Jerpoint Sale!

 

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Jerpoint Annual Seconds Sale starts Friday 16th February.
For nine days all stock will be greatly reduced across all lines!

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The Best Outdoor Escape/ Outdoor Provider Award 2017 – Your Chance to Vote

Screen Shot 2018-01-09 at 10.31.42We are absolutely delighted to announce that Go with the Flow River Adventures has been nominated this year for Best Outdoor Escape Provider by Outsider Magazine.
The winner is decided by a public vote and we would greatly appreciate your vote! Make sure and click submit!

 
Please take a second and CLICK here to vote: http://outsider.ie/outsider-awards/best-outdoor-escape/

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Tory Hill: Great Walk, Fantastic Scenery

Screen Shot 2017-12-05 at 12.57.29For a great walk this weekend, Tory Hill, Mullinavat has splendid scenery.  It will take you about a hour and half to complete.  Totally worth it!

 

TWO LOOPS

The loops follow forestry roads and woodland tracks in Carrickinane Woods and takes you to near the top of Tory Hill with views of the countryside below.

Tory Hill – Sliabh Greine Loop

This loop is the shorter of two developed on the hill through the Trail Kilkenny Programme. the other walk at Tory Hill is Frochans loop.

A-B. Starting from the car park, enter Carrickinane Woods through a metal barrier. Follow the green (and purple) arrows along the forestry track for 500m to reach a downhill track on the left. This is the point from which the loop ‘proper’ begins and to which you will return on your homeward journey. Continue straight ahead.

B-C. Continue to follow the green and purple arrows – ascending gently along the forest roadway for a further 1.5km to reach a left bend near the top of Tory Hill. The more challenging Tory Hill Loop (purple arrows) turns left here onto a grassy path heading to the summit. You stay on the forest roadway following the green arrows.

C-D. After 200m you reach a Y-junction where you veer left and, after 500m reach the end of the forestry road at large concrete foundations. These were put in place for masts that were proposed at this site some time ago but were not erected. You rejoin the purple loop here as it descends from the summit of Tory Hill and turn right onto a grassy downhill track.

D-A. Follow the grassy track downhill and turn left when it joins a forestry track. After another 200m you rejoin the forestry road you left on your outward journey (see B above). Turn right here – it’s only 500m to the trailhead.

 

Tory Hill – Frochans loop:
A-B. Starting from the car park, enter Carrickinane Woods through a metal barrier. Follow the purple (and green) arrows along the forestry track for 500m to reach an uphill track on your left. This is the point from which the loop ‘proper’ begins and to which you will return on your homeward journey. Continue straight ahead.

B-C. Continue to follow the purple (and green) arrows – ascending gently along the forest roadway for a further 1.5km to reach a left bend near the top of Tory Hill. The easier green loop continues straight here – you turn left following the purple arrows along a grassy path heading to the summit.

C-D. The loop ascends quite steeply now to reach the large cross which marks the summit. From here take the narrow track which leads downhill to reach the end of a forestry road and concrete foundations (these were for masts that were previously proposed at this site). You rejoin the green loop here and continue straight onto a grassy downhill track.

D-A. Follow the grassy track downhill and turn left when it joins a forestry track. After another 200m you rejoin the forestry road you left on your outward journey (see B above). Turn right here – it’s only 500m to the trailhead.

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Notice: Maintenance work on the Freshford Loop 4th-9th December

The Freshford Loop will be closed all next week due to maintenance work (4th – 9th of December 2017)

Any queries:  Contact Harry Everard – 086 048 5553

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Notice: 23rd November- One Day closure for some trails

The following walks/trails will be closed for one day only (23rd November)

  • Kilmacoliver Loop
  • Freshford Loop
  • Gathabawn Loop
  • O’Gorman’s Lane Loop
  • Nore Valley Walk: Kilkenny to Bennettsbridge
  • Nore Valley Walk: Thomastown to Inistioge

Any queries:  Contact Harry Everard – 086 0485553

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Walk , Talk and Eat Success!

IMG_3433[1] IMG_3445[1] 20171031_143735[1] The October Bank Holiday Weekend in Kilkenny is renown for its Savour Food Festival.

This year the Tyndall Mountain Club partnered up with Trail Kilkenny to deliver a joint food and walking experience – WALK, TALK, EAT. The WALK was the iconic stretch of the River Nore between Kilkenny and Bennetsbridge.

This is an extremely popular walk in Kilkenny following tight up against the bank of the river for approx. 10km. The TALK was provided by Jimmy Heally , Chairman of the Tyndall Mountain Club. Jimmy has a wealth of knowledge covering the local natural, built and social history. As we progressed along the route we were entertained by a variety of interesting and amusing tails. Then there was the EAT.This was provided by the Corner House pub in Bennettsbridge. Two events were held; one on the Saturday morning starting with brunch in the pub and walking back to Kilkenny City Centre to join in the Savour Festival.

The other, an afternoon start, on the Bank Holiday Monday walking out to Bennettsbridge for an artisan food producer inspired meal and a glass or two.

IMG_3439[1]The events attracted over 50 walkers who demanded more of the same. So we shall – WALK, TALK , EAT -Brandon Hill, Graiguenamanagh, WALK, TALK , EAT – Nore Valley Walk, Thomastown coming soon.

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Caution to Trail Users: Potential Fallen Trees on Trails

Caution Trail WalkersNote to Trail Walkers:

Trail Kilkenny would like to notify all trail users on to exercise caution when walking trails. Due to the past storms, there is the possibility of fallen trees along the trails and lanes.  The Trails Team is in the process of inspecting trails for damage.

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Savour Kilkenny at Highbank Orchards & Distillery

Fats: Facts & Fictions

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Learn more about the role of fat in our diet during the Savour Kilkenny Food Festival 2017!

You will explore the three fats butter,  rapeseed  oil and olive oil and hear their story from the three fat advocates Darina Alleen, Ben Colchester and Karen Cryan, scientifically supported by nutritional therapist Jemma Kehoe. You will also have the chance to sample some of these fats, don’t miss out!

Venue: Highbank Orchards & Distillery, Cuffesgrange

Date: Thursday, 26th October

Time: 18:30

Tickets: 9€

To book: https://biabeag.com/fats/ T: 056 772 9918

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Save the Date: Walk, Talk and Eat

Screen Shot 2017-08-15 at 11.50.11Date: 30th October 2017 (Monday)

Time: 2:00pm

Details: Meet at the Parade at 2pm , then enjoy a guided walk and talk by Jimmy Healy of the Tyndall Walking Group along the River Nore out to Bennettsbridge. Enjoy the full a la carte menu at the Corner House Pub offering dishes specially created to include the wealth of great produce from in and around Kilkenny
Price:

Book:
For further info and bookings
Trail Kilkenny Coordinator:
Harry Everard
8 Patrick’s Court, Patrick St, Kilkenny Tel: 056 7752111
Email: harry.everard@cklp.ie

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The Jenkinstown Loop

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References:

https://www.tescoliving.com/articles/8-reasons-why-walking-is-great-for-your-health#D88S5fiFr79om5kK.99

http://dementia.ie/images/uploads/site-images/Dementia_Prevalence_2011_2046.pdf

https://www.prevention.com/fitness/benefits-walking-every-day

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