Our next walk, weather permitting, will be Thursday, December 14th. It is a nice scenic walk in Kilbroney Forest Park, lasting about 2.5 hours, all on good clean forest tracks, finishing down a lovely river track. The cafe in Kilbroney is closed for renovations so we are having lunch in The Old Schoolhouse restaurant in Rostrevor.
The December wine evening will be next Wednesday, 13th, meeting at 7pm in Audrey’s house .
Caroline and I will give a chat and produce some wine.
Every one is welcome (there will be no restriction on numbers as a on off before christmas).
Please let me know if you wish to attend as we have to know the numbers.
Intermediate Walking Group – Meet 10:00am at the Palace Car Park.
|5th December||Margaret Neville||Palace Domain and Forest River Walk|
Our next walk, weather permitting, on this coming Thursday, November 30th, will be a loop walk around Barnave. We start and finish on good quiet roads in Carlingford. The remainder of the walk will be on tracks, some rough and mucky, so boots and sticks are strongly advised. If the weather is good and not very windy we will have our break at the highest point, if not we will continue to the remains of the old (famine ?) village that some of you will know. The walk will last about 3 hours.
Our walk next Thursday, November 2nd, will be The Annaloughan Loop. We did this route about 2 yrs ago. The walk starts near Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant on the Dundalk – Greenore road. Most of the walk is on good forest tracks and takes about 3 hrs. Part of the walk is on boggy and mucky ground. Boots and sticks are helpful here and if you have gaiters they are useful in keeping your trousers clean. After the walk we can have soup in Fitzpatricks after having a look at their Halloween exhibition.
We are cycling on Thursday, 26th, weather permitting, from the Scarva pod. Meet at 09.15 leaving at 09.30 at the latest. I plan to cycle the Stramore road route via Portadown in a figure of eight which we have done before but with coffee in Gilford this time. That is tow path, main road cycle lane, cycle path, footpaths and minor roads. Only good hill on the Stramore road this time but to make up for it there is a really nice hill after coffee!
That is the plan but there is a lot of debris in the paths so I will have to check the route again before Thursday.
Our next walk is due on Thursday, October 19th. Because of the forecasts I can’t be certain of the conditions by Thursday. We hope to start in Donard Park, Newcastle and do an anticlockwise walk through Donard Wood to the top of the Granite Trail. We will then walk down the granite trail or continue our loop back to Donard Park. Walking poles and boots are necessary.
The next meeting of the local history group takes place on 1st November at the Armagh County Museum at the usual time of 11:30 a.m.
The Local history group normally meets at 11:30 a.m. in the Irish and Local Studies Library in the old Armagh City Hospital Building.
The convener is Mary McVeigh, if you wish to contact her e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The family history group normally meet once a month on the second Wednesday in the month at 11:30 am in the Irish and Local Studies Library, Abbey Street, Armagh.
The convener for the group is Richard Burns, if you wish to contact him e-mail: email@example.com
Our remaining walks up to Christmas are on October 19th, November 2nd.,16th. and 30th and December 14th. Take a note of these dates and if there is a walk you would be interested in leading or, indeed a walk you would like to be led on, just let me know. To justify the drive , walks should be over 2 miles. You might have noticed that we don’t have a walk on October 5th. We will be coming back from our short break in Donegal on that day.