Under the umbrella (although no umbrellas were needed today as the weather was superb!!) of Millstreet Culture & Wellbeing Association and Millstreet Community Gym – a very successful Community Hike of Clara Mountain took place at 11am this Saturday, 17th Sept. 2022 during which a wonderfully energetic group of people participated. Here we share images from the special event. Tap on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Elizabeth sent us a little positivity this week with this view of Millstreet from Clara Mountain as many locals got out and enjoyed beautiful fresh air. A great way to lift the spirits in these days of social isolation which we are all asked to adhere to. It helps no end that the weather seems to have turned and though cool, little rain is forecast for the next week.
As well as the most popular up and down Clara, here in Millstreet we also have the Clara Loop, Mushera, Comeenatrush, The Duhallow Way (east to west), the Ireland Way (north to south), for the more adventurous, but lots of other areas to walk where it is gentle and safe, like the Town Park, Drishane Road, the Boeing, Tubrid, Donoure, St. John’s Well.
The walk up Clara is featured in The Times newspaper today. It’s a nice article and describes visiting the Cilín, the route up, the views from the top, and the burial of the priest on top. But what about the photo in the article, because that’s not Clara!
The Dromtariffe Parish Hall Committee Community Walks will continue this Thursday 13th July at 7.30pm (weather permitting). This week we will start the walk in Kilinane (3.0km / 1.5 miles approx) (Take the first road to the right, signposted Newmarket on the Killarney road past the Sandpit pub). Parking at Jerry Murphy’s. Please join us again for a lovely evening as we wander the byways of our parish. Everybody welcome. If in doubt because of weather, please contact 087-0648108 or 086-3720960. We thank Christine for the notice. (S.R.)
Noel C. Duggan sits on top of Oscar on top of Clara in 1993 … a version of the one that appeared on National Geographic at the time [amaz]
Dromtariffe Parish Free Fun Walk.
Get to know your locals and locality. For all ages, young and old! Take it in your stride!
Next walk is is on Thursday evening July 16th at 7.30pm. Parking at Dromagh Church car park onto Gurteen then onto Rosnalee Mill and back.
Organised by Dromtarriffe Hall Committee
We thank David O’Keeffe for this important notice. (S.R.)