Sunday Walks

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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Sept 24 2017

Last Sunday Sept 24, in beautiful weather, Mick Fewer led a group of 12 on an unusual circuit in the Nire Valley, taking in the Sgillogues, and Coumalocha, before going up the Nose, then around at high level before descending to the Sgillogues again. Ray Creaney with eight colleagues on the B walk were also…

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Sun 17 Sept

In lovely weather, on All-Ireland Sunday, Eileen Ryan led the C-walk with 9 walkers on a circuit up by the water works as far as Bohreen Lough and back under Cush.

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Sept 10 2017

Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers got off to a great start to their autumn walking programme last Sunday Sept 10 2017 with 34 walkers out. Willie Fahey led a high level walk on a totally new route in the West Knockmealdowns, and Ray Creaney led the B walk on a circuit taking in the slopes of Cush, Knockstackeen…

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Sun 25 Jun

Our annual long walks Sunday was a great success last Sunday.  Willie Fahey and the A walkers completed the full crossing of the Knockmealdowns in nine hours, the B’s with Ray Creaney did a 6½ circuit going up the Pidgeon Rock valley and taking in Temple Hill, Lyragappul and Monabrack, and Tina Bourke with nine…

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Sun 18 Jun

Last Sunday in beautiful weather, the A walkers with Dick Hennessy did a loop around Lake Muskry taking in Farbreaga, Greenane and Knockstackeen, while the B walkers with Ray Creaney did a loop of the Nire valley including Knockanaffrin, Carrignagower and the Sgillogue Lakes. Congratulation to Eileen Ryan who led the full climb of Howling…

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Sun 11 June

Michael Fewer led a terrific A walk with 10 walkers taking in Monabrack, Lyragappul and Temple Hill, and including an interesting crossing of the Pidgeon Rock river in flood.  Eoin Wolahan with a group of 6 C walkers had great fun on a loop from Boulakennedy as far as the Greenane Beag in the Galtees.

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Sun 04 June 17

Congratulation to Denise Laffan made her debut as a walk leader with Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers last Sunday, bringing a group of 10 A walkers on a circuit in the Galtees taking in Knockstackeen, Greenane and Farbreaga.  A very accomplished walker, we welcome Denise as a leader with the club.  The B walk with Ray Creaney covered…

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Sun 28 May

The C walkers with Dick Hennessy did a circuit of Lake Muskry and, feeling very energetic, took on Knockshanahullion for good measure.  The A walkers with Ollie Walsh did a very interesting new circuit of taking in lakes Mohra and Coumdulla, as well as the Coumdulla ramp, Knockanaffrin, Knockshegowna and Shauneenbreaga,  starting from the Scout Hut. …

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Sun 21 May

Last Sunday, we had smaller numbers out due to the hurling.  Ray Creaney led the B walk on an exploratory loop of lake Muskry and Knockstackeen while the A walkers with Dan Condren climbed a gully and some close navigation in dense fog above the Mahon Falls.  Then, on Tuesday evening we had 16 climbers…

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Sun 14 May

We had 39 walkers out.  The Ramble with Brid Bourke took place around the Leafy Loop in Durrow, the C walkers with Kate Fahey did the loop from Carey’s Castle taking in Long Hill above Clonmel and the Josephine Tobin led a circuit of Knockanaffrin, beginning from the scout hut.  A great day out in…

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Sun 07 May

The B walkers with Ray Creaney did the Cush circuit in the Galtees and the A walkers with Eileen Ryan did the Barnamodra Circuit in the Monavullagh mountains.  In beautiful weather, 24 enjoyed great conditions and lovely views.

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Sun 30 April

Eoin Wolahan led a combined walk from Glengarra Wood taking in Greenane and Galtybeg, with Loughlin’s Castle providing welcome shelter from the strong winds for lunch. 

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Sun April 23

Last Sunday, our orienteering day in the Galtees was a brilliant success enjoyed by all.  Over 20 participants took part and successfully negotiated a great course organised by Matt Joy.  In beautiful weather, it was great fun and also a good exercise in navigation in mountain and forest terrain.

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Sun 16 April

Willie and Kate Fahey led a joint Easter walk with eight participants on a loop of Knockshanahullion in the Knockmealdowns.

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Sun 09 April

Because this was the weekend of the Kerry Challenge, there were no walks from Cashel.  the Kerry Challenge was enjoyed by over 150 participants in glorious weather with walks including the ascent of Carrauntoohil, the Coumasaharn Circuit, Mangerton, Purple and Tomies mountains, the Old Kenmare Road, and a heritage stroll, with a Sunday ramble for…

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Sun 26 March

Last Sunday, over 37 walkers took to the hills in beautiful walking conditions – warm, blue skies but with a bracing breeze – with Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers.  Dick Hennessy led the A walk on the Cush circuit in the Galtees, while the B walkers with Ray Creaney did the circuit of Coumshingaun in the Comeraghs.  Meanwhile,…

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Sun 19 March

Last Sunday, over 37 walkers took to the hills in beautiful walking conditions – warm, blue skies but with a bracing breeze – with Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers.  Dick Hennessy led the A walk on the Cush circuit in the Galtees, while the B walkers with Ray Creaney did the circuit of Coumshingaun in the Comeraghs.  Meanwhile,…

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Sun 12 March

Today saw 48 walkers out in mostly lovely conditions. Brid Ryan Bourke and Tina Bourke led the Sunday Ramble in to Cooneen Hill in Templederry, Maura Creaney and Joan Lysaght led the B walk in the Knockmealdowns, while the A walkers  with Josephine Tobin did a loop taking in Temple Hill and Lyragappul in the West…

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Sun 05 March

Kate Fahey did an unplanned circuit of Lake Muskry taking in the summits of Greenane and Farbrega in wet and windy conditions with snow underfoot on high ground and a challenging river crossing on the way home. Willie Fahey took the C group on a circuit of the west Knockmealdowns  climbing Crow Hill on the…

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Sun 26 February

The A group led by Bridget Browne began their walk at the Kings Yard and made their way to the summit of Monabrack. They proceeded to a windy Bengower and back to base. The B group led by Ray Craney set out from Glengarra Wood and headed for Loughlins Castle

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Sun 19 February

The A walkers with Dan Condren went to the Knockmealdowns where they did a circuit from Glenakeefe Bridge and taking in Dyrick, Knocknafallia, Knocknagnauv and Knockmealdown. The C walk was led by Maura Craney and Joan Lysaght and took in a circuit of the Boreen Lough in the Galtees navigating in very foggy conditions.

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Sun 12 February

We had 42 walkers out today. Brid Ryan Bourke and Tina Bourke led the Sunday Ramble in Upperchurch, Ray Creaney and the B walkers took in Cush and Galtybeg mountains, while the A walkers  with Matt Joy did a loop taking in Knockanaffrin and around by the gap to the Sgillogue lakes in the Comeraghs.  A…

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Sun 05 February

Eileen Ryan led the A walkers up through Coumlara and down through Coumiarthair in the Comeraghs, while Kate Fahey and the C walkers took a less well trodden route to the summit of Slievenamon, taking in Knockshegowna on the way

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Sun 29 January

Exploration in fog was the theme of both walks last Sunday.  Ray Creaney led a large group of 19 B walkers on a winding tour of Monabrack and the high ground above King’s Yard – an absolutely great place for beginning a walk.  And Eoin Wolahan on the A walk led a reconnaissance of the…

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Sun 22 January

Dick Hennessy led the A walk taking in aeroplane crash site on Greenane West, Galtybeg and Knockeenatoung, while the C walkers with John G O’Dwyer did a circuit including the Bohreen valley and Lake Muskry.

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Sun 15 January

In very contrasting conditions last Sunday, Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers had 44 walkers on their three walks. The Sunday Ramblers went to Cadamstown with Brid Ryan Bourke and Tina Bourke where, in lovely weather, they walked along Paul’s Lane and by the Silver River, and also visited the Giant’s grave.  Meanwhile, the A and B walks met…

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Sun 08 January

On our first Sunda walks of 2017, Willie Fahey and the A walkers ascended from the Vee through Glen Moylan, returning over Knockshane in the Knockmealdowns.  Bernie O’Dwyer and Martina Kerrane led the C walk on the Red Hill Loop in Hollyford

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