News and Walk Reports for 2018
Wednesday May 23, 2018
Sunday May 20, 2018Due to wind conditions we decided against doing the galtee horseshoe. The group divided at lake curragh with roughly half going back down. The rest of the group continued on to dan Breen’s Cave then onto curragh mountain and around to lake Diheen. Mike Moroney
Weekend Away to West Cork, 18th to 20th May, 2018A trip to walk in West Cork, organised by Goretti Campbell took place over the weekend of May 18th to 20th. The base was the village of Glengarriff and there was a choice of walks on the Saturday and a C walk on the Sunday. The walks were arranged by the Skibbereen Walking Group who came to walk with us in the Galtees last September. A big thanks to all the Skibbereen Group and Goretti for a most enjoyable weekend.
Photos from the West Cork Weekend.
Wednesday May 16, 2018
Sunday May 13, 2018
Dunmore East Walking Festival, May 12, 2018
More photos from the Festival walk.
Wednesday May 9, 2018
Tuesday May 8, 2018
Sunday April 29, 2018
"Today's walk led by Brian McSherry was the Cush Horseshoe, starting with Cush, finishing by the Stoney Man and Grassy Knoll. Perfect weather - not a breeze. An excellent walk. Thanks to Brian - and Brian Junior."
Wednesday April 25, 2018
Sunday April 22, 2018
Sunday April 15, 2018
"A 'monumental' walk from the Grubb monument to the Liam Lynch monument. Forest tracks and nice climbs. A great walk with weather not as bad as had been forecast."
Sunday April 8, 2018A lovely woodland walk in a magical place, just one shower of rain. We were nearly expecting to find the fairies. I loved it.
First Wednesday Evening Walk of the Season
Slievenamuck Marathon and Half Marathon 2018, 10th Anniversary Event
The annual Slievenamuck Marathon and Half Marathon, organised by the Galtee Walking Club, took place on Sunday March 25, 2018. The event was open to walkers and runners and was mainly on forest tracks and paths on the Slievenamuck Ridge, overlooking the scenic Glen of Aherlow and the Galtee Mountains. A total of 109 people took part in perfect weather conditions.
The club has a number of items which were left behind by participants in the Marathon. These include a grey walking jacket with blue trim, a pair of glasses and a pair of black gloves. If you think any of these might be yours please get in contact.
Galtee Walking Club photos from the Marathon can be seen here.
Hillwalking Radio Group's photos are available here.
Weekend Away to West Cork,
18th to 20th May, 2018
An away trip to beautiful West Cork is planned for the weekend of May
18th to 20th next. The base is the village of Glengarriff and the trip
involves travelling down on Friday evening and staying for two
nights. There will be a choice of A, B or C walks on the Saturday and a
B or C walk on the Sunday. The walks will be in association with the
Skibbereen Walking Group who came to walk with us in the Galtees last
September. The organiser of the weekend away is Goretti Campbell
who can be contacted on 087 9696071.
Accommodation at Casey's hotel, phone 027 63010. email firstname.lastname@example.org
15 Rooms have been block booked for Galtee Walking Club.
Twin/ Double/ Single rooms available €125 per person sharing for 2 nights B/B and 1 dinner. A single supplement will apply.
A special deal for the Sunday night 20th May €35 B/B.
Contact the hotel directly to book and tell them you are with the Galtee Walking Club group or get in touch with Goretti if you would like her to book a place for you.
To see the full list of walks planned for the two days go to the Glengariff Weekend page.
Sunday March 18, 2018
Sunday March 11, 2018
4 walkers on Rody' s Half of the Sliabh na Muc Marathon. A lovely dry, fresh day and a very enjoyable walk. Lunch at the halfway stage at Mooreabbey.
Sunday February 25, 2018
Sunday February 18, 2018Report on Vincent Normoyle's B walk.
17 walkers started from the Grubb monument, went to Bay Lough - and did not see Petticoat Loose! Back up from the oratory, to the top of Sugarloaf, then round the back and descended at the Vee. A great walk in spite of mist. Visibility not bad. Thanks to Vincent and his crew.
Thanks to Danny Bailey for the C walk from Clydagh Bridge.
Sunday February 11, 2018
Sunday February 4, 2018
Glen of Aherlow Winter Walking Festival 2018
There were 64 walkers on the Sunday B walk led by Mike Moroney in great weather conditions. Thanks to all the helpers from the Galtee Walking Club.