Galtee Walking Club

The May Wednesday evening walks got off to a wonderful start when 84 people turned up for a round of Con Traas’s Apple farm in Cahir and the surrounding farms. The club in indebted to the Traas family and the neighbouring farmers for facilitating this special walk which took in the meticulously laid out apple farm and the historic Moorstown castle across the fields. The evening finished in Traas’s farm shop where the walkers were able to slake their thirst on delicious apple drinks, courtesy of Con and family. The following week, Mary Ryan’s evening walk in Galbally drew 42 walkers who enjoyed a lively round of Darby’s Bed, having made a steep ascent from the Tipperary road side, to take in this ancient dolmen under threatening skies but which thankfully, held their load to the end.

The May Wednesday evening walks got off to a wonderful start when 84 people turned up for a round of Con Traas’s Apple farm in Cahir and the surrounding farms. The club in indebted to the Traas family and the neighbouring farmers for facilitating this special walk which took in the meticulously laid out apple farm and the historic Moorstown castle across the fields. The evening finished in Traas’s farm shop where the walkers were able to slake their thirst on delicious apple drinks, courtesy of Con and family. The following week, Mary Ryan’s evening walk in Galbally drew 42 walkers who enjoyed a lively round of Darby’s Bed, having made a steep ascent from the Tipperary road side, to take in this ancient dolmen under threatening skies but which thankfully, held their load to the end.

Another threatening Sunday morning managed to stay dry for the 24 C walkers who enjoyed a most beautiful walk with Mo in the rhododendron bedecked woods of Glengarra. Proceeding along the banks of the gushing Burncourt river, the group did an extended loop into the foothills of the Galtees before making their way back on the opposite side of the river. As well as the glorious blooms, there were many Spring features to liven the senses, the pale green foliage of the larch, the wood anenomies and wild garlic in abundance. The B group was facilitated by Danny and Rody who did a 4 hour loop of Slievenamuk, starting from Rock an Thorabh and proceeding to Bansha woods before looping around to return to the Rock having had a good workout and some fine craic too.The A group were in Kerry and we look forward to hearing from them in due course.

Next Weeks walks: Sun 19/5/ The A walk will meet with Paul Ryan at Clydagh Bridge at 10am and the B walk starting at the same time will meet with Ann O’Donnell at Galtee Castle car park. Liam Doheny will meet the c walkers in Kilsheelan village at 11am for a walk to Lough Mohra in the Comeraghs.