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NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2018

Ballyhoura Bears Committee Members 2019 -

Presidents:
Cal McCarthy (086) 4091351
Tom McCarthy (085) 7605268
Chairperson: Pat Hevenor (087) 6403050
Secretary: Jim Flynn (087) 2933456
Social Secretary: Deirdre Fitzpatrick (087) 6569224
Membership Secretary: Maureen Murphy (086) 8361321
Treasurer: Pat Moriarty (087) 2652242
P.R.O.: J. J. Cremin (087) 6887977
Ballyhoura Delegate: Marian Wallis (087) 6251194
Walks Fixtures: Declan Clancy (087) 7118560

PLEASE NOTE - that a Universal Back Pack Cover with the Ballyhoura Bear Walking Club Crest on it, is available to purchase at a reduced Cost of €5.00 from the Club to all Club members. (Costing the Club €10.00 each). You can contact Deirdre Fitzpatrick re same.

PLEASE NOTE – that if any walker observes any Walking Trails within the Ballyhoura Area that need attention (e.g. Trees down, damaged stiles etc.) please text details to (087) 7118560 so that remedial works can be done.

PLEASE NOTE – that Training Courses such as Mountain Skills 1 & 2, Navigation, Map Reading etc. are available through the Walking Club. These Courses are generally run over weekends with a preferred ratio of 1 Instructor to 6 Participants. Cost of Mountain Skills 1 is €130 and Mountain Skills 2 is €130 for a weekend. The Walking Club will refund 50% of fees to participants on completion of each Course. If interested, you can contact Mark Britton at (086) 1967141 for further details.

The Club would like to Thank all Sponsors of Spot Prizes at the recent Christmas gathering at the Corbett Court.

Application Forms for 2019 Membership are available to download from Ballyhoura Bears website or from any Committee Member.

BALLYHOURA BEARS – EASTER WEEKEND AWAY 2019
The Manor West Hotel & Leisure Centre Tralee Co Kerry

Phone +353(0)667194500

€140 pp sharing for Dinner + B&B (2 nights stay)
€180 Single for Dinner + B&B (2 nights stay)
€60 pp sharing for Dinner + B&B or €40 just B&B for Sunday night
€80 Single for Dinner + B&B or €60 just B&B for Sunday night
Complementary music on one evening.

18m Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Steam Room,Sauna, and state of the art Gymnasium.
The county's largest and award winning Retail Park & Shopping Centre is next door.
So fellow walkers when you come off the hills and mountains there will be plenty to keep you entertained.

Deirdre Fitzpatrick
Social Sectary

BALLYHOURA BEARS – SUMMER TRIP 2019 – THE JUIAN ALPS SLOVENIA

Date: 01 - 08 September 2019 Destination: Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
Group size: 20 people (approx) Basis: Breakfast & Dinner
Hotel: Hotel Kompas 4* https://www.hit-alpinea.si/en/kompas-hotel
The price includes:
* Return flights to Venice * Priority boarding
* 2 cabin bags * Reserved standard seat
* 20 kg checked in luggage
* 7 nights 4* accommodation on half board basis (breakfast & dinner)
* Return airport transfer * Daily coach transfer where is applicable.
* 5 days guided walk (one mountain guide for beginners and one hiking guide intermediate hikers)
* Unlimited access to the swimming pool at Aqua Park Larix and Centre Kompas
* Tourist tax & Wifi

Price: €1,039 per person sharing.
Single room supplement: €195 pp for the duration.

Flight times are more socially suitable than last year.
Flying out of Dublin at 14:00 arriving Venice at 17:40 (they are 1hour ahead of us).
Returning out of Venice at 18:05 arriving Dublin at 19:55.
These times have to be confirmed.

If you think you might be interested in travelling get in touch with me immediately. Topflight want to book the flight places and need a deposit of €200. This year we are paying directly to Topflight. They have set up a payment portal but I need to send them your name before you can make a payment.
I hope the choice of venue interests you.

Regards,
Mary Ryan - 087-6507593
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