Tyndall MC/Tullow MC

The Gus Tobin Galtys Walk

10 June 2006
Distance: c. 24 K.
Cumulative climb: c. 1,600 m.

The annual Galtys Walk will take place on Saturday June 10th 2006. We would like to extend an invitation to you and your fellow club members to attend.
The walk follows the same route as previous years, is 24 km long with a cumulative climb of approximately 1,600 m. Details are as follows:

Start: Com Bán Wood (GR R 820 185)
Finish: The Foot Pub (GR R 962 287)
OS Map: Sheet 74
Start: Check in at Start 9 a.m.- 10 a.m. (no entry after 10 a.m.)
Register: Register at the Foot Pub from 8.00 a.m.
Buses: 1st bus leaves The Foot Pub at 8.30 a.m.
2nd bus leaves The Foot Pub at 9.00 a.m.
Entry Fee (including transport to start): €10 (over 18s only)

Route: Com Bán Wood (Start Checkpoint)
Temple Hill (Checkpoint)
Galtymore (Checkpoint)
O’Loughnan’s Castle
Greenane (Checkpoint)
Spot Height 597 (Checkpoint)
The Foot Pub (Final Checkpoint)


All walkers should use the bus transport to the start of the walk to minimise disruption to the local residents near the start where parking facilities are minimal.

Refreshments will as usual be provided at the end. Accommodation is available in Cahir and in the local area. For further information please contact Rosaleen Carroll 056-7725864/ rmcarroll@accolade.ie

Gus Tobin, RIP, was a long-time member of Tyndall MC in which club he was a frequent office holder. He was very much involved in the organisation of the Galtys Walk over the last 20 years or so & always played a major role on the day.

Looking forward to seeing you on June 10th.

Yours sincerely,

Rosaleen Carroll
Secretary – Tyndall Mountain Club
21 Westcourt Demesne
Co. Kilkenny




Gus Tobin

Gus Tobin died suddenly October, 2002 RIP. He was a long time member of Tyndall MC in which club he was a frequent Office holder. Gus was also a key member of SEMRA (South East Mountain Rescue) in its early days and took part in a number of search/rescue operations. When not walking, Gus was either following the Munster Rugby Team or swinging a club on a golf course somewhere. For those who did the Galtys Walk over the past 20 or so years, they would have encountered Gus somewhere along the way - he was always involved in the preparation and on the day was to be heard either co-ordinating radio contact or calling in from some check point along the route. 

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