BARF Social Evening Friday 8 September

Celebrating 25+ years of B.A.R.F. and the approaching 25th Anniversary of First Irish ascent of Everest’:- Presentation by Dawson Stelfox, Paddy Mallon and Ian Taylor – fundraiser for INET (Irish Nepalese Education Trust).

Friday 8th September 2017. 7pm – Tollymore National Outdoor Centre

Commencing with tea/coffee on arrival at 7pm, talks at 7.30pm, and light supper to conclude, approx 10pm. *** £10 entrance fee***, (to include supper) collected at the door to go towards INET (Irish Nepalese Education Trust)
The event is to acknowledge 25+ years of BARF and also as a curtain raiser for the approaching 25th anniversary of the first Irish ascent of Everest and its legacy.

Paddy Mallon – History of BARF
Ian Taylor- Visiting Everest Base Camp
Dawson Stelfox- Irish Everest Expedition and climbing career

Hill and Dale Helpers Night

Hill and Dale Helpers Night – Tosacano Pizzeria Newcastle Saturday 11th Oct 7.30 pm meet.

Reminder to both race committee and ALL who helped out during H&D race series that we are having a night to thank all who were involved in the recent series. If you assisted at any of the races (Marshall, results, timing, setting course, carrying water etc) you should have been invited already by one of the race directors. HOWEVER if there has been any oversight and you have not been notified we would very much welcome you to come along and enjoy complimentary food, soft drinks and wine at the table. Food served 8.15 pm
Please let Paul Watson know if you can or cannot make it.

Newcastle AC Christmas Dinner – 14th December

There are now 39 seats taken for the above event.  O’Hare’s is packed to the rafters that night, so 50 is our absolute maximum.  Book you place now to avoid disappointment! Cost £12 for paid up members, payable on the night. Remaining places allocated on a first come first served basis – email

There will also be a five mile race in Tollymore on the morning of the event followed by seasonal snacks and beverages in partnership with our friends at Murlough, Castlewellan and East Down.

Looking forward to seeing you all at both events

Club Christmas Dinner – 15th December

For those of you who have failed to read the raft of e-mails circulated over the last few days (or have been on holiday in Outer Mongolia) I am pleased to announce that the Christmas Dinner for club members has been arranged for 15th December in O’Hare’s.  45 brave souls have already confirmed, but I am sure we can get a few more as Murlough AC are unlikely to use all of the spaces provisionally booked (Susan is now fuming as she reads this – only joking dearest – we are looking forward to an evening of mutual appreciation!).  If you have not yet responded and would like to attend, please let me know as soon as possible by email or text.