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At the Mince Pie Evening the winner of the Wicklow Heather Trophy 2016 was Rosamond Philips for the best photograps on the theme of 'Mountains.

At the New Year Lunch in Wynne's Hotel the Belfast Cup 2016 was won by Frank Hayes after a tie-buster with John Breheny.

Coming Social events The Belfast lunch with the Belfast CHA is on 11th February 2017.

The next social evening has been changed to Tuesday 7 February 8pm. Usual location and presentation by Lenny Antonelli - "East of Ireland Walks - on River and Canal".

robert -- Wed, 25/01/2017 - 12:36

Cha visit Aras an Uachtarain

CHA at ArasCHA were invited to a Garden Party in Aras an Uachtarain as part of our 90th Year Celebrations. Several members of the committee and our two longest serving members accepted the invitation as representatives of the club. It was a great honour for the CHA and an important part of our 90th year celebrations.

robert -- Fri, 24/08/2012 - 13:12

Member's Own Photo Galleries

A new facility has been added for signed-up members.
We now have a page with links to gallery pages that members have on the internet.
Sign in now and click on 'Members Photo Galleries' in the 'Member Only' column on the right hand side..
These include Mary's Saalbach, Trevor's Portugal and Roya Valley and Jill's Galtees and Rambler's Austria. Enjoy

robert -- Fri, 14/10/2011 - 15:21

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

Mince Pies Night, 14.12.2009

Nearly 60 members attended this annual social evening in Monkstown. Before stuffing ourselves with a great selection of pies (both home-baked and shop pies), Tony White showed us two films from his Anto Bianco studios:
The first was a record of a CHA walk led by Paddy Duggan last spring during which he planted a wooden cross in the Corribrack mountain at the site of a fatal crash by a small plane enroute from Gloucester to Kildare in 2008, when all four on board died.
The second film retated to a walking holiday in the Dolomites by a group of CHA members in 2008.
At the end of the evening, surplus pies were collected by Cherry, to be passed on to the Simon Community.

John Breheny -- Wed, 06/01/2010 - 20:14

Social Evening, 15th February 2010

At our regular venue in Monkstown at 8.00p.m.,there was a double-bill:
(i) Two representatives from Keep Ireland Open (of which CHA is a group member)gave a presentation about KIO's policies regarding access etc., and answered members' questions.
(ii) CHA member Canon Billy Marshall gave a fascinating talk about his experiences as a missionary in India in the 1960s illustrated with slides.
Rosaleen provided refreshments for an attendance of 45.

John Breheny -- Wed, 06/01/2010 - 19:53

New Year Party, January 2009

The annual CHA Club New Year Party took place in Wynns Hotel, Dublin. on Saturday, 10th January . It’s a good opportunity to meet up with old friends and to welcome visitors from Belfast CHA. Despite the prevalence of flu, 81 of us sat down to a fine meal, including eight visitors from Belfast. Denis won the Belfast Cup in the arts and crafts competition, with his winter scene water colour painting. the standard of entries was very high

robert -- Mon, 20/07/2009 - 15:26
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