‘Meitheal’ is a grand Irish word for a co-operative working group, and that is exactly what we had out on the Cadgers’s Pad through the Cooley Mountains today. Thirty fence-posts now mark the tricky trail from Tullagh Bridge in Omeath to Iomaire Fada, the summit ridge where a clear and easy track leads down towards Ravensdale. From the car park at the bridge you will be able to see twin white-topped posts. They mark the start of a slightly sunken path dug out by thousands of feet over hundreds of years. It climbs along the southern slopes of Tullagh Glen, skirting around Sloan’s Mari (booley hut) before climbing the sharp zigzags of the Molly Wee onto the ridge. Take a hike along it and give a thought to the young people, mostly girls, who carried creels of herring this way to the market. Today’s work was in preparation for our first annual Cadgers’ Walk on Saturday 25th June. It will be bilingual, part of a whole day of events in and around Omeath, so bring your cúpla focal. Míle buíochas to more than a dozen volunteers who turned out to do the work, and to Omeath District Development who paid for the fence-posts and are the key organiser of of our big day on 25th June.