Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday on Cush

Some denizens of the Cush circuit as viewed by the Wednesday Wasters!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Our women members

A call for women mountaineers is being made via the following link:

women mountaineers

Anyone interested?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cool Lunch

A cool lunch on Slievenamon moderated by Martin's spirits!
Thanks JJ

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mt Leinster - remains of the snow

Made it to Blackstairs despite mist & snow.

 Thanks Pat

Monday, December 6, 2010

Should have brought the skis

Wednesday walk on the way to Brandon Hill.  Thanks Jer

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Anniversary Walk

Happy Hikers in the snow on Mick T's Anniversary Walk.

'Crevasse' on Mt Leinster

Looks like JJ's easy walk found the 'crevasse' on Mt Leinster before getting above the clouds!!

Thanks for the pics, Pat

Monday, November 29, 2010

Anniversary Walk 05 Dec

First event in 30th Anniv. programme.
Turn up and make it a major event.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Severe travelling conditions

Hazardous driving conditions expected on Sun 28th.
Unless cars are equipped with chains it may be very difficult to reach the Nire Valley in Comeraghs.
Contact Dieter at 086 3137375 for last minute change of plans.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Annapurna Circuit

 Some pics from JJ O'Flynn & Co from their Annapurna trip.

07.00 Hrs at Thorung La

We'll have a link to more in near future- JJ get cracking!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

France Outdoors

In Bollards on Tue night, Vincent Lamy, MD of 'France Outdoors',  gave an interesting & detailed account of the 'holidays beyond the postcard' which his company provides in both winter and summer. Based in the SE corner of France trips can be arranged for walkers, hikers, climbers, on snow-shoes or skis.
Check out for info.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Vincent Lamy

Vincent Lamy who organises trips to French Alps, Pyrenees,Provence,Corsica etc will be in
Bollard's at 8.00 next Tuesday 9th
to talk about the service he provides. All welcome.
For info see:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Annapurna News.

We are here in Manang the gateway to Annapurna.  Our height is 3540 mts.  Today we did an acclimatisation exercise and climbed to 3800 mts.  The trek so far is enjoyable an everyone is in good form and settling into the pace.  Kay you wouldave loved the bridges especially the first one.  We crossed a rickety bridge, not too stable with the glacier river torrenting underneath.  The landscape up to Manang is fertile, passing rice paddi fields, corn, everything green and luscious and surrounded by snowcapped mountains.  Scenery is something else.  Tomorrow we start on our trek over the Thorung la Pass.  Evenings get very cold.  Sunday we had snow and I wasn't prepared for so went walking in the snow with my fleepersoce wrapped round my legs and whatever else was left in my bag on my person.  Next day we were prepared and walked in a fairy christmas wonderland - fantastic.  I hope all is well with you .  I hope Diarmo is alright.  Will try and email you again.  Not great here = mouse keeps hopping.  Good luck.  Marguerita.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Sunny Knockmealdowns

With all the fine weather have we forgotten what it's like to walk in rain?

Thanks to Kay for the sunny Knockmealdowns pics.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Best wishes from all members to JJO'Flynn & company on their upcoming trek on the Annapurna circuit.
Please keep us informed on progress.

Recent Galty Rescue

Letter from Eddie Hanrahan to 'Kilkenny People' Newspaper 15 Oct 2010:
"Dear Editor, I wish to thank members of the Tyndall Mountain Club who came to our assistance when our son fell & fractured his leg while ascending the Galtee MOuntains.  Their help was fantastic as they had to carry him across difficult terrain to a road where we were able to get him to medical assistance quickly.
Yours, Eddie Hanrahan"

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy hikers & their Brocken Spectre.

Sunday's Galty Walk was accompanied, it seems, by a Spectre of Brocken!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New Welsh mountain.

A good reason to visit Wales again?! See the story - Glyder Fawr given a new height:
Glydar Fawr

Friday, September 17, 2010

New 'Everest' Film

View trailer of new film (Wildest Dream) about George Mallory's attempt on Everest in 1924 - three years after the first Everest expedition, led by Chas. Howard-Bury from Mullingar!
Wildest Dream

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Graiguenamanagh Events

With walks in Graigue this weekend take a look at all the other events going there:
Graigue -Booktown

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Club AGM

Thanks to the outgoing officers for the hard work of the past year. Jer and Sean completed their terms of office as treasurer and secretary.  John Smart was re-elected as club Chair. Anghus Barry was elected as Hon. Secretary & Sean Costello was elected as Treasurer.  We welcome Anne Marie Walsh and Rosaleen Carroll as new members of the Club Committee.
We look forward to many exciting events to celebrate the coming year, the club's 30th anniversary.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Meets List Change

Note that Alma's hike next Sunday will be in the Nire Valley.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hope you all enjoyed the Summer Hols.
Reminder that the club's AGM takes place in the Home Rule Club on Weds 8th Sep at 8.30 pm.
The coming year is a special one for the club as we will celebrate its 30th Anniversary.
Come along to the AGM and have your say in the decisions of the club.
Among the agenda items are:
30th Anniv celebrations;election of officers;
Motions for the AGM should be submitted to the secretary beforehand.
Looking forward to seeing you all on Weds.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

First Hike Plans

Dieter, who is leading this Sunday's hike has great plans for this inaugural hike of the new season:
There are 2 options, one is the wet one where we will go up the steam wherever possible and therefore get wet!!! The other would be that another group could follow up along the stream to the right, then head up to Crotty's and then do the Coumshingaun circuit, pop down to the lake and prepare a BBQ ( I will bring the disposable one and some kebabs and if others could bring sausages etc...).

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gus Tobin Galty Walk - Stats

There was a total of 18 clubs represented: Wayfarers, Ballhoura Bears, Dungarvan, Kilkenny Walkers, Ramblers, Bishopstown, Tyndall, Tullow, Peaks, Limerick, Bogtrotters.
A very fast time was posted by Mick Burke and Walter Keane who completed the 'walk' in 3hrs 40 mins.
Thanks to those who completed the Evaluation Forms - your comments will be taken into account for the future - apart from "ski lifts at either end and a railway line between" - but only because of environmental impact!!.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Blackstairs Jun 27 - last walk of the season.

Nice day for lunch among the Cotton Grass in the Blackstairs. Thanks Helen.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Gus Tobin Galty Walk

A gtreat day out on the Galtys. Thanks to all members who contributed of time and effort to make the day a resounding success. Also to the members who acted as 'catering staff' for end of walk refreshments.
The Foot pub, its management and staff, contributed greatly to the success of the day. Thanks heaps.
The revised finish route seems to have been an improvement.
Let us know what you think!!

Slieve Blooms

Many missed a a wonderful day out on the Slieve Bloom Hills on 6th June!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Camino Easter 2010

Holy Water for the pilgrims!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Wicklow 9th May

Ann Sommerfield organised some wonderful weather for this walk!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Love to see some pics of Cloghane weekend.
Hope the weather was as good as in this  photo

Monday, May 3, 2010

General Meeting

Reminder to all members that  a general meeting of the club will take place on Wednesday next 5th May at 8.30pm in the Home Rule Club.
Among the items on the agenda will be the arrangements for the forthcoming Gus Tobin Galty Marathon
Your views on these and other issues relating to the club  will be much appreciated. Hoping to see you there,
Seán Costello(Hon Secretary Tyndall MC)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sun 02 May

As you know many of our members are in Cloghane, Co. Kerry this weekend. For those who wish to walk locally (near KK) John Smart is leading a walk on Sunday next 2nd May. Meet as usual at Kilkenny cinema at 10.15am. Regards,
Seán(Sec. Tyndall MC)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sl Blooms 25/4

Apologies to anyone who showed up for Sl Blooms on 25th.
Due to a volcano in Iceland I was unable to make it to the venue.
Hope you were not seriously inconvenienced.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Camino - Easter

Any pics of Camino trip?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Joint Walk

Sunday next(21st March) is a special day in the Tyndall Walks Calendar when the club hosts a joint walk with our good friends in Tullow MC. The walk is a Medium Grade one on the Slievenamon Mt. range and the leader is Club Chairman John Smart. There will be refreshments in Kehoe`s Pub, Kilcash after the walk. Tullow walkers expect to come in force and we hope there will be a good turnout of our own members for what promises to be an enjoyable day on the hills and a relaxing get together in Kehoe`s afterwards.
Hoping to see you there !
Seán Costello(Hon Sec. Tyndall MC).

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Dolmen and Women

Prehistoric Dolmen and some Women resting at Knockroe

Friday, March 12, 2010

Wednesday walk on Sl na mban

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

2010 Away Trip Plans

Some events planned for 2010:
1. Cloghane, Kerry. May1/2/3.  Contact Mick Taylor (087 6707724)
2. Annapurna Circuit.  Oct 2010.  Contact JJ O'Flynn (

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Club Secretary airing his boots on recent hiking trip to Tenerife.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Mt Leinster 17th Jan

Great hike on Mt Leinster if the 'giant crevasse' is avoided!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Comeraghs 3rd Jan

Some nice snow on the |Comeraghs with ice climbing possibilities in the gulleys.

Whiskey Hike

A small visitor joined us for lunch to sample the whiskey.