2020 Walks and Events
Wednesday January 1, 2020
Sunday January 5, 2020
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.
Sunday January 12, 2020
Sunday January 19, 2020
Glen of Aherlow Winter Walking Festival 2020
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 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
Sunday February 2, 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.
Sunday February 16, 2020
Sunday February 23, 2020
Sunday March 1, 2020
Sunday March 8, 2020
Sunday March 15, 2020
Walks Cancelled during late March, April, May, June and early
walks due to take place from March to July were cancelled due
to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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
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
Wash your hands.
Wednesday July 22, 2020. Club Walks are Back
Wednesday July 29, 2020
Sunday August 2, 2020
Wednesday August 5, 2020
Sunday August 9, 2020
Wednesday August 12, 2020
Sunday August 16, 2020
Thanks also to George Keogh for his C walk from Christ the King.
Sunday August 23, 2020
Wednesday August 26, 2020
Sunday August 30, 2020
Sunday 6 September, 2020
Thanks also to Eddie McGrath for his C walk from Clydagh Bridge.
Sunday 13 September, 2020
Sunday 20 September, 2020
See track on Viewranger
Sunday 27 September, 2020
Sunday 4 October, 2020
Sunday 11 October, 2020
Limerick Division of the Galtee Walking Club descended on the mystical
setting of Lough Gur and it's Heritage Centre today. On arrival we were
greeted by the site manager Alice and tour guide Morgan. Conditions
were good and we all enjoyed a very informative talk as he delved into
the megalithic, neolithic and folklore of the place as we climbed
Knockfinnan and Knockadoon. We visited the Heritage centre to purchase
copies of the book, 'The Farm By Lough Gur' before we settled down to
early afternoon coffee. Denny
Sunday 18 October, 2020
Cahir Looped Walks
On Sunday November 29th, 2020, Anthony O'Brien and John O'Reilly of
Looped Walks jointly launched an Information Board for Lissava
Megalithic Tomb in Scaragh Wood. This structure is almost 6,000 years
old and so is worth a visit. Cahir Looped Walks would like to thank
Coillte and Cahir Social and Historical Society for their ongoing
support for this project and also Dr. Rose Cleary who was responsible
for the Board's text and illustration (with the assistance of Sue
Bickley). Finally, this project would not have been possible without
grant-aid from Tipperary County Council's Community Enhancement Program.
The text on the information board reads as follows:
Lissava Megalithic Tomb is
located on the south-facing slope at the east end of the Galty
Mountains. The massive capstone (almost 3 metres in extent) resting on
an upright stone at an entrance facing towards the south-west and
sitting on a hillslope all suggest that the megalith can be identified
as a portal tomb. The Neolithic people who built these tombs were the
first farmers in Ireland and cultivated the landscape to manage their
food supply. These first farmers came from Britain and perhaps mainland
Europe and accessed inland areas like Cahir via the river network, such
as the River Suir. There is a cluster of portal tombs in Waterford,
Kilkenny and Carlow and this one at Lissava is an outlier.
While the site is called a ‘tomb’, it is likely these places were focal
points within communities of Neolithic people where rituals, including
burial, took place and perhaps the megatith also defined the territory
of a community. The tombs were built around 2,900 BC and most continued
to be used for several hundred years as places linking communities to
their ancestral past and to the spirit world.
Sunday 6 December, 2020
Sunday 13 December, 2020
Thanks to Richard Heffernan for his Co. Tipperary A/B walk on the
Galtees from Clydagh Bridge.
Sunday 20 December, 2020
Sunday 27 December,
Denny O'Dwyer's report on his C walk.
Our C walk on Sunday 27th December was to Combaun wood near Anglesboro
with a choice of three routes. After weighing up the situation with the
forecast for snow and the high volume of other walkers from different
clubs in the area we opted for a more shaded secluded route. After our
coffee break we veered off our route to view a small waterfall in a
secluded Glen south of our track. After our two and a half hour relaxed
adventure we just made it back in time to our cars as the snow tried to
catch up with us. Other groups on Teampaill Hill weren't so lucky.
Unfortunately we got no photo.