June Weekend 2018
June Weekend 2018 Cloghane – Update
As the June long weekend is fast approaching, we are organising ourselves and making some plans.
The CLUB is heading to the KINGDOM for the JUNE Bank Holiday Fri 1st to Mon 4th. We are staying in the Mount Brandon Hostel in Cloghane, which is a village on the Dingle Peninsula lying at the foot of Mount Brandon.
The price is only €75 which includes 3 nights accommodation and food for breakfast and lunch.
A 4-course meal is available as an option, for €25, for the Saturday night in the pub next door to the hostel so you won’t have far to walk after your day on the hills.
Places go on sale in Counihan’s next Wednesday the 2nd of May from 9.00pm onwards
Due to it being the June Bank Holiday we have only limited number of places so make sure you don’t miss out.
Payment in full to be paid next Weds night when booking your place.
So come along and join us for some hillwalking, a bit of adventure, socialising and a bit of craic.
All the best
An Clochán (anglicized as Cloghane; from clochán, a local type of dry-stone hut) is a village and townland on the Dingle Peninsula of County Kerry, Ireland, at the foot of Mount Brandon. In 1974 the village became part of the Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking region). It has a population of 297 (2011 Census).
It is a quaint and colourful village on the shores of the Owenmore estuary. It has a rich heritage of music, language, and dance and is of the Gaeltacht region, where the Irish language is spoken. There are several traditional pubs in the area serving fine food, some specialising in locally-caught seafood. Most of the local pubs regularly hold sessions of music, song, and dance. Young and old, visitor and local, join together in what locals would refer to as “having the craic!”
Overlooking the inspiringly beautiful Brandon Bay, this region displays amazing glacial features. Natural beauty is home here with glacial lakes and valleys, waterfalls, mountain trails and passes and the Atlantic Ocean – a perfect setting for walking, fishing, cycling, swimming, windsurfing, flora, fauna, heritage and culture.
In addition Cloghane and Brandon (An Clochán agus Cé Bhréanainn) are jointly twinned with the village of Plozévet in Brittany (France). The village lies at the foot of Mount Brandon, on the north of the Dingle Peninsula and overlooking Brandon Bay.