Hike Programme


MEET:          Corner of Burgh Quay and Hawkins St, Dublin
DEPART:     Sundays at 10.00 am (unless stated otherwise)
BUS:            Private bus (unless stated otherwise)
COST:          €15 (unless stated otherwise)

2nd pick-up point: On the outward journey, the bus will stop briefly to collect walkers at the pick-up point. Should the bus be full on departure from Burgh Quay, this facility cannot be offered. 

2nd drop-off point: On the return journey, where indicated, the bus will stop near the outward pick-up point to drop off any hikers. We regret this is not possible on all hikes.

If you wish to avail of the 2nd pick-up point, it advisable to contact the hike leader or someone else who will definitely be on the hike, to let them know.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To avoid possible embarrassment please ensure you have your current club membership card with you on all club hikes - no card - no hike

Saturday 1st June 2019

Day trip to Comeraghs

9a.m. Sharp departure from Burgh Quay 
Late Return to Dublin (around 10 pm)

Cost: €20 - Bus Fare only 
* OPTIONAL 3 course dinner available at €25 (bus plus dinner = €45) *

**Advanced booking and payment of a €20 deposit is necessary as a minimum of 20 members are required to ensure that the trip is viable**

Please contact itaohdubs@gmail.com regarding booking and payments
Leader: Brian Madden

Route: Nire Valley CP * the Gap * Coum Iactar * Crotty’s Rock * Coumshingaun * Fas Coum 792m * Spot height 750m * Sgilloge Loughs * tracks to Nire Valley CP

Distance: 14.5 km 
Ascent: 845 m  
Map: OSI 75 or New East West Mapping 1:25,000 Map of the Comeraghs)

Sunday 9th June 2019

**Club Taster Hard Hike**
Leader: Ruth Murphy

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham Road

Route: Johnny Fox's Glencullen * Ballyedmonduff * Fairy Castle * Boranaraltry bridge * Annacrivey wood * Glencullen bridge * Johnny Fox's

Distance: 17 km 
Ascent: 450 m  
Map: OSI 50 & 56. East West Mapping (The Dublin and North Wicklow Mountains)

Sunday 16th June 2019

Leader: Udo Sap

2nd pick-up point: Bus stop at Loughlinstown roundabout
Different return

Route: Oldbridge * Lough Dan * around Carrigshouk * Stoney Hill (Mullaghcleevaun East Top) * Mullaghcleevaun * Black hill * Lacken

Distance: 20 km 
Ascent: 580 m  
Map: OSI 56 , East West Mapping (Wicklow Mountains West)

Sunday 23rd June 2019

Leader: Kevin O’Reilly

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: Bus stop at Loughlinstown roundabout

Route: Kilcommon Bridge * Railway Walk * Rosbane * Garryhoe Lane * Doctor's Cross (T043751) * Wicklow Way * Curravanish * Muskeagh Boreen * The Four Bounds * Hadden's Hill * Tinahely

Distance: 20.8 km 
Ascent: 648 m  
Map: OSI 62, East West Mapping (Wicklow South 1:25k ) (also see maps on www.Tinahely.ie)

Sunday 30th June 2019

Leader: Philip Hayden

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: Bus stop at Loughlinstown roundabout

Route: Pier Gates * Knocknacloghoge * Kanturk-Scarr * Paddock Hill * Laragh

Distance: 18 km 
Ascent: 670 m  
Map: OSI 56, East West Mapping (Wicklow East ), Harveys Wicklow Mountains

Sunday 7th July 2019

Leader: Laura Grealish

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: Bus stop at Loughlinstown roundabout

Route: Laragh - Paddock Hill - Scarr - Glenmacnass car park - Lough Ouler - Tonelagee - Brockagh - Glendalough

Distance: 21 km 
Ascent: 1030 m  
Map: OSI 56; East West Mapping (Lugnaquilla & Glendalough); Harveys Wicklow Mountains

Sunday 14th July 2019

Leader: Terry Curran

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: Maldron Hotel, Tallaght

Route: Sally Gap (Grid Ref O130110) * Carrigvore * Gravale * Duff Hill * Mullaghcleevaun East Top * Mullaghcleevaun * Black Hill * Hampden Memorial * Lake Shore * Lacken (Grid Ref O012109)

Distance: 18 km 
Ascent: 840 m  
Map: OS 50 with 56, East-West Mapping (Dublin and North Wicklow Mountains )

Saturday 20th July 2019

***Club Barbeque Hike ***

Leader: Tom Milligan

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham Road

Route: Glencree Peace and Reconciliation Centre * Oldboleys * Knocknagun * Boranaraltry Mountain * Pine Forest Centre * Wicklow Way * Tibradden Mountain * Cruagh Wood * Glendoo Mountain * Eskalaw Brook * Der Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof. (The German Military Cemetery )

Distance: 18 km 
Ascent: 770 m  
Map: OSI 56, East West Mapping ( Dublin and North Wicklow Mountains)

Sunday 28th July 2019

Leader: Patricia Ging

2nd pick-up point: Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham Road.
Different return

Route: Glencree Peace and Reconciliation Centre * Lough Brays * Eagle's Crag * Kippure * Old Deer Fence * Tonduff South * Maulin * Wicklow Way * Ride Rock * Crone Wood Car park

Distance: 18 km 
Ascent: 650 m  
Map: OSI 56, East West Mapping (Dublin and North Wicklow Mountains)

Bank Holiday Weekend, 2nd - 5th August 2019

*Trip to Kerry*

Limited to 12 people for safety reasons

Staying at An Óige Hostel, Aghadoe House, Fossa, Killarney

Planned routes involve steep scrambling and exposure

Sat 3 Aug: Carrauntoohil via Curved Gully . Return by Heavenly Gates.
Helmets required in Curved Gully because of rockfall danger
Sun 4 Aug: Eastern Reeks Ridge (5 Munroe's) Cruach Mhor-Big Gun-Cnoc na Peiste-Maolan Bui-Cnoc an Chullinn. Ascent via spur onto Cruach Mhor. Descent via Zigzags

Leaders: Gerry Walsh & Søren Stuhr Mandrup

Transport by car pooling. 

If interested please contact Gerry at hillwalking@gmail.com or Søren at ssmandrup@gmail.com

Sunday 11th August 2019

No Sunday Hike

Sunday 18th August 2019

No Sunday Hike

General Hike Notes

PARTICIPATION Mountaineering is an activity with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks. People who take part in our club activities do so at their own risk and are responsible for their own actions and involvement.

 If necessary, tickets are given out on Sundays to ensure that participants reserve a bus place as they arrive.

 The leader has the right to refuse anyone who is not adequately equipped (e.g., without appropriate boots, rainwear, food, torch, hat, gloves, etc). The leader may alter the route from that described in the program. The leader sets the pace of the hike and walkers are expected to obey the leader’s instructions at all times.

 It is essential to bring good rain gear (both jacket and over-trousers) and to leave cotton t-shirts and jeans at home! Boots must be sturdy with proper ankle support and a rigid non-slip sole such as Vibram.

 Remember that walking sticks and rucksacks cannot be brought onto the bus and must be stowed away in the boot during the journey.

Hiking in Winter - While the hike leaders try to ensure that hikes finish in good time, there will be days when unavoidable delays occur. As the days grow shorter it is important that we prepare for evenings when we may finish our hikes in poor light or even darkness. So, along with your normal winter hiking gear, please bring a suitable head or hand held torch with you on the hikes.

Club Taster hard hike
The Hillwalkers Club offers a Club Taster Hard Hike, usually on one Sunday per month. Guests are welcome to join us on this hike, as long as they provide their name, address and contact details for our records, which will be taken on the day of the hike. Unless guests have their own personal hiking insurance, they are not insured. There is no need to book a place in advance, just turn up on the relevant Sunday morning. Guests can come on one hike without becoming a member of the club, but after that they must join the club.

Guests on these Club Taster hikes should not be newcomers to hiking. 
These hikes are to introduce experienced hillwalkers to the Hillwalkers Club and its hillwalking activities. Therefore, participants need to have a good level of personal fitness and, ideally, have some recent significant experience of hillwalking.

If you have recently walked more than 16km with more than 700m of ascent or if you are confident that you can walk for 6 hours over rough ground , ascending for 3 of those 6 hours, then you are likely to enjoy one of our hikes.
If this is not the case or if you are new to hillwalking then you can gain the required experience on the An Óige hikes.
See https://anoige.ie/membership/hiking-programme/ for the An Óige hike programme.
People who have gained relevant experience and fitness on the An Óige hikes or elsewhere are very welcome on Hillwalkers Club hikes.

All intending participants should be aware that hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or even death. By walking with the club, they are aware of and shall accept these risks. Moreover, they acknowledge that they wish to participate in club activities in a voluntary capacity and that they shall be responsible for their own actions and involvement. Please note that as guests of the club, they do not enjoy personal accident insurance, which is otherwise offered to club members through Mountaineering Ireland. Further details are available from Mountaineering Ireland

For further enquiries contact 086 356 3843

2019 Hillwalkers Club