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Ticknock MTB Trail Upgrade works update.

This week Euroservices are working on the 'Tom's Climb' MTB trail section, please abide by safety signage, works will be complete on Friday 28th September.

[Posted on 25th September 2018]

Public Consultation on the Dodder-Greenway Proposal

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council are seeking submissions on the

Dodder Greenway proposal, the closing date for receipt of observations and submissions is Monday October 15th at 12:00.

[posted on 25.09.18]

 

 

Reminder of Upgrade works in Ticknock and car-parking restrictions

Reminder: the Ticknock car-park and road upgrade works will be in progress until Friday.
The upper car-park will not be open on Thursday or Friday. The two new link sections of the MTB trail will be closed on Thursday and Friday, please abide by safety signage.
The good news is that the walking trail between the lower and upper car-parks has been upgraded and is looking and feeling great.

[posted on 20th September 2018]

Ticknock Walking Trail Upgrade

The Ticknock walking trail between the upper and lower car-parks is being upgraded this week, please abide by safety signage.

(Posted on 17th September 2018)

Ticknock Car-park Upgrade Works

ADVANCE NOTICE

To facilitate upgrade works in Ticknock between 19 and 21 September 2018 part of the car-park will be closed.

Traffic management will be in place.

Alternative parking is available in Kilmashogue car-park.

(Posted on 12th September 2018.)

Visit by Mourne Heritage Trust to Ticknock

On September 6th a group from the Mourne Heritage Trust, including their CEO and some of their Forest Trail Rangers based in Rostrevor, Co. Down  visited Ticknock. They came to check out the mountain bike trails and to meet Coillte and the DMP to find how the trails are managed. Despite the initial murky weather the group got a real flavour of what Ticknock has to offer. The Mourne Mountains which on a clear day are visible from Ticknock were elusive on the day. Thanks to Ritchie from www.biking.ie for acting as the guide for the day. We look forward to a return visit to Co. Down in late September.  @mournelive [mountainbikeni.com/rostrevor/]

(Posted on 8th September 2018)

Rock to the Top Photo Exhibition

Rock to the Top - Photo exhibition - 29 September to 20 October - Rua Red Arts Centre,Tallaght 

 

Between June 2017 and June 2018 over four hundred people helped to carry a granite boulder on foot from Tallaght, to build a cairn at the top of Glenasmole valley 12 kilometres away. The Rock to the Top challenge was a public art project by Ciarán Taylor, inspired by the feat of Oisín back from Tír na nÓg, who threw a boulder up the valley with one hand.

Each monthly walk featured a performance or event linked to the place and the seasons. This exhibition gives a flavour of the journeys over four seasons between the city and mountains. A short video of the project will be premiered at the launch.

Photography by Felipe Jóia.

Rock to the Top is 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.

For more information please click here. 

(Posted on 08.09.18)

Tibradden car-park closed for works on September 5th

Tibradden (Pine Forest) car-park will be closed for upgrade works on Wednesday September 5th. Alternative car-parking is available in Cruagh car-park which is 600m away.

Posted on 04.09.18

September Walks and Hikes

The full programme of DMP Volunteer Ranger led free guided walks and hikes for September are available to view on the Upcoming Events page.

Posted on 04.09.18

 

 

Summer of Heritage 2018

There was great interest and uptake in the Summer of Heritage - Dublin Mountains Walk, thanks to the DMP Volunteer Rangers who led the walks of Barnaslingan and Carrockgollogan which high-lighted their heritage and beauty. Thanks also to DLRCoCo Summer of Heritage.

For those who missed out on the walk keep an eye on the Upcoming Events page as this walk will be run again in early October.

Posted on 04.09.18

Mountain Meitheal's Next Workday at Fairy Castle is August 25th

Mountain Meitheal's next workday in Ticknock/Three Rock is this Saturday August 25th. Walking trail upgrade work will continue on the Fairy Castle Loop. Newcomers over the age of 18 are welcome, for more details check the Mountain Meithal Dublin Wicklow's Facebook page

Posted on 24.08.18

Ticknock MTB Update

Great progress being made on the Ticknock MTB improvement works, thanks to Euro Services and biking.ie. There is a little bit more to do so please abide by warning signage until the job is complete and the new link sections are fully in place. (photo: Niall Davis www.biking.ie)

Posted on 21.08.18

Ironman 70.3 Dun Laoghaire

Reminder of road closures in Dublin and Wicklow tomorrow to facilitate the Ironman 70.3 Dun Laoghaire event.
Best of luck to all the competitors!

Posted on 18.08.18

National Heritage Week August 18 to 26

There are diverse range of events taking place to suit all tastes to celebrate National Heritage Week 2018 running from August 18th to 26th.  Linking with DLRCoCo Summer of Heritage DMP Volunteer Rangers are leading guided walks in Barnaslingan and Carrickgollogan forests at 12:00 on Sunday 19th and 11:00 on Sunday 26th, pre-booking required.

https://www.heritageweek.ie/

https://www.sdcc.ie/en/events/history-and-heritage-2018.pdf

http://events.dlrcoco.ie/event/summer-heritage-2018

Posted on 16.08.18

Ironman 70.3 Dun Laoghaire

Ironman 70.3 Dun Laoghaire is taking place on Sunday 19th of August.  To facilitate the event there will be a number of road closures, see DLRCoCo and Ironman websites for route maps.  There will be no access to Cruagh and Tibradden forest car-parks between 08:30 and 13:15 on Sunday 19th.  Best of luck to all the Ironman competitors!

Posted on 13.08.18

Sheep Worrying Feature on RTE's Ear to the Ground

Last night's edition of RTE’s 'Ear to the Ground' featured a piece on sheep worrying that is recommended viewing for dog walkers visiting the Dublin Mountains.

DMP request that all dog walkers visiting the DMP area put their dogs on leads where there is signage requesting that dogs be on lead, along boundaries with farmland, on the open hill, and at all times if their dog/s do not respond to a call to heel.

https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/ear-to-the-ground-1023/10920063/

Posted on 10.08.18

New Events Added

Details of the Dog Friendly Hike on Saturday August 18th and the DMW Hike on Sunday September 9th have been added to the Events page.

Posted 07.08.18

Hike the 42.6km Dublin Mountains Way on September 9th

Hike the 42 km Dublin Mountains Way with the DMP Volunteer Rangers on Sunday September 9th.

The Dublin Mountains Way is a flagship of the Dublin Mountains Partnership, the 42.6km way-marked route links Tallaght to Shankill travelling through the heart of the Dublin Mountains.  On September 9th the DMP Volunteer Rangers will lead a public transport friendly hike along the full DMW route, this is a strenuous hike that will take at least 10 hours to complete.  In preparation for the hike of the DMW on September 9th the DMP Volunteer Rangers will lead three public transport friendly training hikes on August 6th, 12th and 25th.   To sign up for the DMW hike on September 9th you will be required to undertake at least one of the August training hikes with the DMP Volunteer Rangers.  The training hikes and the DMW hike on September 9th are ideal training for anyone preparing for a trip to hike the Camino.  Why not join the DMP Volunteer Rangers on September 9th and have them share with you their love of the Dublin Mountains.

Posted 04.08.18

07/23/18

New event added to the July Programme

New event added to the July Programme:

Saturday 28h July, Family Friendly Walk in Rathmichael Wood 

click here for details.

Posted 23.07.18

Sheep Worrying Incident Reported in Kilmashogue

This week DMP and Coillte received the 5th report this year of sheep worrying in the Ticknock, Kilmashogue, Tibradden area.  Sheep worrying by dogs is an animal welfare issue and has the potential to negatively impact on farmers livelihoods.  Dog walkers are reminded that their dogs must be under effectual control at all times as set out in the Control of Dogs Act.  DMP and Coillte request that all dog walkers visiting the DMP area put their dogs on leads along boundaries with farmlands, on the open hill and at all times if their dog/s do not respond to a call to heel.  DMP and Coillte ask that dog walkers lead by example in this matter.

For information this is a link the IFA Protocol for Farmers on Sheep Kills by Dogs.

Posted on 20.07.18

Astronomy Talk - Thank You - What a Night

A massive thank you to Fergal Mullally for taking time out from his holiday to give a really excellent talk on the Keplar project and Goldilocks planets. The presentation was projected onto the side of the DMP Volunteer Ranger Hut in Ticknock to a group who had hiked from Tibradden at 22:00 on Friday 13th, they were led by DMP Volunteer Rangers Paul (Fergal's Dad) and Tom along with Imelda from the Hell Fire Rangers. Thanks to Justin Garvey for permission to use his photo.

Posted on 20.07.18

Notice of Ballybetagh Road Closures

Risk of Forest Fires is high

The fire risk index is still in high to prevent forest fires Coillte advise:

1. DO NOT light fires or BBQs

2. REPORT any suspicious activity you see

3. REPORT any forest fires you see to the fire brigade

4. DO NOT approach forest fires under any circumstance

5. KEEP access points & forest entrances clear for emergency services

Posted on 19.07.18

July Programme of Events

The full schedule of July DMP events has been published in the Upcoming Events section.

Posted on 04.07.18

Forest Fire Risk Update

Coillte Notice:

The RED warning for forest fires has been extended until this Friday (6th July). Please be very careful around all forests this week and do not light any fires or BBQs.
Coillte recommend the following steps to prevent forest fires at this time;
DO NOT light fires and be careful of all activity involving fires
REPORT any suspicious activity you may observe...
REPORT any forest fires you see to local fire brigade
DO NOT approach forest fires under any circumstance, they are extremely dangerous
KEEP access points and forest entrances clear for emergency services.

Posted on 03.07.18

Hell Fire Rangers Complete the DMW

Hell Fire Rangers is a voluntary group based in Tallaght who bring children hiking in the Dublin Mountains, supported by their parents. This year over the course of four hikes the children completed the 42.6 km Dublin Mountains Way (DMW).  On June 10th the young hikers walked from Tibradden to The GAP (11km), along the way Gary Tyrell a DMP Volunteer Ranger spoke to the group about climate change.  On June 24th the children completed their last section of the DMW, The GAP to Shankill (12km), they were joined on this hike by DMP Volunteer Rangers Tricia McGrath and Gary Tyrell.  At the end of the hike, having completed the full DMW, the children were presented with DMW badges. Well done to the Hell Fire Rangers!!

Posted on 02.07.18

Hell Fire Archaeological Dig 2016 publication

Photo from Abarta website, 02.07.18

Abarta Heritage have just made available a free digital publication, ’Sacred Skies and Earthly Sinners – The Hellfire Club Archaeological Project’, detailing the results of the HellFire Club dig in 2016.

Posted on 02.07.18

DMP at Tallafest

DMP had a stand at Tallafest today between An Taisce 'Climate Change Ambassador Stand' and 'Stop Food Waste/Master Composters'. It was great to be there, thanks so much to Tallafest's Kattia for the invite.

Posted on 30.06.18

Sheep Worrying Ticknock/Kilmashogue

Last Friday Coillte received reports of sheep worrying in the Ticknock/Kilmashogue area. Visitors bringing their dogs onto Coillte land are reminded that along boundaries with farmland and on the trails that cross the open hill Coillte and DMP ask that dogs be put on a lead ensuring that dog walkers have effectual control of their dogs at all times. Thank you for your co-operation.

Posted on 28.06.18

Forest Fire Risk Update

The beautiful sunny and dry weather has resulted in a Red Fire Warning in forest areas. Coillte requests that all outdoor use of fires, barbecues and other open ignition sources should be avoided on forest lands and in other high-risk areas until further notice.

 A fire continues to burn in Carrickgollogan & Barnaslingan, Coillte requests that the public avoid these forests until further notice to allow Coillte and Dublin Fire Brigade fire crews to quench the fire.

If you see a fire please ring 999/112.

(photo from Dublin Fire Brigade Facebook Post 26.06.18 at 14:02)

Posted on 27.06.18

05/14/18

Ticknock MTB Upgrade Works

Works will commence on 15.05.18 to upgrade and repair sections of the mountain bike track in Tiknock. Mountain Bikers please abide by safety signage.

Posted on 14.05.18

Dublin Mountains Way Updated Map

A new re-route of the Dublin Mountain Way between Glencullen and Barnaslingan is now in place. 

Posted on 26th April 2018

Ticknock

There is a busy time ahead in Ticknock this weekend with a number of events taking place: on Saturday there is a Mountain Meithal trail repair workday on the route to Fairy Castle from the masts between 10:00 and 16:00, the Walk the Line fundraising event for Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue starts from the GAP at 16:30, the 22km route heads through Ballyedmonduff, Ticknock, Kilmashogue, Tibradden, Fairy Castle and returns to The GAP. On Sunday there is a Coillte sponsored Biking Blitz. A warm welcome to all who will be visiting Ticknock this weekend.

Posted on 23.03.18

Car-parks remain closed due to snow

Coillte advise the public that many of our recreation sites and car parks remain closed, because they are not accessible due to lying snow. In upland areas, these closures are likely to remain in place for some time. Please be considerate of our neighbours who require access to homes and farms and do not block their entrances or access roads.

Posted on 07.03.18

Mountain Meitheal start work on Fairy Castle Walking Trail

On Sunday February 25th Mountain Meithal are starting trail upgrade works on the section of the Dublin Mountains Way/Fairy Castle Loop/Wicklow Way between Tiknock - Fairy Castle - Tibradden. The trails will remain open, please abide by safety signage. The upgrade works will take place every second weekend for a number of months. If you are interested in lending a hand check out mountainmeitheal.ie/volunteer/

Posted on 24.02.18

DMW closed at Bohernabreena on February 17th

The western end of the DMW will be closed on 17.02.18 at Glenasmole/Bohernabreena between 07:00 and 14:30 to facilitate an event.

Posted on 16.02.18:

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Dogs in recreation sites

Dogs are welcome on the Coillte estate, Coillte’s policy is that dogs must be under effectual control at all times.  Spring has sprung and sheep are about to have lambs in the uplands.  In addition some birds make their nests on the ground and the young chicks are very vulnerable to disturbance by dogs. To protect livestock and wildlife we are asking that dog owners and dog walkers would put their dogs on leads in certain sensitive areas.  You will see that signs have been erected at access points from Tiknock, Tibradden and Cruagh onto the open hill to ask dog owners and dog walkers to please put their dogs on leads on these walking routes.  We ask that all dog owners and dog walkers obey these signs to protect farmers livelihoods and biodiversity.

Posted on 15.02.18

 

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