|Misty Lunch on Carrigbrock|
|John and Brian cross Glen stream|
You wouldn`t think it from the weather! However there are a few signs. In the last couple of weeks we`ve received a few emails re walking events. Here are some of them:
Crough Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival: This takes place from Friday March 9th to Sunday March 11th and is a guided 3 day hike along the 61 km trail from Balla to Murrisk at the foot of Crough Patrick. The hike does not include an ascent of Croagh Patrick. There will be transport each day. The cost is 20 euro per day or 50 euro for all three days. The proceeds go to Croí, the heart and stroke charity. To register log onto https://www.croi.ie/heritagefestival.
Mountaineering Ireland Spring Gathering: This takes place this year in the Galtees from Friday March 23rd to Sunday March 25th. The base is the Aherlow House Hotel. A range of walks will be organized on the Saturday by the Limerick Climbing Club. Mountaineering Ireland will also hold its AGM on Saturday 24th at 5.00 p.m. Go to http://www.mountaineering.ie/events/2013/default.aspx?iid=1116 for more information and to book - 15 euro without the Saturday evening dinner and 40 euro to include dinner. You can also register on Friday March 23rd in the Aherlow House Hotel at 19.00. The weekend`s events will then kick off with a talk by Jimmy Barry entitled "Celebrating the Galtees", followed by a talk by Jimmy and Maureen O`Brien on South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association.
St. Declan`s Way - Pilgrims Path Week: Pilgrims Path Week takes place during Holy Week this year as it has for the last few years. Knockmealdown Active intends organizing a five stage guided walk along the entire route from Cashel to Ardmore (over 100 km). They intend doing the route in 5 stages, on the last Saturday of every month, starting on Easter Saturday, March 31st. Full details can be found on the Knockmealdown Active website. It should be pointed out that some of the Way is on roads e.g. much of the stretch from Cashel to Goatenbridge. http://www.knockmealdownactive.com/st-declans-way-2018/
The Knockmealdown Crossing: This is being organized by the Peaks Club Clonmel. It takes place on Saturday April 7th and full details should be available soon on the club`s website www.peaksmcclonmel.ie .
Walk Changes due to weather etc.
Date Grade Mt Range Meeting Point Leader
Sun Feb 25th B Knockmealds Rath10.00 or Vee 10.40 Vernon
Sun Mar 4th A Knockmealdowns Venue later 10.00 John
Sun Mar 11th C To be announced Venue later 10.00 Carol
Sun Mar 18th Free Sunday - No Walk
Sun Mar 25th B Galtees Cahir Castle 10.00 Mick
Sun Apr 1st Free Sunday - Easter
Sun Apr 8th B Brandon Hill Carr Garda B 10.00 Vernon
Sun Apr 15th Killarney Weekend
Sun Apr 22nd C To be announced Venue later
Sun Apr 29th B Galtees Cahir Castle 10.00 Irene