Author Archives: Philip Epps

Clondra walk. 3.03.2024.

Clondra will be the Ramblers meeting point on Sunday 3 March 2024 for a walk along the western end of the Royal Canal. Cars will meet in Clondra at 2pm at the car park beside the school; turn left in the village at the bridge over the canal.

If you would like to add a walk, new or old, to the 2024 Walks Calendar please contact Philip Epps.

Brian Nerney RIP

Boherquill Ramblers were deeply saddened by the death of their Club President and Founder, Brian Nerney, on the 25th of October 2023. 

Since Brian founded the club in 2000, he has been at the helm, initially guiding a small local group of walkers, which has greatly expanded over the years. Weekly walks extended to include weekends away and Annual International Walking Festivals. 

In recent years, Brian stepped back as Chair of the club, but continued as President and remained as ever interested and involved. Thanks to the inclusive leadership of Brian and Alice, the Ramblers have explored all over Ireland and made trips abroad to Wales and Holland. Because of the welcome and enthusiasm,  and Brian’s organisational and communication skills, and indeed his bus driving skills, trips were always organised with good humour and minimal fuss. The annual trips to Strangford in County Down were particularly memorable. Brian’s energy was infectious, and his capacity for connecting people means that countless lasting friendships have been formed within and beyond the club. His get-up-and-go spirit and guidance leave a permanent legacy to all who have been lucky enough to have known him.

Alice, Tony, Niall and the Nerney and Dawson families are sent heartfelt condolences and remain in our thoughts and prayers. May Brian Rest in Peace.

Paddy Croghan. RIP

The Ramblers were saddened to hear of the recent death of Paddy Croghan, who was their Walks Co-ordinator for quite a few years. He was a central figure in the group, leading so many enjoyable walks, and is fondly remembered as a significant and influential figure in the group, which still follows many of Paddy’s routes.  May he Rest in Peace.