A very successful navigation practical took place in the Comeraghs on Sun last Nov 17th. Twelve enthusiastic ‘students’ were put through their ‘paces’ by Ann, Micheál and Colette. Conditions were perfect for a feature recognition exercise. This introductory course will continue with an indoor session on Tues. Dec 12th at 7.00.
Colin Gibbon of Shielbaggan OEC and Wexford Hillwalking/Mountaineering club will present a slideshow of the July 2013 expedition to Greenland from Killary Harbour. Colin was a core member of the team particularly in climbing and sailing.
The trip involved sailing to and from Greenland on a 49ft racing yacht, sea kayaking some of the coastline of Greenland and putting up some 1st ascent climbing routes.
Come along to the Maldron Hotel, Wexford, on Wednesday Nov 20th at 8.00pm to hear all the details of this exciting adventure. Adm : E5
Check out the link below to find out some more information about the expedition.
A short introductory course in navigation will begin with an indoor session on Tuesday Nov. 12th and continue onto the hills on Sun Nov 17th. This will be followed by indoors again on Dec. 10th and a hill session on Dec 15th.
An e mail will go to members with details, locations/times.
A group of twenty walkers took part in the “easy” walk on Sunday 13th October (“easy” is defined as 8-10 k and a climb of less than 500m) ; many of them first timers on the hills. After a gentle climb to Barnamadra Gap with its painted ! standing stone (see picture above) and a lunch stop in the nearby stone enclosure (dating from the Bronze Age) in the company of walkers from the Comeragh Club, the group descended to the historic Araglin Valley with its ritual and settlement complex of the early Bronze Age.
There was a great turnout last Sunday for the Club’s annual introductory walk which took place on the slopes of Mt. Leinster. Over 50 walkers assembled at Bowe’s of Kiltealy before continuing to the trail start at Shannon’s Lane. First stop was at the former Shannon family homestead where current resident , Andrew Lloyd, related the tragic events of 2nd January 1941 when a German plane unloaded its deadly cargo on the Shannons killing all the women in the house; he then took the group to see the neolithic Knockroe ringstone that he had discovered while widening an existing gateway. Further information on cup and ring stones here
The group continued up Shannon’s Lane turning right and descending to the Aughnabrisky River and up to Cloroge Mor at 380 metres, where it was time for lunch ! The group then were offered a selection of walks of varying length with the most eager making for an unfortunately viewless Mt Leinster.