End of Season Blackstairs Walk

Twenty club members completed the full Blackstairs Walk from Mullaunasmear , east of Black Rock to Glynn in Co. Carlow (25k and 1500m totalclimb) on Saturday 25th June as the end of year walk with an overnight in Graiguenamanagh. A smaller group walked from Scullogue Gap to Glynn (14k , 830m ascent). As the weary walkers reached Glynn they were  met by Club Chairman, Ger Lynch, who presented them with a commemorative certificate!  The first walkers home were Alex and Colette in a time of 7 hours 7 minutes for the complete route. The more leisurely group led by Colin O’ Connor were somewhat slower in a time of 10 hours plus!

Group Leader Mick Kielty outlining route at start
Walkers enjoying well earned meal at the Waterside Guest House Graiguenamanagh
Walkers enjoying well earned meal at the Waterside Guest House Graiguenamanagh