Due to holidays and other commitments over the summer, Knockatallon Ramblers Walking Club will only have one walk in July (Sunday 28th for Blaeberry Sunday in Mullyash), and one walk in August (18th August) for Heritage Week. This walk will meet at the Sliabh Beagh Hotel, Knockatallon, at 1pm, and travel to Poll an Aifrinn for a walk to St Dympna’s Well, and return to Sliabh Beagh hotel for refreshments. Everyone welcome on this walk. Usual walking programme resumes in September.
Blaeberry Sunday is celebrated on the last Sunday of July every year when people from far and near walk to the pinnacle of Mullyash Mountain (317 metres) outside Castleblayney, and view a vast area of the countryside from the cairn at the top. Everyone young and old is invited to make the trek on Sunday 28th July at 2pm, assembling at Mullyash Community Centre, Eircode A75 W923 and head skywards to the mountain top. The date is one of our pivotal Celtic calendar dates in Ireland, coinciding with the start of Harvest/Autumn (the 1st of August) and the Lughnasa festival. On your return to Mullyash Community Centre you will be treated to some refreshments and maybe a song or two. A great day out for all the family – in your own lovely county.
Heritage Week walk from Poll an Aifrinn to St Dympna’s Well, and back to Sliabh Beagh hotel, Knockatallon for refreshments on Sunday 18th August 2019. Meet at the Sliabh Beagh Hotel, Knockatallon at 1pm, this walk requires a good fitness level and some of it will be over bog and uneven terrain. Perfect for the energetic children from senior primary classes and upwards. Free event, everyone welcome on this walk.