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Monthly Hill Walk – Saturday November 21st – non-members welcome

posted 4 Nov 2015, 12:57 by Philip Mulligan

The next walk can be on Saturday 21st November. We will meet in the club at 9:00. It’s will be a beautiful walk around Lough Bray lower and Lough Bray upper. Great views of Sugar Loaf. It’s a well-worn path all the way and 10-15 minute ascent.  A bit wet at the top so gaiters recommended, also walking poles. As we climb Lough Bray Cottage comes into view below. A much beautified and extended cottage of the early 19th century, it was originally built for a physician to Queen Victoria. Also as we leave the road there is a stone cottage that the playwright John Millington Synge boarded one summer to be near his beloved Molly, who was staying nearby. Afterwards we could have coffee in the Glencree Peace and Reconciliation Centre . In 1978, The First Great Train Robbery, directed by Michael Crichton and starring Sean Connery, used the roof of the Glencree Peace and Reconciliation Centre for a dramatic escape. In the 90s a famous member of Glenalbyn Tennis Club Liz O Gorman was involved in filming a documentary about her life here.  The walk will take approximately 3 hrs.