Hiking Programme

Hike Programme August 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 3rd August 2017

Donabate to Portrane

Meet: @10:45am in Connolly Station for train to Donabate departing @11:10am or at Donabate Station @11:45am.

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

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes.

Leader: Tom O’Loughlin. No dogs.

 

Sunday 6th August 2017 (August Bank Holiday)

Howth Summit to the Sea

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

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 10th August 2017

Dollymount to St. Annes’ Park via Dollymount Strand

Meet: At Clontarf Dart Station @11am.

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

Wear: Comfortable shoes.

Leader: Mary Bell. No dogs.

 

Saturday 12th August 2017 (Newcomers Welcome)

Heritage Walk with DLR along the coast

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

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

Wear: Comfortable shoes.

Leaders: Eilish Ryan and Ann Prendergast.

Transport: Public transport. No dogs.

 

Sunday 13th August 2017 – Co-ordinator Marie McDonnell

MODERATE HIKE

Annamoe – Castle Kevin – Trooperstown Wood – Trooperstown Hill – Ballard – Bookey’s Bridge – Laragh

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: Pearse Foley.

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

 

EASIER MODERATE HIKE

Annamoe – Wicklow Way – Brusher Gate – Paddock Hill – Brockagh Forest – The Green Road – Laragh

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: Des Whelan.

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

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

 

EASIER HIKE

Swords to Newbridge House via Broadmeadows

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: Eilish Ryan.

Transport: Public transport. No dogs.

 

MIDWEEK WALKS

Thursday 17th August 2017

The Morrough outside Wicklow Town

Meet: @09:15am at Connolly Station for Rosslare train departing @09:40am.

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

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes.

Leader: Kay O’Sullivan. No dogs.

 

Sunday 20th August 2017 – Co-ordinator on Eden Quay Mary Sorohan

MODERATE HIKE

Stranahely – Table Track – Stoney Road – Stoney Top – Camenabologue – Cannow – Lugnaquilla – Camara – Fentons

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: Mick Heneghan.

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

 

EASIER MODERATE HIKE

Fentons – Camara Hill – Lugnaquilla – Camara

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: Martin Fagan.

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

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

 

EASIER HIKE

Fernhill Tunnel – Fairy Castle – Three Rock – Stepaside

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. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Nancy Phillips.

Transport: Public transport. No dogs.

 

MIDWEEK WALKS

Thursday 24th August 2017

Opera in the open, Civic Amphitheatre, Wood Quay (01:00pm – 2:00pm)

Meet: @10:30am at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square. Visit garden then walk through city to the Civic Offices to enjoy your own packed lunch at 12:00 noon. Opera begins at 01:00pm.

Leader: Patsy Moloney.

Sunday 27th August 2017 – Co-ordinator Marie McDonnell

 

MODERATE HIKE

Aghavannagh – Blackrock Forest – Lybagh – Madwomans Brook – Doyle Street – Parish Turf Bog – Military Road – Drumgoff

Distance: 18km

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 Marlborough.

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

 

EASIER MODERATE HIKE

Iron Bridge (TO72848) – Wicklow Way – Mucklagh Hut (TO74861) – Carrickashane Mountain – Fannanierin Ridge – Drumgoff

Distance: 12km, ascent in 586m

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.

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

 

EASIER HIKE

“Dublin on a sunny Sunday morning”. Ramble through the sights and gardens of the city centre

Meet: Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @10:30am.

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

Wear: Comfortable shoes.

Leader: Betty Kelleher.

Transport: Not required. No dogs.

 

MIDWEEK WALKS

Thursday 31st August 2017

Newbridge Demense to Malahide via Malahide Estuary

Meet: @11:00am Tara St. Station for train to Donabate departing @11:10am or at Donabate Station @11:45am.

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

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes.

Leaders: Garry Sinnott. No dogs.

 

 

Dates for your Diary

 

Saturday 12th August 2017

Guided tour of Government Buildings

Meet: At the National Gallery of Ireland (inside Clare Street Entrance) at 12 noon to register for visit.

Organiser: Christine Farren.

 

Tuesday 15th August 2017

Visit nearby Cinema

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

Organiser: Patsy Moloney.

 

ALSO

Tuesday 15th  August 2017

A meeting of the Environmental conservation group

Meet: @7:45pm in the Dublin International Hostel, 61 Mountjoy Street, Dublin 7

Bus nos. 46A, 38 and 120 from the city centre to the door.

All welcome!

 

Heritage week for 2017 takes place from Saturday 19th August 2017 to Sunday 27th August. For information on events taking place trough out the country see. w.w.w.heritageweek.ie.

Saturday 19th August 2017

Heritage Week Walk to view wildlife and the remains of mills and other old buildings along the Dodder with Kevin Flood. Walk Donnybrook to the Dropping Well (approx. 90 minutes)

Meet: Dublin Bus Garage, Donnybrook @10:30am.

Bring: Rainwear.

Wear: Comfortable walking shoes.

Organiser: Mary Chambers.

 

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.

 

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.

Booking opens on Tuesday 1st August 2017

To book ring An Óige on (01) 8304555 or Marie McDonnell on (01) 8826702 (An Óige afternoons after 4:00pm) or on (01) 8377411 (H).

Leaders: Kay and Tony O’Sullivan.

 

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.

 

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