossed the river before climbing steeply to Carrigean col and our third valley the scenic Glounreagh and the comforts of Kings Yard awaiting. Eoin Wolahan…

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26 May 2019

Sunday May 26 2019 Ollie Walsh led the A walk with 7 walkers in northwest galtees on a beautiful walking day up easy gully with a few slippery steps to lunch at carrignabinnia after lunch eastwards to slievecushnabinnia down knocknanuss to knockmoyle and a final summit of longford. Mary Power led the C Walk circuit…

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19 May 2019

Sunday 19th May 2019 Denise Laffan led the 9 enthusiastic A walkers up Knockastakeen, from there headed to Lake Borheen or The Teardrop Lake as it’s commonly known, lunch was had at the lake where a cool breeze blew, the group then headed up Cush and back down through the forestry. Bridget Browne and the…

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12 May 2019

Sunday 12th May 2019 a group of eight led by Matt Joy began their A walk from the upper car park at Glencush and proceeded up Cush in glorious sunshine. From there they dropped into the col in anticipation of the long slog up Galtybeg and lunch. Splendid views throughout the day helped take the…

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5 May 2019

Sunday 5 May 2019 Willie Fahey led the A walk group of 8. The walk started at the car park near Goatenbridge and a loop took in Knockmealdown, Knocknagnauv, and Knockshane. A leisurely lunch was taken on the south side of Knockmealdown peak. A most enjoyable day was had by all. The western Knockmealdowns was…

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28 April 2019

Sunday 28 April 2019 was Mid Tipp HillWalkers Orienteering Day. The Group were out to enjoy the fun challenge, starting from Carey’s Castle heading onto Ireland’s House and from there onto open mountain. There was great sunshine, fun and laughter throughout the day. Afterwards, all went to Feehans Pub for refreshments.

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21 April 2019

Easter Sunday 21 April 2019 was an early Sunday morning for a number of Mid Tipp HillWalkers who headed to Upperchurch for Sunrise Mass and delicious refreshments afterwards in the community hall. Dick Hennessy led 5 A walkers in pleasant spring sunshine in the comeragh mountains. From the Nire valley they hiked up to Knocksheegowna.…

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14 April 2019

Sunday April 14 2019 Dan Condren led the A walk where 2 hardy souls braved the elements where they had a great walk in the Nire valley. They followed the stream, up to its source in the Coumalougha lakes where they had a short and wet lunch. Afterwards they explored the lakes before returning via…

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7 April 2019

Last weekend Apr 5th – 7th 2019 members of Mid Tipp Hillwalkers supported the 23rd Kerry Challenge based in the Rose Hotel, Tralee. There was a great choice of walks including Carrauntoohil, Slievemish Mountain, Mount Brandon, the scenic Cosán na Naomh, Pilgrim Path, Ramble along The Dingle Way, an easy nature walk and Sunday Ramble.…

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31 Mar 2019

A group of 12 A walkers completed a circuit of the Punchbowl led by Denise Laffan, on reaching the trig point of Lachtnafrankee, veered south west to a few unnamed hills, where views of Galtees, The Comeraghs & the Knockmealdowns could be seen. Following lunch at a section of the Glenary River in beautiful sunshine,…

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24 Mar 2019

Sun 24 March 2019 Ollie Walsh led the A walk with 9 walkers on a beautiful walking day in northwest galtees parked cars at Barna school and followed stream from barrack bridge towards carrignabinnia via easy gully/steep runnel to top out at height 822 mtrs where lunch was had at wall then west to lyranagappal…

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17 Mar 2019

Sun Mar 17 2019 Dan Condren led the A walk. Five walkers turned up on what turned out to be a lovely day for walking. They began at Carey’s Castle and walked alongside the river through some beautiful woodlands by the Gleanary river and through the deserted village of Gleanary. They then did the circuit…

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10 Mar 2019

Sun 10 Mar 2019 was an amalgamated walk of A & B walkers. The walk was led by Ger Fewer and Dick Hennessy. They had a great walk in the east Galtee Mountains. Initially the weather was excellent beautiful spring sunshine with fabulous views of the Galtee mountains in front and spectacular views of the…

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3 Mar 2019

Sunday 3rd Mar 2019, 5 A walkers braved the elements of snow, sleet and wind for a walk in the Galtees led by Josephine Tobin. Redundant C leader joined the A walk. This coming Sun (Mar 10) A and B walks leave from opposite the fire station in Cashel at 11am. All welcome. Wear outdoor…

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24 Feb 2019

24 Feb 2019 the A walk was led by Bridget Browne. In windy conditions the group headed up towards Cush from the Clydagh river car park. Views came and went but it just got more windy as they climbed, for the group of 7 walkers. Due to 50kph winds, it forced them to abandon their…

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17 Feb 2019

Ollie Walsh led 11 A walkers in West Comeraghs walking lively up Glenastackaun into fresh wind. The group had lunch at Coumtey then back to Coumfea and Coumalocha and descended into Nire valley and Lyre returning to cars. A great wildish day with a few showers. It was very much the proverbial walk of two…

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10 Feb 2019

The A walk started at the Nire Valley in the Comeragh Mountains. The group of six led by Matt did a 14km circuit and were blessed with beautiful weather all day with the exception of some strong gusts of wind at times. Photo from A walk shows the group in front of the “Sean Bhean…

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3 Feb 2019

Sunday 3rd Feb 2019 Willie Fahey led the A walk in the west Knockmealdowns. The day had an eventful start with their cars failing in the ice to get to their intended destination. Luckily one of the group helped out with his four-wheel drive. It turned out to be a beautiful day for walking, fresh…

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27 Jan 2019

Eoin Wolahan led a group of 12 hill walkers. The walk started from the southern side of the beautiful Glengarra wood area. On their assent to Greenane they had clear skies and fantastic 360 degree views. The sun shined intermittently but the cold winds were blowing with an 11 degree windchill. They took comfort in…

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20 Jan 2019

Sunday 20 Jan 2019, 13 A walkers enjoyed a great day out in the Galtees led by Dick Hennessy. After crossing the Burncourt river they headed up to the site of the plane crash in cold but pleasant conditions for walking. They lunched just under Greenane before crossing to base of Galtybeg. Too windy to…

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13 Jan 2019

Josephine Tobin led 11 walkers out on the A walk. Windy day with mist and rain, they went up Lough Curra ramp to wall and crossed below Galtymore on south side and back to Galtybeg col where they descended to Lough Diheen morain and erratics. 12.3 Km 4hrs. 20 mins. Mary Power led 12 B…

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6 Jan 2019

On Sunday 6th Jan 2019, Nollaig na mBan Mid Tipp Hillwalkers had 22 walkers out on the hills. 12 walkers led by Willie Fahey completed an A walk in the west Knockmealdowns in beautiful weather for January. The underfoot conditions were exceptionally good for this time of year. A loop walk took in Knockshanahullion the…

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30 Dec 2018

Sunday 30 December, Matt Joy led the A walk consisting of a group of eleven with the 14km walk starting at Kings Yard on the southern side of the Galtees. The figure of eight route took them to Sli house and onto Bengower and Carrignabinnia in heavy drizzle. Lunchtime found them sheltering behind the county…

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23 Dec 2018

Sunday, 23rd of December, the A and C Walks combined and a Group of 10 was led by Denise Laffan, starting at Black Road, and then headed for Galtymore, from there headed to Galtybeg and back down to Black Road, lovely day out for everyone. We would like to wish all our members and their…

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16 Dec 2018

Sunday 16 Dec 2018 Winnie Flynn led the A walk group of 9. Lovely day out on the Galtees, up by the Attycuran river and down by the Glounreagh River, started out wet but soon brightened up to a sunny day. B walk led by Kate Fahey. Three and three quarter hour walk on west…

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9 Dec 2018

Sun 9 Dec 2018 John G O’Dwyer led the 28th Annual Holly Walk. The group of 68 gathered at Aherlow House Hotel where the heavens opened before the walk started. The rain didn’t dampen the spirits as the group made their way around the forest tracks around the Glen of Aherlow. Midway seasonal refreshments were…

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2 Dec 2018

Sun Dec 2 Denise Laffan led the A walk. The group of 10 began their walk on the east side of the Galtees, with the crossing of a river and with the help of the wind on their backs, the group headed for Farbreaga. With high winds and fog, they then headed for Greenane with…

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25 Nov 2018

On Sunday 25 Nov 2018 Eoin Wolahan led his group of 9 on the A walk. They started from Kings yard and walked down to the Attycran river. They went through a lovely forest area which was challenging. They proceeded the long climb up Galtee Mor and admired the beautiful scenic scenes in the winter…

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18 Nov 2018

Sunday 18 Nov 2018 was a lovely day for the A walk led by Josephine Tobin in the Commeraghs. 8 walkers started in the Nire valley on route to Coumalocha from where they climbed the “Nose’ to Coumfea west top in light winds and with beautiful lakes on either side. After a lunch break they…

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11 Nov 2018

Mid Tipp Hillwalkers supported the 13th Annual Upperchurch walking festival last weekend 9th, 10th and 11th November 2018. Friday night had 2 road walks starting from the village. Saturday had walks including the Hills of Upperchurch walk and Knockalough and Birchill walks. Sunday had choices including walks from Thurles and Hollyford and the Eamon an…

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4 Nov 2018

Tina Bourke and Brid Ryan Bourke led the Sunday Ramble and the group of 18 headed to Knockadigeen Templederry. Few new ramblers out on nice walk with bit of a scramble up along wall to trig point at 403m. Views at summit were limited but as group decended lovely views of rolling hills, Otway Castle…

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28 October 2018

Matt Joy led the A group. Ten walkers started their walk from Rossadrehid on north side of the Galtees. Their walk took them over Knockastakeen in beautiful sunshine with panoramic views and lunch overlooking Borheen Lough before continuing up Cush and picking up a track to lead them home. The pace was good and the…

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21 Oct 2018

Last weekend October 19th, 20th and 21st the Mid Tipp Hill Walkers supported the 20th Annual Autumn Charity Challenge based in Hotel Westport, Westport, Co Mayo. To facilitate the large numbers who attended the Autumn Challenge in Westport, there was a walk to suit everyone. On Sunday Brid Ryan Bourke and Joan and Tom Lysaght…

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14 Oct 2018

Sunday 14th October 2018. Dan Condren led the A walk. The group of twelve headed to the Knockmealdowns, taking in the peaks of Dyrick, Knocknagnauv and Knockmealdown. Conditions were terrific for walking; it was like a warm summer’s day with blue skies and very gentle breezes. And remarkably, after the heavy rain of the previous…

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7 Oct 2018

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…

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30 Sept 2018

On Sunday 30th of September, the A Group of 8 was led by Denise Laffan, starting at King’s Yard and then began the steep climb onto Temple Hill, with good winds, we then made our way in sunshine onto Knockaterriff Beg and had lovely views from Knockaterriff and from there returned to King’s Yard. Ger…

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23 Sept 2018

Mid Tipp Hillwalkers. Sunday 23rd Sept 2018 Eoin Wolahan led the A walk. The group of 10 started from the Nire Valley car park taking them around Coumlara and up to the gap taking in some fantastic views in the sunshine. It was a fantastic day. 16 B walkers had brilliant autumn sunshine for their…

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16 Sept 2018

Sunday 16th Sept 2018 Josephine Tobin led a great walk in the Galtees, Grouo of 8 A walkers completed Lough Curra, Galteemore, Galteebeg and Cush circuit. Approx 4 hours 40 mins inclusive of a Birthday Party for Dick celebrating with a bottle of champagne and a chocolate cake. As majestic Autumn sun shone gloriously on…

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9 Sept 2018

Mid Tipp Hillwalkers on Sunday 9th Sept 2018 had 35 walkers out. Tina Bourke & Brid Ryan Bourke led 12 walkers on the Ramble which headed to Silvermines. The weather forecast was for good weather so reluctantly in wet gear we set off on the chosen loop that would take us down into the valley…

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2 Sept 2018

Willie Fahey led the A walk taking 8 walkers on high terraine in the East Knockmealdowns. The day began in wonderful sunshine and high temperature for early September. Later as they ascended the mountain mist prevailed. The fern crop is very dominant this year possibly the best ever seen and this made the walking challenging…

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8 July 2018

Sunday 08 July 2018 was the Final Sunday walks from Cashel until September. The A level walk started from the Nire Valley in the Comeragh Mountains. A party of eight led by Matt Joy ascended Curraghduff in sweltering heat with just the occasional but welcomed breeze. Lunch was on the cliff edge overlooking the Sgilloge…

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1 July 2018

Mid Tipp Hillwalkers held their Long-Sunday walks on July 1st 2018. The B group led by Kate Fahey walked for 5.5 hours and covered a distance of 17.5 kms. They started at Carey’s Castle near Clonmel and did a loop walk taking in Lachnafrankie and Long Hill. The group of 12 enjoyed terrific views at…

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24 June 2018

Sunday 24th June 2018. Willie Fahey led the A walk. The group of 10 completed the Knockshane, Knockmealdown, 4.5 hour circuit. Knockshane was a challenging climb in the heat but a nice breeze on the summit of Knockmealdown made for a very enjoyable lunch. The group met walkers from Dublin and also Kilkenny who reminded…

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17 June 2018

Sunday 17th June 2018. Six B Walkers had a great day out in the Comeraghs led by Dick Hennessy. On their ascent to Knocksheegowna the mountain was shrouded in mist and fog. On reaching the mountain top the skies cleared and spectacular views of the surrounding countryside were enjoyed for the rest of the day.…

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10 June 2018

Sunday 10 June 2018 the ‘A’ walk was led by Eileen Ryan in Comeraghs. They parked at Mahon Falls car park and had a very steep uphill climb before heading to Coumtay and crossing to Coumfay. They crossed to the plateau near Seanbhean and on to Fauscoum before descending by a stream and crossing the…

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3 June 2018

Sunday June 3rd 2018. In beautiful sunshine, the A Group comprising of 6 hillwalkers led by Denise Laffan started at The Vee and from there walked up along side the Sugarloaf, then headed onto Knockmealdowns where there were breathtaking views. After lunch, walked passed two lovely lakes which led them onto Knockshane and they returned…

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27 May 2018

Sunday 27th May 2018 Matt Joy led the C walk. They made their way to Lough Diheen on the northern side of the Galtees. The day was full of discussion on the geology, history, folklore. Weather was good with just a brief shower the walk was approximately four hours in total but they didn’t get…

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20 May 2018

Sunday 20th May 2018, 8 intrepid A walkers, accompanied Eileen Ryan into the fog on the Comeraghs/Monavullaghs. They did Baurnamadra Gap and Seefin. Not bad weather apart from the fog, very little rain and occasionally they even got a brief view before mist closed in again. The “B” walk was the annual pilgrimage to Cush…

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13 May 2018

Sunday 13th May 2018, Eoin Wolahan led the A walk in the Galtee mountains. They started from the hostel in Glengarra Wood. The weather was ideal for walking, sunny and dry but not too warm. They walked to Greenane and on to Loughlin’s Castle, where they stopped for lunch. They had spectacular views throughout their…

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6 May 2018

Sunday 6th May 2018 Winnie Flynn led the A walk. They started in Kings Yard and from there made their way to Temple Hill, where they had lunch, then Knockaterrif Beg, Knockaterrif and back to Kings Yard, 4 and a half hours, great sunshine (lots of sunscrean) and spectacular views over to Galtymore and surrounding…

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29 April 2018

Members enjoyed a great day orienteering on Crows Hill and Farbreaga in the Knockmealdowns. In beautiful weather conditions, we had great fun. Thanks Dan and Willie for all your hard work in organising the day.

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22 April 2018

The A walk group of eight, led by Ollie Walsh did a very interesting loop in the West Galtees. Beginning at Clydagh Bridge, they crossed at low level as far as Glounegarriff Glen, and then scrambled up a lovely dry gully to the Galtee Wall for lunch, returning over Slievecushnabinna. In lovely weather, it was…

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15 April 2018

Mid Tipp Hillwalkers were supporting the Kerry Challenge weekend in Sneem. On 15 April Tina Bourke and Brid Ryan Bourke led the Sunday Ramble on part of the Kerry Way.

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8 April 2018

8 April 2018 – 3 groups out. The ‘A group’ of eight led by Dan Condren did a circuit beginning on the East side of Knockanaffrin, doing the ridge and then down to Lough Coumdulla for lunch. On then to Lough Mohra before crossing the col between Knocanaffrin and Knockshegowna and back to the cars.…

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Apr 1 2018

The  ‘A’ group of seven led by Matt Joy ascended Galtymore from the Black Road on the southern side of the mountain. Due to the day that was in it they agreed to do a short quick walk stopping along the way for to learn the history of mapping in Ireland and to examine one…

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Easter Sunday Sunrise in Upperchurch 2018

News from Upperchurch Hill Walking Trails Easter Sunday Sunrise Mass in Upperchurch On Easter Sunday 1st April, Fr. Tony Ryan will celebrate a Sunrise Mass at the Ballyboy lookout. All are welcome – we’d love to see you there! We will leave Upperchurch Village at 6:30am sharp and walk to the Ballyboy Lookout (approx 1.5km)…

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25 Mar 2018

The Mid Tipp Hillwalkers A and B walk’s commenced at the crow hill car park in the west Knockmeladowns on Sunday, March 25th, 2018. Kate Fahey led the B walk taking in the summits of Knockshanahullion, the 630 peak and Knockolugga on the way home via the Munster way. A beautiful day for walking, all…

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18 Mar 2018

With snow underfoot and a harsh wind chill, the A walk was led by Denise Laffan starting at Boulakennedy taking in Greenane Beag and detouring the summit of Greenane due to high winds, skirted back by west side of Ballyhurrow where the wind had calmed and the group enjoyed good chat and lovely views. Dan…

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SEMRA – Thank You from Fewer Family

“Mick Fewer died 26th November 2017 on the Comeragh Mountains. His family would like to sincerely thank SEMRA for their kindness, professionalism and support on that evening and in the days afterwards.  We will never forget how well they looked after the walking group and how caring and respectful they were in looking after Mick.…

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11 Mar 2018

Sunday, March 11th, 2018 had 31 walkers out on the hills and tracks. On the A walk Willie Fahey led a group of 6 on a circular walk on the east Knockmealdowns. Starting near Goatenbridge they walked via Crohan West, Knockmael, and home by Knockmealdown and Knockshane. A beautiful day at the outset with rain…

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4 Mar 2018

No walk due to weather and driving conditions

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25 Feb 2018

On Sunday 25th Feb Mid Tipp Hillwalkers had 22 people out on the hills. Report from Bridget Brown who led the B walk. “12 walkers left King’s Yard and enjoyed a lovely walk through the woods before making their way up the Monbrack on steep ground. Lunch was on a sheltered sunny peat bank with…

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18 Feb 2018

On Sunday 18th Feb Mid Tipp Hillwalkers had 22 people out. 6 walkers set out on a cloudy misty day on an A walk led by Dick Hennessy on the southern side of the Galtees. They made their way up the Attycran River to Galtee Beag and then on to windy Galtee Mor where they…

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11 Feb 2018

Walking in a winter wonderland was the order of the day for the 3 groups out on Sunday 11th Feb. The A group of 9 hardy souls led by Matt Joy took on the wintry conditions of the Galty Mountains from the northern side. They made their way up the “Ice Road” to Lough Curra…

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4 Feb 2018

Sunday Feb 4 2018 lovely spring weather for walking. Ollie Walsh led the A walk and they headed for the Black Road and Galtymore. The group of 8 had a great day out enjoyed by all. Josephine Tobin led the C walk where 13 walkers headed up to Sgillogues from Nire valley. Ground conditions very…

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28 Jan 2018

Great walking conditions on Sun 28 Jan 2018. Eoin Wolahan led the A walk on to the Gap and the Knockanaffrin Ridge where they had lovely sheltered lunch. Then headed for Lough Mohra, up through a wood and over to Coumdoola Lough. A 4.5 hour walk in warm dry conditions. The B walk had seven…

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21 Jan 2018

Sunday 21 Jan Josephine Tobin led the A walk, with 9 out starting from the Nire valley car park, up Coomlara, across to Coum Iarthair, down in gusty wind to lower lake, out to Gap and up to viewing point before descent to car park, about 10 miles in total. Denise Laffan led the C…

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14 Jan 2018

Bridget Brown had 11 on the A walk. Did Cush and Galty Beag in very challenging conditions. Ultra windy going up Cush made for slow going, very bad on summit so didn’t hang around. Also misty so hoods up most of day. Less windy going up GBeag but no visibility. Lunch there then took the…

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Jan 7 2018

Sunday 7th January 2018 the ‘A’ walk led by Willie Fahey enjoyed a high mountain walk in the Knockmealdons. The group of 12 suitably dressed for the season. It was a glorious day for walking and lunch was had in sunshine with beautiful views into Waterford, Cork and Limerick. A group of twelve walkers enjoyed…

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Sun 31 Dec 2017

Ray Creaney led the combined walk on Sunday 31st December 2017. Report from Ray. “A combined walk of A and B walkers headed to the Galtys today and enjoyed a walk over Cush to the tear drop lake. So much so that the 20 of them went back over Cush for the second time, before…

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Sun 17 Dec 2017

Sun Dec 17 2017 Winnie Flynn led the A walk. The group of 6 started in Kings yard and headed out in mist towards Galteemor. Weather improved and the group enjoyed a great walk taking in Knocknagalty. They had great fun releasing their inner child on a snow slide. Dan led the B walk taking…

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Holly Walk 10 Dec 2017

Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers 27th annual Holly Walk was led by John G O’Dwyer on Sunday December 10. It was a relaxed walk on forest tracks in the magnificent Glen of Aherlow. Certainly, a Christmastime experience for the 34 hardy participants. Outdoor refreshments provided by Dan, Eoin, Tom and Donal. Thanks very much. Apre walk, the group…

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Mick Fewer

Sunday, 26 November was a sad day for Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers when our dear friend and colleague, Mick Fewer became suddenly ill and died on the Comeragh mountains in the company of seven walkers, including his wife Ger.  Mick and Ger were among the most active members of the club, taking part in walks at all…

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November 19 2017

Joan and Tom Lysaght led 9 out for a great B walk in the Galtees. They parked in kings yard then up by the Attychrann river then onto Knockeenatoung where they had lunch after that across to Knocknagalty through a gully and then back to kings yard. Over 4 hours out on the hills. Bridget…

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November 10, 11, 12 2017

Mid Tipp Hillwalkers supported the 12th Annual Upperchurch walking festival last weekend 10th, 11th and 12th November 2017. Friday night had 2 road walks starting from the village – both of which were really popular among families. Saturday had 4 walks including the Hills of Upperchurch walk and Knockalough and Birchill walks. Sunday had 3…

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November 5 2017

The walking gods created a fab day for all out and about on the hills. Dick Hennessy led the “A” walkers. The group of 13 walkers, including one new walker, on a beautiful sunny day in the Knockmealdowns. Starting at The Vee the walk included the ascents of Knockshane, Knockmealdown and the Sugarloaf with a…

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October 29 2017

Mid Tipp walkers had 20 walkers out. Both groups enjoyed the beautiful views of the autumnal colours on the hills. Ollie Walsh led the A walk starting near the Nire Valley Glamping amenity. Ollie led 8 walkers on a very enjoyable new walk – the Glenastockaun valley beside the stream up to the source at…

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October 20, 21, 22 2017

Last weekend October 20th, 21th and 22nd Mid Tipp Hill Walkers enjoyed the 19th Annual Autumn Charity Challenge based in The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, Co Clare. With the arrival of Storm Brian plans changed for the weekend walking schedule. Safety is alway paramount when taking out groups walking so two groups headed out on Saturday.…

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October 15 2017

The A walk led by Eoin Wolahan on October 15th was an extended walk through Glengarra Wood, climbing to Greenane on to O’Loughlins’s Castle then returning through dense fog back to base. They had nine walkers who made the walk so enjoyable through bad weather conditions. Willie Fahey led the C walk in the west…

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Oct 8 2017

On Sun Oct 8 Mid Tipp Hillwalkers had 3 walks and 37 walkers out on the hills. Ger Fewer led the A Walk in the Comeraghs. 9 walkers, Very cloudy on top with beautiful clear views down at Lough Mohra. We were joined by a goat. The walk started at Old Scout Hut, up to…

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Oct 1 2017

Sunday Oct 1 the A walk had 9 walkers- starting at Black Road, Knockeenatoung, Galtybeg, Galtymore & back by Attychraan river valley. Led by Denise Laffan – great walk, fast pace, windy conditions especially on Galtybeg. Kate Fahey with eight colleagues on the C walk. 9 walkers headed out on the knockmealdowns. Weather wet at…

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AGM October 3 2017

Mid Tipp Hillwalkers AGM being held in Templemore College on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at 8pm sharp. All members encouraged to attend. Membership for the coming year is now due and can be paid at the AGM. New walkers-members are always welcome to come along and join us. You are advised that hill-walking carries risks…

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