Sunday Walks

15 Oct 2020 Mountaineering Ireland Covid 19 Update

15 Oct 2020 Based on Mountaineering Ireland’s interpretation of current government advice under the sports training section of the Framework for Living with Covid-19 for both Level 3 and Level 4 their advice still stands; that hillwalking and climbing can continue within your own county only, once group sizes are kept small, ideally less than…

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11 Oct 2020

Sunday 11 Oct 2020. Denise Laffan led the A walk with a group of 13. The day was splendid with beautiful warm sunshine. They headed up Cush westwards and then from there onto Galtybeg where lunch was relished by all. From there, descended down with lovely ground underfoot over to the river by the forestry…

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04 Oct 2020

Sunday 4 Oct 2020 Ollie Walsh led A walk. Parked car at lady Gregory pub Kilmoyler. Started 13k A walk on part of Tipperary heritage way then ascended to open ground and skirted all around Tullanebane on track to it’s westerly side then ascended to trig stone on it’s summit, then a return route to…

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27 Sept 2020

Sunday 27 Sept 2020 – National Walking Day. Report from Eoin Wolahan “There were eight walkers on the A walk. Starting from a farmer’s yard (with permission) they headed on a low gorse route terraine which brought them to the top of Knockeenatoung. The weather was perfect for walking- good sunshine with a slight breeze.…

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20 Sept 2020

Willie Fahey led the A walk. The group of 9 visited the west Galtees on a beautiful day for walking. They ascended Carrignabinnia and then on to Lyracappul. They descended Lyracappul to take lunch at the mouth of the Assaroola Glen. They returned via the Lyravey Glen. Eileen Ryan led B walk. The group of…

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13 Sept 2020

Ger Fewer led the A walk. The group of 11 began their walk at the waterworks in East Galtees. They walked around the base of Knockastakeen, along the river and after crossing it the group headed up Farbreaga against a strong headwind. The wind continued as they headed to Greenane and on towards O’Loughlins’s castle,…

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6 Sept 2020

Ollie Walsh and 11 others were on A walk on 13k hike in Comeraghs parking at Tooreen east taking in Milk Hill, Tooreen mountain and Coum feá and returning via ridge on Lyremountain to cars a fairly tough walk with wet under foot conditions and a lot of previously unwalked mountain for the group. Dan…

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30 Aug 2020

Sunday 30 Aug 2020 Walks will be for Members Only for the coming weeks. Group of 8 on A Walk led by Denise Laffan. Starting from Mount Mellerary Abbey through the monasterys farmyard leading past a reservoir where there were beautiful water lily’s sitting on the reservoir. This led the group through a forest walk…

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23 Aug 2020

Sunday 23 Aug 2020 Walks will be for Members Only for the coming weeks. Group of 12 on A walk had an excellent day out in the Knockmealdowns with Dick Hennessy leading. Parking at The Vee they proceeded up to Knockshane, Cnoc Sam and then Knockmealdown, where they lunched in beautiful clear conditions. Helvick Head…

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19 Aug 2020 Mountaineering Ireland Covid 19 Update

Do all you can to reduce the spread of COVID-19 Despite the ongoing presence of COVID-19, most of us have enjoyed near normal freedom to explore and enjoy the hills and crags over the summer months. Recent increases in the rates of transmission of COVID-19 have resulted in an increase of some restrictions. Thankfully the…

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16 Aug 2020

Sunday 16 Aug 2020 Walks will be for Members Only for the coming weeks. Dan Condren led group of 11 on A walk which was a new circuit in the Galtees, beginning from Cloghera Bridge and taking in Monavane and Lachtseanaquilla summits. They had a lovely day, mostly foggy but mostly dry. Maura Creaney took…

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09 Aug 2020

Sunday 9 Aug 2020 Walks will be for Members Only for the coming weeks. Ger Fewer led the A walk. The group of 11 started from Wallistown in the west Galtees. Walking through the woods, crossing over the Blackrock river then upwards along by the wall and then on the track to the col between…

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Upcoming Sunday walk 9 Aug 2020

Walks will be for Members Only for the coming weeks. Next Sunday 9 August 2020 an A Walk will leave Cashel at 9.30 am and a B Walk will leave Cashel at 10 am, if you are interested in going on either of these walks as they will be kept to a maximum of 15…

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02 Aug 2020

Sunday 2 Aug 2020 Walks will be for Members Only for the coming weeks. Eoin Wolahan led the A walk. The group of 14 started from Coolbaun Wood in the Galtee Mountains near Anglesboro. Walking through the woods for about a mile and then turned right climbing towards Knockaterriff. After gaining height they descended down…

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26 July 2020

Sunday 26 July 2020 Walks will be for Members Only for the coming weeks. On A walk, group of 10 accompanied Dick Hennessy on a hike from Kings yard in the Galtees in intermittent mist and rain. The Attychrann river guided the walkers up to Galtee Beag. They then proceeded to Galteemore for a well…

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19 July 2020

Sunday 19 July 2020 Walks will be for Members Only for the coming weeks. Ollie Walsh led 9 on A walk, parking a good bit in on track to lake Curra and headed up a stream on West side of Knocknanuss to wall at Sliabh Cois na Binne and lunched there, then down ramp to…

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12 JULY 2020

GREAT NEWS – BACK ON THE HILLS – 12 JULY 2020 Walks will be for Members Only for the coming weeks. Josephine had 10 out on A walk, starting in upper Glengarra wood and ascended S.E shoulder to O’ Loughlins Castle where lunch awaited them! Galtybeg was their next objective after which they headed cross…

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GUIDELINES FOR SAFE RETURN TO HILLWALKING

Please see the guidelines from Mountaineering Ireland for your information. The Club has been preparing for a safe and responsible return to hillwalking. The Club would normally be taking their summer break at this time of year but since the club has not been walking for the last few months, we have decided to start…

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08 June 2020 Up date

###Update### 8th June 2020 Mid Tipp Hillwalkers Steering Committee’s priority is protecting the health of our members and their families and loved ones. The Club hopes that everyone is keeping safe and well and would encourage members to continue walking independently which is an excellent way of maintaining health and well being and to follow…

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22 March 2020 – Until Further Notice

Hi Everyone, due to Covid-19, the Steering Committee has decided to suspend the clubs Sunday Walks until further notice, our priority is protecting the health of our members and their families and loved ones. The Club would encourage members to continue walking independently which is an excellent way of maintaining health and well being and…

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15 Mar 2020

Sunday 15 Mar 2020 Mid Tipp Hillwalkers would like to clarify that the club have taken measures to comply fully with the Covid 19 regulations announced by the government. So, for all our walks for now, people are encouraged to drive their own cars to the start point of the walk – car-pooling will no…

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08 Mar 2020

Dan Condren led A walk and group of 8 did a circuit from the Nire Valley carpark, Going up the Nose in Coumfea, crossing to Coumtay and finding the Seanbhean ag Cathamh Tabac smoking spectacularly, before returning via the new boardwalk. A group of eighteen hillwalkers, led by Eddie Morrissey, headed for Glengarra Woods for…

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01 Mar 2020

Sunday, 1 Mar 2020 Bridget Browne led A walk with group of 8 walkers leaving a local farmyard near Coolagarranroe and followed a long track before descending to the Burncourt river. Lovely views of snow-capped Galty Beag and O’Loughlin’s Castle. Weather chargeable with sunshine, hailstones spindrift and snow. After crossing the river they made their…

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23 Feb 2020

Sunday 23 Feb 2020 Matt Joy led group of 10 on A walk on the southern side of the Galtees, up Bengower. Afterwards towards Galtymore headed for home along Knockduff and the Attychraan river. Joan Lysaght and Maura Creaney led B walk. They with group of 17 trekked up to the Sugarloaf hill 663 meters…

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16 Feb 2020

Sunday 16 Feb 2020 Denise Laffan led group of 7 on the A walk, with lovely sunshine, they headed for Cloheenafishoge and from there headed east of Farbreaga to some unknown hills. Had a lovely lunch looking across onto Sturrakeen, after lunch, a heavy snow shower came while making their descent opposite Kilcoran Forestry, a…

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09 Feb 2020

Sunday 9 Feb 2020 due to Storm Ciara and in the interest of safety, Sundays A & B level walks did not go ahead. This coming Sunday (Feb 16) A and C walks leave from opposite the fire station in Cashel at 10am. For information including membership and clothing or gear required visit the website…

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02 Feb 2020

Sunday 2 Feb 2020 Ger Fewer led the A walk with group of 14 beginning 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, at times, strong winds and fog they then headed…

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26 Jan 2020

Sunday 26 Jan 2019 Willie Fahey led A walk in the Knockmealdowns starting close to the Reservoir in Goaten Bridge and took a circular route to the top of Knockshane where lunch was enjoyed in shelter from a biting wind. The group of 12 proceeded to the top of Knockmealdown and home via the base…

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05 Jan 2020

Sunday 5 Jan 2020 A walk was led by Eoin Wolahan. Starting from Boolakennedy going up Ballyhurrow taking in two Cairns, then took the long upward walk to Greenane and then to Farbrega before making long descent back by the old lime kill route to the cars. Eleven walkers braved the poor walking conditions. They…

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19 Jan 2020

Sunday 19 Jan 2010 Ollie Walsh led 7 on A walk, out on a glorious sunny winter’s day the amphitheatre of Coumshingaun the venue. John G O’Dwyer led C walk. The group of 11 headed for Coumshingaun, which they found was already packed with no parking spaces at Kilclooney Wood Carpark. Went to an alternate…

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12 Jan 2020

Sunday 12 Jan 2020 Josephine Tobin led A walk with group of 8 out in Galtees with perfect walking conditions. Having parked below the waterworks they crossed the river at the Ford and climbed Cush from the East and on to the foothills of Galtybeg to reach the high path above Borheen Lough where they…

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29 Dec 2019

29 Dec 2019 group of 12 led by Matt Joy started out on A walk from the Nire Valley on a route which took them firstly to Knockanaffrin in heavy fog and then towards the Gap as the fog lifted. From there they made their way up Carrignagower in very windy conditions which made the…

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22 Dec 2019

22 Dec 2019 Denise Laffan led A walk with group of 9 walkers starting with a climb up the Punchbowl then headed for Lachtnafrankee, had a lovely lunch in the sun down by a stream and then walked up to Long Hill and back down through the forestry, fantastic day for walking. Eoin Wolahan led…

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15 Dec 2019

15 Dec 2019 the A walk with a group of 7 led by Ger Fewer with snow underfoot, drifts of up to 2 feet and foggy conditions with very little visibility. Starting at the Black road, up by the Attychraan river, onto Galtee Beg and on towards O’Loughlin’s castle – due to the challenging conditions…

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08 Dec 2019 Holly Walk

Sun 8 Dec 2019 John G O’Dwyer led the 29th Annual Holly Walk in a lovely loop walk in Clogheen. The group of 52 gathered in Clogheen Village before the walk started. Despite the forecast the weather was ideal as the group made their way around the forest tracks to Bay Lough. Midway seasonal refreshments…

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Winter Walking Gear

With the winter upon us and the ever changing weather on the hills, the club recommends walkers to come prepared by bringing the correct clothing/gear for the walks on a Sunday. The following is a minimum list of essentials to have with you on a days Hill Walk: Hiking Boots with good grip, Waterproof Jacket…

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Membership Fees

Membership fees for the coming year. Note the membership for joining Mountaineering Ireland has increased to €35.00. Mountaineering Ireland’s club year is from 1/11/2019 to the 31/10/2020. Either the €10 (club membership) or the €35.00 (Mountaineering Ireland Membership), or both, can be paid to Eoin Wolahan, Treasurer, or to any member of the Steering Committee:…

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01 Dec 2019

Josephine Tobin had 10 walkers out on A walk taking in Cush circuit in an anticlockwise direction, Galtymore via Lough Curra ramp, Galtybeg, and Cush. Visibility poor, chilly in N.E wind but great day out on the hills. Joined Mary Power and her gang of walkers for lunch on Galtymore. Mary Power led 7 walkers…

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24 Nov 2019

Ollie Walsh had 6 on A walk on north side of Galtees on a very pleasant winter’s day getting down to base layers on way to Sturrakeen then via 2 cairns on way to Farbreaga for lunch then return to cars via our river crossing with our improvised ladder balancing act. Very enjoyable day. Kate…

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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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