Ireland day 0995. Wednesday 19 June 2024- RDS and Coast

Ireland day 0995. Wednesday 19 June 2024- RDS and Coast
Today’s summary Val was at work and I went into Dublin for a lunch meeting at the RDS. In the afternoon I walked out to the Centra store on the Coast Road and enjoyed a cup of tea in the sunshine. Donned the shorts for the first time (in Ireland) this year.
Today’s weather Dry and sunny. Moderate easterly wind. Appx 16c
Today’s overview location
(The green mark shows the location of my route)
Close-up location
(The orange line shows where I walked)
(Click button below to download GPX of today’s walk as recorded, or see interactive map at bottom with elevations corrected):
Sunny coast walk

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

I slept late again this morning but did actually managed to stir from my slumbers by 9am this time. Val was already up and about by the time I awoke, as she was working today and had to be in the museum by 9:30.

Once she was off, I pottered round the flat for a few minutes then got ready to go into Dublin. I had a lunchtime meeting (on energy policy) at the Royal Dublin Society in Ballsbridge and I didn’t want to be late. So I caught a DART just after 11 to ensure that I would be there well in time for the 12:30 meeting.

The RDS is an engaging place and the Members’ Club where I was meeting today is particularly hospitable. Also, Ballsbridge is a very attractive and prosperous-seeming suburb of Dublin.

The meeting went well, and I was finished by 2pm. I dashed over to Sandymount and caught a DART straight back to Malahide with almost no wait. Once back, I changed out of meeting finery and, in a nod to the fine weather outside, decided to put on my shorts for the first time (in Ireland) this year. A bold move!

Taking full advantage of the sunshine, I wasted no time in getting back outside and plodding west, to my favourite Centra store on the coast road. I managed to get a cup of tea, which I enjoyed while contemplating the shore.

The walk back was a re-run of one of my favourite walks, so no surprises. But it was nice to do it warm (ish) sunshine for once. There was however one major new development. Work appears to have started (at last) on the greenway across the Broadmeadow lagoon, alongside the railway embankment. It’s due to be completed by about March 2024 and will be a fantastic asset to Malahide. I can’t wait to see it in action!

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Now-disused pre-independence Royal Mail postbox in the wall of the RDS.  Obviously easier to paint it black to signal its demise, than to remove it. Ireland beware!
Un the Demesne woods, heading west Down on the lagoon shore.   A lovely sunny day.   Summer on its way at last?
Attractive wildflower meadow featuring poppies and cornflowers in McCarro9n’s Lane, near the Chalfont estate very encouraging – building works fully underway now on the Malahide-Donabate greenway across the Broadmeadow estuary
Rear view of the stadium at the RDS.   Now home to Leinster Rugby (Union) club
Interactive map

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

Total distance: 7465 m
Max elevation: 22 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 101 m
Total descent: -101 m
Total time: 02:05:24
Download file: Sunshine-and-shorts-compressed-corrected.gpx

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