This October Bank Holiday Weekend the club is travelling deep into Kerry and staying in the Tralee Holiday Lodge, Mary Street, Tralee. The dates are Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 28th, 29th & 30th returning on Monday October 31st. All Rooms are twins or doubles and all are ensuite.
The accommodation booked is on a B&B basis, in a double, twin, or 4 bed room, (which will be used as a twin). The breakfast is a buffet style, with the club supplying food for pack lunches for when you’re out on your walks. The cost for accommodation including packed lunch is €80 pps. I have also made a reservation in the Bella Bia Italian restaurant which is next door to the Holiday Lodge, where a 3 course menu inc tea/coffee is €22. This I believe is the first time the club has had a long weekend in Tralee, and by all accounts, it gets pretty lively in the town, on top of that we have Slieve Mish Mountains, and Mount Brandon further down the Peninsula, and you can also make use of the Aqua dome in Tralee itself. If you are interested in coming, on what has the makings of a great weekend, full payment of €80 is required for the accommodation and pack lunch, and can be made from this Wed 12th Oct, at Counihans Pub on Pembroke Street, from 9.00pm until 10.30pm. Alternatively you can also make payments to any of the following committee members: Donie O’Leary, Bernie Dennehy, Anthony O’Sullivan, Babette Bookelaar.
To check out the venue visit: Tralee Holiday Lodge
Slieve Mish Mountains
Tralee lies at the edge of the Slieve Mish Mountains located on the Dingle peninsula. “Sliabh Mish” is named after a mythological Celtic princess who was famed for being cruel. They extend for approximately 19 km from east to west and make for excellent day hill walks. They run from the mainland just south of Tralee along the centre of the neck of the Dingle Peninsula, before ending in a series of low foothills and deep river valleys which separate them from the Mountains of the central Dingle Peninsula further to the west.
The mountain range is relatively narrow, extending only about 7 km from north to south. The mountains form a high ridge of sandstone which was deeply incised by glaciers in the last ice age, leaving behind U-shaped valleys and corrie lakes.
Dozens of peaks are to be found here, only a few of them named: Glanbrack Mountain, 664 m; Baurtregaum (Barr Trí gCom), 851 m high and the tallest peak in the range; Gearhane (An Géarán), 792 m; Caherconree (Cathair Conraoi), 835 m.