Slieve Gullion

Slieve Gullion
The King’s Table
Our walks this Sunday, 16th of September are on Slieve Gullion. We will have 2 Groups out, both groups will be following a similar route…we’ll be car pooling and parking at the Courtyard, taking the famine wall to the summit, then on to the Southern Cairn, over to the lake, the Northern Cairn and the King’s Table. We’ll drop down onto the road and then climb the peak opposite the top car park, at this point the B’s will be add a few kilometres to their walk! C’s will take a lane-way out onto the Mountain Road and then back to the Court Yard via the forestry track at the Gun Club.
Anyone wishing to join us should meet at The Gap O’ the North Pub, Jonesborough at 10 am for registration.
Both walks will be 4/4+ hours, over a mixture of forest road, track and open hillside. Bring a packed lunch, walking boots and a waterproof jacket are a must.

Ravensdale Ridges

Ravensdale Ridges

Don’t worry about walking interfering with your viewing of the All Ireland Final this Sunday, 2nd of September, we are staying local so that we are back in plenty of time for kick-off! This week we take to the Ravensdale Ridges with a mix of forest trails and open hillside you will be guaranteed spectacular views both back towards the Ring of Gullion and out over Dundalk Bay.

We meet in the Gap O’ the North Pub, Jonesborough at 10 am for registration and walk/safety briefings before we head off to our starting point… just down the road. All walkers must have walking boots and a water/windproof jacket, bring a packed lunch and expect to be out for 3+ hours.

A reminder to everyone travelling to the Galtees on our Away Trip this October all outstanding money must be paid in full this Sunday.

Away Trip 2018

Away Trip 2018
Top of Galtymore, at 919 m the 14th highest peak in Ireland and the highest peak of both Counties Tipperary and Limerick, one of the Irish Munros!!

This year we are off to the Galtees, 12-14th of October for our now legendary, “Annual Away Trip”! Our scouting teams have been down Tipperary way and the routes for both an amazing B and C walk  finalised, with Galtymore the highest inland peak at 919 m, the pinnacle of both walks!

Briefly our B’s will walk the Galty Horseshoe, starting on the Northern side of the Range, taking in Cush (639 m), Galtybeg (799m), then Galtymore (919 m) before descending by Slievecushnabinnia (766m).  Our C’s will start on the Southern side taking a track called the Black Road, leading to the coll between Galtybeg and Galtymore, from there they will climb Galtymore, cross the top and take the same descent route via Slievecushnabinnia as our B Group. Both are long strenuous walks, around 5/5+ hours, but will end as always in a local pub for a well deserved pint and a bit of craic!

Please note, we are nearly at full capacity on this trip… even before we have advertised… so anyone intending to walk with us and not already on our list with their deposit paid, would need to get in touch asap! Cost is 200 Euros, which includes: bus to and from Tipperary, (and to and from walk starting/ending points), 2 nights B+B, 2 evening meals in the Cahir House Hotel, and a packed lunch for the walk. Places are filled on a “first come, first served basis” and only payment in full secures a place. All money must be paid in full by mid September.

Please note anyone intending to walk on this trip, must be out walking with us in the lead up to the trip away.  Our walks over August/September are purposefully planned to be more challenging walks to prepare everyone for the event ahead.

Thanks Paula

Summer Social Walk

Last year’s Summer outing, when we took the Carlingford Ferry across from Greencastle and walked from Greenore to Lily’s!

A reminder to everyone, that this weekend we are walking Saturday, (4th of August) and not Sunday. This is our Summer Social Event ending at Lily Finnegan’s Pub, Whitestown. The walk is a 15 km track starting in Ravensdale, taking the forest trails across Moneycrockroe, descending into the valley on the other side where we pick up the road for 2/3 km before reaching Glenmore, Barnavave and the deserted famine village. From there we will take the Mass trails into Grange, where our bus will be waiting to transport everyone on wards to Lily Finnegan’s for a BBQ and evening of craic.  The walk will be in and around 4 hours, all walkers must have walking boots, a water/wind proof jacket and a packed lunch.

Cost is £20 which includes bus to and from starting/finishing points and BBQ. Bus will leave Gap O’ the North Pub, Jonesborough at 11.30 sharp and will return to Jonesborough around 8 pm. Anyone interested please message and drop money off as places are filling up quickly!

Thanks Paula

Summer Social Walk

Our “Summer Social Event 2018” takes place on Saturday 4th of August, with a walk and get together in Lily Finnegan’s Pub, Whitestown.

The walk will be around 3.5/4 hours, starting in Ravensdale and taking the forest trails across Moneycrockroe, before descending into the valley on the other side and picking up the road for 2/3 km then reaching, Glenmore, Barnavave and the deserted famine village pictured above. From there we will follow the Mass trails into Grange, where our bus will be waiting to transport us onwards to Lily Finnegan’s, for a BBQ and an evening of craic!

If you’re interested cost is £20/person which includes, bus to and from our base at the Gap O’ the North, Jonesborough and BBQ in Lily’s.  Meeting at the Gap O’ the North Pub, Jonesborough at 11.30, bus transfer to the starting point and leaving Lily’s around 7.30 pm for return to The Gap O’ the North, Jonesborough.

Check out the pictures on our Facebook page showing last year’s trip or go to Lily’s Facebook Page or website at the link: http://www.lilyfinnegans.com/ 

Names and money now being collected, please bring along to this Sunday’s, Long Woman’s Grave Walk. Only payment in full secures a place and the bus will be filled on “a first come, first served basis!

Thanks Paula