Archive | November 2011

27 Nov : Archaeological Cluster under Milk Hill , Comeraghs

After heavy mist on Saturday and gale force winds overnight, the Club walks in the  Comeraghs were blessed with excellent weather : mild and excellent visibility (this time last year we had the beginning of the extended period of lying snow!) . The easy and moderate groups stayed together for a tour of the rich archaeological remains to be found in the townland of Tooreen East under Milk Hill led by Colette who unerringly took the group to each feature in turn before a gentle ascent of Milk Hill for lunch and a gentle contour around the Glenastuckaun stream. The “moderate” group climbed higher for rewarding views over Lough Coumfea.

Tooreen Stone Circle

Fulacht Fia

Barrow - Ancient Burial Mound

Barrow - Ancient Burial Mound

Climbing Milk Hill

Climbing Milk Hill

Lunch Break : looking North

Lunch Break : looking North

Crossing the Stream

Crossing the Stream

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Club’s Mountain Meitheal Day 12th November Miners’ Track

Club members at end of days' work building retaining wall of boulders

Picture captures Club Chairman Ger’s central role in restoring flood damaged footbridge on Miners’ Track!

Mountain Meitheal

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.

Carrauntoohil October Bank Holiday Weekend 2011

Pictured below are the hardy members of the Club who summited the highest peak in Ireland (1,038 metres (3,406 ft) at the centre of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks last Saturday