Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers

On Sunday next, August 7, our usual programme goes ahead with both high and moderate level walks leaving from outside Cashel firestation at 11am.

On Sunday next, August 7, our usual programme goes ahead with both high and moderate level walks leaving from outside Cashel firestation at 11am.

All are welcome and the walk leaders are Joan Quinn and Ray Creaney.

Meanwhile, we now have just a few nights of rockclimbing left because of rapidly shortening evenings, so if you want to try it, it still continues on Tuesday evenings in August (weather permitting) leaving at 6.15pm from the Horse and Jockey.

Climbing equipment is provided for beginners.

Also congratulations are due to Michael Barry, Upperchurch on recently putting into practice the skills acquired on out Tuesday evening rock-climbing sessions with a successful first ascent of the very difficult Howling Ridge on Carrauntoohil.

Deposits are also now required for our Autumn Charity Challenge, which this year takes place among the unmatched scenery of the Cooley and Mourne Mountains and offers some of the best walking in the west suitable for all fitness levels.

This event, which takes place from, Fri Oct 14 to Sun Oct 16, is open to all - including newcomers to outdoor walking - wishing to support the cause of blind people and further information can be had from Michael Sutton, 17 Willowmere Drive, Thurles Co Tipp; Tel: 0504-21482 or 086–4009989; email michaelsutton1949@gmail.com