Countrywide Hillwalkers Association

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CHA Dublin/Belfast Joint Annual Outing, 2010

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.

John Breheny -- Thu, 18/03/2010 - 20:15