Despite inclement weather last Sunday 34 walkers participated on our upland programme. Dan Condren led a group of 6 up a new to everybody gully in Coumtay, Ollie Walsh took 17 on a most enjoyable walk through the West Galtees, while Ray Creaney had 11 participants for an ascent of Cush in the Glen of Aherlow.
Also a group consisting of Joan Quinn, Josephine Tobin, Eoin Wolohan, John G O’Dwyer and Dan Condren headed off to the Burren on potholing expedition. An initial abseil into the pot was followed by a 50m flat-out crawl to explore Branch Passage Gallery, where water level unfortunately proved too high to allow a full traverse through the cave system. However the group did some enjoyable exploring upstream before reversing their crawl. A memorable day was then topped off with a visit to O’Connor’s pub in Doolin.
It will be all above ground, however, when we return to the local hills on Sunday next, Nov 6, with the usual high level hillwalk leaving from outside Cashel firestation at 11am