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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.

 

November official outing to Donegal

The Dublin Camera Club has organised a weekend trip in November to Gortahork, a village and townland in the northwest of County Donegal, Ireland. 

It is a Gaeltacht community, where the Irish language is the main language of the area. .

We will be staying in Ostan Loch Altan -  Hotel - Google Maps location - from Friday, 2nd of November  to Sunday, 4th November and returning home on  Monday 5th November.  

Ostan Loch Altan is situated in the village of Gortahork on the N56 coast road between Letterkenny (40km) and Dungloe(30k). 

The hotel is just a half hour drive from Donegal Airport. Flights from Dublin to Donegal cost approximately €70.00 return.  

The hotel is also well served by several coach companies operating daily services from Belfast, Derry, Galway and Dublin.

The rates for the hotel are as follows: ( NOTE: No single supplement charged 

2 B&B + 1 Dinner per person sharing €105.00

2 B&B + 1 Dinner  single €105.00

3 B&B + 1 Dinner per person sharing €145.00

3 B&B + 1 Dinner single €145.00.

Local attractions in the area include Glenveagh National Park and Castle, Tory island, Sheephaven Bay, Mount Errigal,  Magheroarty Beach and  Drumnatinney Beach , to name just a few! See additional links in BLUE below. 

Tripadvisor   "Things to Do near Hotel Loch Altan"

Hotel recommendations on Local attractions or to download a PDF document click Places of interest

Please contact Maryanne in the hotel directly at  (074) 913 5267 to book your place ( there are 25 rooms on hold) advising which particular nights you wish to stay, credit card details needed to hold your booking. 

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 Other Official Outings planned or under consideration

  • 23rd to 28th September  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.

 NEW FACEBOOK PAGE 

There is now an informal club Facebook Messenger group. This is so members can:

1) arrange to meet in Dublin so they can carpool/get the bus together to events listed on the "Outings" page of the website 

2) tell each other when they are heading out to take photographs themselves to ask if anyone else wants to come,

3) ask each other questions about photography,

4) any other communication members would like to engage in outside of the club's face-to-face sessions/events.

It's run by Dominic, so don't forget to drop This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. a quick email to join.


Please note that any event planned or organised through this Messenger Group is not an Official DCC Outing for insurance urposes.

 

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

August

15th–20th Aug Connemara Pony Festival 

18th Aug National Heritage Week

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

6th Sep Laytown Races

21st Sep Culture Night       Dublin Camera Club is participating in Culture Night adn the gallery will be open that 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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