September Walks


Friday 30th September, ecologist Joanne Denyer will lead a walk in Ticknock to explore the world of mosses and liverworts

This event is fully booked.


Description: This guided walk, led by ecologist Joanne Denyer, will introduce participants to the mosses and liverworts (bryophytes) found in Coillte’s Ticknock forest. Bryophytes were the first land plants, Ireland has over 680 different species, equating to more than 45% of Europe’s flora. This walk is a wonderful opportunity to see Ticknock Wood through a different lens, you are guaranteed to come away seeing the bryophytes that are plain sight in Ticknock and in your own locality, a walk not to be missed.

This is a moderate walk on forest roads and trails and in the forest. 

Date: Friday 30th September at 14:15.  

Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours.

Distance: 5 km approximately

Degree of difficulty: Moderate.   

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

Meeting point: Ticknock carpark at 14:15, GoogleMaps Link.

Note:  – No dogs allowed on this walk  


Friday 30th September, bat walk and talk in Ticknock Forest led by bat expert Enda Mullen


This event is now fully booked.


Description: Our guided bat walk and talk will be led by bat expert Enda Mullen from the National Parks and Wildlife Service and supported by the DMP Volunteer Rangers. We are excited to be partnering with DLR Sport Partnership, Coillte Nature and Native Events on this event which is taking place in European Week of Sport. This is a moderate walk on forest roads and trails. Note, due to the late hour and length of this walk it is not suitable for children under 12.

Date: Friday 30th September at 19:00.

Duration: 3 hours approximately.

Distance:  5 km approximately

Degree of difficulty: Moderate. 

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

Meeting point:  Ticknock carpark at 18:45

Note – No dogs allowed on this walk 



Past Events September 2022


Saturday 3rd September, Shankill to the Scalp, free guided public transport friendly hike


Booking is closed for this walk.


Description: the DMP Volunteer Rangers are partnering with Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership on a free guided hike along the eastern section of the Dublin Mountains Way (DMW) from Shankill to the Scalp, taking in Carrickgollogan summit and the Lead Mine’s chimney before returning to Shankill via the DMW and a Fassaroe Cross. The route surfaces include, footpaths, county road, gravel trails and forest floor. On a clear day the views are breath-taking.

Date: Saturday September 3rd at 10:30

Duration: 3.5 hrs.

Distance: 12km approximately

Degree of difficulty: Moderate. 

Bring: Walking boots, raingear, water, and a snack.

Meeting point: Outside Brady’s Pub in Shankill at 10:30

Public Transport: Dublin Bus (Routes 45a, 84, 84A, 145), see link below to 

TFI’s Journey Planner. Note will be no DART services on September 3rd due to line improvement works.

Note: No Dogs Allowed on this walk  

Booking is closed for this walk.


Saturday 17th September, Tallaght to Bohernabreena, Public Transport Friendly Free Guided Walk with the DMP Volunteer Rangers



This walk is fully booked, there is a waiting list, see details below.



Description: This 15km moderate walk will start from Sean Walsh Park in Tallaght and travel to Bohernabreena via Kiltipper Park, in Bohernabreena the route will follow the Upper Reservoir Loop trail before returning to Tallaght via the Dublin Mountains Way. This is a lovely opportunity to see the start of autumn colours in the trees and hedgerows along the route.

Date: Saturday 17th September

Length:  15 km

Duration: 4.5 hours

Degree of difficulty: Moderate

Meeting point: Sean Walsh Park at start of the DMW at 10:30.

Public Transport: the closest public transport to the walk meeting point is in Tallaght Village, less than 1km from the walk start. Tallaght is served by LUAS Red Line and Dublin Bus. See link to Transport for Ireland Journey Planner for route suggestions. Thank you to South Dublin County Sports Partnership for promoting this walk.

Note – no dogs allowed on this walk



Waiting list: to be added to the waiting list please email giving your name, mobile number and In Case of Emergency contact details.  


Thursday September 22nd at 11:00, Dublin Mountains Community Archaeology Project Guided Tour

This event is fully booked

Dublin Mountains Community Archaeology Project 2022 are delighted to announce their first public event. Join archaeologist Wayne Malone (ABH Ltd) on a free archaeological walking tour along a section of the Dublin Mountains Way. Along the walk we will visit the prehistoric, medieval and industrial landscapes of Carrickgollogan and Rathmichael.

The tour will begin at the Barnaslingan Woods car park and will follow the Dublin Mountains Way visiting the surviving archaeology and built heritage associated with the former lead mines before visiting the medieval and prehistoric landscape of Rathmichael Wood.

The walk can be classed as moderate and will require a reasonable level of fitness. In all, the duration of the tour is approximately 2+ hours. The terrain includes uneven surfaces and attendees should wear appropriate walking boots/shoes, raingear and bring water, and a snack.

  • Car parking at Barnaslingan Woods is free.
  • Dublin Bus No. 44 services the Enniskerry Road(Stop No. 4088) which is located on the Dublin Mountains Way. Enter the metal gate which is located a few metres from the bus stop, follow the yellow waymarker sign for a short distance before reaching the red waymarker which will lead directly to the car park. Allow for 15 minutes from the bus stop to the car park. (Barnaslingan Wood map attached below)

The Dublin Mountains Community Archaeology Project is an initiative of the Dublin Mountains Partnership, South Dublin County Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, supported by The Heritage Council and managed by ABH Ltd.

To book your FREE ticket just click on this link. This event is fully booked 


Sunday 25th September, National Walking Day Hike led by the DMP Volunteer Rangers, Route: Kilmashogue - Fairy Castle - Ticknock - Kilmashogue


Bookings are closed for this walk.


Description: this hike starting from Kilmashogue Forest carpark will follow the Wicklow Way to its junction with the Dublin Mountains Way (DMW) and then head for Fairy Castle, the Ticknock viewpoint overlooking Dublin city and bay and back to Kilmashogue. This is a moderate walk due to the incline and the route surfaces which are a mix of gravel forest roads, gravel walking trails and tarred road. This walk will be led by DMP Volunteer Rangers.


Date: Sunday September 25th at 08:45

Duration: 3 hours approximately.

Distance: 9 km approximately

Degree of difficulty: Moderate. 

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

Meeting point:  Kilmashogue carpark at 08:45 see Google Pin and the Transport for Ireland Journey Planner for travel options.

Note – no dogs allowed on this walk








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