Sligo Walking Club’s Spring 2018 Away Trip to Inishowen, Co. Donegal

The  details are as follows: 

The Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana.

Sunday 15th. April  2018 x 2 nights / 3 days Price: €150 per person sharing.

Single Supplement: €15 per night.

Price includes:Transfer to and from Sligo by Luxury Coach, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast in the Hotel. All tour Excursions etc. as requested by Luxury Coach

To book your place, please contact Mary Jordan, Tubberbride, Sligo, 086-3485567 immediatelyA deposit of €50 will be required by Saturday, 3rd. February 2018. Please inform Mary who you wish to share with. Please note that in line with club policy, an administration fee equal to the single supplement will be withheld in the case of cancellations. For this trip the total would be €30 (€15 per night).  

Walks

Sunday, 15th. April 2018

A regular 2-3 hours walk on route. Please come with a packed lunch and ready to walk.

Monday, 16th. April 2018

A regular 2½-3½ hours in the beautiful Inishowen countryside.

A 4-5 hours challenging walk in the Urris Hills, which are not very high but are dramatic and demanding.

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Regular 2 hours walk approx.

As we are still at the planning stage, it is not possible to provide more information about the walks at the moment. Watch this space!


Please click to view photos above from Sligo Walking Club’s Autumn 2017 Away Trip to Carlingford

Sligo Walking Club’s Autumn 2017 Away Trip to Carlingford/Mournes


Bus will leave from Cartron Village car park at 8.30 am.sharp on Sunday 8th. October 2017

Please be ready to walk and have a packed lunch. Remember that we may encounter very cold and/or wet weather, so you would need to bring appropriate gear, just in case.

The  details are as follows: 

The Four Seasons Hotel, Carlingford. (We stayed here some years ago and found it excellent)

Sunday 8th. October  2017 x 2 nights / 3 days Price: €185 per person sharing.

Single Supplement: €20 per night.

Price includes:Transfer to and from Sligo by Luxury Coach, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast in the Hotel. All tour Excursions etc. as requested by Luxury Coach

To book your place, please contact Mary Jordan, Tubberbride, Sligo, 086-3485567 immediatelyA deposit of €50 will be required by Saturday, 24th. June 2017. As all single rooms have already been allocated, please inform Mary who you wish to share with.

Please note that in line with club policy, an administration fee equal to the single supplement will be withheld in the case of cancellations. For this trip the total would be €40 (€20 per night).  

Walks

Please come prepared for possibly severe weather

Sunday: Annaloughan National Loop walk.

Ordinary Walk 2-3 hours, very interesting with not too much climbing. Terrain: mostly tracks and trails. However, may be quite wet underfoot in places. This walk was very much appreciated when we did it before in 2013. This walk

Monday: on lower slopes of Slieve Foye.

Ordinary Walk. Length and time variable. 3 5 hours. There are several shortcuts back to Carlingford village, so the length may be varied to suit different tastes, and it starts directly from the hotel and would not require transport.Boots, gaiters and sticks recommended

Monday:  Slieve Donard in the Mourne Mountains

Challenging Walk ascending the highest summit in Ulster - 853 metres. Duration: 4.5 to 5.0 hours long Distance: about 9.5 km. with quite a steep climb. Tough but definitely doable for a lot of us if the weather holds up. Stunning views and one of the most admired and appreciated walks in the country. Because of the distance to the start, we will have to leave the hotel very early.

At present we expect to leave the hotel at the latest at 9 am, but this may have to be advanced, so please check

Tuesday: Omeath-Carlingford Greenway

Ordinary walk 2 hours approx. Trail shoes or even trainers should suffice. This is a stunning coastal walk on a good surface.

For more information about walks, please contact Jim Newman 087 6452857

 

Sligo Walking Club’s Spring 2017 Away Trip to Wicklow

Bus will leave from Cartron Village car park at 8.30 am.sharp on Friday morning 5th. May  2017. 

There will be two stops on the way, one for coffee etc. at Mullingar and another stop for a 2 hours walk on the Bray to Greystones coastal path. Please be ready to walk and have a packed lunch.

The outline details are as follows: 

The Arklow Bay Hotel, Arklow, Co. Wicklow. (We stayed here some years ago and found it excellent)

Friday 5th May 2017 x 2 nights / 3 days Price: €210 per person sharing.

Single Supplement: €15 per night. Maximum 10 singles

Price includes:Transfer to and from Sligo by Luxury Coach, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast in the Hotel. All tour Excursions etc. as requested by Luxury Coach

To book your place, please contact Mary Jordan, Tubberbride, Sligo, 086-3485567 immediatelyA deposit of €50 will be required by Saturday, 25th. February 2017.

Please note that in line with club policy, an administration fee equal to the single supplement will be withheld in the case of cancellations. For this trip the total would be €30 (€15 per night).  

Walks (to be confirmed)

1.   Friday –6 to 8 kms: Coastal cliff walk from Bray to Greystones, 2 hrs approx. pretty flat, very beautiful. Footwear advice: as this walk will be on paths and road, you can wear whatever is most comfortable, light boots, trail shoes or even trainers.

2.   Saturday Ordinary Walk – 3 - 31/2 hrs. approx. in the Vale of Clara. This is considered by many to be the most beautiful woodland/riverside walk in the country. Footwear advice: as this walk will be on paths and road and is relatively flat, you can wear whatever is most comfortable, light boots, trail shoes or even trainers.

3.   Saturday Challenging Walk – Kanturk and Scarr. This is a long walk, 17 kms approx., but does not involve nearly as much climbing as Lugnaquilla, our original suggestion, which has been dropped due to the considerable driving complications and long drive on very difficult narrow and twisty roads. Boots, gaiters and sticks recommended.  

4.   Sunday – Wicklow Head coastal walk, 2 hrs approx. Weather dependant.

For more information about walks, please contact Jim Newman 087 6452857

 

Viewranger Course

For any members who are interested, there will be a 90 minute joint beginners and intermediates training session for using the Viewranger app on your smart phone. This will be held at 7.30 pm sharp on Wednesday 8th. February 2017 at the Southern Hotel, Strandhill Road. Numbers are limited to 20 so you need to book your place by texting Stephen Clarke on 086 1934135. If there are too many we will hold another session about a month or two later. The Viewranger app is like a Satnav designed for walkers and cyclists and with preparation it can be used to indicate where you are and the route you might take, even when you are off-line and out of Wifi range. Please note it is not a substitute for basic compass and map navigational skills, but can be a useful addition and can also be very handy in towns and cities when you are on holiday. The Viewranger app is free and you should download it onto your android or i-phone in preparation for this introductory session, and ignore any invitation to start up a map (tile) purchasing account with the app as this is not necessary. Do play around with and try out the app by yourself as you will always learn more if you have questions or have got stuck at some point. Don't come to the training without your phone charged as this is hands-on interactive training from me and 3 or 4 others who are already familiar with Viewranger. Intermediates will be expected to share the tricks we've learned recently of putting maps and routes on Whats App and sharing route files, downloading maps and more. Stephen

Please click to view photos above from Sligo Walking Club’s Autumn 2016 Away Trip to Dublin/Wicklow

Sligo Walking Club’s Autumn 2016 Away Trip to Dublin/Wicklow

Wonderful and Varied Walks in the Dublin/Wicklow area

Bus will leave from Cartron Village car park at 8.30 am.sharp on Friday morning 14th. October 2016. 

There will be two stops on the way, one for coffee etc. at Mullingar and another stop for a 2-3 hours walk on the Royal Canal tow-path. Please be ready to walk and have a packed lunch.
We are delighted to confirm that the number of members who have signed up for this trip are sufficient and that  it will go ahead as planned. However, while there are still places available, accommodation is very scarce and we need to confirm numbers very soon. To book your place, please contact Mary Jordan, Tubberbride, Sligo, 086-3485567 immediatelyA deposit of €50 will be required. Please note that in line with club policy, an administration fee equal to the single supplement will be withheld in the case of cancellations. For this trip the total would be €40 (€20 per night). All outstanding monies to be paid to Mary by Friday, 9th. September 2016.

The outline details are as follows: 

The Glenview Hotel, Delgany, Glen of the Downs, Co. Wicklow. (4 star)

Friday 14th October 2016 x 2 nights / 3 days

Price: €225 per person sharing.

Single Supplement: €20 per night. Maximum 6 singles

Price includes:

Transfer to and from Sligo and to and from walks by Luxury Coach

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast in the Hotel

Contact person: Mary Jordan, Tubberbride, Sligo, 086-3485567.


Walks

1.      Friday – Royal Canal Towpath linear  walk 8 to 10 kms: something new for most of us. 

2.      Saturday Ordinary Walk – Coastal cliff walk from Bray to Greystones, 3 - 3½ hrs, pretty flat, very beautiful, handy      to hotel.

3.      Saturday Challenging Walk – from Glencree to above Lough Tay via Crone Forest, above Powerscourt Waterfall (highest in Ireland at 122 metres), Djouce Mountain and  White Hill. About 5 hrs, 13.5 kms,  800 metres total ascent. Mostly on Wicklow Way with good terrain, great variety and stunning views. 

4.      Sunday – several options available. Weather dependant.

For more information about walks, please contact Jim Newman 087 6452857

Stay in touch with new Sligo Walking Club WhatsApp chat group

There is now a Sligo Walking Club WhatsApp chat group up and running for any member who would like to be part of it, so if you would like to join it just text your name and mobile number to Stephen Clarke on 086 1934135 and he will join you up. He's the "group administrator" for the first 6 months, which only involves putting people on to the group (he's not responsible for the content of it, and every contributor needs to be considerate and responsible for their messages which everyone in the group can see) and this role should be rotated every 6 months. Unlike Facebook, only people in the group should be able to see contributions, but you still need to be as responsible and sensible as with Facebook or any other open communication system. The Sligo Walking Club website on the internet remains the main gold standard site for representing the club, showing the calendars, all important info and everything, whereas the WhatsApp chat group is just for putting up chat, maybe some pics, temporary and instant little communications etc, and might be used as much or as little as members wish to. You need to have a smart phone and download the free WhatsApp application to avail of this facility.

Please click to view photos above from Slieve League Walk June 2016

 Please click to view photos above from Spring 2016 Away Trip to Kerry

 Spring 2016 Away Trip to Kerry

The outline details are as follows: 

Date  thur 7th April 2016 for 3 nights  

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for each night in Castlerosse 4* hotel Killarney

Transfers and Transport to and from walks by luxury Coach 

price €265 pps, single sup €20 per night  only 8 singles available

Contact person: Mary Jordan, Tubberbride, Sligo, 086-3485567.

Itinerary

Thursday 7th April 2016: Departure from Cartron Village Car Park, at 8:30 am sharp

There will be two stops on way, one for coffee etc. at Oranmore and another stop for a 2-3 hours walk in Cratloe Woods, near Bunratty. Please be ready to walk and have a packed lunch.

Friday 8th. April 2016: 

Ordinary walk 3-4 hours duration near Muckross House and lake. Contact person Mary Jordan 086-3485567

Challenging walk of 5 hours duration approx. Mangerton Mountain via Devil's Punch Bowl. Contact person Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323 and Jim Newman 087 6452857

Saturday 9th. April 2016

Ordinary walk 4 hours 30 mins duration approx on Dingle Way from near Lispole to Dingle. Contact person Jim Newman 087 6452857

Challenging walk of 5 hours duration approx. Mount Brandon via Pilgrim's Path. Please be advised that this is a severe climb to the summit of one of Ireland's highest mountains. Contact person Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323 and Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

Sunday 10th. April 2016

Return to Cartron Village Car Park, Sligo late afternoon. Two stops on route as on outward trip, but the walk will be in woods near Ruan and will be of about 1 hour 30 mins duration.

Please be aware that last minute changes may have to be made to the proposed walks due to inclement weather or othr unforeseen factors. Caherconree is the back up in case one of our planned challenging walks had to be scrapped.


 

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Christmas Dinner

The Riverside Hotel on Fri Dec 4th at 8pm 

€30 per person.  There will be a mulled wine/non alcohol punch reception included.  There will be music in the bar for anyone interested after dinner.  If we could have bookings/payment by Nov 24th please.  If people are paying at a walk we would appreciate if they had the money in an envelope with their name on it.  Anyone not walking before  that date can contact Anne Flanagan 0879501394; Bernie Chambers 0876401881 or Claire Mullen 0872809005 to arrange payment.

Sample Menu 

Homemade Vegetable Soup

Served With Our homemade Brown Bread.

 

Baked Goats Cheese 

 Goats Cheese, Homemade Walnut And Sundried Tomato Bread,

Red Onion Marmalade, Tossed Salad Leaves.

 

Crispy Confit of Duck Salad

Warm Duck, xBaby Beetroot, Butternut Squash, Shaved Red Onion,

 Mixed Leaves, Balsamic Dressing.

 

Ham Hock Terrine

Kale, Breaded Egg, Melba Toast, Parsley Sauce.

 

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Turkey And Ham

Roast Turkey, Honey Baked Ham, Stuffing, Roast Gravy, Cranberry Sauce.

 

Pan Fried Hake

Butternut Squash, Spinach, Clams, Fish Veloute.

 

 Seared Breast Of Chicken

Homemade Potato Cake, Pesto, Sundried Tomatoes, Olives

 Balsamic Dressing.

 

Pressed Pork Belly

Anise Carrot Puree, Glazed Apple, Fondant Potato, Cider Jus

 

Vegetarian

Carrot, Sweet Potato And Coriander Fritters Layered With Fried Halloumi Served With

A Honey And Lemon Dressing, Crusty Garlic Bread And Salad Leaves.

 

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Trio of Seasonal deserts

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Autumn 2015 Away Trip to North Donegal 

The outline details are as follows:

Our trip will take place on the last weekend in October, 2015 and we will be based in the Hotel Ostan Loch Altan Gortahork.

The details are as follows:

Departure Friday, 30th. October 2015 from Cartron Village Car Park, at 9:00 am sharp, return Sunday 1st. November 2015. The cost will be €170 per person sharing. To book your place, please contact Mary Jordan, Tubberbride, Sligo, 086-3485567. All monies need to be paid to Mary by October 1st. 2015. Please note that in line with club policy, an administration fee equal to the single supplement will be withheld in the case of cancellations. For this trip the total would be €20 (€10 per night).

Our Price includes:
·       Hotel Accommodation in 
Gortahork in the Hotel Ostan Loch Altan Gortahork.

·       Transfers by luxury Coach to Gortahork

·       Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for each night

·       Transport in to and from walks by luxury Coach

Contact person: Mary Jordan, Tubberbride, Sligo, 086-3485567. 

Itinerary:

Please note that we will be doing a walk as usual on our way on Friday, and members are advised that they should travel ready to walk and with boots to hand and should bring a packed lunch. The walk will be of about 2 - 3 hours duration.

There will be both an ordinary and a challenging walk on Saturday. As usual, we will have a walk on Sunday on the way home. 

We look forward to some exciting walks which will be very different to any we have already done in Donegal. Members are advised that there will be a demand for limited places and so they book as early as possible with Mary.

A Few Places Still Available for our Spring Away Trip to Burren 2015

If you are interested, please contact Mary Jordan, Tubberbride, Sligo, 086-3485567.

The outline details are as follows:

Our trip will take place on the weekend 10th. to 12th. April 2015 and we will be based in the Falls Hotel, Ennistymon. This turned out to be an excellent base on our previous trip there: the hotel was extremely comfortable and there are some excellent hostelries as well! The Burren is rare and wonderful and we have some stunning walks.

The details are as follows:

Departure Friday, 10th. April 2015 from Cartron Village Car Park, at 8:00 am sharp, return Sunday 12th. April 2015. The cost will be €175 per person sharing, and the single supplement is €15 per night. Please note that there are very few single rooms available, so first come first served. To book your place, please contact Mary Jordan, Tubberbride, Sligo, 086-3485567 with your name and the name of the person you wish to share with. All monies need to be paid to Mary by 1st. March 2015. Please note that in line with club policy, an administration fee equal to the single supplement will be withheld in the case of cancellations. For this trip the total would be €30 (€15 per night).

Our Price includes:

  • Hotel Accommodation in the Falls Hotel, Ennistymon.
  • Transfers by luxury Coach to Ennistymon.
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for each night. 
  • Transport to and from walks by luxury Coach. 

Contact person: Mary Jordan, Tubberbride, Sligo, 086-3485567. 

Itinerary:

Please note that we will be doing a not too demanding walk as usual on our way on Friday, and members are advised that they should travel ready to walk and with boots to hand and should bring a packed lunch. The walk will take place before arrival and check-in at hotel. 

Details of the walks are as follows:

Friday 10th. April 2015 Abbey Hill Green Road. This is a there and back again walk on a green road with a very moderate rise and lovely views of the surrounding coast and hills. Maximum time: 2 hours 

Saturday 11th. April 2015 

Ordinary Carron Loop, Route Summary: Time: 3hrs - 4hrs  Distance: 9 km. Climb: 100 metres. A pleasant, way-marked walk in typical Burren landscape with little of the usual testing conditions conditions to contend with. Excellent views of the countryside and wild life. 

Challenging Turlough Hill/Oughtmama Route Summary: Time: 4½ hours. Distance: 10.5 km. Climb: 337 metres. Not too much climbing, with excellent views, stone forts and ancient hut sites to be seen and enjoyed in the heart of typical, magical burren terrain. Hopefully some of the wonderful flora will have realised that spring has finally arrived.

Sunday 12th. April 2015 Black Head Green Road. This is a there and back again walk on a serene green road with stunning views of the offshore islands (Arran Islands, Inisboffin, Inisturk) and the mountains. The effort of walking on rising ground more than compensated by the views. Maximum time 2 hours. 

Every inch of these walks has been checked out and we believe that you will really appreciate and enjoy them.

Climbing Croagh Patrick. 

This might be of interest to you :  

Name: Marian Flannery
Telephone: 0876846890
Comments: I am organising a fund raising climb of Croagh Patrick on Sunday  May 17th. Funds to Breast Cancer Research. A bus is going from sligo 25 euro to cover Bus lunch and pink NBCRI beanie hat. We are asking participants to raise a minimum of 50 euro Registration is through event master or you can contact me on 0876846890

Christmas Party 

Our Christmas Party was held on Saturday 13th. December 2014 in the Glasshouse. The food and service were excellent, and the company was wonderful, of course! Congratulations to Tony for organising it so successfully.  

AGM 2014

Our club AGM on was held on Wednesday 22nd. October 2014. A new constitution was adopted with immediate effect. Please note that minors may not become members of the club or participate in any club walks.


The following are past events which are here to give you a taste/reminder of some of the activities of the club.

Autumn 2014 Away Trip to Connemara 

The outline details are as follows:

The walks have been recced,  the hotel and local hostelries as well! Everything is ready for what promises to be another exciting adventure.

Our trip will take place on the first weekend in October, 2014 and we will be based in the Clifden Station House hotel.

The details are as follows:

Departure Friday, 3rd. October 2014 from Cartron Village Car Park, at 9:00 am sharp, return Sunday 5th. October 2014. The cost will be €170 per person sharing. To book your place, please contact Mary Jordan, Tubberbride, Sligo, 086-3485567. All monies need to be paid to Mary by Saturday, 30th. August 2014. Please note that in line with club policy, an administration fee equal to the single supplement will be withheld in the case of cancellations. For this trip the total would be €20 (€10 per night).

Our Price includes:
·       Hotel Accommodation in Clifden - Clifden Station House Hotel.

·       Transfers by luxury Coach to Clifden

·       Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for each night

·       Transport in to and from walks by luxury Coach

Contact person: Mary Jordan, Tubberbride, Sligo, 086-3485567. 

Itinerary:

Please note that we will be doing a walk as usual on our way on Friday, and members are advised that they should travel ready to walk and with boots to hand and should bring a packed lunch. The walk will take place in the woodlands close to Cong village, after a 45 mins. break in the village. The walk will be of about 2 hours duration and will be quite flat.

The Saturday walks will be as follows:

Challenging walk: Garraun Loop, 5 -51/2 hours duration, steep climb (head for heights required), wonderful views, weather permitting.

Ordinary walk: Killery Fjord Wittgenstein walk, 4-41/2 hours duration, largely coastal, not much climbing, stunning views even in poor weather.

As usual, we will have a walk on Sunday on the way home. This will be based on Diamond Hill with many clearly signposted walks of varied duration. They are accessed from the Connemara National Park Visitors' Centre and the Letterfrack village and Heritage Centre are  close by. This should provide many options to suit us all. 


Enforced Calendar changes due to parking restrictions for the duration of the Fleadh

Tuesday 12th. August 2014: the Lough Talt walk will be replaced by a walk from Slish Wood along the Sligo Way to Lough Lumman and back. Distance: 8.25 km Time: under 3 hours Difficulty: moderate. Steady climb on way out, steady descent on way back.
Saturday 16th. August 2014: the Challenging Truskmore walk will take place as shown on Calendar.
It will be impossible to do our usual car pooling, so for the Tuesday walk, we will go directly to the Slish Wood car park where there is ample room, and for the Saturday walk we will go directly to Glencar to our usual start at the bottom of the Bog Road. There is an official car park a short distance away to cope with any overflow (unlikely). We will try to convene as usual at 10:00 am, but it is likely that there will be some delay due to traffic, etc. 
Fleadh Walk Thursday 14th. August 2014
Sligo Walking Club is very pleased to organise a walk at Culleenamore, Strandhill starting at 2:00 pm from the large car park in Strandhill beside bus terninus. This is an official Fleadh event offered to our visiors. We would be very grateful for volunteers to help with stewarding. For insurance issues it is necessary for volunteers to be registered as official Fleadh Volunteers. Forms may be had from the Fleadh office at Riverside or from Jim Raftery  087 6796135 or Jim Newman 087 6452857.
All participants on this walk are encouraged to use as much Gaelic as possible, even if it is only the "cúpla  focail as Gaeilge".

An Tochar Padhraic on 19th. July 2014 

A 35 km walk to the shoulder of Croagh  Patrick to Murrisk, leaving Sligo at 6 am. Anyone interested in doing walk please contact Tony Flanagan for further details 087 6996532.

To mark the nomination of Sligo as European Town of Sport 2014, 

Sligo Walking Club is organising a Knocknarea Loop Walk on Saturday 10th May 2014.

The walk will be about 2h30 long. We will be meeting at Strandhill Main Car Park at 10.00 am for registration and car pooling. If you are available to give a hand with registration and/or stewarding on the walk, please text Jim Newman on 087-6452857. A large turn out of members to do the walk would be nice.

  



Update on Proposed Away Trip to Yorkshire Dales Spring 2014

Please note that participants taking the bus on Monday 28th. April 2014 from Cartron Village Car Park should be there at 4.15 am. This early start is to ensure we arrive at our hotel in Harrogate in time for evening dinner! All outstanding monies should be paid to Mary Jordan by Friday 14th. March 2014 at the latest. We would remind everybody that you should make sure you have travel insurance and the EHIC (E111) card for healthcare in EU.

Proposed Away Trip to Yorkshire Dales Spring 2014

We are delighted to announce that the trip will definitely go ahead, as we have achieved our target number of 30 members and it might well be the most exciting one to date. Our friends in the Bradford CHA walking club will be very pleased to give us all the help they can to make it a success.
There are still places available, so if you are interested please get in touch with Mary Jordan (contact details below).

The outline details are as follows:
Departure Monday 28th. April 2014 from Cartron Village Car Park, arrival same evening at our hotel in Harrogate. Return departure  Saturday 3rd. May 2014 from our hotel in Harrogate, arrive back in Cartron late Saturday 3rd. May 2014. The walking programme will be very interesting, and varied and flexible to suit all tastes.
The cost would be €560. Single room supplement €20 per night. 
€100 deposit to secure booking to be sent to Mary Jordan. We strongly recommend that you make sure you have travel insurance and the EHIC (E111) card for healthcare in EU.

The way the deposit would be worked is as follows:
The deposits of €100 would be held by the club until we were sure whether the numbers were viable or not. If the numbers were viable, the bookings would be made and the deposits forwarded to McGinleys, after which they would be non-refundable. Your personal travel insurance (recommended) should cover the deposits after that.
Our Price includes:
·       Hotel Accommodation in Harrogate - The Holiday Inn
·       Transfers by luxury Coach to Yorkshire
·       Ferry crossing
·       Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for each night
·       Transport in Dales by luxury Coach
Contact person: Mary Jordan, Tubberbride, Sligo, 086-3485567. 

Report from Everest

Cian O'Brolchain who successfully summited Mt. Everest on May 25th, 2012 will be in Sligo to tell his story on Tuesday Dec 10th in The Glasshouse at 7:30pm. There is no cover charge and all are welcome to come and listen to his fascinating tale.

Pat Falvey Book Signing and Lecture

Pat Falvey and Pemba Gyalje Sherpa have co-written the book  'The Summit' (and there is a film of the same name) to try to find answers as to what really happened in August 2008 when 11 climbers died (including Irishman Ger Mc Donnell) after summitting K2. Pemba was Ger's climbing partner and helped in the rescue attempts to get the stranded climbers to safety. He was subsequently honoured with the National Geographic Adventure Heroism award for 2008.The film - which features extensive interviews with climbers involved as well as Pemba himself is currently showing in the Gaeity Cinema in Sligo. This will be a unique chance to hear firsthand the story of what happened on the mountain by surviving climber Pemba Sherpa. The book signing and lecture will take place on Thurs Dec 5th in Call of the Wild, Castle St, Sligo at 7.30pm. It is a FREE event. All are welcome. There will be an interview feature with Pat in next weeks Sligo Champion and on Wednesday, Niall Delaney will interview him on his morning show.

Christmas Dinner

Our Christmas Dinner this year will be held on Saturday 7th. December at 7.30 in the Kitchen Restaurant in the Glasshouse Hotel. 4 Courses for €25. 
Contact: Tony Flanagan 087 6996532

Call to members for volunteers for the Annual Operation Transformation walk in January. 

As usual, the walk is part of the RTE Annual OT Walk which is taking place on Saturday 9th. January at 10.00 am, meeting at JFK Parade, Riverside for a 4k walk along Doorly Park. It should take about 1.5 hrs. If you are not doing our scheduled Slish Wood/Innisfree walk, you may be available to help out. If so, please let us know by contacting either Jim Newman 097 6452857 or Maggie Beal 086 0303429. 

Autumn Away Trip.

Our Autumn Away Trip based in Westport, Co. Mayo took place from Friday, 11th. October to Sunday 13th. October 2013. All the feed back suggests that this was one of the best ever: great weather, great walks, very good food and accommodation and, of course, the best of company! Well done to Mary Jordan. A special word of thanks to Gerry Tighe, Jerome Coleman and Des Moore, our friends from the Foxford Walking Club, who helped us so kindly and professionally with our Friday walk near Pontoon.