Shelmalier New Years Walk

Happy New Year!!

Shelmaliers New Years walk:

The Shelmalier Walking Club held a special New Years 10km walk on Saturday last 1st January as a
fundraiser for the Cottage Autism Network and GOAL organisations. The venue was the Ravan Woods in
Curracloe and over 50 people of all ages turned out to support the organisations and to participate in the walk.
Chairperson of the Shelmalier Walking Club Denise Feeney who organised the event thanked the large gathering
for their effforts; she said that it was a great honour for the Shelmalier Walking Club to be able to combine
healthy exercise with helping worthy causes. The snow and slippery conditions were distant memories as everybody
enjoyed the fresh air in such beautiful setting as the Ravan Woods. The total raised by the voluntary contributions
from all was over €500. Due to the success of this years event, club secretary Margaret Byrne stated that the walking
club hope to make it an annual event in the future. After the walk the club committee members served some enjoyed warm
refreshments which were very much appreciated by all present.

Mid Week Walks:

Our Mid Week walks will recommence this week from the Wexford Bus Stop, Redmond Sq.,
Wexford at 7pm. This is a beginners walk for about 45 mins all flat.

Next Sunday walk:

Our next walk will be next Sunday 9th January at Courtown Wood meeting at the Shelmalier
GAA Pitch at 9am and pooling cars.  The journey to Courtown takes roughly 30 to 45 mins
and the walk should take 1 to 11/2 hours.  Parking is at the pool in courtown and we can
visit the Irish Seal Sanctuary for free. Please bring a light snack, tea and coffee can be purchased
in the Pool.

Gear:

As the winter months are now approaching, we would advise that all members please purchase
suitable rainwear and footwear. The is a full list of stretches available, please ask a committee member.

Youth section:

As we will be going to Courtown this walk is a great outing for our young people and we can visit
the Irish Seal Sanctuary, they will love it so please bring them along. 

Remember no little ones under the age of 10 please.

Up coming events:

Wexford Mini Marathon – May 22nd
All those interested please contact a member of the committee ASAP as entries need to be in ideally
before 15th Jan for the cheapest rate of €35 per person and after that it is €40 per person…………..
this of course includes food.

Walking Festivals………2011

New Years Day Walk 2011

My Sport Enniscorthy 10km Feb 13th

Nire Valley Walking Festival 7th to 9th Oct

Carlow Walking Festival 7-9 Oct

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