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Sun 3 April - Arderin, grade B, 3.5 hrs. Meet Glenamoon at 10.30 a.m. Leader Pat Culleton 0871250296.

Sun 17 April - Derryounce, Portarlington, grade B, 4.5 hrs. Meet at Derryounce entrance, Marian Hill, Portarlington, 10.30 a.m. Leader Jackie Stanley 0879913313. (Coming in from Tullamore, turn left at Inver garage, drive to top of that road, take a right and parking is on the right.)

Sun 8 May - Oughaval Woods, Stradbally, grade B, 4 hrs. Meet Oughaval Woods carpark 10.30 a.m. Leaders Louise & Jackie 0871303126.

Sun 15 May - grade B, 4hrs. Meet Glenafelly carpark at 10.30 a.m. Leader John Scully 0862405187.

Sun 29 May - grade A, 4 - 5 hrs. Meet Ridge of Capard carpark 10.30 a.m. Leader Murt Broughan 0872068977.

Sun 12 June - Maugherslieve Mt. and Kilcommon Mass Path, 4 hr. Meet Tesco, Nenagh 9.30 a.m., or Kilcommon village 10 a.m. Contact 0876633577.


Bench in Derryounce remembering the late Terri Quinn.


First Walk 2022

This year began in the same manner as the last few with the opening walk being the President's (Paddy Heaney) walk led by Pat Craven. There was a great turnout of 26 walkers and they thoroughly enjoyed their day. Check out some photos on our gallery page.


The Silver River





Other News


The club A.G.M. was held on Tuesday 9th November. Membership fees now due for 2022 - €20 or €30 for family membership.


Photos

Members have taken photos while on walks and the results can be seen below and in Gallery 2022. Older photos can be seen in Photo Archive.


Scarlet elf cup/cap in Clonaslee Woods in Feb.


Beautiful day on Conlawn Hill, summer 2019.

Bluebell Walks

Members enjoyed the wonderful display of bluebells last year. See some photos of them in Photo Archive.




October Weekend

The club had a very enjoyable weekend away in Cloghane, Co. Kerry. Joe Deering led two lovely walks in Glenteenassig and Sauce Creek and as can be seen members were treated to some fabulous scenery as they walked. Thanks to Joan Ahern for the photos, more of which can be seen in Photo Archive.


Some of the group in Glenteenassig, Co. Kerry


View of An tSás, Sauce Creek, Co. Kerry.



Mahon Falls

On 30th September Murt Broughan and Ann Marie Brennan led a walk around Mahon Falls. Twenty eight members travelled and they were treated to a wonderful day with some spectacular scenery. Thanks to Joan Ahern for some beautiful photos of the day which can be viewed in Photo Archive.


View from Mahon Falls





The club unveiled a plaque in memory of Phil Higgins. More photos in Photo Archive.


We had company on our Devil's Bit Walk!



Brittas Woods - the snow only adds to a lovely walk!








Walking in Glenregan/ Glendossaun Dec 2017

Click to see photos of previous years' walks in Photo Archive

Text Alerts

We send out text reminders of walks to members. If you are a member and don't get a text please email info@ardarahillwalking.com with your name and number and we will update our list.







View of Lough Derg taken by Joan Ahern on Moylussa Walk Oct. 2016. (More in Photo Archive)


Click to see some photos of previous years' walks in Photo Archive

Link to beautiful Slieve Bloom scenes

Joining Ardara Hillwalking Club

New members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining check our calendar of walks and just turn up and join on the day. If you are concerned about your level of fitness or the suitability of a walk just ring the listed walk leader and he/she will help you decide. Membership of €20 or €30 family can be paid on the day, or in instalments of €5 per walk. Waterproof walking boots will be necessary on all grade A and B walks



Fog on Forelacka


Ballyvaughan Walks
The June bank holiday weekend saw 24 members heading off to the Burren for two walks led by Joe Deering. The walks matched the brilliant weather - a 20km Black Head Loop and a 10km Lough Avalla Farm Loop walk. Everyone enjoyed the spectacular scenery and the wonderful hospitality extended to our members in Ballyvaughan. Go to Photo Archive to see images from the weekend.


Some of our members at Ballyvaughan Lodge with hosts Gerry and Pauline




Ger Moss - A Tribute

Ger Moss passed away in September 2014. He was one of the founding members of the club and one of the most popular and enthusiastic leaders the club has ever had. Fellow member and leader Pat Culleton wrote a lovely tribute to Ger which can be accessed here. The club also honoured Ger's memory with a walk in September and erecting a plaque in Glenbarrow.







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