Sunday 22nd January : Mt. Leinster Circuit

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Blackrock - Mt. Leinster - Knockroe - Cloroge Mor - Cloroge Beag 15.5km : 900m ascent
20 members at Ballycrystal start
Looking down on pre-famine? lazy potato beds on descent from Knockroe
Dolmen on east slope of Knockroe
Crossing the Aughnabrisky Stream
Great visibility but windy !
Final Climb of the day on Cloroge Beag

Comeragh Walk : 8th Jan

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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

Mountain Meitheal

wexfordhillwalkingclub 03 Nov , 2011 0 Comments General

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
year.

Sunday 30th Oct : Mt. Leinster

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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 !

Lunch on a damp Mt. Leinster

National Trails Day / Intro walk / Sun Oct 2nd.

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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.

Intro walk 2011 Nat Trails Day

Wild countryside

Shannon's House
Neolithic stone recent discovery near Shannon's Lane

Information evening for new members

colettebarntown 14 Sep , 2011 0 Comments General

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!

Tryfan Snowdonia
Lunch with Mt Leinster in background
Flying over Mt Leinster