The annual mulled wine walk and Christmas carols went ahead on Sunday afternoon organised by the Clogher Valley walking club and Knockatallon ramblers. The rain was still coming down as the group of over forty walkers set off from the lower car park. But thankfully there was a break in the weather after we reached the top of the hill and as we began the carols. This meant that we were able to enjoy a wonderful view on the return journey. The £5 registration fee collected will be donated to St Vincent de Paul and another local charity.
Just a quick note to apologise for the lack of daily posts recently. I was without a landline/broadband in Co. Monaghan for a week because a passing truck driver (apparently) brought down two 100m lengths of cable about half a mile away from me. Eircom had to order the replacement cable from the UK and so it was only yesterday that things got back to normal. I got a call from Vodafone on my mobile today to tell me that service had been restored. However I have been trying to shake off a chest infection so was not out and about yesterday.
This weekend I hope to take part in the annual mulled wine walk with Christmas carols at Knockmany, near Clogher and Augher in County Tyrone. We meet in the lower forest car park at 12:30pm. Clogher Valley walking club and Knockatallon ramblers organise the event.
There is a small registration fee: the money is donated to two local charities. To give you an idea what it’s like and the lovely views that can be enjoyed of the surrounding countryside, here is a video made for the William Carleton Society of last year’s event.