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Notice Board - Outings

From time to time the Dublin Camera Club will organise official outings and guided walkabouts for members. These will be listed as "Official DCC Outings". In addition below,  we list events or locations around the country as suggestions likely to provide good photo opportunities for members. Unless specifically noted these are not official Dublin Camera Club outings.  Only Official Outings are covered by the Club insurance.

 

July

Official Outing
Monday 23rd @ 11am

Outing to the Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin.  

Location: Main entrance on Botanic Rd, Glasnevin
https://www.google.com/maps/@53.3722369,-6.2727847,16.25z

Access: Bus, 4, 9, 83, 83a and 88N about 200 metres walk to gate.
https://moovitapp.com/index/en/public_transit-National_Botanic_Gardens-Ireland-site_7992632-502

Car parking – access to car park (pay by the hour) down small lane to the left of the main entrance. Metered parking across the road from gardens.
Entrance to the gardens is free.
Meet inside the main entrance at 11.00am 

The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland is an oasis of calm and beauty, and entry is free. A premier scientific institution, the gardens contain important collections of plant species and cultivars from all over the world. The National Botanic Gardens in Dublin are located in Glasnevin, just three kilometres from Dublin City Centre, and are famous for the exquisitely restored historic glasshouses.

The Turner Curvilinear Range and the Great Palm House are both recipients of the Europa Nostra Award for excellence in conservation architecture. The glasshouses are open every day throughout the year except for Christmas Day, and are completely free to enter and explore. Interpretative guided tours are available Monday to Saturday for a small fee, and are free on Sundays. [From its website]

The glasshouses are beautiful in themselves, apart from their contents which varies constantly, the Orchid House is worth a visit at present.


There are seven glasshouses in all

Other areas of the gardens;
• bedding flower areas,
• wild areas,
• rock garden,
• rose garden,
• walled vegetable garden,
• innumerable varieties of trees from all parts,
• pond area
• Tolka river flows through the gardens.

And finally – there is a restaurant/coffee shop – indoor as well as outdoor where we may well end up.

 

Other Official Outings planned or under consideration

  • Autumn Weekend away trip to Donegal - probably September.
  • August (5th & 6th) Stradbally Steam Rally
  • September (date to be determined by organisers) Hot Air Balloon Championship
  • October: 14th (Sunday) Visit to Mount Usher Gardens, Near Ashford, Co Wicklow.
  • November: 10th ( Saturday) Visit to Powerscourt Waterfall

Details will follow on this page.  Any suggestions for DCC outings are welcome and should be made to the Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Other suggestions for interesting photo shoots.  Please note that these are not Offical DCC Outings.

Xth Jul Ballyferriter Races / Baile an Fheirtéaraigh
Beal Ban Races 2017
The horse and pony racing at Beal Bán beach take place annually at Ballyferriter, Co Kerry

August
5th Aug Fleadh Cheoil - -Ennis

15th–20th Aug Connemara Pony Festival

4th-6th Aug Spraoi– International Festival of Street Arts – Waterford

18th Aug National Heritage Week

9th-13th Aug Puck Fair
31st Aug Harvest Time Blues 2018
Lovers of blues from all over Ireland and beyond converge on Monaghan in September for this festival which has grown in stature every year since it began

September
1st Sep Lisdoonvarna Matchmaker Festival

? Sep Laytown Races

14th Sep Culture Night

18th– 20th Sep National Ploughing Championships

Widely referred to as “the Ploughing Match” or simply “the Ploughing” this is rural Ireland’s biggest annual event by far.

23rd Sep-1st Oct   Ballinasloe Horse Fair
This is Ireland’s, and maybe Europe’s, oldest traditional fair and an annual gathering has taken place here since at least the time of the High Kings of Tara.
The main purpose of the fair is the sale of horses, and watching the hundreds of horse dealers gathered with their stock and doing business on the Fair Green is a highlight of the week

October
12th-15th Oct Open House Dublin

17th-28th Oct Halfway Dead
Haunted House at Tooban
You’ll find yourself lost in a maze of corridors and rooms full of evil and madness. Corpses will come to life, there will be vampires and mutants and zombies and that’s just the beginning.

November

3rd Nov The Turf Warrior Challenge 2018
The Turf Warrior challenge takes place on the banks of Killary Fjord, so for those watching it will be in glorious surroundings. Whether those taking part will fully appreciate the scenic beauty of the location is another matter.

? Nov Annual Pilgrimage to Clochlea
• Old bridge, tumbling water and woodland – perfect location to practice your “furry” water effects with golden autumn colours.
• GPS Coordinates: 304894, 216594


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