Sunday 22 October 2017
Meeting point | Rua Red - South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght (beside Tallaght Luas)
Meet to collect Rock | 11.45am
Walk | 12 noon-4pm or 1pm-3pm (short route)
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Route | via Dublin Mountain Way to Bohernabreena Reservoirs, returning to Rua Red.
Distance | 11km return. Easy walk on paths.
Or Short Route | 5km on paths. Meet and join us at Bohernabreena Reservoirs Car Park at 1pm and return by 3pm, with picnic half way.
Bring | Walking shoes/boots. Clothes for the weather. Food and water. Optional: Something homemade to share for the picnic. We will also taste honey from the valley of Glenasmole and jam from berries picked on previous walk.
Participation at your own risk. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Inspired by the story of Oisín i dTír na n-Óg, who single-handedly lifted a boulder up the mountains at Glenasmole, Ciarán Taylor’s public art project Rock to the Top invites the people of South Dublin to take up the challenge of recreating this mythic feat by working together. On monthly walks people carry small rocks chipped from a granite boulder placed outside Rua Red, and carry them along the Dublin Mountain Way to make a cairn at the foot of Kippure. The walks will continue until all of the boulder has been brought to the top.
Rock to the Top is commissioned under IN CONTEXT 4 - IN OUR TIME, South Dublin County Council’s Public Art Programme for 2016-2019 under the Per Cent for Art Scheme.
With thanks to Rua Red, Dublin Mountain Partnership Rangers, Wicklow Mountains National Park and Glenasmole Community for their support.