Congratulations to Colette!

Congratulations to Colette Mahon on her election to the Board of Directors of Mountaineering Ireland at last weekend’s AGM held in the Aherlow Hotel. Colette was proposed by the club of which she has been a leading member   since 1996 and has been a committee member, in different roles including chair, on many occasions during that time. She is well known to members as a keen hillwalker, mountaineer, scrambler and rock climber (both indoor and outdoors).  Colette  has also  been a member of BOS from 2012 until its last meeting in December 2017 and  is a Provider and has run numerous Mountain Skills courses for our club. Colette is also well known on a national levael as a  member of the Women with Altitude committee.

The Club wishes Colette all the best in her leadership role in Mountaineering Ireland working for and representing hillwalkers and climbers

Variation on a theme

One might think that all approaches to Mt Leinster had been explored but Peter provided an entree that was not familiar to the group. Parking on the Rahanna side , we scaled Knockroe and descended to Shannon’s Lane to approach Stoney Top from the south. The remaining snow often blocked our path and was quite deep in places

Last of the snow !
Crossing Mountain River in search of the Rock Art
Inspecting what is the highest example of rock art in the Blackstairs
At the end of the walk the group retired to nearby Rahanna for coffee (mostly!) in Osborne’s “olde worlde” pub –
Contemporary photo of the aftermath of WW2 bombing at Shannon’s, on information board at Osborne’s