Autumn Gathering Announcement
We are delighted to announce this year’s Autumn Gathering be held on the 20th – 22nd October 2023 and will be hosted by Kenmare Walking Club which will be based from Sneem Hotel, Sneem, Co Kerry. Registration for the event will open soon at www.mountaineering.ie.
You can book accommodation for the hotel directly, please inform the hotel when booking for the gathering that you are a member of Mountaineering Ireland to avail of a discount for the event.
Welcome to the home page of the Kenmare Walking Club. You can browse the above links to view our calendar, learn about our club & obtain information regarding membership.
Founded in the 1980’s, the club has grown from strength to strength and today has a membership of approximately 100 walkers. We also welcome non-members to join us on our scheduled walks (Non-members are asked to contact walk leaders beforehand).
The club is fortunate that the Caha Mountains & MacGillycuddy Reeks are on our doorstep, with regular club walks to Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest peak.
Our calendar provides a wide range of “A” and “B” walks. We run regular navigation exercises, night hikes and winter & summer camping trips. The club organises excursions within Ireland & annual walking tours to Great Britain or Europe.
|DATE||GRADE||PLACE||MAP||LEADER||Tel. No.||SECOND||Tel. No.||NOTES|
|July 16, 2023||All||Sherkin Island||OS 88||Carol Harling||086 8766323||John Skilling||089 4991755||Contact leader by 9th July|
|July 23, 2023||B||Knockatee||OS 84||Trevor Langley||087 2473252||Assumpta Foley||087 7860821||10am The Square|
|July 30, 2023||B+||Pluais Na Scríob||OS 84||Ann Hickey||086 0704647||Pat O'Sullivan||085 1740684||10am The Square|
|12-Aug-23||All||Evening Walk and BBQ||OS84||Meredith O'Connor||087 7819677||Mary O'Farrell||087 7797046||6pm The Square / Cook your own food|
|August 20, 2023||All||Valentia Island||OS 83||Brendan O'Sullivan||086 8096594||Frank McCarthy||087 1310469||9am The Square|
|August 27, 2023||B||Derrynane||OS 83||Heather Smith||086 4019413||Therese Morley||087 6765635||10am The Square|
|September 3, 2023||Members Onlu||Carrauntoohil||OS 78||James O'Farrell||086 8377764||Jerry Foley||087 2724902||9am The Square|
|September 10, 2023||B||Dursey Sound Loop||OS 84||Mary O'Sullivan||087 6750702||Tina O' Sullivan||087 7856505||9am The Square|
|September 17, 2023||All||Navigation Day||OS 84||Peter O'Sullivan||087 7450168||Pat O' Sullivan||085 1740684||10am The Square|
|September 24, 2023||B||Slaheny River Walk||OS 78/79||John Skilling||089 4991755||Julia O'Connor||086 6074613||10am The Square|
|September 30, 2023||All||Torc Night Hike||OS78/H||Garry Li||089 7062522||Eilis Mahony||087 2378411||7pm The Square|
|October 8, 2023||A||Glentrasna Circuit||OS84/85||Denis O'Sullivan||087 2385604||James O'Farrell||086 8377764||9am The Square|
|October 15, 2023||B||Killarney Leaders Choice||OS 78/H||Maureen O'Riordan||086 8397328||Kathleen Lynch||087 7986956||10am the Square|
|October 22, 2023||A||Lough Napastea Gleninchiquin||OS 84||Donal O'Sullivan||085 1741330||Reg Blake||089 7062522||9am the Square|
|Fri 27 Oct - Mon 30 Oct - Weekend Away||Details to Follow|
|NOTE 1: Own or shared transport required. If car sharing, travel arrangements must be made prior to arriving in the square|
|Note 2: Dogs not allowed on any walk or other club activity|
|Note 3: An unavailable walk leader should make arrangements with another club member to lead the walk|
|Note 4: Where possible walk leader should contact land owners involved in advance of walk|
|Note 5: All walkers must adhere to government and HSE covid advice|
|Note 6: "H" in the map field refers to Harvey's Macgillycuddy's Reeks Map. Scale 1:30,000|
As hillwalkers, we access land with the kind permission of landowners. Please refrain from any activity which might upset or jeopardise the landowners livelihood. We also encourage walkers to abide by Mountaineering Ireland’s ‘Leave No Trace’ policy.
Please check out our Calendar page for a full list of our Evening Walks for Summer 2019!