Activities

Free Guided Walks & Hikes July 2019

DLR CoCo - SUMMER OF HERITAGE - EVENTS

As part of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council’s Summer of Heritage programme the DMP are hosting walks guided by DMP Volunteer Rangers on July Sundays July 7th and 21st, August 4th and 18th and September 1st.  The walks start at 11:00 from Barnaslingan car-park. Pre-booking is required. Click here for details of DLR CoCo’s other Summer of Heritage events.

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Sunday 7th July, Barnaslingan & Carrickgollogan Walk,

DLR Summer of Heritage Event

(Ref for booking – Summer of Heritage July 7th)

Description: This 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. 

Date: Sunday 7th  July at 11:00.

Duration: 2 hours.

Degree of difficulty: Moderate. 

Bring:  walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, water and a snack.

Meeting point:  Barnaslingan car-park at 11:00 Directions

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK 

Booking essential: Please contact heritage@dublinmountains.ie giving your name and mobile number and In Case of Emergency contact details. To ensure your place book before noon on Friday 5th July. 

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Saturday 13th July – Hell Fire Club - Massy’s Estate – Cruagh Hike 

(Reference for booking – Hell Fire Cub to Cruagh Hike)

Description: starting from Hell Fire Club car-park this hike will travel through Massy’s Estate and onwards to Cruagh forest. In Cruagh the route will join the Dublin Mountains Way and then the Mountain Access route from where on a clear day there will be amazing views of Dublin city and bay.  The return to Massy’s Estate will be via a loop of Cruagh wood.

Date: Saturday 13th July at 11:00
Length: 10km approximately
Duration: 3.5 hours
Degree of difficulty: Moderate
Meeting Point: Hell Fire Clun Forest Car Park at 11:00
For directions click here.
https://www.dublinmountains.ie/index.php?id=140

 SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK 

Bring: Good walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, hot drink, water and food.
Booking essential: Please email ranger2@dublinmountains.ie giving your name, mobile number and In Case of Emergency (ICE) contact details. To ensure your place book before noon on Friday 12th July.

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Friday 19th July, Night Hike and Talk on Exoplanets - Tibradden to Fairy Castle/Ticknock.

Booking via Eventbrite: bookings open at 11:00 on 26.06.19

Exploring new worlds in your cosmic neighbourhood
When you gaze upwards on a clear night, you are not only peering at the light from distant stars, but also at the planets that orbit those stars (exoplanets). Because of NASA’s Kepler mission we now know there are more planets in our Galaxy than stars and this knowledge has spurred on the hunt to identify planets orbiting nearby stars. Dr Susan Mullally, Scientist for one of NASA's data archives and who worked on the Kepler Mission, will take you on a 45-minute audio visual presentation of some of the known planets in our cosmic neighbourhood and discuss how we plan to learn more about these worlds in the not too distant future with telescopes like TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) and JWST (James Webb Space Telescope).

(NOTE: this is an outdoor presentation and weather dependent).

This moderate walk starts from Tibradden car park (Zipit) and goes via the Dublin Mountains Way (DMW) trail to the passage tomb on the summit of Tibradden. From there, we travel to Ticknock/Three Rock where we will have an opportunity for a snack and, weather permitting, an audio visual presentation. Following the presentation, we will ascend Fairy Castle and view the Dublin’s night lights and its bay. We continue on the DMW and return to Tibradden car park.

Date:
Friday/Saturday, 19th/20th July.

Climb:
465m

Length:
13 km.

Duration:
5 hrs approx.

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK

Degree of difficulty:
Moderate. The walk will take place in the dark so you MUST bring a good torch, preferably a head torch. While this walk is classified as moderate, it is only recommended for those who are comfortable walking in the dark and over the 13 km. There is also a climb involved. 
 
Bring:
Good walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, hot drink, water, food & torch.

Meeting:
Tibradden car park at 9.45pm for a 10pm start. Barrier to forest will open at 9.30pm but will be closed before the walk commences and will remain closed for the duration of the event.

Security:
Please do not leave any valuable items in your car.

Booking:
through Eventbrite, bookings open at 11:00 on 26.06.19

As places may fill up quickly, you are advised to book early. For more information on the walk contact info@dublinmountains.ie

Directions:
There is NO public transport to Tibradden.

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Sunday 21st July, Barnaslingan & Carrickgollogan Walk,

DLR Summer of Heritage Event

(Ref for booking – Summer of Heritage July 21st)

Description: This 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. 

Date: Sunday 21st  July at 11:00.

Duration: 2 hours.

Degree of difficulty: Moderate. 

Bring:  walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, water and a snack.

Meeting point:  Barnaslingan car-park at 11:00 Directions

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK 

Booking essential: Please contact heritage@dublinmountains.ie giving your name and mobile number and In Case of Emergency contact details. To ensure your place book before noon on Friday 19th July. 

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Dé Sathairn 27th July Siúlóid Clainne as Gaeilge – Club Thine Ifrinn 

Cur Síos: Siúlóid éasca timpeall coil Club Thine Ifrinn. Tá radharcanna den scoth le feiceáil den chathair, den cuan agus de na sléibhte Átha Cliath agus Cill Mhaintáin ó bharr an conic agus ag pointeanna féachana ar an slí. Tá an siúlóid seo oiriúnach do pháistí óga agus níos sinne. Tá roinnt dreapadóireachta ag baint leis ach níl sé ró-dheacair. Tá sé oiriúnach do bhugaí. Cuirimid Fáilte roimh éinne atá suim acu Gaeilge a labhairt fiú amháin cúpla focail. Ní gá bheith líofa i nGaeilge.

Description: An easy walk around the Hell Fire Club Forest. There are excellent views of Dublin city, the bay and the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains from the top of Hell Fire and other viewing points along the trail. This walk is suitable for families with children of all ages. There is a climb involved but nothing that most people cannot handle. It is buggy friendly.  Anyone with an interest in speaking Irish, even a couple of words, is most welcome. You don’t have to be fluent in Irish.

Dáta/Date: Dé Sathairn/Saturday 27th July 2019 at 10.00 am.

Fad/Distance: 5½ km

Ré/Duration: 2½ hrs.

Tús/Meeting Point: Carr clós Club Thine Ifrinn/ Hell Fire Forest Car Park

An leibhéal deacrachta/Degree of difficulty: Eásca/Easy.

Áirithint riachtanach/Booking essential: Eventbrite.ie from 12:00 on 10.07.19

Tabhair FAOI DEARA/Please note: Ni Mór do thuismitheoir dul le leanaí/A parent MUST accompany children.

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Additional events will be added in the coming days:

July 20th - DMW Training hike - Shankill to the Scalp

July 27th - Dog friendly walk

July 28th - DMW training hike

 

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