Hiking Programme

Hike Programme November 2017

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 2017: €25 for over 25 years old and €15 for under 25 year olds, family rate is €45. Membership Cards will be posted out. Telephone 01-8826700. Payment by Credit Card and Laser acceptable. Members are advised to check that their An Óige membership card is up to date i.e. cards which show an expiry date of 2016 are not valid and will need to be renewed now.

Please note: From April 3rd 2017, memberships cannot be purchased in Dublin International Hostel. Instead, it will be processed by phone (01 830 4555), email (info@anoige.ie) or through our online membership portal.

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 2nd November 2017

The Scalp to Shankill

Meet: At the No. 44 bus stop in Townsend St. @10:45am for bus departing @11:00am.

Bring: Rainwear, flask, sandwiches, simple first aid kit, hat and gloves, torch, reflective arm bands.

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Liz McWilliam. No dogs.

 

˚ Sunday 5th November 2017 – Co-ordinator on Eden- Quay Fiona Byrne.

 NEWCOMERS HARD HIKE

Glenview Overpass – Little Sugar Loaf – Kilmacanogue – Rocky Valley Path––– Great Sugar Loaf – Glen of the Downs West – Downs Village – Willow Grove

 Distance:17km. Ascent: 780.

Meet: Burgh Quay @09:45am. Second pick up and return drop off point. Bus stop at Loughlinstown Roundabout.

Bring: Rainwear, flask, sandwiches, simple first aid kit, hat and gloves, torch, reflective arm bands.

Wear: Hiking boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leaders: Brian Madden.

Transport: Special bus. Cost 15€. No dogs.

 

MODERATE HIKE

Laragh – Cullentragh – Mullacor – Glendalough

 Distance: 15km. Ascent: 600m.

Meet: Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @10:00am.

Bring: Rainwear, flask, sandwiches, simple first aid kit, hat and gloves, torch, reflective arm bands.

Wear: Hiking boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Tom Hennessy.

Transport: Special bus. Cost €15. No dogs.

EASIER MODERATE HIKE

 

Derrybawn

Meet: Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @10:00am.

Bring: Rainwear, flask, sandwiches, simple first aid kit, hat and gloves torch, reflective arm bands.

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Fiona Byrne.

Transport: Special bus. Cost 15€. No dogs.

 N.B. The above 2 walks will use the same bus.

 

EASIER HIKE

Coastal walk from Greystones to Kilcoole Mass Path – Tenisrugh – Drummin Lane – Blackberry Lane – Blind Lane – Jacobs Ladder – Delgany

Distance: 13km (8miles).

Meet: Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @10:00am.

Bring: Rainwear, flask, sandwiches, simple first aid kit, hat and gloves, torch, reflective arm bands.

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes.

Leader: Seán Ó Ceallaigh.

Transport: 11:00 am Dart to Greystones. Return from Delgany by bus No. 184 and Dart.

MIDWEEK WALKS

 

˚ Thursday 9th November 2017

Walk from Binn’s Bridge to the 12th Lock at Blanchardstown on the Royal Canal with a drop off point at Ashtown

Meet: @10:30am at Binn’s Bridge, Drumcondra.

Bring: Rainwear, flask, sandwiches, simple first aid kit, hat and gloves, torch, reflective arm bands.

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes.

Leader: Mary Moloney. No dogs.

 

˚ Saturday 11th November 2017 (Newcomers Welcome)

Malahide to Newbridge House.

Meet: Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay. O’Connell Bridge @10am.

Bring: Rainwear, flask, sandwiches, simple first aid kit, hat and gloves, torch, reflective arm bands.

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes.

Leader: Eilish Ryan and Ann Prendergast.

Transport: Public transport. No dogs.

 

 ˚ Sunday 12th November 2017 – Co-ordinator on Eden Quay Fiona Byrne.

  MODERATE HIKE

Ballylug – Clara Vale – Green Road – Ballinderry – Kirrikee – Shay Elliot – Ragman’s Path – Laragh

 Meet: Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @10:00am.

Bring: Rainwear, flask, sandwiches, simple first aid kit, hat and gloves, torch, reflective arm bands.

Wear: Hiking boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Garry Byrne.

Transport: Special bus. Cost 15€. No dogs.

 

EASIER MODERATE HIKE

Killafean– Trooperstown – Ballard – Bookey’s Bridge – Laragh

Meet: Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @10:00am.

Bring: Rainwear, flask, sandwiches, simple first aid kit, hat and gloves, torch, reflective arm bands.

Wear: Hiking boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Fiona Byrne.

Transport: Special bus. Cost 15€. No dogs.

N.B. The above 2 walks will use the same bus.

 

EASIER HIKE

Royal Canal Walk from Confey to Ashtown.

Meet: Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @10:00am.

Bring: Rainwear, flask, sandwiches, simple first aid kit, hat and gloves, torch, reflective arm bands.

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes.

Leader: Nancy Phillips.

Transport: Public transport. No dogs.

 

MIDWEEK WALKS

˚ Thursday 16th November 2017

Walk along the Grand Canal from Sallins to Robertstown.

Meet: @11:00am at Houston Station for 11. 20am train to Sallins.

Bring: Rainwear, flask, sandwiches, simple first aid kit, hat and gloves, torch, reflective arm bands.

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes.

Leader: Tom O’Loughlin. No dogs.

 

˚ Sunday 19th November 2017 – Co-ordinator Marie McDonnell

 MODERATE HIKE

Oldbridge -Kanturk – Scarr – Paddock Hill – Wicklow Way – Glendalough

Meet: Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @10:00am.

Bring: Rainwear, flask, sandwiches, simple first aid kit, hat and gloves, torch, reflective arm bands.

Wear: Hiking boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Michael Davis.

Transport: Special bus. Cost 15€. No dogs.

 

EASIER MODERATE HIKE

Brusher’s Gate – Dry Hill – Paddock Hill – Wicklow Way – Glendalough

 Meet: Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @10:00am.

Bring: Rainwear, flask, sandwiches, simple first aid kit, hat and gloves, torch, reflective arm bands.

Wear: Hiking boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Frank O’Rourke.

Transport: Special bus. Cost 15€. No dogs.

 

EASIER HIKE

 Killegar and The Clodagh Valley

Meet: Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @10:00am.

Bring: Rainwear, flask, sandwiches, simple first aid kit, hat and gloves, torch, reflective arm bands.

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes.

Leader: Kay O’Sullivan.

Transport: Public transport by No. 44 bus to Enniskerry departing from O’ Connell Street @10.45am. No dogs.

 

MIDWEEK WALKS

˚ Thursday 23rd November 2017

 Walk from Hazelhatch to Sallins along the Grand Canal.

Meet: @11:00am at Houston Station for 11.20am train to Hazelhatch.

Bring: Rainwear, flask, sandwiches, simple first aid kit, hat and gloves, torch, reflective arm bands.

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes.

Leader: Fiona Byrne. No dogs.

 

˚ Sunday 26th November 2017 – Co-ordinator on Eden Quay Mary Sorohan

 NEWCOMERS HARD HIKE

 Sally Gap – Carrigvore – Military Road – Luggala – R.Cloghoge – Pier Gates – Wicklow Way – White Hill

Distance: 17km Ascent: 800m

Meet: Burgh Quay @09:45am. Second pick up Rathfarnham. Different return drop off point.

Bring: Rainwear, flask, sandwiches, simple first aid kit, hat and gloves, torch, reflective arm bands.

Wear: Hiking boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Kevin Mc Ginley.

Transport: Special bus. Cost 15€. No dogs.

 

 MODERATE HIKE

Wicklow Gap – Tonlagee – The Brockaghs – Glendalough Visitor Centre

Meet: Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @10:00am.

Bring: Rainwear, flask, sandwiches, simple first aid kit, hat and gloves, torch, reflective arm bands.

Wear: Hiking boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Jim Barry.

Transport: Special bus. Cost 15€. No dogs.

 

EASIER MODERATE HIKE

Wicklow Gap – Turlough Hill – Camaderry – Camaderry East Top – Glendalough Visitor Centre

Meet: Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @10:00am.

Bring: Rainwear, flask, sandwiches, simple first aid kit, hat and gloves, torch, reflective arm bands.

Wear: Hiking boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Martin Fagan.

Transport: Special bus. Cost 15€. No dogs.

N.B. The above 2 walks will use the same bus.

 

EASIER HIKE

The Devils Glen

Meet: Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @10:00am.

Bring: Rainwear, flask, sandwiches, simple first aid kit, hat and gloves, torch, reflective arm bands.

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes.

Leader: Ann Marie Crean.

Transport: Bus Éirenn No. 133 departs St. George’s Quay (adjacent to Tara St. Station) @11:00am. No dogs.

 

MIDWEEK WALKS

˚ Thursday 30th November 2017

Bray to Greystones

Meet: Tara St. Station @10:45am

Bring: Rainwear, flask, sandwiches, simple first aid kit, hat and gloves, torch, reflective arm bands.

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes.

Leader: Olive Cowlard. No dogs.

 

Dates for your Diary

˚ Tuesday 7th November 2017

Visit nearby Cinema

Meet: @1:30pm at the AIB Bank, corner of Parnell Street and O’Connell Street.

Organiser: Patsy Moloney.

˚ Saturday 11th November 2017

Visit The Irish Emigration Museum and discover how the Irish influenced and shaped the world.

Venue: C.H.Q. Building, Custom House Quay.

Admission: €12.

Meet: At George’s Dock Luas Stop @1:45pm.

Organiser: Christine Farren.

˚ Saturday 18th November 2017

 

“My fair lady” presented by the Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society

Matinée performance @2.30pm.

Ticket: €30.

To book and pay: Ring 417 0000 and request a seat on the balcony or stalls.

Meet: In the Foyer @2:00pm.

Organiser: Patsy Moloney.

˚ Tuesday 21st November 2017

 

A meeting of the An Óige Environmental Conservation Group will take place in the Dublin International Hostel, 61 Mountjoy Street, Dublin 7 @ 7:45pm.

All welcome!

Friday 24th November 2017: 7:30pm – 10:30pm

 

Social Evening: Scrabble, Draughts, Jigsaws, Ludo, Card games, Raffle and Céilt

Venue: Room 102, Dublin International Hostel 61, Mountjoy Street, Dublin 7.

Transport: Bus 38, 46A and 120 from the city to the door.

Admission: €3 includes tea and breakfast.

Organiser: Patsy Moloney.

˚ Saturday 9th December 2017

 

Smock Alley Theatre Panto – Grimm Tales of Cinderella @2pm.

Concession ticket: €15.

To book ring: (01) 677 0014.

Meet: Outside the theatre (which is located adjacent to the civic office building) @1:30pm.

Organiser: Patsy Moloney.

˚ Sunday 10th December 2017

 

Special Christmas walk followed by dinner and spot prizes.

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

Bring: Rainwear, flask, sandwiches, simple first aid kit, hat, gloves, torch and reflective armbands.

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes. Bring change of footwear.

Transport: Public transport. No dogs.

 

Cost: €25 (non-refundable) Must be paid in full at time of booking.

To book contact An Óige: Tel. (01) 882 6700. Payment may be made by credit card, cheque or postal order.

Booking opens: 01/11/2017

Organisers: Deidre & Michael Sheil.

Holidays 2018

Malta – April 2018 – 7 nights

Walking and sightseeing.

For further information contact Brian Connolly on (087) 0528797 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm or e-mail him on: gozitanb@yahoo.ie.

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. Coordinators are also in short supply.

Please volunteer your services now by ringing Marie McDonnell at (01) 8377411 (H) or (01) 8826702 (An Oige Office afternoons).