Club Christmas Walk – Dublin Mountains – 29th December 2016

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Photo courtesy of Patrick Wodhams – More photo’s here.

Christmas Walk 2016

Our annual Christmas walk took place on Thursday 29th December. Over thirty of us assembled at Killakee car park just south of the Hell Fire Club in dull but pleasant weather. From there we moved off at 11.00 to our starting point on the Featherbeds.

As it is our custom we try to stay within the Dublin county border. The route selected this year were old bog trails used to remove turf in years gone by. The location was just west of Glencree in the Dodder River valley.

Conditions along the tracks were muddy and wet until we linked up with the Barneskala Track which cuts through the bog. This we followed south to the end where we stopped for lunch
From there we turned back and criss crossed tracks to our starting point. The area is really wild and peaceful despite it being only two or three miles from the capital. We were all back to our cars by 2.00pm, where we all retired to the Scholars Town inn for refreshments.
Our thanks to Brendan Peavoy who put it all together.

Article by Peter Smyth

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Photo courtesy of Paul ‘Darth’ Rainey