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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.



DCC outing to Mount Usher Gardens in Ashford, Co. Wicklow

Sunday14th of October 2018 - meeting at teh gate of the Gardens - 11.00 am

This lovely natural garden, laid out along the Vartry River, measures 8 hectares and dates back to around 1850.
The river is spanned by suspension bridges, from which numerous waterfalls and superb views can be enjoyed.
There are approximately 5000 different species of plants, shrubs and trees, originating from many parts of the world.
There are also shrubs and trees, planted precisely for their display of berries and glorious foliage, to be admired in the autumn.
Mount Usher Garden is situated in Ashford Co. Wicklow, off the main Dublin to Rosslare road (M11/N11). The Gardens can be reached from Dublin (50 km) in under an hour.
Bus Éireann Route 133, City Centre to Ashford ( Custom House Quay opposite Hilton Garden Inn) Buses leaving Dublin on Sundays at 8.56am and 9.56am
Timetable : Click here
( Note: Click on link to view correct timetable, change Mon to Friday to Sundays and change route direction ) City Centre- Ashford- Wicklow

Avoca Cafe, Food Hall, Shopping Courtyard, Toilets, Parking, Wheelchair access (limited).
If you wish to book a table for lunch in the cafe in advance please call them at 0404 40116 as the cafe can be very busy on the day

MEETING ARRANGEMENTS: Meet at 11.00am at the main entrance of the Gardens.

COST: €7.50 for adults, Senior Citizens & Students €6.50 -( if we can get a group larger than 15 people we may get a reduced entry rate)

Mount Usher Gardens Website 

Please email Cathy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are planning on attending to get an idea of numbers.


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 Monday 5th November, 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 Hotel has provided two or three day options depending on whether the member can stay the three days or isn't able to arrive until Saturday or who has to leave on Subday

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. 


 Other Official Outings planned or under consideration

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.


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.


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.


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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