Sunday Walks

Walk for Ukraine Sunday 13 March 2022

This Sunday’s B walk will complete the Eamonn an Cnoic loop in Upperchurch. Registration is at 11.30 in  Upperchurch Hall. The A walk will leave as usual from Mother Hubbard’s in Cashel at 10am. Anyone wishing to contribute to the Upperchurch Ukranian fund can do so after the walk.

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13 Feb 2022

Mary Power led a very happy and content group of B walkers up steep incline of the North Face of Knockastakeen. Enveloped in mist and fog, crossed Col and had lunch in the Amphitheatre of Corrie Farbreaga Lake. Then onto Farbreaga and exited via grassy paths and a seldom used forest track. A great day…

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06 Feb 2022

The A walk was led by Ollie Walsh. Five walkers headed off on a blustery but very good walking day. They parked their cars at the Lady Gregory pub at the East end of the Galtees. They had a pacey 16k walk to Slievenard where they enjoyed a leisurely lunch. On their return they bumped…

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30 Jan 2022

The Ramble headed to Upperchurch today where 27 walkers enjoyed the Eamon an Cnoic loop, comprising of a few steep fields, laneways and minor roads. There was keen interest in the fairy fort which is known as the raised Barrow (a mound over a burial ground). They had a little light rain on the way…

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23 Jan 2022

23rd Jan 2022, Kate Fahey led 23 walkers on the C walk in the west Knockmealdowns. They parked at the already busy Crow Hill carpark, and then hiked up Crow Hill and on to Fearbreaga at 518 m. It was chilly but good underfoot. They continued downhill to a shaded area for lunch. From there…

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16 Jan 2022

16th Jan 2022 the A walk led by Dan Condren, was in the Comeraghs. Beginning from the Nire Valley car park, the 9 walkers headed North to Knockshegowna, then back to Knockanaffrin for lunch which they enjoyed in lovely sunshine. Afterwards they headed down to the Gap, and from there back to their cars and…

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09 Jan 2022

16 walkers headed on the C walk led by Maura Creaney. They parked at the Waterworks and headed up the track for Lake Muskry. At the end of the forest they headed left and followed the river into Lake Muskry where they had lunch. They then headed over the ridge and back by the slopes…

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02 Jan 2022

Following are reports from the first of Mid Tipp’s walks of 2022. Sunday 2nd Jan, the Ramble group headed to Grange to complete the Crag loop walk. They enjoyed lovely sunshine and the views from Wellington Tower. They then took a moment to think of longstanding Mid Tipp walker and friend, the late Kathleen Cleary,…

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19 Dec 2021

Despite Covid, the 30-year tradition of Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers Holly Walks continued on Sunday 19 Dec 2021. Starting from Clogheen, they followed the Soldier’s Road to Bay Lough. There, by the lakeside, they enjoyed lunch followed by lovely carols. Then, it was back down to Loughglenbridge and homewards by the Tipperary Heritage Way with Barry Maher…

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12 Dec 2021

As a mark of respect to our good friend and long time walking companion, Kathleen Cleary, who passed away suddenly this week, the annual holly walk scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled. It will now take place on Sun Dec 19, departing Mother Hubbard’s, Cashel at 11am. May she rest in peace

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05 Dec 2021

Dec 5 2021, Denise Laffan led a Group of 8 A Walkers, starting with a steep climb from the upper carpark in the Vee, heading onto Point 630 (Knocknalogha). From there they went on to Knockclugga, with beautiful sunshine all day. The group had lunch at Knockshanahullion accompanied with some lovely Blackcurrant Sherry which gladly…

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28 Nov 2021

Cathy Reilly led 11 walkers on the A walk and they started in dry conditions from Rossadrehid Waterworks. They climbed along the ridge to Knockastackeen, 583m in poor visibility. From here they dropped down to Lough Muskry and then turned uphill through a steep gully to the summit of Greenane at 802m. Lunch was enjoyed…

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21 Nov 2021

A walk was led by Eoin Wolahan. They drove past the Vee and on from the Bay Lough car park for about three miles where they parked their cars and commenced their walk. They crossed the Glenakeefe river and made the long ascent up to the top of Knockmealdown Mountain. From there they had a…

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14 Nov 2021

For the C walk a group of 18 walkers were led out by John G O’Dwyer from beside the old An Oige Hostel at Ballydavid. Soon they were serenaded noisily by a donkey and joined by a friendly labradoodle. Gloriously warm weather meant they were soon divesting outer layers as great views opened up. Lunch…

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Nov 2021 Club Changes

​Election of Officers & Steering Committee: ​The following were elected officers of the club for the year: ​Office ​​​Elected​​ ​Chairperson​           Eileen Ryan ​ ​Secretary​                 Dan Condren​ ​Treasurer​                Ger Fewer​​ ​Training Officer     John Lynagh​…

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07 Nov 2021

Willie Fahey led the A walk in the Knockmealdowns. They set off from the car park near Goatenbridge on the east side of the Knockmealdowns. A steady climb brought them slightly west of the summit of Knocknagnauve. From there they proceeded to Knockmealdown to enjoy lunch in the sunshine with beautiful views including the blackwater…

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31 Oct 2021

The C walk led by Ray Creaney, and comprising of 18 hardy walkers, headed up the Black Road before descending to the Attycran river. They then followed the river back up to the col, making great use of the shelter afforded by the valley. They had lunch at the top of the valley and went…

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24 Oct 2021

Denise Laffan led a group of 9 on A walk. Starting at Kings Yard, they headed up by Knocknagalty, onto Knockduff. On reaching the ridge, the group decided to have lunch at the stone wall as it provided great shelter from the wind, which had really picked up. The group then headed towards Galtymore but…

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17 Oct 2021

Dan Condren led nine on A walk and had a great walk around the Nire Valley in lovely weather today. Visiting the Sgillogue lakes and Coumalocha, they ascended via The Nose where they had lunch. Two friendly and jolly sheep farmers with their dogs joined them for a while. They then skirted around the top…

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8, 9 & 10 Oct 2021

The Autumn Charity Challenge took  place in Killarney   The weekend offered some of the finest walking available in Ireland. As usual, we had a programme of fully guided walks to suit all fitness levels. There were two challenging walks on offer – an ascent of Carrauntoohil or Purple mountain. At moderately difficult level there…

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03 Oct 2021

On Sunday 3 Oct 2021 despite a few showers, a good time was had by all walking the woodland paths of Aherlow. The occasion was the 30th anniversary celebration of Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers and there was plenty of craic and singing along the way. This was followed by refreshments at the end organised by Brid Ryan…

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26 Sept 2021

Mid-Tipp walks on September 26 2021 There were two walks out today – an A and B walk. Unfortunately, no photographs due to wet conditions. Willie Fahey led the A walk. Thirteen walkers started out near the Reservoir close to Goatenbridge and did a loop walk via Roche’s Hill and Knockshane. Home via the Kandanoge…

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19 Sept 2021

Sunday 19 Sept 2021, Mid-Tipp had two walks on the hills Eoin Wolahan led the A walk starting from Rossadrehid and climbed to the top of Knockastakeen taking in peaks Sturrach, Carriginlair and point 504 before going on to Croc Na gCapall and then to O’Loughlin’s Castle where they had lunch in glorious sunshine. After…

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12 Sept 2021

Sunday 12 Sept 2021, Mid-Tipp had three walks. “A” walk Ollie Walsh led the A walk with 10 walkers on an 11k walk in the Comeraghs. Parking cars on the forest track 1k east of Lake Mohra, the group headed for Lake Coumdula in wet conditions and then ascended the ramp at the back of…

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05 Sept 2021

Sun Sept 5 2021 – Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers had two groups in the hills. “A” Walk The A walk was led by Denise Laffan, starting at Boulakennedy and heading up to Greenane in very foggy and wet conditions. The group then headed onto Farbreaga and after that descended by the Old Shooting House and then back…

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29 Aug 2021

Sun Aug 29 2021 – Mid Tipp Hillwalkers had two walks The A Walk The A walk did a loop beginning in the Punchbowl and taking in Lachtnafrakee, Glenary and Long Hill. In glorious conditions, it was a great walk. The B Walk There were 17 people on the B walk with fabulous sunshine all…

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22 Aug 2021

Sunday Aug 22 2021, two groups of Mid-Tipp hillwalkers travelled east to Wicklow to complete the A and B walks, while the C walk completed the Dolmen Loop in Lisvarrinane. “A” Group Willie Fahey led the MidTipp A walk in the Wicklow mountains. The trip to climb the highest point in Leinster (Lugnaquilla 925 m)…

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15 Aug. 2021

15 August 2021 Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers club had 3 walks “A” Walk There were 12 on the A walk – a 9k walk with 700 mtrs ascent. The group went up by an interesting stream/gully on the North West Side of Carrignabrinne, lunched at the Wall, returned down Knocknanuss and enjoyed a special birthday celebration for…

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08 Aug 2021

Sunday 8 Aug 2021 Dan Condren led A walk which was a loop crossing a low level from Mahon Falls to Coumtay then going up by a fairly steep ramp to the plateau where they had lunch in sunshine. Walked around the top of the coum and then went to cross the river, descending beside…

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01 Aug 2021

Sunday 1 Aug 2021 Eoin Wolahan led A walk. They started their walk from Coolbawn Wood near Anglesborough. They walked eastwords beneath Benard mountain before entering the woods which took them up to an opening area from where they ascended parts of lower Temple Hill mountain. They then descended to Pigeonrock Glen before climbing up…

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25 July 2021

Sunday 25 July 2021 Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers held and A and C walk. “A” Walk The A Walk was led by Denise Laffan. The walk started at Kings Yard, through some forestry and then onto Moanabrack in beautiful sunshine and with a lovely breeze. The group then headed up towards the Galty Wall and onto Lyracappul.…

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18 July 2021

On Sunday 18 July 2021 in very warm conditions yesterday, Mid-Tipp held three walks. The Ramble It was off to the bog for the Sunday Ramble this week. Starting on the Templetuohy side, the group followed the old Bordnamona railway line to cross the bog to the Derra fada side. There was beautiful nature all…

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11 July 2021

Sunday 11 July 2021, there were two walks available within the Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers. Ollie Walsh led the A walk with 12 walkers. Cars were parked at boolies trailhead and the group walked into the inside lake in Coum Iarthar and then climbed up the ramp beside the pinnacle to enjoy lunch with lovely views of…

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04 July 2021

Sunday 4 July 2021, two groups of walkers from Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers headed to the Galtees, on two different walks and in very unseasonal July weather. “A” Walk Eoin Wolahan led the A walk starting from Coolagarranoe (near Glengarra Wood entrance). Taking a dirt track route up by the forestry towards An Grianan, this route was…

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27 June 2021

Sunday 27 June 2021 there were two organised walks by Mid-Tipp. A Walk Willie Fahey led the A walk in the Knockmealdowns. The walk commenced near Goatenbridge and a loop took in Knockmeal, Knocknafallia and Knocknagnauv. The terrain was varied and included forest tracks, mountain tracks and open mountain walking. Eighteen walkers enjoyed a splendid…

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20 June 2021

“A” Walk Eoin Wolahan led the A walk which started from near Birchells Bridge in the Nire Valley. We headed for Knocksheegowna Mountain taking in some lovely scenic views and then walked across the Knockanaffrin Mountain range down to point 638 overlooking Coumduala Lough. We then headed for the “Standing Stones” before making our way…

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Walking Gear recommended for club walks

With 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 & Leggings Warm Clothing, Hat &…

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13 June 2021

Sunday June 13 2021 The A Walk The A group had 10 walkers on a very enjoyable hike in the Comeragh’s with Dick Hennessy leading in beautiful balmy weather. The walk began from the farmyard close to Rathgormack. The group headed up towards The Gap and then up Carraig na gower with a southwest wind…

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06 June 2021

Sunday 6 June 2021 Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers took to the hills with both an A and B walk. A beautiful day in the hills with a report from each walk. A Walk Starting from the lower Vee car park Eoin Wolahan led A walk with 12 participants as they walked the Knockshanahullion mountain circuit. They ascended…

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30 May 2021

Willie Fahey led the A walk on the first real day of Summer 2021. The group started at the upper car park and climbed the Sugarloaf. Then on down to Lough Moylan and Knockshane via a gully. Lunch in the sunshine and home via Knockmealdown. Lough Moylan is a dry bed, it has not held…

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23 May 2021

Sunday Ramble The Ramblers made their way to Glengarra Woods, the weather was anything but promising, but as soon as they set out, all rain disappeared and the group enjoyed all that the millennium forest had to offer. Starting off with the beautiful pink of the rhododendrons, then taking the higher route above the Burncourt…

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16 May 2021

Denise Laffan led group of 14 on the A Walk starting at Rossadrehid carpark, heading up to Knockastakeen with some heavy rain upon them, they then walked onto Lake Borheen in lovely sunshine where lunch was had, after lunch they aimed for Cush with some foggy conditions and came off Cush eastwards which led them…

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30 Dec 2020

IMPORTANT MID TIPP HILLWALKERS CLUB UPDATE 30 Dec 2020 Due to full level 5 restrictions, unfortunately all of the club’s scheduled walks are cancelled until further notice. Level 5, restricts us to remain within 5k of our homes and will be in force until the 31 Jan 2020 at the earliest. Happy New Year to…

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27 Dec 2020

Sun 27 Dec 2020 Eoin Wolahan led A walk from Coolagarranroe which is located just west of Glengarra Wood. They walked along a woodland path for about 2 km then headed for Loughlin’s Castle where they had lunch. They went down to Galtee Beg Coll and on to Greenane West and then on to the…

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20 Dec 2020

Sunday 20 Dec 2020 Ger Fewer led group of 11 on the A walk. Starting from King’s Yard in cool bright conditions, they went up Knocknagalty and on up to Galtee Mor. The summit was cold and windy and they found a sheltered spot to have lunch. Afterwards they descended down the Attycraan river, along…

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13 Dec 2020

Sunday 13 Dec 2020 Willie Fahey led the A walk in the Galtees with 12 members completing a loop walk with Fearbrega as the highest point. Streams turned into rivers and waterfalls sprang from the hills after the heavy rain on Saturday night. Nice and cosy in their wet gear all enjoyed the day. Then…

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Join or Renew Membership

Mid Tipp Hillwalkers AGM was held by Zoom on the 2 Nov 2020. Covid 19 has made it a difficult year for planning walks and organising events and trips for the club but hopefully when level 5 restrictions are eased we will be able to go back walking again on the hills. Membership fees are…

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18 Oct 2020

Sunday 18 Oct 2020. Dan Condren had 11 walkers out on the A walk, beginning from Cloghera bridge. They took in Farbreaga, Monavane and Lachtshanaquilla, returning over Sturakeen. Conditions were very good all day, breezy on top, but with good views all round. The walk was 12.5 km long with total ascent of over 700m.…

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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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18 Oct 2020

Sunday 18 Oct 2020. Dan Condren had 11 walkers out on the A walk, beginning from Cloghera bridge. They took in Farbreaga, Monavane and Lachtshanaquilla, returning over Sturakeen. Conditions were very good all day, breezy on top, but with good views all round. The walk was 12.5 km long with total ascent of over 700m.…

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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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