Galtee Walking Notes

The Sunday walks ended on a high note on June 24 with the Galtee Challenge and Crossing and will resume again in September after the summer break.

The Sunday walks ended on a high note on June 24 with the Galtee Challenge and Crossing and will resume again in September after the summer break.

In the meantime the Wednesday evening walks are the main club activity and continue to attract good numbers each week.

Last week’s walk had been planned to start from Rossadrehid Waterworks but restrictions at the parking space forced leader, Catherine, to make a last minute decision to transfer to Clydagh Bridge and walk from there to Lough Curra.

A total of 39 people made the trip to the lake following the stream on the upward leg and returning by the Ice Road. The clouds were covering the higher peaks but the lake itself was clear and the rain held off for most of the time with just a light sprinkle towards the end. Thanks to Catherine and Tom and well done for implementing the quick change of plan so smoothly.

Ann Donohoe’s evening walk on July 4 starts from Cush Car Park at 7pm and goes to Galtee Beag and Lake Boreen while on July 11 Owen Ryan will visit Lakes Curra and Dineen meeting at Clydagh Bridge.

An away trip to Co. Mayo is planned for the weekend of July 13 to 15. We will be based in the town of Foxford and the walks will be in the nearby Nephin Mountains under the leadership of members of the Foxford Ramblers Walking Club. More details are on our website, galteewalkingclub.ie.