Walking the Talk

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Dublin City Council have published the details of the new season of their Let’s Walk and Talk programme. Run by the council’s Community and Social Development Service, the volunteer-led walks take place at a variety of locations across the city.

There are history walks conducted by historian Pat Liddy which this season will cover areas such as Kilmainham to Goldenbridge (Making History for over 1,000 Years – March 12th, 2pm), Terenure to Templeouge Road (And all Because of a River – March 29th at 12 noon) and the Royal Canal (A Jewel of the Northside – April 5th 2pm).

As well as the history walks, there are weekly walking groups, informal meet-up-and-stroll gatherings which take place every day of the week in different areas of the city. The Dodder Walk takes place on Saturdays at 2pm, starting at the Dropping Well pub on the Milltown Road. There is a Sandymount walk, beginning from Sandymount Green, Thursday afternoons at 2pm, and there are nine other walks in diverse locations across Dublin.

An added bonus is a chance to brush up on your language skills. Four of the weekly walks offer a chance to brush up on conversational skills in German, Spanish, French or Irish.

And as if you needed further incentive, all walks are free, last 90 minutes and require no advance booking: just show up.

Meeting places for the start of the walk are published at dublincity.ie as well as a copy of the Let’s Walk and Talk Spring 2014 Newsletter.

By Rúairí Conneely