LC Walking Weekend (2009 - 2017)

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Re: LC Walking Weekend (2009, 2011, 2013)

Post by tinderella » Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:37 pm

Joe. I agree with Henning. You ARE the coolest man on Earth. Thanks for all your efforts. Looking forward to seeing you on your home turf soon
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Re: LC Walking Weekend (2009, 2011, 2013)

Post by daveeliver » Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:46 pm

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New recruits and 'old' faces prior to the concert in Manchester.
After managing to get 8 people back from Manchester to Liverpool, Galway will be a doddle for Joe!
Look after yourself and (each)others. All the best Dave ♫♫♫
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Re: LC Walking Weekend (2009, 2011, 2013)

Post by liverpoolken » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:36 am

first long (very long) range weather forecast for galway ..
..doesn't conform 100% with shakespeare's 'the rain it raineth every day'...so far

both diane and henning arranged perfect weather for both of our previous walking weekends so let's hope 'the coolest man on earth' (no pressure there then joe) can make it a treble weatherwise.....ta ken
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Re: LC Walking Weekend (2009, 2011, 2013)

Post by Henning » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:24 am

I wish I'd knew more about considerable clouds.
IT'S DARKER NOW
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Re: LC Walking Weekend (2009, 2011, 2013)

Post by BEATRIZ SALLES » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:15 pm

I was going to start asking about weather.....
Ken was first.... as usual.
Not asking for presure... but a little presition would be useful when dates come nearer.....
Not very used to rain (excepted for extra heavy short September showers ;-) ;-) !!!) around here.... worried about packing...
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Re: LC Walking Weekend (2009, 2011, 2013)

Post by liverpoolken » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:45 pm

Henning wrote:I wish I'd knew more about considerable clouds.
henning the quickest way to explain would be just to show you one of my paintings from my last exhibition...
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and don't worry too much about the weather conditions yet bea there will be regular weather updates... i'm sure joe is already putting into place the arrangements for fine weather..... ta ken
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Re: LC Walking Weekend (2009, 2011, 2013)

Post by liverpoolken » Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:57 am

henning.... all this talk about the 'coolest man on earth' has inspired me to add to my elderly german with something on his head series of paintings...hope you like it...ta ken

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Re: LC Walking Weekend (2009, 2011, 2013)

Post by liverpoolken » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:22 pm

i hope this painting from last year's elderly german with something on his head series of paintings isn't an omen for our walking weekend...ta ken

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Re: LC Walking Weekend (2009, 2011, 2013)

Post by Travelingladiesman » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:03 pm

I know some of ye are arriving on Wednesday :

Wed 18th : Meet in Tigh Neachtains (Quay Street...my favourite pub) @ 7pm.

Thurs 19th : 7pm : 1st walk: Meet at the Spanish Arch and walk the Salthill prom to Blackrock and back to Galway.
9:30pm : Music and pints In Padraigs Place on the Docks.

Friday 20th: 9am : Bus will pick us at Jurys Hotel....walk in the Burren...walk in the Alliwee caves...and the ferry to Inish Oirr...1pm sharp
3rd walk: Walk to Tigh Ruairi for music...sing song... bar food and a few pints.
4th walk: Walk back to the ferry...
4:45pm (sharp)Ferry returns from Inish Oirr to Galway....back in Galway for 8pm.

Saturday 21st: 9am: Bus will pick us up at Jurys Hotel....walk in the Connemara mountains and then on to Clifden for pint and lunch followed by second walk up to the Sky road.....(The Clifden Arts festival is on this weekend)....... people who dont want to walk the Sky road will have something to do. Return to Galway for 6pm. The sky road is a steep walk

Sunday 22nd: Lunch and Jazz in Busker Brownes (Cross Street) also walking tour of Galway city.

more tomorrow

Joe :D
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Re: LC Walking Weekend (2009, 2011, 2013)

Post by Wybe » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:56 pm

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This is how Joe's Favorite pub looks like, we have been there more than a year ago, so its time to go again. :D

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Re: LC Walking Weekend (2009, 2011, 2013)

Post by liverpoolken » Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:13 am

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Re: LC Walking Weekend (2009, 2011, 2013)

Post by liverpoolken » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:59 pm

2 weeks to go and the weather forecast at the moment ain't too bad for the west coast of ireland..just a couple of pesky showers...let's hope joe manages to arrange for those showers to head in off the atlantic a bit further south in to say county clare or to kerry...ta ken

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Re: LC Walking Weekend (2009, 2011, 2013)

Post by Travelingladiesman » Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:29 pm

Ta Ken ....Friday will be our most hectic day so lets hope your forecast is right.

I know some of ye are arriving on Wednesday :

Wed 18th : Meet in Tigh Neachtains (Quay Street...my favourite pub) @ 7pm.

Thurs 19th : 7pm : 1st walk: Meet at the Spanish Arch and walk the Salthill prom to Blackrock and back to Galway.
9:30pm : Music and pints In Padraigs Place on the Docks.

Friday 20th: 9am : Bus will pick us at Jurys Hotel....walk in the Burren...walk in the Alliwee caves...and the ferry to Inish Oirr...1pm sharp
3rd walk: Walk to Tigh Ruairi for music...sing song... bar food and a few pints.
4th walk: Walk back to the ferry...
4:45pm (sharp)Ferry returns from Inish Oirr to Galway....back in Galway for 8pm.

Saturday 21st: 9am: Bus will pick us up at Jurys Hotel....walk in the Connemara mountains and then on to Clifden for pint and lunch followed by second walk up to the Sky road.....(The Clifden Arts festival is on this weekend)....... people who dont want to walk the Sky road will have something to do. Return to Galway for 6pm. The sky road is a steep walk

Sunday 22nd: 12:30 pm Lunch and Jazz in Busker Brownes (Cross Street) also walking tour of Galway city.
Dublin V Mayo All Ireland Football Final
Open Mic session
9:30 pm Quays bar ......great rock covers band "Pyramid"

details tomorrow of payment and things to do around Galway city,

Joe :)
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Re: LC Walking Weekend (2009, 2011, 2013)

Post by HelenMc » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:26 pm

Joe

Glad to see the Dublin v Mayo match listed on the agenda for Sunday.

Maith an fear ;-)

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Re: LC Walking Weekend (2009, 2011, 2013)

Post by Travelingladiesman » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:47 pm

Wed 18th : Meet in Tigh Neachtains (Quay Street...my favourite pub) @ 7pm.

Thurs 19th : 6:30pm : 1st walk: Meet at the Spanish Arch and walk the Salthill prom to Blackrock and back to Galway.
9:30pm : Music,finger food and pints In Padraigs Place on the Docks.

Friday 20th: 9am : Bus will pick us at Jurys Hotel....walk in the Burren...walk in the Alliwee caves...and the ferry to Inish Oirr...1pm sharp
3rd walk: Walk to Tigh Ruairi for music...sing song... bar food and a few pints. Inish Oirr is a bueatiful island to walk around.
4th walk: Walk back to the ferry...
4:45pm (sharp)Ferry returns from Inish Oirr to Doolin...stay on the ferry and go to the cliffs of Moher....back in Galway for 8pm.
http://www.culturenight.ie/event-region/galway-city/

Saturday 21st: 9am: Bus will pick us up at Jurys Hotel....walk in the Connemara mountains and then on to Clifden for pint and lunch followed by second walk up to the Sky road.....(The Clifden Arts festival is on this weekend)....... people who dont want to walk the Sky road will have something to do. Return to Galway for 6pm. The sky road is a steep walk

Sunday 22nd: 12:30 pm Lunch and Jazz in Busker Brownes (Cross Street) also walking tour of Galway city.
Dublin V Mayo All Ireland Football Final
Open Mic session

After Lunch take some freetime to breeze around Galway..,market..,two Cathedrals..shopping centres,trad music, pubs..etc
A list of recomended resturants and bars will appear next week.

9:30 pm Quays bar ......great rock covers band "Pyramid"
12:00pm Quays upstairs.....more live rock music.

Payment: Friday 50 euros....Pay on bus. Saturday 20 euros....Pay on bus.
Payment on the bus is the easiest and fairest way I think.
I have been offered deposits,cheques,payment to my account and paypal transfers.
This way is less complicated.

Tigh Neachtains, the Quays, Tigh Collie and Taffees are the best bars in the evening...Padraigs place on the docks, music.....9:30 on.

Recomended resturants:
1. Lunares Spanish Tapas restaurant, Woodquay
2. McDonaghs, Quay St
3. Asian Tea House, Mary St.
4. Oscars restaurant, Domnick St
5. Busker Brownes, Cross St
6. McCambridges, Shop St
7. Antons, Fr. Griffin Road
8. Da Roberta, Upper Salthill
9. Park House
10. The Kitchen – Galway City Museum
11. Vina Mara

Have a nice weekend,

Joe :D
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