Thursday, 17 April 2014

Trip to the Dublin mountains: the story and the photographs !

On Saturday 12th April 2014, the Society went back to its roots and took a group of us to the Dublin mountains for a walking tour. Here are the words of Emmet Fennelly, our Trip Officer.

You can see all the photographs on our Flickr gallery.

Trip to the Dublin mountains

"A wet start to Saturday morning didn't stop the members of the archaeology society from embarking on an amazing hike through the Dublin Mountains guided by Seamus Murphy.
The 15km trip began at 11am when we departed from Larch Hill international scout and guide campsite. Many tombs and cairns were shown to us on the way, the first (a wedge tomb) was located just outside the camp. After we visited the wedge tomb the sun came out and we set out on the real hike soon reaching Kilmashogue forest which had a track winding up Kilmashogue Mountain. Here we were treated to some amazing views of Dublin city and the bay.
Rainy but worth it !
Stopping for a quick break and more stunning views at Three Rock we went for the summit of the Mountain where we came a cross a large cairn. Unfortunately the rain returned so we did not stay long but our tour guide gave an informative speech on the cairn despite the bad weather.
From there we followed the track around to the Tibradden ridge and through Pine Forest while being told the local history (and some interesting ghost stories!). We eventually returned to the scout camp at around 4pm knackered and sore but were soon treated to a pint and hot food at the local pub.
I'd like to thank all those who experienced this hike with me, especially Seamus, our guide and Cian who organised the day."

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