Dublin Branch RMA - TUI
To RMATUI Colleagues
For our September outing Teresa McGill, an RMA member, will be our guide and lead a walk along the well-known Dodder River. Teresa worked in St. Marks Community school Tallaght and has lived in Firhouse and Templeogue for nearly forty years. She will tell us about the rich history and about the thriving industry that once existed along the banks of this second largest river in Dublin after the Liffey, and she will have plenty to say about the new Greenway.
I N V I T A T I O N
River Dodder Guided Tour
Wednesday 27th September
Meet Up 10.45am – Dropping Well Pub, Milltown
Estimated Tour Duration – a little over 90 Minutes
Distance 2.7 miles
If you hope to attend, please book by email or text to Eamonn asap , and before Thursday 21st September at the latest. Receipt of your booking will be confirmed by email. It is understood that late cancellations are sometimes unavoidable.
For our Dodder outing there will be a cancellation notice contingency plan in place to take account of the weather. If it is necessary to cancel a notice, by email, will be sent out to all who have booked on the evening before the outing by 10pm.
The 10.45am meet up location is the Dropping Well Pub, there is adequate parking, and it is only a very short walk from the Milltown Luas Stop.
From there a bus will be available to bring us to the Morgue Pub in Templeogue. The walk will start from the Pub and the river is only a few minutes away. You are very welcome to invite a companion or two
Eamonn Kerrigan, Secretary
Information about the Dodder Greenway.
For our guided tour put on your Sunday shoes, we will be walking along the Dodder Greenway that cost about €22 million to put in place. The footprint of the Greenway is almost entirely along existing footpaths and cycle tracks which were upgraded and widened giving ideal all year round conditions for walkers, cyclists, buggies and all the rest. The remaining sections of the Greenway are through existing built areas of the city and suburbs, either constructed as shared surfaces on existing roads or along realigned sections of roads as combined footpath /cycle tracks. A small portion of the Greenway is proposed as a cantilevered boardwalk over the Dodder itself. The existing land use along the route is predominantly parkland and combines perfectly with the Greenway to provide a very welcoming facility for a variety of uses. The Project included two if not three footbridges providing access from adjacent areas and linking communities.
Even the Bats got special consideration, the lighting design was devised to avoid significant impacts on Bat species within the Dodder corridor while balancing the need for adequate lighting in urban areas.