TPS Outing Tuesday 26th July

Hi Folks,
This Tuesday we will be heading to Lough Bray & Glencree, Co Wicklow. Not too far from Dublin, beside the Military Road (R115) is Glencree, a beautiful mini-lakeland. Lough Bray is actually two lakes, Upper and Lower, gouged from the granite by a glacier millennia ago. There should be plenty of opportunities for some great shots.
Being the Wicklow mountains there surely will be midge about so bring some insect repellent.
Meet at Malloy’s car park 7.30pm.
See you then
Neil
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TPS Outing Tuesday 19th July


Hi Folks,
This Tuesday we will be heading to the Blue Light Pub in the Dublin  mountains. The Blue Light is located 700 feet above sea level and offers the best views of any pub in Dublin. The name the “Blue Light” comes from the fact that a blue light used to be shone from the pub to let smugglers in Dublin Bay know the coast was clear. They would wait until the customs officers had gone home before notifying the smugglers waiting in Dublin Bay that it was ok to land their illegal booty!!
There is a car park there that overlooks the city and we should get great views of Dublin City as the sun sets.
It is supposed to be the hottest day of the year tomorrow so you will be able to quench your thirst with a creamy pint of Guinness once you have got your shots.
Meet at Malloy’s car park at 7.30pm.
See you then
Neil
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TPS Outing Tuesday 12th July

Hi Folks,
This Tuesday we will be heading to Blessington Lakes for our weekly outing.
Set in the Wicklow Mountains the Blessington Lakes cover 500 acres of water. The lakes were formed 50 years ago by the building of the Poulaphouca Dam and hydroelectric station making it the largest man made lake in Ireland.
The road around the lake offers amazing views of the lake and the Wicklow Mountains. There will be plenty of great photo opportunities including Valleymount Bridge which spans the lake not to far from Blessington Village.
Meet at Molloys car park at 7.30pm.
See you then
Neil
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TPS Outing Tuesday 5th July, Cloughlea

This Tuesday, July 5th, we’re going to picturesque Cloughlea, near Manor Kilbride, Co Wicklow.  The Cloughlea river flows under the stone bridge here and cascades down a series of small waterfalls before joining the River Liffey.  The river is surrounded by trees and is overlooked by St John’s Church.  A perfect spot to practice blurred water shots with a slow shutter speed!

Meet in Molloy’s car park at 7.30pm sharp.  Then take the N81 towards Blessington.  After about 12km turn left onto the R759 (signposted for Roundwood, Manor Kilbride and Sally Gap) and just opposite a craft shop, Tramway Treasures and Crafts.  After about another 2.5km turn left, staying on the R759, just before entering Manor Kilbride.  The turn is signposted for Sally Gap and Roundwood.  Follow the road for about 4km and you’ll come to the bridge on a sharp right bend and you’re there!
Neil
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TPS Outing Tuesday 28th June

Hi Folks,
This Tuesday we will be heading to Killiney for our weekly outing. Killiney Hill is the southernmost of the two hills which form the southern boundary of Dublin Bay. Crowned by an obelisk the hill is 153 metres high and offers beautiful views over the surrounding areas.
There will be plenty of great photo opportunities. White Rock is a rocky beach that is good for seascapes and if you climb Killiney Hill you get great views looking towards Bray Head and Killiney Bay.
Peregrine Falcons nest on the cliffs or in the quarry behind Killiney Hill and can be seen soaring high above the hill. Dolphins can also be seen in Killiney Bay so if you have binoculars you could bring them along.
We meet at Molloys car park at 7.30 sharp.
See you then
Neil
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Trip to Sally Gap Tuesday 21st June

Hi Folks,
This Tuesday we will be heading to Sally Gap in the Dublin Mountains.
The Sally Gap got its road after the Irish rebellion of 1798. It was built by British Army forces looking to flush rebels from the hills, and to this day is known as the Military Road
On the road to Sally Gap, there are spectacular views of the surrounding blanket bog and the Wicklow Mountains. Wild Deer graze these areas and if you are lucky you might see a Merlin, Irelands smallest Falcon. The Merlin hunt over the bog chasing meadow pipits and other small birds.
There is also the Coronation Plantation, near the Sally Gap which was named in celebration of the coronation of King William IV in 1831. Mostly consisting of Scott’s Pine it stretches for 2km along the Liffey Valley.
We will meet at Molloys car park at 7.30 sharp and can carpool if necessary. Suitable clothing and footwear is advised.
See you then
Neil
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Trip to the Hellfire Club Tuesday 14th June

This Tuesday we will be heading to the Hellfire Club in the Dublin mountains. Overlooking Dublin city from the south west, at an altitude of 383m, is a foreboding ruined hunting lodge. Steeped in mystery and lore the now abandoned lodge gives stunning views of Dublin city and its surrounds.
There are plenty of great photographic opportunities and we might even get a nice sunset.
The track up the Hellfire Club is a bit rough so wear suitable footwear and of course being Ireland there might be the chance of rain so be prepared.
We will meet at Molloys car park at 7.30 Tuesday evening and we can car pool if necessary.
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Summer Outings Begin… Tuesday, June 7th

Summer’s here!!!

Sadly this means that the Tallaght Photographic Society meetings have ended for this season…  Happily it also means that we can kick off our summer outings!!!

Each Tuesday evening we will meet up and head off to a local place of photographic interest!  Ideally we can car pool as some of our destinations have limited parking and some of our members who don’t drive can use a lift!  We’re meeting in Molloy’s car park at 7.30pm and hope to see many of our members come along on these outings!  All are welcome and if you’re not a member but are interested in meeting us, come along!

Our first outing this summer is to Dalkey!  Dalkey offers two harbours…  the picturesque Bullock Harbour and Colliemore Harbour with its view of Dalkey Island.  Looking forward to seeing you there this Tuesday, June 7th, in Molloy’s car park at 7.30pm!

Summer’s ready when you are!

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End of Season and Awards Ceremony – Tuesday, May 31st

This coming Tuesday, May 31st, the Tallaght Photographic Society are finishing off the season with our annual End of Season party and Awards Ceremony!

This is taking place at Molloy’s pub from 8pm.  Besides a couple of drinks and laughs, we will be awarding prizes for members who have scored well during the season’s league competition including 2016’s Photographer of the Year Award to the member who has accumulated the most points during the League.  We will also be looking to award our “Tom Burgess TPS Person of the Year.”  This will be a member nominated by all of the other members and must be a member who you feel has contributed the most to the club over the season!

See you there…  Tuesday, May 31st, Molloy’s Pub, 8pm

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No Meeting on Tuesday, May 24th

There will be no meeting of the Tallaght Photographic Society next Tuesday, May 24th.

Never fear as we will be getting together again for Tuesday, May 31st for our end of season party and prize giving ceremony which will take place in Molloy’s pub, Tallaght at 8pm!  Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Then as we take a break for the summer, we will still be meeting for weekly photographic outings each Tuesday from 7.30pm in Molloy’s car park.

Thank you to all the members who attended our AGM on May 17th.  It was a productive meeting with some good discussions on much of our activities and policies and some positive changes were made.

Well done to the out-going committee members; President – Paul Maxwell, Treasurer – Brian Nealon, Competition Secretary – David Turnbull and Committee Member – Mike le Page.

Congratulations to the new committee:
President – Neil O’Reilly
Club Secretary – Eleanor Whelton
Club Treasurer – John Coffey
Competition Secretary – Andrew Butler
Members:
Maureen Hastings
Des Maguire
Steve McGrane

It looks like a healthy committee going forward with some experienced members and new blood in the mix.  The TPS is in good hands.

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