Snowy weather can’t stop Mid Tipp Hill Walkers

Busy Weekend for Walkers

Busy Weekend for Walkers

The wintery weather did little to keep the members of Mid Tipp Hillwalkers away from their weekly trek, last Sunday, when three separate groups of walkers set off for the hills on different routes.

Twenty nine walkers braved the snow on what was a cold but great day to be on the hills last Sunday.

Seventeen walkers turned up to join Ray Creaney on the moderate level walk on the Coumdulla loop in the Nire Valley.

Winnie Flynn led a nine people on a high level walk from Glengarra Wood on a circuit of Greenane.

Meanwhile, Joan Quinn, Eileen Ryan and Dan Condren climbed No 1 gully behind Lake Muskry.

This coming Sunday, St Patrick’s Day, mark our national holiday with the usual high level walk which departs from Cashel, as usual, at 11am, before the parade road-closures kick in.

Hill Walkers Founder To Launch Walking Book

On Wednesday, March 27, Jim Finn will launch the latest book by author John G O’Dwyer in the Watermill, Thurles, at 8.30pm.

The publication of this book, “Pilgrim Paths in Ireland” was prompted by the growing popularity of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trek and the increasing numbers of people now following the ancient Irish pilgrim paths.

John G has walked all of these routes from the Slemish Mountain in the northeast to Skellig Michael in the southwest, where the known world once ended, and this book is an informative and entertaining guide to each of these walks.

John G, of course, is the founder and motivating force behind Mid Tipp Hill Walkers and all the members of the group are very proud to support this event.

They are also delighted that Jim Finn, the other person who has contributed so much to the Mid Tipp, is doing the launch. This is an open event and everybody is welcome to come along.