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Winter Talks Series
John Cruise : Camino De La Plata
Saving one of the most popular talks 'till last - it was the incredibly knowledgeable John Cruise who would present the last of this season's Winter Talks Series as hosted by the WAI.
Taking us gently along this unspoilt one-thousand kilometre route, we could all taste the early morning dew and feel the afternoon sun as John expertly re-lived his journeys with us.
Indeed John's absolutely fantastic photographs portrayed and lent themselves beautifully to what was a memorable evening that would round off the WAI Winter Talks Series . . . .
Mountain Ireland Rescue Donation
Dear Walkers Association of Ireland,
On behalf of Mountain Rescue Ireland I wish to express our gratitude to you all at the Walkers Association of Ireland and the Wayfayers Club for the donation of the monies raised at your pub quiz.
Many thanks again,
Interesting Easter Reading !!!
From the well known trails of Mount Brandon Pilgrim Path and The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail to the lesser well known St. Finbarr's Pilgrim Path from Keakill to Gougane Barra - John in his new publication gives us fifteen enchanting trails countrywide, to show us all how graced we are to have such beautiful and unspoilt Trails here all to ourselves.
WAI / MV GALA EVENT 2013 PHOTO GALLERY
(All photos, with the kindest of thanks, Bernie O'Reilly).
Walkers Association of Ireland / MountainViews Gala Evening 2013
Well wow, what an evening was had by one and all!
Gracing the pedestal first was the incredibly humorous Peter Walker who informed us as to how even having a surname as his would be no help in the quest to conquer Mammoth Peat Hags of the gargantuan nature which lurk all too sneak-ily within the Slieve Blooms!!!
The ever learned Simon Stewart ran through the new and improved MV website which truly is an incredible resource, the likes of which is unparalleled to anything else the world wide web has to offer!
Following on - the beautifully put together new MV publication "A Guide to Ireland's Mountain Summits" was proudly launched by Wicklore from MountainViews . . . and if this excellent book doesn't encourage even more bog-trotters, be they "Baggers" or "Picnic-ers", well then I've promised not to talk for a whole five minutes . . . . . . . .
ANNUAL PUB QUIZ WEDNESDAY 23rd JANUARY 2013
So So the next time you find yourself playing a game of tennis atop Loch Inagh in the Cooley Mountains, facing North at a bearing of 180 degrees, using a romer scale to ascertain why the Stratus Clouds above are attracted to Magnetic North . . . .
You will know only too well what to do when attacked by an army of frogs each armed with their own personal Sjambok . . . . . Confused ???
Footloose : Walking Worldwide
Showing us how the most obvious mountain may not necessarily be the best day’s outing . . . our magic carpet ride took us from the incredible Antipodes to the mystical plains of Iran and her amazing landscape. . . .
Walkers Association of Ireland Winter Talks Series 2012 - 2013
"Footloose - Walking Worldwide"
Wednesday 21st November : 8pm The Lansdowne Hotel
Dermot Somers is the well known Climber, Writer and Broadcaster.
He has made and presented television programmes for both RTÉ and TV3 including an award winning documentary on the Eiger and travel programmes in Siberia, Iran and the Sahara.
"Friends in High Places" was a very popular part series for RTÉ Radio which saw Dermot and guests recant their stories whilst walking various Irish Mountains.
Dermot's published work is just as impressive with many a famous title from "Mountains And Other Ghosts" to "Heroic Journeys in Ireland" to name but a few . . . .
"New Research into the Archaeology on Irish Upland and Islands"
The first of the WAI's Winter Talks took place on Wednesday 17th October 2012 when Michael give an enchanting and enlightened talk on Archaeology on Irish Uplands and Islands....
From "Farting Musicians" to "Prehistoric Cairns", from decoding "Ptolemy's Maps" to tracing the pilgimages such as Mám Éan and Croagh Patrick - blazing a trail over our higher pastures will never be the same for all who were in attendance at this engrossing talk.