Hiking Group

Weekly hikes are organised by the An Óige Hiking Group. These walks are open to all members of An Óige and take place every Sunday, rain, hail or shine! Twice monthly, there are Midweek Hikes, taking place on Thursdays. There is also a hike organised on the second Saturday of each month.

These walks are all organised and run by volunteers and are a very important aspect of An Óige.

Please note: you must be a member of An Óige to go out on any of the hikes. It is therefore imperative to bring your membership card with you for each hike as you will only be allowed to go if you have your up-to-date membership card with you.

The walks are suitable for all age groups and all fitness levels. Children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult. Participants must be properly equipped e.g. proper rainwear including over trousers, hiking boots (NO RUNNERS), backpack, no jeans etc. Full details are included with each walk.

There are 3 different levels of walks:

  • Moderate
  • Easier Moderate
  • Easier

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 whom they consider would not be able to walk at a reasonable pace especially on the Moderate & Easier Moderate Hikes and who have not got the correct equipment i.e. rainwear, haversack and hiking boots. Anyone wearing jeans will not be allowed on the walks.

Walkers who go on Moderate Hikes should be fit and able to keep up with the hike.  A coordinator has been appointed each Sunday to organise hikers on Eden Quay.

Hiking Programme July 2019

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 2019: €25 for over 25 years old, and €15 for under 25 years old. Membership Cards will be posted out. Renew on line www.anoige.ie Payment by Credit Card and Laser Card acceptable.

 

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, 4th  July 2019:

Coastal walk from Newcastle to Wicklow town

Meet                 Greystones station at 11.55am for bus to Newcastle departing 12.05pm

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

Wear:                Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes.   

Leader:             Tom O’Loughlin. No dogs 

 

Sunday, 7th July 2019: Co-Ordinator on Eden Quay – Marie McDonnell

Moderate Hike:Barravore carpark-Lugnaquilla – Fentons

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 Barry No Dogs

Transport:        Special Bus. Cost: €15.00.       

                                                           

EASIER MODERATE HIKE:.

Barravore carpark –Table Track – Glen of Imaal (Fentons)       

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 No Dogs

Transport:        Special Bus. Cost: €15.00..      

N.B.: These 2 Hikes will share the Same Bus. 

 

EASIER HIKE:

Howth – Summit to sea and back

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 Sorohan .    No Dogs

Transport:         Public Transport .  

 

MIDWEEK WALKS:

 

Thursday,11thJuly  

Sutton to Howth

Meet:                Tara St station @11am or Sutton station 11.30am

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

Wear:                 Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes.

Leader:               Fiona Byrne  No Dogs

Transport:          Public Transport                                                                                 PTO

 

 

Sunday 14th July 2019 Co-Ordinator on Eden Quay Marie Mc Donnell

HILLWALKERS TASTER HIKE

Route:              Sally Gap- Carrigvore – Gravale – Duff Hill –Mullaghcleevaugh East top- Mullaghcleevaugh – Black Hill- Hampden Memorial – Lake shore  –  Distance: 18Km, Ascent: 840M. Second pick and return Maldron Hotel, Tallaght

Meet:                Burgh Quay 9.45am

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

Wear:               Hiking Boots only. Jeans not allowed. 

Leader:             Terry Curran . No Dogs.

Transport:        Special Bus. Cost: €15.00

           

Moderate Hike:

Pier Gate- Curtlestown Wood via Whitehill – Djouce and Wicklow Way

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:              Antoin Spain No Dogs

Transport:        Special Bus. Cost: €15.00.

                                                                       

EASIER MODERATE HIKE:

Paddock Pond – Wicklow Way –Maulin – Wicklow Way –Curtlestown Woods

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:             Fiona Byrne No Dogs.

Transport:        Special Bus. Cost: €15.00.       

N.B.: These 2 Hikes will share the Same Bus. 

 

EASIER HIKE: Cliff Walk to Wicklow Lighthouse

Meet:                10am or 10.15am Connolly station for Rosslare train departs 10.25am

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

Wear:               Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes..   

Leader:            Kay O’Sullivan No Dogs

Transport:        Public Transport.         

                                                                                               

Midweek Walks – Thursday, 18th  July 2019

Dublin Bay Cruise – Dublin – Dunlaoire – Howth arriving Howth Harbour 1.30pm

Meet:              Outside Tara St, station for walk to Sir John Rogerson’s quay, for boat departing @ 11am. After having your own lunch walk to Howth Summit or around Harbour

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

Wear:               Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes.

Leader:             John Behan

Cost:                 €27 per person

 

Sunday, 21st  July 2019 – Co-Ordinator on Eden Quay – Des Whelan

MODERATE HIKE: Derrybawn – Mullacor – Lugduff – Glenealo bridge – Miners Village – Glendalough

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:              Gavin Gilvarry No Dogs.

Transport:        Special Bus. Cost: €15.00.       

 

EASIER MODERATE HIKE:

Annamoe – Wicklow Way – Brushers Gate – Dry hill – Paddock Hill – Brockagh Forest – Glendalough Visitor Centre                                                                                                                                    

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.  Jeans not allowed.                             

Leader:              Des Whelan No Dogs                                                                PTO                                                                                        

 

 

 

EASIER HIKE:    

Roundwood Lake (new route)

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:             Bernie Gilvarry

Transport:        Special Bus. Cost: €15.00.

NB These three hikes will share the same bus

 

MIDWEEK WALKS:

Thursday25th July 2019:

See roses in War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, after walking  in Phoneix Park and along the liffey tow path.

 Meet                At 46A terminus Infirmary Rd (NCR Gate) @ 12 noon

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

Wear:               Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes.. 

Leader: .            Patsy Moloney

 

Sunday,  28th July 2019 – Co-Ordinator on Eden Quay – Maire McDonnell

MODERATE HIKE: Circuit of Carnawaddy

Meet:                Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @ 10.00am.

Wear:               Hiking Boots only. Jeans not allowed. 

Leader:            Christopher Byrne  No Dogs

Transport:        Special Bus. Cost: €15.00.

           

EASIER MODERATE HIKE:

Ravensdale – Ballymakellet – Round Mountain – Táin Way –  The Lumpers

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.  Jeans not allowed

Leader:             Eilish Hanratty No Dogs

NB These two hikes will share the same bus 

 

EASIER HIKE

Seapoint – Dalkey

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:             Deirdre Wilson      No Dogs

Transport:         Public Transport.

 

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

Social Evening Friday 5th July 2019 7.30pm to 10.30pm

Scrabble, Draughts, and Jigsaws

New Venue: The Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square

Cost:                €5 per person

 

Sunday 7th July 2019

The Annual Mass for deceased Members of An Óige will take place in Knockree International Hostel @ 3pm. The Celbrant will be Life Member Fr. Jimmy Kelly.

All Welcome.                                                                                                                             PTO

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 9th July

Visit Nearby Cinema

Meet: @2pm AIB Bank, Corner of Parnell Street, and O’ Connell Street.

Organiser:        Patsy Moloney

 

Saturday 13th July 2019

The Tara Walk

Meet:     Bus Áras, Store Street @10.45am for Bus No. 109 depart 11am

Wear:    Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes

Bring:    Rainwear.

Organiser: Christine Farren

Guided Tour including Audio Visual presentation €3 per person.

Café/Tea rooms on site.

 

Saturday 13th July 2019

Abbey Theatre: The Unmanageable Sisters;

It is Ballymun in 1974 and Ger Lawless has won a million green shield stamps.But  when 15 friends and family gather together to help her claim them all bets are off.

Cost:     €15 concession, try and book row C or near by.

Meet:    In foyer @ 12pm plays starts 12.30pm ends 3pm

 

Sunday 18th August Special Walk with evening meal

Walk part of the old railine from Castlecomer to Athy –Wolf Hill – Horse Bridge- with a visit to the Shackleton Exhibition.

Meet:                   Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, O’Connell Bridge End @ 10.30am

Transport:            Special Bus.

Cost:                      €40 includes transport and evening meal in 4 star hotel

Leaders:                 Kay & Tony O’Sullivan

Thank You

Brendan Dempsey would like to thanks all those friends and expecially Don Reilly who presented him with a photo album of all the people who he hiked with over the years.

Other Items of Interest:

 

Saving Mountain Lodge

From 1937 to 2012, the Lodge was leased by An Óige, and was run as a Youth Hostel. Now Burncourt Community Council through a sub-lease are restoring it as a Community Project, planning to rejuvenate the former Shooting Lodge into a resource for artists and writers, including a café in the Summer. An Óige Groups are also invited to use the Lodge.

A new fire escape is required at the back of the building, to enable the room upstairs to be brought back into use.

If you would like to contribute to this great Restoration Project, please contact Marie McDonnell: Tel: (01) 8377411 (H

REMEMBER THATThe 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)