Hiking Programme

Hike Programme February 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.

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 FEBRUARY 2017 (Climbing)

 

The Scalp – Ballycorus Leadmines – Carrickgollogan

Meet: @10.45AM at the No.44 bus stop in Townsend St.

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

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

Leader: Liz McWilliam. No dogs.

 

Sunday 5TH February 2017 – Co-Ordinator on Eden Quay: Marie McDonnell

Introductory Hard Hike: Glendalough Visitor Centre – Derrybawn Ridge – Mullacor – Lugduff – Glenealo – Miners Village – Glendalough                                                                                                                 

Meet: Burgh Quay @9.45am. 2nd Pick up and drop off point – Bus stop before Roundabout at Loughlinstown.

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

Wear: Hiking Boots or strong shoes.

Ascent: 750m, Distance: 18km.

Leader: Russell Mills.

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

 

Moderate Hike: Ballylug Clara Vale – Green Road – Kirrikee – Shay Elliott – Ragmans Path – Green Road – Glendalough.

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

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

Wear: Hiking Boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Garry Byrne.

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

 

Easier Moderate Hike: The Avonmore Way to Glendalough via Stump of The Castle – Clara Bridge – Ballylug – Ballard Park – Bookeys Bridge – Old Woolen Mills – Green Road – Glendalough 

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

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

Wear: Hiking Boots only. No Jeans allowed.

Leader: Pat O’Farrell.

Transport: as above. N.B. These 2 walks will use the same bus.

 

Easier Hike: Walk All Along the River Liffey to Island Bridge – Chapelizod – Phoenix Park – Sleepy Hollow – Papal Cross

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: Brian Connolly

 

MIDWEEK WALKS – Thursday 9th February 2017

 

Route: Dun Laoghaire to Dalkey and Killiney via The Metals.

Meet: @11.15am at Tara St. station or @12Noon at DunLaoghaire Station.

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

Wear: Hiking Boots or strong shoes.

Leader: Mary Moloney. No dogs.

 

Saturday 11th February, 2017 – Newcomers Welcome Whats on Offer in Dublin 2017 Route: A Brief Visit to The Various Public Amenities in The City.

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 and Ann Prendergast.

Transport: Public transport. No Dogs.

 

Sunday 12th February 2017 – Co-ordinator on Eden Quay: Brendan Dempsey.  

Moderate Hike: Oldbridge – Slarr – Paddock Hill –Brockagh East – Glendalough Visitor Centre.

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 only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Brian Flynn.

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

 

Easier Moderate Hike: OldBridge – Scarr –Dry Hill – Paddock Hill – 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: Jim Barry.

Transport: as above. No dogs. N.B. These 2 walks will use the same bus.

 

Easier Hike: The Rye Valley.

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 train. Maynooth Train to Confey departs Tara St. Station @10.30AM. No dogs.

 

MIDWEEK WALKS – Thursday 16th February 2017 – Tour of The Lyric Theatre Belfast

 

Meet: @09.10am at the Booking Office in Connoly Station for the Enterprise train departing @9.30am.

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

Wear: Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes.

Leader: Kay O’Sullivan. No Dogs.

N.B. Bring Sterling and Northern Ireland Travel Pass.

 

Sunday, 19th February 2017 – Co-Ordinator on Eden Quay – Mary Sorohas

 

Moderate Hike: Shay Elliott – Cullentragh – Mullacor – Wicklow Way – Drumgoff

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.

Distance: 12-13km

Wear: Hiking Boots only.  Jeans not allowed.

Leader: John Cobbe.

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

 

Easier Moderate Hike: Derrybawn River – Old Military Road – Shay Elliott – Upper Town – Glenmalure Hotel.

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

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

Wear:  Hiking Boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader:  Tom O’Loughlin.

Transport: Special bus. Cost €15. No dogs. N.B. These 2 Walks will use the same bus.

 

Easier Hike: Howth

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: Mary Sorohan.

Transport: Public Transport. No dogs.

 

MIDWEEK WALKS – Thursday 23rd February 2017 (Climbing)

 

Exploring the Glen of the Downs.

Meet:@10.45AM for Bus Éirann No133 which departs Georges Quay (Adjacent to Tara St. Station) @11am.

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

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

Leader: Pat O’Farrell. No Dogs.

 

Sunday, 26th February 2017 – Co-Ordinator on Eden Quay: Anne O’Donnell

 

Moderate Hike: Laragh – Military Road – Cullentragh – DerryBawn.

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 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, torch and reflective armbands.

Wear: Hiking Boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Fiona Byrne.

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

 

Easier Hike: Killiney to Dun Laoghaire

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.

Leader: Anne O’Donnell.

Transport: Public Transport by Dart. No Dogs.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

Sunday 5th February 2017 – 12Noon to 5pm

Chinese New Year (Year of the Rooster)

Festival fair with rooster themed entertainment. Try Chinese chess and calligraphy. Experience musical performances, Martial arts displays, shadow puppetry, dragon and lion dancers, screenings of short films and fashion show. Food and drink stalls.

Venue: The CHQ Building, Custom House Quay(Georges Dock Luas Stop).

Admission: Free.

 

Wednesday 8th February 2017 @8PM

“The True Meaning of the Camino De Santiago”.

An illustrated presentation by Jim McNicholas of The Camino De Santiago Society

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

Transport: Bus Nos, 38, 46A and 120 from the city centre to the door. The hostel has car parking.

Admission: €3 includes tea&biscuits.

 

Tuesday 14th February 2017 (Valentine’s Day)

Visit Nearby Cinema.

Meet: @1.30 pm at the AIB Bank, Cornell of Parnell Street and O’Connell Street. Refreshments locally afterwards.

Organizer: Patsy Moloney.

 

Wednesday 15th February 2017 @8pm

A Miscellany of Digital Shows by Máire Furlong.

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

Transport: Bus Nos, 38, 46A and 120 from the city centre to the door. The hostel has car parking.

Admission: €3 includes tea&biscuits.

 

Tuesday 21st February 2017:

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

Transport: Bus No’s 46A, 38 or 120 from City Centre to door. All welcome.

 

Saturday 25th February 2017 – The Abbey Theatre @2PM

“Arlington”

A tender love story with dancers and poetry written and directed by Enda Walsh.

Concession Seats €15. Please book your own seats by ringing Abbey box office on (01)8787222 and request seats in row C or nearby.

Meet: Abbey Theatre foyer @ 1.30pm.

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 flights from Dublin and 3 regional flights.

Accommodation: in 3 and 4 stars 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)803004 or Andre Bedford at Travel Counsellors on (01)8105919 or (085)1588450.

 

Walking Holiday in The Catalan Pyrénées

5th June 2017 – 15th June 2017 (10 Nights/ 11 Days)

Cost per person sharing €1705 (Single supplement €240). Includes flights, coach transport, 10 nights half board, mountain guides, visits, midday restaurants.

For further details contact Anne Colgan on (085) 8030004.

 

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 018377411 (H) or 018826702 (An Oige Office afternoons).