Hiking Programme

Hike Programme October 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.

There is also a Hillwalkers Club associated with An Óige who do more strenuous hikes.

˚ Sunday 1st October 2017 – Co-ordinator Marie McDonnell

MODERATE HIKE

Ballycoog Forest – Ballinasilloge – Croghan Kinsella – Ballinvally Forest

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.

Leaders: David Marlborough.

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

 

EASIER MODERATE HIKE

Monalees – Croghan Kinsella Summit – Raheenleagh – Ballinvally Forest Entrance

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: Brian Madden.

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

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

 

EASIER HIKE

Cliff Walk from Bray to Greystones

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: Deirdre Wilson.

Transport: Transport by dart. No dogs.                                                  

 

MIDWEEK WALKS

˚ Thursday 5th October 2017

Avondale Walk

Meet: At Connolly Railway Station @09:20am for 9:40am Rosslare train to Rathdrum or @10:50am at Rathdrum Station.

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

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes.

Leader: Tom O’Loughlin. No dogs.

 

˚ Sunday 8th October 2017 Co-ordinator on Eden Quay Marie McDonnell

MODERATE HIKE

The Oasis – Inchavore River – Kanturk – 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 and gloves.

Wear: Hiking boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Tom Kenny.

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

 

EASIER MODERATE HIKE

Glenmacnass Waterfall – Kanturk – 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 and gloves.

Wear: Hiking boots only. Jeans not allowed.

Leader: Tom O’Loughlin.

Transport: Special bus. Cost 15€. Travel pass not allowed. No dogs.

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

 

EASIER HIKE

Ballsbridge to Milltown

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: Olive Cowlard.

Transport: Public transport. No dogs.

 

MIDWEEK WALKS

˚ Thursday 12th October 2017

Special bus to Glendalough for two hikes, hard and easier

HARD HIKE:

Upper Derrybawn Area

Leader: Garry Sinnot

 

EASIER HIKE:

Lower Derrybawn Woodland trail

Leader: Patsy Maloney

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.

Transport: Special bus. Cost 15€. Travel pass not allowed. No dogs.

Organiser: Patsy Moloney.

 

˚ Saturday 14th October 2017 (Newcomers Welcome)

Part of the Royal Canal from Clonsilla to Blanchardstown

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

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

Wear: Strong shoes.

Leader: Eilish Ryan and Ann Prendergast.

Transport: Public transport. No dogs.

 

˚ Sunday 15th October 2017 – Co-ordinator Marie McDonnell

MODERATE HIKE

Massy’s Woods – Glendoo – Knocknagun – Prince William’s Seat – Ravens Rock – Shop River

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: John Barry.

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

 

EASIER MODERATE HIKE

Glencullen – Two Rock – Fairy Castle – Wicklow Way – Boranaralty Bridge – Raven’s Rock – Shop River

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: Brendan Dempsey.

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

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

      

EASIER HIKE

Baldoyle to Howth

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

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

Wear: Comfortable footwear.

Leaders: Deirdre and Michael Sheil.

Transport: Public transport. No dogs.

 

MIDWEEK WALKS

˚ Thursday 19th October 2017

Clontarf to St. Anne’s park via Dollymount Strand

Meet: Clontarf Dart Station @11.00am.

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

Wear: Hiking boots or strong shoes.

Leader: Mary Bell. No dogs.

 

˚ Sunday 22nd October 2017  –  Co – ordinator Marie McDonnell

MODERATE HIKE

Table Track – Table Mountain – Lobawn – Sugarloaf – Donard

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.

 

EASIER MODERATE HIKE

Stranahely – Kavanaghs’ Gap – Lobawn – Donard

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

Glenmill Golf Course – Pepperland – Ballyvolan – Kilmartin – Barnacoyle – Killoughter – Ballybla Lane – Five Mile Point – Newcastle

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: Seán Ó Ceallaigh.

Transport: Bus No.133 departs St. Georges Quay (adjacent to Tara St. Station) @11am. No dogs.

 

MIDWEEK WALKS

˚ Thursday 26th October 2017

Stepaside –  Three Rock –  Fairy Castle –  Wicklow Way  –  Johnny Foxes

Meet: @10:45 am at the 44 bus stop in to Townsend Street.

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

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

Leader:. Fiona Byrne. No dogs.

 

˚ Sunday 29th October 2017 (October Bank Holiday)

Howth Summit to the sea and return to the Summit.

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.

Leader: Mary Sorohan.

Transport: Public transport. No dogs.

 

Dates for your Diary

˚ Monday 2nd October 2017 – Pearse St.Library @6:30pm

Jacob’s Biscuit Factory and Dublin: an assorted history.

Wendy Willliams and Ellen Murphy will give a tour of the above Exhibition which tells the story of Jacob’s biscuit factory.

Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane and visit this tasty exhibition.

Those interested in attending, please contact Veronica Coffey on (087) 620 1836 or e – mail vcoffey2016@gmail.com.

 

˚ Saturday 14th October 2017

Guided tour of Wicklow Jail

Meet: At the entrance to the Jail @1:45pm.

Transport: Bus Éireann No.133 departs St. George’s Quay (adjacent to Tara St. Station) @11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, and terminates behind Wicklow Jail.

Admission: Charge including tour = 7.90€ or 6.70€ (concession) or 5.50€ for groups.

Organiser: Christine Farren. Café on site.

 

˚ Tuesday 17th October 2017

Visit nearby Cinema

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

Organiser: Patsy Moloney.

 

˚ Wednesday 18th October 2017 @8.00 p.m.

“Egypt” Digital slide show by Martin Fagan

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 biscuits.

 

˚ Tuesday 24th October 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!

 

˚ Saturday 18th November 2017- National Concert Hall

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

Matineé performance @2.30pm

Ticket: 30€.

To book and pay: Ring 4170000 and quote order no. 1179323 for a seat on the balcony.

Meet: In the Foyer @2:00pm.

Organiser: Patsy Moloney.

 

Holidays 2018

Malta – April 2018 – 7 nights

Walking and sightseeing.

For further information contact Brian Connolly by e–mail on: gozitanb@yahoo.ie.

 

Other items of Interest

Beginners Course in Photography – Dublin International Hostel

On 7 Tuesday nights from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm commencing on the 24th October 2017 numbers limited to 10 people. For further information contact Peter Gallagher L.I.P.P.A. by e – mail: gallagherpeter0@gmail.com; TEL: (087) 2469883.

To book ring An Óige TEL: (01) 8826700

REST IN PEACE:

Roseanna Glynn (Neé O’Toole) passed away on Thursday 14th September 2017 after a long battle with cancer.

Roseanna was a life member of An Óige. Our sympathies to her devoted husband Tommy.

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).