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Walks Cancelled up to end of April

All club walks due to take place during April have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. If the situation improves walks could resume in May but this will be reviewed closer to the time.
The instruction to everyone now is to stay at home but some physical exercise by individuals is allowed provided you stay within 2km of your home and observe the rules relating to distancing yourself from others.
Message from Mountaineering Ireland.
HSE Guidelines for use of Open Public Spaces

Covid - 19

A poem by Rody Tierney

In the year of twenty twenty this enemy swept the land.
More deadly than Adolf Hitler, the Famine or the Black and Tans.
This invisible silent tyrant, by God he was our foe,
On our weak and oldest generation he struck his deadly blow.

He was conceived and born in China, Coronavirus is his name.
He made his way to Europe and invaded Italy and Spain.
The convoy of coffin lorries on the telly made it known
This enemy has no mercy and combat weapons we have none.

We can not hug our neighbour or shake him by the hand.
Social gatherings are forbidden and there is no Sunday Mass.
The restaurants and pubs are closed, there is an air of doom and gloom.
Over seventies are confined indoors and told they must cocoon.

Our government they did us proud, they met this plague head on.
Our medical people are all on board, each and every one.
The minister asked for a little help, he got over sixty thousand volunteers.
Our well trained and dedicated nurses returned from overseas.

We are a strong united people with spirit, faith and hope.
We will get through this together though our backs are on the ropes.
On this blustery and wet Palm Sunday as I sit and write this poem
I remember friends and Marathons past but today I must and will remain at home.

Wash your hands.

Photos taken by Individual Walkers March 16 to March 22

22 March 2020

Sunday March 15, 2020

15 March 2020

Sunday March 8, 2020

8 March 2020

Sunday March 1, 2020

1 March 2020 1 March 2020

Sunday February 23, 2020

23 February 2020
23 February 2020

Sunday February 16, 2020

16 February 2020

Sunday February 2, 2020

2 February 2020 2 February 2020
Members of the Mid Tipp club joined Marian on the tour to places which included Hore Abbey, the Rock of Cashel, St Dominick's Abbey, the Norman Tower House on the main street, the Bishop's Palace, the Church of Ireland Cathedral with its Chapter House and Library, the old town walls and the Roman Catholic Church built in 1795 on the site of an earlier Friary.

Glen of Aherlow Winter Walking Festival 2020

The Glen of Aherlow Winter Walking Festival took place over the weekend of January 25 and 26, 2020. The festival base was Aherlow House Hotel and buses took participants to the walk locations in the area.
The event was organised by Aherlow Failte Society and the walk leaders and stewards were provided by the Galtee Walking Club.
The walk leaders were: John Lonergan, Tom Lyons, Pat Kinane, Thos O'Neill, Pat Riggs.

Festival Photo Album

Festival Brochure

25 January 2020 25 January 2020 25 January 2020 26 January 2020 26 January 2020 26 January 2020

Sunday January 19, 2020

19 January 2020 19 January 2020

Sunday January 12, 2020

12 January 2020 12 January 2020

Sunday January 5, 2020

5 January 2020

Thanks also to Thos O'Neill for his B walk in the same area.
The two groups enjoyed a New Year get-together in the River House in Cahir after the walks.

Wednesday January 1, 2020

1 January 2020

Sunday December 22, 2019

22 December 2019

Sunday December 15, 2019

15 December 2019

Sunday December 8, 2019

8 December 2019

Thanks also to Mike Moroney for his A walk in the Galtees.

Sunday December 1, 2019

1 December 2019

Galtee Walking Club