August 20, 2014 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

Tallaght Photographic Society at TallaFest, August 23rd

The Tallaght Photographic Society will be at this year’s TallaFest Town and Country Fair on Saturday, August 23rd. We’ll have some photographs on view and a bit if banter… There should be plenty going on at the Festival with a lot of photo opportunities – so if you’re thinking of coming along bring your camera! Would be great to see you there – drop by for a chat 🙂

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August 14, 2014 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

Outing to Bray, August 19th

Pack your bucket and spade for our outing on Tuesday August 19th to Bray, Co Wicklow!  Stroll along the promenade or the beach, or hang about the harbour for those summery sea side shots! We’ll be meeting at Molloy’s car park and leaving for Bray at 7.30pm sharp! See you there 🙂

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August 7, 2014 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

August 12th Outing to Bohernabreena Reservoir

This Tuesday, August 12th we’re staying local with a trip to Bohernabreena Reservoirs and Waterworks.  These reservoirs were originally built in the 1880’s to supply water to Rathmines. The River Dodder flows from Kippure through the valley and the area is very popular with walkers with a 6km walk around both lakes. We’ll meet in Molloy’s car park to leave at 7.30pm sharp.  There are no car parks at the reservoirs so parking is very limited and car pooling highly recommended.  The best option for parking may be at the southern end of the reservoirs. See you there! We’re considering a day out to Carlingford in Co Louth for Sunday, August 31st.  Located half way between Dublin and Belfast, Carlingford is the site of medieval ruins King John’s Castle, built in the late 12th century.  The town also contains some medieval streets and one of the last remaining town gates in Ireland.  Keep an eye out for updates.

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August 1, 2014 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

Tuesday August 5th, Outing to the Great South Wall, Dublin Bay

This Tuesday, August 5th, we are heading seaward again to the Great South Wall (AKA the South Bull Wall). Originally know as The Piles, the Great South Wall was built between 1715 and 1731 to deal with a problem of silting at the mouth of the River Liffey which was preventing access to the city quays. The wall extends from Ringsend over 3 miles into Dublin Bay and was the world’s longest sea wall at the time of its contruction and is still one of the longest sea walls in Europe. We are meeting at Molloy’s car park and leaving at 7.30pm sharp.  Head for the Grand Canal, via either Harolds Cross, Rathgar and turn right onto the R111 running alongside the Grand Canal.  Stay on the R111 onto Haddington Road and then onto Bath Road (the right of Slattery’s Bar).   Continue straight from the R111 onto the R131, Sean Moore Road, then take the 4th exit off the roundabout and after 300 metres, turn right onto the Pigeonhouse Road.  Follow this road until you come to the Wall. See you there!

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