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Mullaghmeen walk. 21.04.2024.

The Ramblers will meet at 2pm in Mullaghmeen Forest near Castlepollard on Sunday 21 April 2024 for a walk on the forest trails. Boots are advised for this walk.

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

Bench in memory of Brian Nerney unveiled.

On Sunday 25 February 2024 a bench in memory of the club’s co-founder and President Brian Nerney was unveiled at Streete Parish Park by the Club’s other co-founder, his wife Alice, on behalf of members. The Ramblers, the Nerney family and some local residents heard appreciations of Brian’s sterling work for the Club and the Parish from Chairperson Eileen Moreton and two beautifully appropriate poems were read by members. Alice herself spoke briefly of the 43 wonderful years of their marriage and Brian’s commitment to the Ramblers and the community. 

The Plaque on Brian’s Bench. 25.02.24.

  Alice and  Family at the unveiling of Brian’s Bench. 25.02.24.

Alice on Brian’s Bench. 25.02.24.

Brian’s Bench. 25.02.24.

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.