This Tuesday’s trip is to Sallins, Co. Kildare. The Grand Canal flows through Sallins Village, and there is a variety of barges moored on it. The local pub is pretty, and the canal bridge is a feature in itself. If the evening is bright, a stroll along the canal may bring you to insects for those interested in macro-style shots. For those wanting a photo with canal locks, ‘Lock 15’ is a five minute drive away.
We will meet at Molloy’s car park at 7:30pm sharp to car pool. On arrival, those driving can park along the canal, just over the bridge, and we can reconvene at the Lock 13 Public house (OUTSIDE!). If using Google Maps for directions, search for ‘Lock 13’ Sallins.
As usual keep in touch via the WhatsApp TPS Outings group!Read On
This Tuesday’s trip is to North Bull Island. There is an extraordinary wealth of wildlife including mammals, birds, fish, insects, plants etc. that live, breed, and eat within the many different coastal habitats found here. The Island is home at various times to 8,000 wild fowl and 26,000 waders, with up to 180 different bird species being recorded! The island can be accessed by car via the Bull Bridge (aka Wooden Bridge).
We will meet at Molloys car park at 7:30pm sharp to car pool. As usual keep in touch via the WhatsApp Outing group.Read On
This Tuesday’s trip is to Cloughlea near Manor Kilbride in Wicklow. The Cloughlea river flows under a stone bridge here and cascades down a series of small waterfalls before joining the River Liffey; and St. John’s Church overlooks the river.
To get there take the N81 towards Blessington. After about 12km turn left onto the R759 (signposted for Roundwood, Manor Kilbride, and Sally Gap) 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! There is some parking at the bridge and more around the corner near the church.
As parking there is limited we will meet at Molloy’s car park at 7:30pm sharp to car pool. And as usual keep in touch via the WhatsApp Outing group.Read On
This Tuesday club member Neil O’Reilly will be giving a talk on wildlife & nature photography. Neil will be showing some images from a recent trip to Scotland and will share some tips on how to improve your wildlife photography. We will also look at post production and editing the images. With the club planning a trip to the Saltees in the near future it will be a good talk to attend.
The one shot competition will also be held on Tuesday. The theme is “Old and New” as set by last months winner, Ben. Bring your entries along on the night on USB and give them to Eleanor.
The following Tuesday, the 15th of May we will begin our summer outings. We stop meeting in the hotel over the summer months and instead we will head of to some place of photographic interest. Be it the Dublin mountains or Howth there are plenty of interesting places not too for away and we will be try to visit as many places as we can over the summer hoping to get some great shots.Read On