Mid Tipperary Hillwalkers
Friday evening walks
On 15th June 2018, 22 walkers headed to Latteragh, and this week the weather was kind to us. We had a lovely dry night, not too hot, ideal for walking.
Latteragh is a location we walk a couple of times in the year and each time we go there, more trees have been felled, so it is interesting to see the changing landscape. A walk enjoyed by all.
Thanks to Stapleton's Bar Borrisoleigh for the beautiful refreshments to finish off the night. Next Friday June 22nd we hope to head to Abbeyleix.
The Friday Evening Walks are low level walks, from May to September of 2 – 3 hrs duration, mostly on forest track. If you want to get out and about in the countryside, meet new people, and make new friends, just come along.
We explore paths and trails off the beaten track and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday. We offer an easy introduction to off-road walking for anybody considering taking it up.
All we ask is that you come prepared with sturdy footwear, rain jacket, drink and snack. Everyone welcome, old friends and plenty of room for newcomers. The walks are very sociable and usually we end our Friday evening walk by heading for a cup of tea and sandwich.
We meet every Friday evening at Slievenamon Road car park in Thurles at 6.20pm and leave at 6.30pm sharp.
Walks are organised by Carmel Needham, Tina Bourke and Brid Ryan Bourke.
Sunday 17th June 2018
Six B Walkers had a great day out in the Comeraghs led by Dick Hennessy.
On their ascent to Knocksheegowna the mountain was shrouded in mist and fog. On reaching the mountain top the skies cleared and spectacular views of the surrounding countryside were enjoyed for the rest of the day. Lunch was enjoyed in beautiful sunshine on Cnoc An Aifrinn. A great walk was enjoyed by all.
Bridget Browne led 7 walkers on the A walk setting out from a farmer's yard at the end of a very long narrow road off the R639.
It was cool enough starting out and a brief rain shower sent them to their bags for rain gear. No sooner had they put them on and started walking, it stopped just as quickly.
On the other side of a rather full river they gladly removed their wet gear. They then made gradual progress up the never-ending climb that eventually led them to O'Loughlin's Castle where they had lunch. From here, in cooler conditions, they headed for Galty Beag. There were a variety of groups out, one large, doing a walk for MS. The sun made its appearance as they enjoyed a sos beag. Then they descended down onto the Black Road and made their way to the Memorial for the 1976 plane crash victims and carried on up Knockeenatoung and down the other side, back to their cars. Walk took four hours twenty minutes, covering about 12km.
This coming Sunday (June 22nd) A and C walks leave from opposite the fire station in Cashel at 11am. John G is leading the C walk and hoping to walk a section of the Suir Blueway which is along a towpath. The group completed this walk a couple of years ago and it was a fabulous walk.
The full programme of walks is now on our website at www.midtipphillwalkers.ie or Facebook. For further information visit the website or Facebook or call
Dan Condren at 087 2273082 for any query re walks.