2 Boot Blackstairs Sunday 20th

22 Walker’s did the 2 boot Sunday with very good weather and great visibility after a foggy start.Led by Liz , the group went in a clockwise direction aroundTomduff hill and Slievebawn , across the Burren river and ascended all the way to the mast on Mt Leinster before making their way back to the cars.

Perfect Day in the Comeraghs

Wonderful 2 Boot walk lead by Micheál Brennan on Sunday 6th October 2019. Some new new members had their first taste of the Comeragh Mountains with a mixed walk including an adventure into the cave at Crotty’s Lake and a steep scramble up gully. 7 tired but happy walkers!

New Territory on first walk of Season

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Thanks to Frank Balfe , the club’s first walk of the season , took in a circuit of Keadeen Mountain and Carrig in West Wicklow – new territory for the group ! Frank’s extensive knowledge of the history and archaeology of the area (largest mountain ring fort, hill top neolithic burial chambers, Dwyer-McAllister cottage) plus views over to Lugnaquilla and west to the Slieve Blooms added to the enjoyment of a great day out on the hills ; and the fantastic weather was an added bonus.

If interested in joining the club , watch out for details of the Introductory Night on Tuesday 17th in Whitford House Hotel, Wexford

1 and 2 boot walk in Blackstairs

The one boot led by Helen and Matt started from the recently developed marked trail which begins in Kiltealy village, from where the group emerged onto open mountain and joined the main path up Blackstairs mountain about 3/4 way up; the summit proved to be shrouded in mist – unlike the rest of the walk which enjoyed very clear and dry conditions.

Ger’s 2 booter was a 20k + ramble over the Mount Leinster range at a pace that did not permit the taking of any photos!!

A number of new members have joined in recent weeks and all proved their fitness on Sunday’s walks !

Admiring the view from the Blackstairs – once the work of ascending the untracked mountainside was accomplished

Car split allowed for an original walk on Blackstairs Mtn

Retreat from the misty top of Blackstairs Mtn

Kyle Loop

Lovely Kyle loop from Tinahely led by Pauline who had a following of20 very appreciative walkers for an excellently paced walk of 17 k with a bit of work to get up the intermittent hills totaling650m. An added bonus was the sunny weather. The group sitting on the trailer were not looking for a lift back – it merely provided some seating during the lunchbreak!