Hiking Programme

 

Hike Programme May 2018

 

Please Note: Preference will be given on the “Special Buses” to members of An Óige on production of their Membership Card. It is therefore imperative to bring your membership card with you each Sunday.  Membership Fees are as follows from January 2018: €25.00 for over 25 years old, and €15 for under 25 year olds. Membership Cards will be posted out. Telephone – 01-8826700. Payment by Credit Card and Laser Card acceptable. Members are advised to check that their An Óige Membership Card is up to tdate, i.e, cards which show an expiry date in 2017 are not valid, and will need to be renewed now.

It is imperative that the instructions of the Hike Leaders be adhered to by those participating. The Leader sets the pace of the Hike, and walkers are expected to obey his/her instructions at all times.  Leaders have the right to refuse to take anyone who does not co-operate with them fully and anyone who they consider would not be able to walk at a reasonable pace, especially on the Moderate Hikes. Walkers who go on Moderate Hikes should be fit and able to keep up with the hike. A Co-Ordinator has been appointed each Sunday to organise hikers on Eden Quay. 

 

MIDWEEK WALKS

Thursday, 3rd May, 2018

Bray to Greystones, via the Seven Heads of Bray (alternative route The Cliff Path to Greystones).

Meet:               @ 11.00am at Tara Street Station, or: 12 Noon at Bray Station.

Bring:  Rainwear, Flask, Sandwiches, Simple First Aid Kit, Hat & Gloves

Wear:   Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes.

Leader:            Mary Grimes. No Dogs.

 

Sunday, 6th May 2018 – Bank Holiday – Co-Ordinator on Eden Quay – Anne O’Donnell

Donadea Forest Park, Co. Kildare – Part of the old Dublin to Galway Road (Slighe Mhór), and home of th Aylmer Family (1558)

Meet:               Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @ 11.00am.

Bring:  Rainwear, Flask, Sandwiches, Simple First Aid Kit, Hat, Gloves.

Wear:               Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes.

Leaders:          Kay & Tony O’Sullivan. No Dogs.

Transport:        Special Bus. Costs: €15.00

 

NB: Different meeting time for this Hike. Evening Meal optional.    

 

MIDWEEK WALKS

Thursday, 10th May, 2018

Emo Court House & Gardens, Co. Laois

Meet:               @ 10.30am in Seating area of Heuston Station, for 11am train to Portlaoise.

Bring:  Rainwear, Flask, Sandwiches, Simple First Aid Kit, Hat & Gloves

Wear:   Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes.

Leader: Deirdre Sheil. No Dogs. Coffee Shop on site.

NB: Please sign on with Leader, before boarding train to ascertain numbers for private bus to Emo, from Portlaoise Station. €7 per person. Return Journey @ 4pm. 

 

Saturday 12th May 2018

*Newcomers Hard Hike* followed by 4 Course Evening meal and return to Dublin by 9pm.

Bus and Meal cost €40

Leaving Burgh Quay @ 9.00am.

Leader: Christopher Byrne.

Route: Cooley Mountains.

Windy Gap # Foxes Rock # Ravens Rock # Split Rock # Eagles Rock # Carlingford Mtn # Barnavave # Famine Village # Mollys Loop # Irish Grange. Longs Pub

Grid ref: 131 137

Distance 15 Kilometers

Ascent 700 meters

OSI Sheet 36

Second pick-up and drop-off points: Swords – Pavilions Dublin Bus Bus Stop on the by-pass (just before the turn for the Pavilions and footbridge on the city side).                      P.T.O.

 

Saturday, 12th May 2018 (Newcomers Welcome)

Walk from Kilpedder to Greystones, via Delgany and Kilcoole, finishing with a lovely Coastal Walk to Greystones.

Meet:              Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @ 10.00am.

Bring:  Rainwear, Flask, Sandwiches, Simple First Aid Kit, Hat & Gloves.

Wear:               Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes.

Leaders:          Eilish Ryan & Ann Prendergast.

Transport:        Public Transport. No Dogs.

 

Sunday, 13th May 2018 – Co-Ordinator on Eden Quay – Brendan Dempsey

MODERATE HIKE

Military Road (133947) – Shay Elliott – Kirikee – Clara Church – Trooperstown Hill – Laragh. 18KM, Ascent 630M.

Meet:              Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @ 10.00am.

Bring:  Rainwear, Flask, Sandwiches, Simple First Aid Kit, Hat & Gloves.

Wear:               Hiking Boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader:            Simon More

Transport:        Special Bus. Cost: €15. No Dogs.

 

EASIER MODERATE HIKE

Shay Elliott – Cullentragh – Braigue Mountain – Mullacor – Wicklow Way – Glendalough – Green Road – Laragh. 

Meet:               Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @ 10.00am.

Bring:  Rainwear, Flask, Sandwiches, Simple First Aid Kit, Hat & Gloves.

Wear:               Hiking Boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader:            Tony Groves.

Transport:     Special Bus. Cost: €15. No Dogs.

N.B: The above 2 walks will use the Same Bus.

 

EASIER HIKE:

Clondalkin and Corkagh Park.

Meet:                 Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @ 10.00am.

Bring:                Rainwear, Flask, Sandwiches, Simple First Aid Kit, Hat & Gloves.

Wear:                Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes.

Leader:             Eilish Ryan.

Transport:        Public Transport. No Dogs.

 

MIDWEEK WALKS:

Thursday, 17th May 2018:

Clontarf – Dollymount – St. Anne’s Park.

Meet:               @ 11am outside Clontarf Dart Station.

Bring:  Rainwear, Flask, Sandwiches, Simple First Aid Kit, Hat & Gloves.

Wear:               Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes.

Leader:            Mary Bell. No Dogs.

 

Sunday, 20th May, 2018 – Co-Ordinator on Eden Quay – Anne O’Donnell

MODERATE HIKE

Glenmacnass Waterfall – Lough Ouler – Tonlagee – The Brockaghs – Laragh. 

Meet:                Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @ 10.00am.

Bring:               Rainwear, Flask, Sandwiches, Simple First Aid Kit, Hat & Gloves.

Wear:                Hiking Boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader:             Michael Davis.

Transport:        Special Bus.  Cost €15. No Dogs.
EASIER MODERATE HIKE

The Brockaghs.

Meet:                Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @ 10.00am.

Bring:               Rainwear, Flask, Sandwiches, Simple First Aid Kit, Hat & Gloves.

Wear:               Hiking Boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader:            Frank O’Rourke

Transport:       Special Bus.  Cost €15. No Dogs.

 

EASIER HIKE:

Marley Park.

Meet:               Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @ 10.00am.

Bring:              Rainwear, Flask, Sandwiches, Simple First Aid Kit, Hat & Gloves.

Wear:               Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes.

Leader:            Anne O’Donnell

Transport:        Public Transport. No Dogs.

 

MIDWEEK WALKS:

Thursday 24th May 2018  

Avondale Estate

Meet:               9.20am in Connolly Station, for Rosslare train, departing @ 9.40am, or, @ Rathdrum Station, @ 10.50am.

Bring:  Rainwear, Flask, Sandwiches, Simple First Aid Kit, Hat & Gloves.

Wear:   Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes.

Leader:            Tom O’Loughlin. No Dogs.

 

Sunday, 27th May 2018. J.B. Malone Walks

These Walks were first organised by An Óige in 1992, to commemorate the founder of the Wicklow Way – J.B.Malone.

MODERATE HIKE

The Wicklow Way from the Pier Gates to Knockree International Hostel, via White Hill, Djouce and Maulin. 

Leader:           Garry Sinnott.

 

Easier Moderate Hike:

The Wicklow Way from Djouce Woods to Knockree International Hostel, via Maulin.

Leader:             Mary Sorohan.

 

Easier Hike:

Shop River – Kilmalin – Ravens Rock – Wicklow Way Knockree International Hostel

Leader:           Nancy Phillips.

Transport:      The Moderate and the Easier Moderate Group will share the Same Bus.  The Easier Hike Group will have their own Bus.

Both Busses will depart from the Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge end, @ 10.15am, or earlier if full.

Bus Fare: €15

Bring:              Rainwear, Flask, Sandwiches, Simple First Aid Kit, Hat & Gloves.

Co-Ordinator: Mary Sorohan.

N.B: Refreshments will be served at Knockree International Hostel, free of charge, courtesy of the Hillwalkers Club.

 

MIDWEEK WALKS:

Thursday, 31st May 2018 (Climbing)

Stepaside – Three Rock – Fairy Castle – Wicklow Way to Johnny Foxes.

Meet:  @10.20am Townsend Street for Bus No.44.

Bring:  Rainwear, Flask, Sandwiches, Simple First Aid Kit, Hat & Gloves.

Wear:   Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Fiona Byrne. No Dogs.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

Saturday, 5th May 2018 – The Abbey Theatre @ 2pm

 “On Rafferty’s Hill”, by Marina Carr. 

This is a darkly comic and explosive play that pushes a close-knit farming community to the limit.

Concession Seats: €15. Please book your own seat by ringing The Abbey Theatre Box Office, on: (01) 8787222, and try for seats near Row C.

Meet: Abbey Theatre Foyer, @ 1.30pm

Organiser: Patsy Moloney.

 

Tuesday, 8th May 2018

Visit Nearby Cinema

Meet: @ 1.30pm at the AIB Bank, corner of Parnell Street and O’Connell Street.

Organiser: Patsy Moloney.

 

Saturday, 26th May 2018:

“Windows on Ireland in the 18th & 19th Century”

Guided Tour of Donnybrook Graveyard by David Neary.

Meet: Outside Kiely’s Pub, in Donnybrook, @ 1pm.

Wear: Comfortable Footwear.

Bring: Rainwear

Organiser: Pat O’Farrell.

 

Thursday, 31st May 2018 – Sunday 10th June 2018

80th Annual Photographic Exhibition of Members’ Work.

Venue: The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Admission: Free

Opening Hours: 10am – 5 pm. Daily.

Come along and see the photographs produced by Members of the An Óige Photographic Group and other Photographic Clubs. 

 

Sunday, 1st July 2018

The Annual Mass for deceased Members of An Óige will take place in Knockree International Hostel, @ 3pm. The Celebrant will be Life Member Fr. Jimmy Kelly. 

All Welcome.

Taxi to the Hostel from Enniskerry can be arranged with Paul – Enniskerry Cab service at: (086) 8823519.

 

June Bank Holiday Weekend Friday 1st – Monday 4th June, 2018

Burrishoole Walking Festival – Newport, Co. Mayo. Those interested please contact Fiona Byrne – (085) 7841739. For details, and to book a place on this trip.

 

 

                                            Other Items of Interest

 

60km Cycles will resume on Saturday’s in March. Those interested should contact Mick Heneghan on (085) 8220990

 

REMEMBER THAT – The Future of the Sunday Hikes depends on there being sufficient members willing and available to act as leaders for both the Moderate, Easier Moderate and Easier Hikes. Co-Ordinators are also in short supply.

Please Volunteer your services now by ringing Marie McDonnell at 01 837 7411 (H) or 01 882 6702 (An Óige Office afternoons)