Next Sunday’s Walk to Hungry Hill is dedicated to the memory of our much loved former member Lorraine Galvin. Hungry Hill was Lorraine’s favourite walk. Friends of Lorraine are welcome to join us on the walk and should sign up online.
Lorraine the Hillwalker
Lorraine joined the club in 2008 and her first hillwalk was to Gleninchaquin on the Beara Peninsula on June 29th, 2008. She was an avid hillwalker and quickly made an impression in the club. Soon after Lorraine, Anthony, Jennifer and others joined the club, Ashley remembers Lorraine remarking that Eoin Callery had said to her that “ye are like a breath of fresh air in the club”. Lorraine had great energy and enthusiasm and participated fully in all aspects of the club.
She had a great love for the outdoors, hiking in particular but she also had a great interest in cycling. Lorraine served on the committee of the Cork Backpackers in 2010 and 2011 and was responsible for creating the club Facebook page. (Check us out on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/corkbackpackers.ie/).
Lorraine the Cyclist
For a period Lorraine took up cycling and was absent from the club for a number of years. She was missed in the club and we were delighted that Lorraine came back to the club on March 13th, 2016 and completed the hike to Carrauntoohil that day.
Lorraine along with Ashley was keen on rejoining and getting fully involved with the club once more. She said that she had missed the hills and the sense of community and friendship she found in the club. Sadly that was to be Lorraine’s last walk and it was with great sadness that we heard of Lorraine’s passing on May 27th, 2016.
Lorraine the Person
Lorraine was a character and had a great sense of humour and everyone was very fond of Lorraine. There was never a bad word said about her. She made some very close friends in the club whom she met frequently for cycles, dinners in and out, cinema, coffee & great chats. Lorraine was a very compassionate person and donated much time to volunteering in the community. She was a volunteer with the Tidy Towns in Cobh and the Irish Cancer Society and a trained facilitator with Aware.
May she rest in peace.
Lorraine will be remembered in a Mass on the first anniversary of her death on Saturday, May 27th at 5.45pm in the Church of the Assumption, Ballyphehane, Cork .
The Committee and Members
Cork Backpackers Hillwalking Club