26 club members took part in the walk which took in St. Kevin’s Way, Camaderry, Turlough Hill and back the Miners’ Track to Glendalough in cold clear and dry conditions in the capable hands of leaders Peter and Martin.
Over twenty club members travelled to the Mahon Falls car park to climb to the highest point in the Comeraghs : spot height 792 overlooking Coumshingaun returning via Comeragh Mountain. Conditions were clear affording views of the lakes and the coast. Picture was taken during lunch break near the summit! Leaders on the day were Ger and Peter
On Saturday 29th October six volunteers put in an extra work day
in Glendalough to secure the ramp leading to the zig-zag track
above the miners village. This work is part of the project in
partnership with the Wicklow Mountains National Park to repair
last year’s flood damage. The track gets 50,000 visitors every
Due to a large contingent having decamped to Kerry for the weekend, there was a smaller than usual turnout for the Mt. Leinster walk on Sunday 30th October. Visibility was poor and the rain decided to come just at lunchtime as photo below may show!
Word from Kerry is that Saturday’s trek was a marathon 12 hour transverse of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks followed by a shorter 5 hour walk on Sunday !
Terrific turnout for the intro walk on Sun. Weather was a little challenging but all newcomers coped extremely well and completed routes with glowing complexions!! Well done to all and great credit is due to all club leaders who helped out on the day.
The walkers were lucky to hear some input from Andrew who lives in Shannon’s House on, firstly the bombing of the house in 1941 and subsequent rebuilding funded by the Germans and secondly on the recently discovered Neolithic stone on his farm.
Often thought about joining a Hillwalking/Mountaineering club but didn’t know where to start??
Now’s your chance!
Tuesday Sep 20th 8.00 pm Whitford House Hotel, our club will host an evening of advice, answer questions and hopefully set you on the ‘road’ or hill and get you started in a new area of activity which will improve your fitness, pose lots of new challenges and enhance your social life!!
Come along and hopefully you’ll be inspired!
Check out this link for some inspiration!