Hiking Programme

An Óige Hiking Programme

                  Hike Programme October 2016

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 2016: €20 if filled out Marie McDonnell or Jim Barry’s forms. Please do not use the new online membership form as this is only for hostel stays or international membership for €50.

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 2015 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. 

Sunday 2nd October 2016 – Co-Ordinator on Eden Quay – Marie McDonnell

Moderate Hike: Church Mountain – Corriebracks – Lobawn – Donard

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: Mel O’Hara

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

Easier Moderate Hike: Church Mountain – Donard

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: Jim Barry

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

N.B. These 2 Walks will use the Same Bus.

Easier Hike: The Lodges of the Phoenix 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: Kay O’Sullivan

Transport: Public Transport by Luas. No Dogs

MIDWEEK WALKS:

THURSDAY 6th October 2016

Shankill Railway Station to Blackrock Railway Station

Walk via Linear Parks including Tour of Deansgrange Cemetery

Meet: Tara Street Dart Station at 10.00am or Shankill Dart Station at 10.45am

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

Wear: Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes. No Jeans allowed.

Leader: Seán Ó Ceallaigh. No Dogs

Saturday, 8th October 2016 – Newcomers Welcome. Exploring South Co. Dublin

Route: Historical Walk through the Hidden Gems of Kilmainham, Inchicore and Goldenbridge 

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 and Ann Prendergast.

Transport: Public Transport. No Dogs

N.B The walk will be guided for some of the day. Donations Welcome.
Sunday, 9th October 2016- Co-Ordinator on Eden Quay – Des Whelan

Introductory Hard Hike: Drumgoff Forest Entrance – Carrawaystick – Corrigasleggaun – Lugnaquillia – Clohernagh – Arts Lough – Barravore

Meet: Burgh Quay @ 09.45am

2nd Pick up and Return Drop off point – Bus Stop before Roundabout at Loughlinstown.

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

Wear: Hiking Boots only.  Jeans not allowed.

Ascent: 580 metres

Distance: 18km

Leader: Tom Kenny

Transport: Special Bus. No Dogs.

Moderate Hike: Ballylug – Clara More – 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 & Gloves.

Wear: Hiking Boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: David McCann

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

N.B. These 2 Walks will use the Same Bus.

Easier Moderate Hike: The New Avonmore Way from Laragh to Rathdrum

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: Tom O’Loughlin

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

N.B. These 2 Walks will use the Same Bus.

Easier Hike:     Tolka River Walk from Mulhuddert to Glasnevin

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:  Seán Ó Ceallaigh

Transport: Public Transport. No Dogs

Midweek Walks

THURSDAY 13th October 2016

Devils Glen

Meet: 10.45am at Bus No.133 at Georges Quay near Tara St Station – (Bus departs 11am).

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

Wear: Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes. No Jeans allowed.

Leader: Fiona Byrne No Dogs

Sunday, 16th  October 2016 – Co-Ordinator on Eden Quay – Marie McDonnell

Moderate Hike: Ballyknockan – Silsean – Moanbane – Blackhill – Ballynultagh Gap

– Sorrel Hill – Lackan                        

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.

Leaders: Mick Heneghan

Transport: Special Bus. Cost €15.00 No Dogs.

Easier Moderate Hike: Ballyknockan – Silsean – Moanbane – Blackhill – Kylebeg

and Lackan

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:  John Callaghan

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

N.B. These 2 Walks will use the Same Bus.

Easier Hike:     Walk Royal Canal Way to Ashtown

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: Mary Chambers

Transport: Public Transport by train to Confey. Maynooth train departs

Tara Street @ 10.33am.

MIDWEEK WALKS:

THURSDAY 20th October 2016

Stepaside-3 Rock Mountain-Marley Park (Climbing)

Meet: 10.45am at No 44 Bus, Townsend Street

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

Wear: Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes. No Jeans allowed.

Leader: Liz McWilliam No Dogs

Sunday, 23rd October 2016 – Co-Ordinator on Eden Quay – McDonnell

Moderate Hard Hike: Oldbridge – Lough Dan – Kanturk – Scarr – Paddock Hill –     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: Philip Hayden

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

Easier Moderate Hike: Wicklow Way – Brusher Gate – Paddock Hill – 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: Pat O’Farrell

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

Easier Hike:     From Sutton Station to Howth via The Hole in the Wall

and St Marys Church

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: Betty Kelleher

Transport: Public Transport by Dart. No Dogs.

MIDWEEK WALKS

THURSDAY 27th October 2016

Sutton to Howth

Meet: 11.15am Tara Street Station or Sutton Dart Station at 12 noon

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

Wear: Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes.

Leader: Patsy Moloney No Dogs
Sunday, 30th October 2016 (October Bank holiday)

Lehaunestown to the Scalp via Tully Cross and Church, Heronford Lane,

Ballycourus and Kathy Gallagher.

Meet: Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @ 10.15am.

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

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

Leader: Joe Moffett

Transport: By Luas from St. Stephens Green on outward journey.

Dublin Bus on Return. No. Dogs.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Wednesday 12th October 2016 8pm

Rome

Slideshow by Tom Murphy

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

Bus Nos 38,46A and 120 to the door. The Hostel has carparking.

Admission: €3 includes tea and biscuits

Friday 14th October 2016 – National Concert Hall, 8pm

Concert with the National Symphony Orchestra

Shostakovich Symphony No.10 with violin soloist Elina Vahalla.Choir seats

concession €13.50. To book ring (01)4170000

Meet: In Foyer @ 7.30pm

Organiser: Patsy Moloney

Saturday 15th October 2016: Naas Heritage Walk (Part 2)

Meet:  @10.30a.m. beside the Connolly Luas Stop for Kildare Bus 126

departing at 10. 45a.m

Bring: Rainwear, Hat and Gloves

Wear:  Comfortable Footwear

Leader: Marie McDonnell

Tuesday 18th October 2016

Visit Nearby Cinema

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

Street. Refreshments locally afterwards.

Organiser: Patsy Moloney

Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 8pm

3 Audio Visual Presentations by Val Duffy

  • The National Garden Centre Revisited
  • August Bankholiday Weekend, Carlow 2015
  • Japanese Gardens and the National Stud

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

Bus Nos 38,46A and 120 to the door. The Hostel has carparking.

Admission: €3 includes tea and biscuits

Friday 21st October 2016  7.30pm-10.30pm

Social Evening

Scrabble, Draughts, JigSaws, Ludo, Card Games and Ceili

Venue: Room 102, Dublin International  Hostel, 61 Mountjoy Street, Dublin 7 (Bus Nos. 38,            46a and 120 to the door)

Admission: €3 includes tea and brack

Organiser: Patsy Moloney

Tuesday 25th October 2016 @ 7.45pm

A meeting of the An Óige Environmental Group will take place in the Dublin International Hostel, 61 Mountjoy Street, Dublin 7 at 7.45pm.

Bus No’s 46A, 38 or 120 from City Centre to door

All Welcome

Saturday 5th NOVEMBER 2016 – The Abbey Theatre @ 2pm

‘Donegal’ a musical play by Frank McGuinness, music by Kevin Doherty

About a family, a place and country music.

Concession seats €15 front seats, Please book your own seats by ringing the

Abbey box office on (01) 8787222 and request seats close to stage.

Meet: Abbey Theatre Foyer @ 1.30pm

Organiser: Patsy Moloney

Optional refreshments afterwards at Kylemore Restaurant, O’Connell Street.

Saturday 12th NOVEMBER 2016 – The National Concert Hall @ 2.30pm

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ presented by the Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society.

An entertaining show with tunes like the iconic ‘If I were a Rich Man’. Please

book your own seats and try for side balconys @ €25.

To book ring Concert Hall  at (01) 4170000. Stalls are already booked out.

Meet: In Foyer @ 2pm

Organiser: Patsy Moloney

 

Holidays 2017                                           

An Explosion of Culture

Northern Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand

12 Nights/13 Days Private Tour

Departing 7th March 2017

Cost per Person (sharing): €2799.00 (Single Supplement €599.00)

Includes flight from Dublin and 3 Regional Flights

Accommodation: in 3 and 4 star Hotels with Breakfast, 6 Lunches and 10 Dinners,

Also Included: All Tours and Transportation, Entrance Fees and Private Guides.

Booking Deposit: €500.00 (Places Limited)

Booking Arrangements: Ring Anne Colgan on (085) 8030004 or Andre Bedford at Travel Counsellors on (01) 8105919 or (085) 1588450

Other Items of Interest

Thanks to all those who responded to my appeal for sponsors, including the Hillwalkers Club.

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 8826702 (An Óige Office afternoons)

 

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