Archive | May 2013

Sunday’s Routes : Comeraghs


Paul’s Route

Micheál Brennan, from the Tullow Mountaineering Club kindly led the “easy/moderate” walk (mapped below) in the Comeraghs in relativedly pleasant conditions. Coumshingaun lake was exited by a short sharp scramble up the western flank and the group enjoyed fine views of the lakes on the northern side of the plateau . Thank you Micheál! Thanks are also due to Paul Delahunty who led the “moderate” walk from Comeragh Mountain across the plateau and down to Lough Coumfea on the northern side.

Micheál’s slide show


Micheál’s route


Last weekend’s activities

On Saturday 11 club members completed the Blackstairs Challenge, a 30 k  walk along the spine of the Blackstairs range from Killanure near Bunclody to Glynn in Co. Carlow with over 1600 m of climbing and taking an average of 9 hours to complete.First lady home was Club Member LIz Sinnott in a time of  6 hours 17 minutes;  new member , Betty Bolger, also completed the Challenge for the first time.

On Sunday, John Atkinson and Turlough O Brien led a walk on Mt Leinster taking in Knockroe on return . The picture shows some of the  group at the Knockroe Dolmen – a major archaeological feature  not marked on the OS map!

Knockroe Dolmen

Knockroe Dolmen

Rock climbing coaching

Terrific coaching session on movement skills on the rock at Rocklands in glorious sunshine.
DALKEY day has been postponed until Sat 8th June. Contact club web site for details.
Thurs climbing evenings continue at Rocklands.


Less dependent on hands and keeping hands low.

Less dependent on hands and keeping hands low.

If you’re a first-timer contact club through website for details and directions.

Scotland : May Bank Holiday Week

A group of 14 members travelled to their base at The Culdees, Aberfeldy, Perthshire for a few days walking in the Scottish Highlands. They were joined by former colleague, Dr. Bryan Griffiths who led a number of walks. As slide show graphically shows, the group encountered a mixture of weather!

Link to Slide Show : and click on “Slideshow” on top right corner ! 

Dalkey Rock Climbing day Sat 18th May

Climbing instruction day for club members given by Colin Gibbon, Shielbaggan OEC, at Dalkey Quarry, Sat May 18th.
Anyone interested contact Colette, as per e mail.

Rocklands, club climbing session.

Rocklands, club climbing session.

If you are not on the e mail list, contact club e mail (on website here).
Great opportunity to learn new skills or improve on previously learned ones.
Places limited so book early.

Rock climbing Knockadoon Head


‘On yer bike’

Great climbing venue SW of Youghal. Hope to organise a club day there over the Summer.
Watch out for details re climbing coaching day at Dalkey Quarry Sat May 18th.


Amazing belay stances


Views to Ballycotton