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20 club members travelled to Morocco in early May to seek adventure in The High Atlas mountain range. And adventure they found – from the mysterious pink walled city of Marrakesh to the summit of Jebel Toubkal ( 4167m). 5 days trekking along mule trodden and sometimes precarious paths ascending to the passes between the Azzadene and Imlil valleys allowed for spectacular scenery. The brown housed villages were in contrast to the green terraces where farmers harvested barley and wheat. We admired well developed irrigation systems are fed by the melting snows flowing from the towering pinnacles of the great Atlas barrier. 

Michael J. Hennessy RIP

8th May 1937 - 12th March 2013

Michael J. Hennessy of Darraghmore, Kilfinane, was called to his eternal reward in the early hours of Tuesday March 12th. As daylight hours dawned and the sad news filtered through, there was a quick realisation that he was now at peace having suffered a serious illness, which he bore with great dignity, for two and half years. We were all consoled on those difficult days that he had gone to a better place to be united with his wife Margaret, his parents and his brother Johnny.