Official web site of the Ballyhoura Bears Walking Club.
 

For current walks list please click here      The Ballyhoura Bears Walking Club       Application Form       Click here to view recent photos

New Ballyhoura Bears Facebook Page

 

The Ballyhoura Mountain Marathon Walk

 

This year the Marathon is also open to walkers, there is a Half/Full marathon available. The route is marked and there will be water stations every 4 miles or so.

Headquarters will be open from 5.45am in Scoil pol, Please pre book your walk by ringing 06391300 or email me at tomblackburn1@gmail.com. Walk entry fee is €20 this covers your walk and a two course meal after, If you do not pre book you will not get a meal.

We are doing a race T-shirt for runners and race Mugs which will have to be pre booked before 24th April T-Shirts €10 and Mugs €5.

Menu; Chicken Curry , Irish Stew, and a vegetarian option all with Potatoes or Rice and a choice of desert plus tea or coffee.

The Half and full start in Kilfinane at 6.30 am sharp from Scoil Pol, Cut off time for the Half is 3 and a half hours, Cut off for the Marathon is 7 hours.

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Next Mountain Meitheal Day is Sunday 24th April.

James Fitzgerald's ashes are being dispersed by Bishopstown Hillwalking Club in conjunction with his family on Saturday 23rd April.

Fergus Flynn

Secretary

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Next Leg of Beara Breifne Way

Beara Breifne Way Day 23 . Sat 14th May 2016 Ballinafad to Ballyfarnon Starting at 9.30am Sun 27th March 2016 from Ballinafad (2Km out the Ballymote road) to Ballyfarnon Distance 28Km, Height Gained 450 Metres, Time 7½hr Beara Breifne Way Day 24 . Sun 15th May 2016 Ballyfarnon to Leitrim Village Starting at 9.30am Sun 27th March 2016 from Ballyfarnon to Leitrim Village Distance 24Km, Height Gained 300 Metres, Time 6hr

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Please check the Walk List Tab for the New Walks List 

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Check the Walks Report Tab for a report on the latest completed leg of the Beara Breifne Way

 

Beara Breifne Way

DAY 20

Saturday 26th March 2016 - Creggs to Trien Starting 9.30am in Creggs Distance 33km, Height gained 300 meters Time 7.5hrs

 

DAY 21 

Sunday 27th March 2016 - Trien to Ballaghaderreen Starting time 9.30am in Trien Distance 28km, Height gained 300 meters Time 6.5hrs

 

DAY 22

Monday 28th March 2016 - Ballaghaderreen to Ballinafad Starting time 9.30am in Ballaghaderreen Distance 35km, Height gained 300 meters Time 7.5hrs

 

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Check out the Photo Gallery Tab to see Stamps for The Beara Breifne Way 

 

Dates for Beara Breifne Way

Our next weekend is March 5th & 6th 2016.

Beara Breifne Way Day 18. Sat 5th March 2016

Aughrum to Castle Ffrench

Starting at 9.30am on Sat 9th March from Aughrum to Castle Ffrench

Distance 29Km, Height Gained 200 Metres, Time 7hr

Beara Breifne Way Day 19. Sun 6th March 2016

Castle Ffrench to Creggs

Starting at 9.30am Sun 10th March 2016 from Castle Ffrench to Creggs

Distance 31Km, Height Gained 320 Metres, Time 7hr

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Check out Walks Report Tab for details of the latest Beara Breifne Way Weekend 

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Saturday 20th Feb Portumna to Clonfert starting time 9.30 in Portumna

Sunday 21st Feb Clonfert to Aughrum Starting time 9.30 in Clonfert

Contact Michael Moroney 087)9267948

 

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 Check out the Walks List Tab for the new Walks List for 2016

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Ballyhoura Bears Committee 2015/16

 

President -  Cal McCarthy  -   086 4091351

Chair  -  Robin Lee  -  leerobert@eircom.net  087 6385290

Secretary - Catherine Long  - catherine.ing@gmail.com  086 8316583

Treasurer -  Robert Ryan  - robert@munsterpkg.ie  087 2722879

Ballyhoura Delegate  -  Pat Casey - paddycasey594@gmail.com 086 3824711

Membership Secretary  -  Julie Callaghan- julieacallaghan@gmail.com  086 3786452

Social Secretary  -  Elizabeth Enright  -  elizabeth@lees.ie  0872873937

Walks Fixtures  -  Billy O'Donnell - billod@eircom.net  086 2730571

Enviromental Officer - Mary O'Connell - marycaseyoconnell@gmail.com 0863920730

P.R.O - J.J. Cremin - creminjj@eircom.net  087 6887977 

Web Site -  Nuala Curran  - nualacurran@eircom.net  087 2774530

Committee members ask to be contacted after work hours only please

 

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Check the Social Events/Away Trips Tab for details of the Summer 2016 Away Trip.  

 

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Beara Breifne Dates

*Beara Breifne Way Day 18. Sat 9th January 2016*

Aughrum to Ballybaun (Ahascragh)

Starting at 9.30am on Sat 9th January from Aughrum to Ballybaun

Distance 23Km, Height Gained 130 Metres, Time 6hr

*Beara Breifne Way Day 19. Sun 10th January 2016*

Ballybaun (Ahascragh) to Ballygar

Starting at 9.30am Sun 10th January 2016 from Ballybaun to Ballygar

Distance 21Km, Height Gained 130 Metres, Time 5hr

*Beara Breifne Way (**Day 20 & 21**). Sat 20th February 2016 & Sun 21st February 2016 *details later

*Beara Breifne Way (**Day 22, 23 & 24**). Sat 26th March 2016, Sun 27th March 2016 & Mon 28th March 2016 *details later

 

 

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Check the Walks List Tab for the new Walks List October - December 2015

 

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Check the Walks Report Tab, for a summary of the Saturday Walkers trip to the Cliffs of Moher

 

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Ballyhoura Bears Committee 2014/15

 

President -  Cal McCarthy  -   086 4091351

Chair  -  Robin Lee  -  leerobert@eircom.net  087 6385290

Secretary - Catherine Long  - catherine.ing@gmail.com  086 8316583

Treasurer -  Robert Ryan  - robert@munsterpkg.ie  087 2722879

Ballyhoura Delegate  -  Pat Casey - paddycasey594@gmail.com 086 3824711

Membership Secretary  -  Julie Callaghan- julieacallaghan@gmail.com  086 3786452

Social Secretary  -  Elizabeth Enright  -  elizabeth@lees.ie  0872873937

Walks Fixtures  -  Seamus Moran - moranseamus7@gmail.com  087 2684976

Web Site -  Nuala Curran  - nualacurran@eircom.net  087 2774530

Committee members ask to be contacted after work hours only please

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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