The programme for September to December 2011 including the B/C walks is now available online for signed up members.
Web texting allows a text message to be sent to a number of recipients very quickly and easily. I used it to great effect to update people about my on/off walk in January which was eventually cancelled.
I now have on my web text data base 23 names and numbers of people who regularly attend 'A' walks. If a leader of an 'A' walk needs to contact people about any aspect of their walk, all they need do is to contact me. You can send details to me at jilla%@% > @cha.ie and I will circulate the group with their message. This takes only the time to cut and paste the message, and costs me nothing so I would encourage you all to use the facility without hesitation.
Please contact me if you would like to be included but are unsure whether your name is on my list. I would also encourage anyone who occasionally comes on 'A' walks, or who is considering coming along in the future, to add your name and number to the data base.
If leaders of other grades of walks are interested in setting up a similar system I would be very happy to advise!
This year, it was Dublin CHA's turn to organise the joint outing with our Belfast comrades, which took place on SATURDAY, 8th MAY. The venue chosen this year was the Boyne valley. The two groups (49 from Dublin and 32 from Belfast) met at the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre at Oldbridge. After visiting the Centre, we had lunch together in the picnic area before walking through parts of the battlefield. The weather was perfect for strolling but turned into a warm, sunny afternoon. Afterwards we walked along the banks of the river begtween Slane and Navan. A guided tour of Navan was also on the agenda for those not interested in walking, but on such a beautiful day there were few takers for this option. Later, we had a fine meal together in the Newgrange Hotel. A grant towards the cost of the outing has been awarded from the Reconciliation Fund, administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs, for which were are very grateful.