June 26, 2014 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

Howth Harbour… Take 2 and The Rock of Dunamase

Next Tuesday, July 1st we will head out to Howth Harbour for our club outing. Howth Harbour was the proposed outing for this summer’s first outing, but the heavy rain that evening put most of us off from venturing outdoors.  Dun Laoghaire Harbour was the published destination (see Programme) for next week’s outing, but Howth Harbour has more to offer photographically, so weather permitting why not give it another shot? As usual, we’ll meet at Molloy’s car park and leave for Howth at 7.30pm sharp. Bring a brolly… just in case 🙂 This Sunday, June 29th we will head out to Co Laois and the Rock of Dunamase for an afternoon outing.  The Rock, 150 feet about the ground has the ruins of the 12th century Dunamase Castle and a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside and the Slieve Bloom Mountains to the west. An early start to avoid tourists, we’ll meet at Molloy’s car park on Sunday morning leaving at 9.30am.  Car parking at the rock is sparse so car pooling will be the best option.  We’ll head for the N7/M7 for Portlaoise and turn off at Exit 16 to get to the Rock.  Hope to see you all […]

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June 20, 2014 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

Tuesday, June 24th Outing to Grand Canal Basin

While we had glorious sunshine for last Tuesday’s outing to Glencree, the warm weather also brought us plagues of biting insects. So this Tuesday, June 24th, let’s get away from the midges and into the city and the Grand Canal Basin.  As the sun sets the city lights up and we should get some nice evening shots of the lights around the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and nearby Samuel Beckett Bridge and Conference Centre. Meet in Molloy’s car park on Tuesday evening, leaving at 7.30pm sharp!  Parking will be limited around the theatre so we can car pool from Molloy’s!  See you there 🙂 Just a quick reminder that Palmerstown Camera Club’s 5th Annual Photographic Exhibition is open for a visit tomorrow and Sunday between 10am and 5pm at The Parish Hall, Palmerstown Village and all are welcome!

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June 12, 2014 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

Tuesday, June 17th Club Outing and more…

Our great friends Palmerstown Camera Club are holding their 5th Annual Photographic Exhibition on the Saturday & Sunday 21st & 22nd of June 2014 at the Parish Hall, Palmerstown Village from 10am to 5pm.  They have kindly extended a warm invitation to all Tallaght Photographic Society members to attend.  This would be well worth a visit if you can spare an hour or so that weekend as the exhibition will be sure to contain some very creative and inspiring work and you’ll be very welcome. Last Tuesday’s weather improved greatly and prompted a smashing turnout for the club outing to Valleymount Bridge at Blessington Lakes. This Tuesday, June 17th, we’re off to Lough Bray near Glencree, Co Wickow.  Lough Bray is a tarn or corrie lake formed by a glacier in the ice age and consists of an upper and lower lake.  Nearby village, Glencree is home to the Glencree German War Cemetery which may also be of interest.  Alongside the cemetery runs the Glencree River. As usual, we’ll meet at Molloy’s car park on Tuesday evening, leaving at 7.30pm.  Parking at Lough Bray and in Glencree is limited so car pooling from Molloy’s would be a good idea.  Hope […]

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June 6, 2014 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

Blessington Lakes

It would seem that the terrible weather might have put most of us off heading to Howth Harbour for last Tuesday’s first outing of the summer 🙁  although a couple of dedicated members turned up at Molloy’s – did anyone venture out to Howth? Hopefully the weather is kinder this coming Tuesday, June 10th for a trip out to Vallymount Bridge, at Blessington Lakes We will meet at Molloy’s car park, leaving at 7.30pm.  Take the N81, through Blessington, turn left onto the R758 (signposted for Valleymount).  Cross the first bridge and carry on until the second bridge, Valleymount Bridge, and there is a car park on the left just before the bridge. Dress for the weather and bring a brolly (just in case)…  hope to see you there 🙂

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