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Ramble Clontarf / Bull Island

June 19


Walk: Clontarf Seafront, North Bull Island, Dollymount beach, St Anne’s Park and return.

Meeting Point: Clontarf seafront public car park (opposite the Yacht Bar) link HERE

Meeting Time:  9.15am (Driving time from Skerries approx. 35 mins)

Walk Starting Time: 9:30am  

Route: Clontarf Seafront, Bull Island, Dollymount beach, St Anne’s Park and return.

Distance: 13.5 km 

Duration: 3hrs 45mins (including stops)  

Further Information: This is a 13.5km easy RAMBLE. 


Leader’s Note:

This is a lovely walk with stunning views of Wicklow and Howth once we get on to Bull Wall.  We will walk from Clontarf seafront car park along the promenade that was reclaimed from the sea in the 1920s.  The promenade is always busy with joggers, runners, dog walking and cycling.  We will pass the old Clontarf baths (and newly opened restaurant), continue along the promenade and walk over the wooden bridge built in 1819 and down Bull Wall as far as the sea to Our Lady, Star of the Sea statue.  Then onto Dollymount beach and take a lunch stop on one of the picnic benches on the beach.  We will continue down Causeway Road to the Peace Tree at St Anne’s Park.  We’ll walk through the park and then back onto the seafront making our way to the car park.  Walking shoes are suitable for this ramble.

Please text Máire Jones by Friday 18 June if you intend going on the walk.  For ease of communication, updates and photo sharing a WhatsApp group will be set up. If you do not wish to be included in this WhatsApp group please let the leader know when you get in touch to book your place.  

Before the walk you will be asked to confirm:

  1. you have not been outside the country in the last 14 days, 
  2. you have no symptoms of Covid-19 – cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of smell/taste, 
  3. you have not been in contact any confirmed case of Covid-19 or have been told to self-isolate in the last 14 days. 

Further information:

  • Please ensure that, at the very least, you have either hiking boots or walking shoes (no trainers), and depending on the weather forecast – multiple layers including a warm jacket/fleece, hat and gloves, a waterproof jacket and trousers, a flask with a hot drink, sandwiches/snacks, a litre of water and a small rucksack. If you are unsure about your gear check with leader a few days beforehand as anyone turning up with inadequate gear will not be permitted to walk.  Some might find a walking pole some help on this hike.
  • It is highly recommended that you do not wear any clothing made from denim, corduroy and cotton on the hike. 
  • The club is a supporter of the ‘Leave No Trace’ campaign so please ensure that you leave no litter (of any sort) on the hike route. 
  • Never go ahead of the Leader without being sure of the way and let the leader know if you are leaving the walk early.





June 19


Máire Jones
Shona Geraghty