Ireland day 0461. Monday 02 January 2023- Clontarf Raheny *

Ireland day 0461. Monday 02 January 2023- Clontarf Raheny
Today’s summary A pop-up walk from Clontarft to Raheny with the walking club today.  Perfect weather – no wind, clear skies and lots of sunshine.
Today’s weather Clear, bright, dry and sunny all day, with cloudless blue skies.   Hardly any wind.   Appx 4C
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of our route)
Close-up location
(The blue line shows where we walked)
(Click button below to download GPX of today’s walk as recorded, or see interactive map at bottom with elevations corrected):
Clontarf Dollymount and Raheny DWC

(Summary blog only.   Last full blog was Day 0368).

Today was an impromptu pop-up New Year walk with the Dublin Walking Club – meeting at Clontarf Road Dart station, then following the familiar route along the Clontarf promenade and over the wooden bridge onto the Bull Wall.   The sun was shining brilliantly over Dublin Bay and the blue sky gave the whole day an uplifting feel.

After a sandwich lunch on the steps close to the Our Lady Star of the Sea monument, part of the group retraced their steps to the mainland and the haven of a nearby pub.  The rest of us headed off down the beach, crunching razor shells underfoot, as far as the derelict visitor centre, and back to the mainland at the Tree by the Sea sculpture.   A short walk alongside St Anne’s park quickly saw us back in Raheny, from where I got a lift to Malahide from a friend who had parked his car outside the library.

A thoroughly enjoyable, sociable, day out, with near-perfect conditions

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

On the promenade by Clontarf Road.   I think the tree is an evergreen holm oak, Quercus ilex.   They are popular in Dublin – especially in Phoenix and St Anne’s parks Once of the distinctive art deco shelters along the Clontarf promenade
Bigfoot prints in the sand by the Wooden Bridge? Biscuits all the way from British Columbia.   They proved a hit with the walking club
Looking back along the beach at Bull Island The scent from the massive bank of heliotropes outside Clontarf Road Dart station hits you as soon as you get off the train.
Looking back over the marshes from Causeway Road towards the unmistakeable chimneys at Poolbeg
Interactive map

(Elevations corrected at  GPS Visualizer: Assign DEM elevation data to coordinates )

Total distance: 9648 m
Max elevation: 20 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 103 m
Total descent: -90 m
Total time: 03:25:58
Download file: Clontarf Dollymount Raheny compressed corrected.gpx

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