Obituary to Paddy Looney R.I.P
Lovely piece about our friend ,mentor and walk leader Paddy Looney in the current issue of Irish Mountain Log.
Credits: Photos - Jimmy Barry (S.E.M.R.A), Irish Mountain Log - www.mountaineering.ie
Its all systems go for the litter pick this wednesday 30th April. We will now be meeting in kilbranish car park at 7pm and not the nine stones as previously stated.
Hope to see ye all on Wednesday.
Our next club meeting will be Friday 24th January 2014 at 8pm in the Boat Club in Carlow. Hope to see ye all there
Recenty while out walking on Lugnaquilla in County Wicklow some of our members found a digital camera and case.
If you are missing a camera we would be delighted to get it back to you .
Contact us and describe some of the photos taken on it to ensure its yours and we'll get it back to you
Can you help find a camera which was misplaced yesterday
We got this message to the club late last night , do you think you can help ?
Greetings fellow walkers.
I am sending this message in case any of you go walking in the Wicklow Hills this Bank Holiday weekend - I know that some members of our club are away walking in the Lake District this weekend so it will be quite unlikely that any of you will be able to be of assistance to me but here goes.
I lost my camera today - I went walking with Michael Kelliher on the TMC monthly 'Easy walk'. We began our walk at the Wicklow Gap car park and we completed a long walk up and across the hills - at one point we walked by the fencing which has been erected to keep intruders away from the Resevoir which operates in the provision of Hydro Electricity - our walk finished shortly after we passed Lough Nahanagan and we returned to the car park to leave for Hollywood Pub & home. Within a few minutes of leaving the car park I realised that I did not have my Canon (Ixus 115 HS)camera with me. Michael drove me back to the car park, we checked the area in which we had changed out of our dirty shoes etc but there was no sight of the camera. I asked some walkers about same but none could help me, I retraced my steps for a short distance but to no avail. Basically I think I lost my camera towards the end of our walk because I took lots of photos climbing upwards but less towards the end of the day (due to tiredness). I have no real idea where I lost the camera but suffice to say, it was stored in a camera pouch which clipped on to the belt of my walking trousers. I imagine that the clip holding the camera and the container must have come loose and I did not notice when it slipped away from my possession.
I am submitting this message in the faint hope that some other walker might come across a small canon camera while out walking today or even tomorrow. The camera itself is of limited value but it contains photos taken on several Wed evening walks with Paddy Looney and also recent 'Easy' Sunday walks. On a personal level, I returned only last Mon from a holiday in Andalucia, Southern Spain and all my holiday snaps were still in the camera - Unfortunately, I had been tardy as regards downloading the photos to my PC and I fear that they are well and truly lost to me now! I did leave a note containing my name and mobile no. at the Hollywood Inn in case by (rare) chance some other walker might have found the camera and thought to drop it there. I can be contacted via the TMC Facebook page and website (http://www.tullowmountaineeringclub.ie/contact-us.html ).
Thanks for reading this and please keep your eyes and ears open as who knows I might be lucky - someone might have noticed the camera soon after I dropped it. Unfortunately, I do not have any identifying marks or details on the camera or within the case so I do not hold out any real chance that it will be found and returned to me however I am taking a chance in sending out this information tonight! Hilary (TMC)
So c'mon everyboday , lets get the word out on social media , can you share and tweet . Lets try find this camera
You can order the new map direct from East West Mapping.
New map of Blackstairs, Mount Leinster and The Barrow Valley available
This new map of Blackstairs, Mount Leinster and The Barrow Valley is now available from their website. Printed at 1:25,000 scale, the map covers from Bagenalstown to Bunclody and Ballywilliam to The Rower, an area of c.650 square kilometres. To facilitate this, the map is printed both sides of the sheet with an overlap at the Scollagh Gap (Sculloge Gap). Printed on tough Enduro paper, the map is both water resistant and very tough. Retail price is €9.95. Surveyed extensively on foot and by bike, with hundreds of previously unmapped placenames, this map constitutes a fine record of both uplands and valley.
It can be ordered directly from there here or click on the picture .
It is also available from Steemer's - O'Leary's shop on the Main Street , Bunclody. for €9.95
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We recently added twitter to our social networks.
If your using twitter let us know and we can follow you .
we expect to be tweeting from the hills , near and far away.
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So snow is forecast for this weekend , certainly a cold snap.
If you click of the photo , you will get to see a few more cold snaps , some photos that were taken when the Club went walking in Wicklow in January this year
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