Ardara celebrates ‘two Paddies’

TO celebrate the recent launch of local man Paddy Lowry’s book, ‘Kinnitty - My home in the Slieve Blooms’, the Ardara Hillwalking Club have put together the most comprehensive package of free and open to all walks in their club’s history.

TO celebrate the recent launch of local man Paddy Lowry’s book, ‘Kinnitty - My home in the Slieve Blooms’, the Ardara Hillwalking Club have put together the most comprehensive package of free and open to all walks in their club’s history.

When the club was formed back in the year 2000, they were proud and delighted to have Paddy Lowry and Paddy Heaney as part of their founding team. These gentlemen of the Slieve Blooms, now club presidents, were also founder members of The Slieve Bloom Association. Over the years Paddy Heaney and Paddy Lowry have brought many thousands of visitors on walks of discovery in the Slieve Blooms and intrigued them with tales of folklore and history.

To acknowledge the great work that these men have done over the years, the club are offering a set of three free Sunday walks in a row. On Sunday April 29, they plan to put Cadamstown on show with four free open to all walks of discovery in this beautiful Slieve Bloom mountain village. On the day, Paddy Lowry will be in Dempsey’s Pub to sign copies of his book from 6.30 to 7.30pm.

On Sunday May 6, the club will take walkers on the shortest route up to the mysterious circular Clear Lake located on high moorland in the Slieve Blooms Mountains. Some short parts of this walk will be over soft wet blanket bog, so do bring a change of footwear in case of wet feet.

On Sunday May 13 their free walk starts from Glenbarrow car park at 1pm.

Also, this May bank holiday weekend, the club will be doing an away walk in the Comeragh Mountains on Saturday May 5. Details of all walks are on the website www.ardarahillwalking.com, telephone 086 3762176 or email info@ardarahillwalking.com.