June 26, 2016 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

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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June 19, 2016 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

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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June 12, 2016 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

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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June 6, 2016 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

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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