Activities

Free Guided Walks & Hikes June 2019

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Sunday 2nd June, Barnaslingan & Carrickgollogan Loops Walk
 
Pre-booking required, reference for booking Barnaslingan & Carrickgollogan

Description: This free Volunteer Ranger led guided walk will take in the Scalp view-point, the Lead Mines Chimney and Carrickgollogan summit. It is a moderate walk on forest roads and trails, a small section of County road and a gravel track leading to Carrickgollogan summit. This is not a buggy friendly walk, it is suitable for children of 7 years and older.
Date: Sunday 2nd June at 11:00.
Duration: 2 hours.
Degree of difficulty: Moderate.
Bring: walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, water and a snack. 

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK
Meeting point: Barnaslingan car-park at 10:45
Directions: https://www.dublinmountains.ie/index.php?id=133
Booking essential: Please contact ranger5@dublinmountains.ie giving your name and mobile number and In Case of Emergency contact details. To ensure your place book before noon on Friday 31st May.

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Saturday 8th June, Orienteering for Beginners - Carrickgollogan

Pre-booking required, reference for booking ‘Orienteering for beginners’ 
 
Description:
A free introduction to orienteering set in Coillte’s Carrickgollogan forest utilising the new permanent orienteering course. Suitable for adults and children of 10 years of age and upwards.
Date: Saturday 8th June at 11:00.
Duration:
3 hours.
Distance: 2-4 km approximately
Degree of difficulty: moderate.
Bring: Walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, hot drink and a snack.
Meeting point: Carrickgollogan car-park at 10:45
Directions:
 
 
SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED

Booking essential:
Please contact ranger5@dublinmountains.ie giving your name, mobile number and In Case of Emergency contact details. Please book before noon on Friday 7th June.

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Sunday June 16th Rock to the Top 'Reloaded' Walk - 1 year on Return to the Boulder
Pre-booking required

It's exactly one year since we finished the Rock to the Top boulder-carrying challenge created by artist Ciarán Taylor. Inspired by the story of Oisín of Tír na nÓg, it saw 400 people help carry a boulder from Tallaght to the foot of Kippure over the course of four seasons. You are invited to walk the route one more time, to visit the cairn, and meet old friends.
If you helped carry the boulder on the Rock to the Top project we'd love to see you. If you wish you had, but never got around to it, now is your chance to see what it was all about!
Ciarán Taylor will be joining us to recall the adventure.
Rock to the Top by Ciarán Taylor was commissioned under IN CONTEXT 4 - IN OUR TIME, South Dublin County Council’s Public Art Programme for 2016-2019 under the Per Cent for Art Scheme.

Meeting point for 22km walk | Rua Red, Tallaght (beside Tallaght Luas) at 11am  

Meeting point for 15km walk | Bohernabreena Reservoir Car Park at 12 noon

Degree of difficulty: Moderate.
Bring: walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, water and lunch.

Booking essential: Please email info@dublinmountains.ie giving your name, mobile number and In Case of Emergency contact details. To ensure your place book before noon on Friday 14th June.

Rock to the Top Video 

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Friday June 21st – Summer Solstice Night Walk – booked out  - wait list open on Eventbrite.

Description: The Solstice has been celebrated in Ireland for millennia, maybe since man arrived on this island about 10,500BC. This evening/night-time walk will mark Solstice 2019 and will discuss its meaning. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and signals a time for good crops and food aplenty. Some of our ancient tombs are aligned with the rising or setting sun. Ballyedmonduff, which we will visit, was aligned to capture the setting sun.

This moderate walk starts from Tibradden car park and goes via the Dublin Mountains Way (DMW) trail to the passage tomb on the summit of Tibradden. From there, we travel on to Ballyedmonduff where there is another prehistoric tomb to view (nice sheltered place for snacks). We will discuss the solstice and share some non-alcoholic wine (no alcohol allowed) and snacks. The route then climbs back up to Fairy Castle at 537m where you will get (weather being kind) panoramic views over Dublin (bring your camera) and the rising sun over Dublin bay. We return to Tibradden car park from there.

Date: Friday/Saturday, 21st /22nd June.

Climb: 465m

Length: 18 km.

Duration: 5 hrs.

Degree of difficulty: Moderate. The walk will take place in the dark so you MUST bring a good torch, preferably a head torch.

Bring: Good walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, hot drink, water, food & torch.

Meeting point: Tibradden car park at 23.45hrs for a midnight start.

For directions see www.dublinmountains.ie/recreation_sites/tibradden_wood_pine_forest/

There is NO public transport to Tibradden.

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Saturday June 22nd - DMP stand at Tallafest

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Saturday 29th June, Kilmashogue - Fairy Castle - Ticknock Loop, free guided dog friendly hike
Pre-booking required, reference for booking: dog friendly hike

Description: A moderate looped walk from Kilmashogue car-park via the Wicklow Way (WW) to where it joins the Dublin Mountains Way (DMW), from there the route follows the DMW to Fairy Castle (537m). Note this 1st 4.5km is a steady up-hill climb and requires a moderate level of fitness. From Fairy Castle the route continues on the DMW until the masts where it loops back downhill towards Kilmashogue where it re-joins the Wicklow Way.

 

While this walk is dog friendly you don’t need a dog to join.  Dogs will be required to be on leashes for the full duration of the walk. People bringing dogs on the walk are reminded to carry bags to pick up any doggy doo and bring back home for disposal. For anyone who does not feel comfortable around dogs they might be better choosing one of the other DMP walks this month which don’t allow dogs.

Date: Saturday 29th June at 11:00
Length: 9.5 Km (approximately)
Duration: 3.5 hrs
Meeting point: Kilmashogue car park at 10:45 sharp.
Directions
Degree of difficulty: Moderate.
Bring: Good walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, water and a snack for you and Fido.  

 

Booking essential: Please contact ranger2@dublinmountains.ie giving your name and mobile number and In Case of Emergency contact details. To ensure your place book before noon on Friday 28th June.

 

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