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Big Turnout for Introductory Walk

Some of the group assembled at Shannon’s Lane prior to setting off

There was a large turnout for the Club’s annual introductory walk where anyone interested in trying out hillwalking is afforded an opportunity to hillwalk with experienced club leaders but strictly within the individual’s capacity; such a day allows for a taste of what’s involved in the sport and Sunday last provided a number of regular features of the outdoors in Ireland : rain and wind !  The rain stopped but the wind increased as the group went up towards Mt Leinster.

Anyone interested in joining the club  who did not make it last Sunday and has the requisite fitness to walk for four to five hours on untracked mountainside with around 700m of ascent would be very welcome to join one of the Club’s Sunday walks ; please send an email to wexfordhillwalkingclub@gmail.com to learn details of the next suitable walk

20TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

WEXFORD HILLWALKING AND MOUNTAINEERING CLUB

 Invites you to the club’s 20TH BIRTHDAY  CELEBRATION

 at WHITFORD HOUSE HOTEL SATURDAY 19TH NOVEMBER  2016  20.00

Looking forward to seeing you on Nov 19th.

RSVP, by November 15th., to  wexfordhillwalkingclub@gmail.com

or to the event set up on the club Face Book page.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1082053255226065/

Finger food will be served.

This will be an informal evening of  chat, memories and a synopsis of club history.

Photos from the different stages of the club will be on view. If you have any that you would like to share please bring them along on the night. You could also e mail them in advance to John McCormack at  lissoy@gmail.com.

The club walk on Sun 20th will be in the Blackstairs and hopefully you might join us.

A big effort is being made to contact as many former members of the club as possible.

It is inevitable that someone will be ommitted.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

Introductory Walk

The club’s annual introductory walk took place on the slopes of Mt Leinster Sunday 2nd October. A group of 40 plus under the guidance of Ger and Liam assisted by other walk leaders headed up Shannon’s Lane towards Mt Leinster. After a lunch break on Clorogue Mor the group split into ability groups who either went to the summit or were happy  to explore the lower slopes – all accomplished in glorious sunshine with little wind!

If you missed the introductory walk and would like to try hillwalking it’s not too late : given a reasonable level of fitness and adequate gear (see gear page) send an email to the club at wexfordhillwalkingclub@gmail.com and the club hon. secretary will be in touch

Photographs below kindly supplied by Ger Carty – Central Photographic Studio, 2 Market Square,
Enniscorthy Tel: +353 53 9233305  email: ger@gercarty.com   web: www.gercarty.com

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Crossing the Currock Stream

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Descending from Cloroge Mór

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The Landmark Red Van !

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Mountain Resident

Big Turn Out for Introductory Walk

Over 40 walkers took part in the annual introductory walk on Sunday 5th Oct on the slopes of Mt. Leinster. As usual an early pause was made at the former Shannon residence where Mr. Andrew Lloyd related the bombing of the farmhouse on 2 January 1941 and his discovery of the Knockroe Ringstone. Lunch was had on Cloroge More , after which the group tackled the pull up to Stoney Top. The more adventurous continued on to Mount Leinster summit ! Many thanks to all the leaders who turned out and to MC for the day , John A

Group assembled at Shannon's Lane

Group assembled at Shannon’s Lane

Strawberries and Cream and a new Corner of Wicklow

Lough Firrib was Paul’s objective and in low visibility and almost persistent rain he took the group there despite low visibility much to the delight of everyone on the walk as this was a a corner of Wicklow no one had previously visited. Return was via Camaderry and down to St. Kevin’s Road. The rain ceased temporarily for both food stops during which Pat offered some strawberries and cream – an unusual treat on a damp Wicklow hillside!  Descent was via Luganure Brook where remains of mine workings are clearly visible (further information ). A 13.5 K hike with 500 m height gain – some of the height gain was over peat hags!

Paul's Route 11 May 2014

Paul’s Route 11 May 2014

Remains of Mine Buildings at Luganure

Remains of Mine Buildings at Luganure