Archive | September 2017

Superb skies in Wicklow







Ger’s 2 boot walk on Sun was completed in balmy conditions around Luggala. The walk started from the Pier Gates and climbed Luggala, enjoying wonderful views of the Guinness Estate country house. Crossing the Cloghogue river above caused some difficulty following the heavy rain of the previous week. A long ‘trudge’ led to the ‘Coffin stone’ on Djouce. The route to the summit was easy and the group continued to the Wicklow way to return to the cars. Much discussion was had at this point on the boardwalk. The walk was almost 16km and 870m of ascent.
Thanks to Ann Duggan for some of the photos with the stunning skies.


Leaders Workshop in the Nire Valley







Leaders will participate in an outdoors workshop this Sat (Sep 16th) in the Nire Valley. The morning session will be conducted by Matt Joy, B.Sc Environmental and Natural Resource Management and is also a member of SEMRA. The afternoon will be facilitated by Colin Gibbon, MIA, Director of Shielbaggan Outdoor Education Centre. This session will focus on group management on the hill while fostering a sense of adventure.