Hiking Programme

Hike Programme September 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.

˚ Sunday 3rd September 2017 – Co-ordinator Brendan Dempsey

MODERATE HIKE

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

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

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

Wear: Hiking boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leaders: Brian Madden.

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

 

EASIER MODERATE HIKE

Kilmacanogue – Little Sugar Loaf – Clonskeagh – Ballydonagh Lane – Glen of Downs East – Barry’s Bridge – Willow grove

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

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

Wear: Hiking boots. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Ann Prendergast.

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

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

 

EASIER HIKE

Poolbeg Light House (weather permitting)

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

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

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes.

Leader: Brian Connolly.

Transport: Public transport. No dogs.

 

MIDWEEK WALKS

˚ Thursday 7th September 2017

Stepaside – Three Rock – Fairy Castle – Marley Park

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

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

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

Leader: Liz McWilliam. No dogs.

 

˚ Saturday 9th September 2017 (Newcomers Welcome)

Autumnal Walk from Shop River, Enniskerry to Stepaside along the Wicklow Way

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

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

Wear: Hiking boots. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Eilish Ryan and Ann Prendergast.

Transport: Public transport. No dogs.

 

 ˚ Sunday 10th September 2017 – Co-ordinator on Eden Quay Fiona Byrne

NEWCOMERS HARD HIKE – WALK IN THE COOLEY MOUNTAINS

Flagstaff – Anglesey Mountain – Clermont – Black Mountain – Cairnwaddy – The Castle – Round Mountain – Ravensdale

Distance: 15km; Ascent: 500m

Meet: Burgh Quay @09:45am. Second pick up and return drop off point Pavilions Dublin bus stop on the by-pass (just before the turn for the Pavilions on the city side). Frank Rooney to be advised beforehand if you want to be picked up here. TEL.: (087)9886520.

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

Wear: Hiking boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Frank Rooney.

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

 

MODERATE HIKE

Rockbrook – Massy’s Wood – Hell Fire Club – Cruagh – Glendoo – Cloghnagun – Prince Williams Seat – Wicklow Way – Tibradden Mountain

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

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

Wear: Hiking boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Antoin Spain.

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

 

EASIER MODERATE HIKE

Glencullen – Two Rock – Fairy Castle – Wicklow Way – Dublin Mountain Way – Tibradden Mountain

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

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

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

Blackrock to Dalkey

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

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

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes.

Leader: Peter Rowlette.

Transport: By dart. No dogs.

 

MIDWEEK WALKS

˚ Thursday 14th September 2017

Coastal Walk from Helens Bay to Bangor, Co. Down

Meet: Connolly station @9:00am for Enterprise train to Belfast departing @9:30am.

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

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes.

Leader: Mary Moloney. No dogs.

N.B. Get return ticket to Bangor, bring sterling.

Return trains from Bangor @4:57pm and @5:31pm to connect with train to Dublin from Belfast Central @6:05pm arriving Dublin @8:15pm.

 

˚ Sunday 17th September 2017 – Co-ordinator on Eden Quay Mary Sorohan

MODERATE HIKE

Drumgoff – Wicklow Way – Mullacor – Shay Elliot

Distance: 16km

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

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

Wear: Hiking boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Garry Sinnott.

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

 

EASIER MODERATE HIKE

Shay Elliot – Mullacor – Wicklow Way – Drumgoff

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

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

Wear: Hiking boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Tony Groves (new leader).

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

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

 

ALSO

 

SUNDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2017 – SPECIAL WALK FOLLOWED BY EVENING MEAL

Loch Lene and the 7 Wonders of Fore

Cost: 35€ includes transport by special bus and evening meal. Must be paid in advance and in full at time of booking. No refunds.

To book ring An Óige on (01) 8304555 or Kay O’Sullivan on (01)8374440.

Leaders: Kay and Tony O’Sullivan.

N.B. The special walk replaces the easier walk to-day.

 

MIDWEEK WALKS

˚ Thursday 21st September 2017

Cliff walk from Sutton to Howth

Meet: @10:30am at Tara St. Station for Dart to Sutton.

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

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes.

Leader: Olive Cowlard. No dogs.

 

˚ Sunday 24th September 2017 – Co-ordinator Anne O’Donnell

MODERATE HIKE

L6086 (T167932) – Claramore – Ss Patrick and Killian Chapel of Ease – Clarabeg South – Cronybyrne – Barnbawn – Ballymanus Upper – Carrick Mountain – Ballymanus Lane – Ballymoat – Glenealy

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

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

Wear: Hiking boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: David McCann.

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

 

EASIER MODERATE HIKE

This will take place in the same area and the route will be outlined by the leader on the day.

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

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

Wear: Hiking boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Geraldine McVey.

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

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

 

EASIER HIKE

Killiney Hill and Dalkey

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

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

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes.

Leader: Anne O’Donnell.

Transport: By dart. No dogs.

 

MIDWEEK WALKS

˚ Thursday 28th September 2017

Grand Canal Walk around Edenderry

Meet: Beside Connolly Luas stop, Amiens St. for bus Éirenn Bus No. 120 to Edenderry departing @10:30am or in Edenderry shopping centre @12 noon.

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

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes.

Leader: Tom O’Loughlin. No dogs.

 

 

Dates for your Diary

 

˚ Saturday 2nd September 2017

Smock Alley Theatre – “The Rivals”

By Richard Brindsley Sheridan, A comedy of manners.

Concession tickets: 15€.

To book ring: (01) 6770014.

Meet: Outside the theatre (which is located adjacent to the civic office building) @1:00pm. For tour of the theatre @1:30pm. Performance begins @2:30pm.

Organiser: Patsy Moloney.

 

˚ Saturday 9th September 2017

The Gate Theatre – “The Great Gatesby”

Tickets: 30€.

Book immediately on: (01) 8744045.

Meet: @1:30pm. At the Theatre for Matinee Performance @2:30pm.

Organiser: Patsy Moloney.

 

˚ Tuesday 12th September 2017

Visit nearby Cinema

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

Organiser: Patsy Moloney.

 

˚ Friday 15th September 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 23rd September 2017

Gardens at Festina Lente, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Private historical and horticultural tour of the gardens for An Óige group.

Charge: €3 per person.

Photographic opportunities. Garden centre on site light refreshments available to purchase.

Time of tour: 2:30pm.

Address of venue: Old Connaught Avenue, Bray.

Parking on site.

Public transport to venue as follows: Dublin bus No. 145 from Kildare St. to Corke Abbey / Old Connaught Avenue. Walk to the Gardens along old Connaught Avenue takes 35 minutes approx.

Organiser: Mary Chambers

P.S.: Mary will be unable to attend due to an ankle injury. Marie McDonnell will stand in for her.

 

˚ Saturday 21st October 2017

The Abbey Theatre – Ulysses

By James Joyce

Ticket: 20€.

To book: Please book your seat by ringing the Abbey Theatre box office on (01) 8787222 and request seats in row G or nearby.

Meet: Abbey Theatre Foyer @1:30pm. Performance begins @2:00pm.

Organiser: Patsy Moloney.

 

 

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.

 

Other items of Interest

 

Cycling on Fridays

Please ring Mick Heneghan on (085) 8220990 if you would like to join this group.

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).