TRIP TO RATHWOOD, TULLOW CO. CARLOW
Driving away from Dublin, the weather gradually improved until we arrived in Rathwood to a very pleasant dry day. We were shown into a private area just for us and enjoyed first class scones, tea and coffee. This set us up for browsing in the shops for anything from furniture, clothes, shoes, Christmas and garden accessories. At about 1.00 pm we were off on the train (open on one side giving us the benefit of the fresh air outside but with cover. We had a great laugh. We passed the deer and on through the woods to the lake, where the geese ran along beside the train hoping for some bread - unfortunately to be disappointed, as the driver had left it behind! We left Rathwood to go for lunch a short distance away in the Talbot Hotel, Carlow. The carvery and desserts were really delicious and we ended up with live music beside us from a wedding party. Eileen couldn’t resist the pull of the music and we thoroughly enjoyed watching her line dancing skills. Brilliant! The bus brought us back home (where the day had been miserable) and we were really glad we had gone further afield and been lucky enough to enjoy a lovely day with friends.
LUNCH IN HUNTER'S HOTEL RATHNEW - MARCH 2017
On Saturday 11th March, Taney Rangers had a wonderful day out in Co. Wicklow. The bus left the Parish Centre with a happy group on board and a very interesting driver. Eddie gave a running historical comment as he chauffeured the group through Dun Laoghaire, Seapoint and Dalkey. Our destination was Hunters Hotel where we enjoyed a beautiful lunch together. There wastime for a stroll in the garden, despite the inclement weather. Those who preferred to stay indoors had the luxury of a log fire and cosy surroundings for a good chat before we left. We were safely returned to Taney Parish Centre at 5.00pm.
CHRISTMAS LUNCH 2016
We enjoyed a delicious Christmas lunch, carol singing, entertainment and lots of fun on Saturday 17th December.
AUTUMN OUTING 2016
Our autumn outing took place on Saturday 5th November. We met at Taney car park and set off by coach to Leighinbridge Indoor Garden Centre. On arrival, we tucked into tea, coffee and scones. We then had one and half hours to browse around the many shops eg. Edinburgh Woollen Mills, kitchen utensils, furniture and Christmas shops. A LOT of purchases took place!! We had a late lunch at the Salmon Leap Restaurant in Leixlip, where a delicious meal was served by helpful and friendly staff. At the end of the day we were homeward bound once again and very pleased with the whole experience!
SUMMER OUTING 2016
Our summer outing was a great success. We set off along the coast on a beautiful sunny day, taking in the Vico Road and Dun Laoghaire. Along the way, we were able to appreciate the views and the scenery from the safety and comfort of our coach, and the trip was made all the more enjoyable by the excellent commentary by our bus driver! Lunch was served in the Summerhill Hotel in Enniskerry where we enjoyed a leisurely interlude with lots of time to catch up and enjoy the fun. The day ended with a relaxing visit to the Rose Garden in Powerscourt. Our autumn plans will be revealed very soon – watch this space!
SPRING OUTING 2016
On 16th April the Rangers took a trip to Kilkenny, stopping en route for coffee. A tour of the city in the ‘Little Train’ was organised before lunch in Langton’s. In the afternoon there was free time to explore the castle and the craft shops.
CHRISTMAS PARTY 2015
The Taney Rangers Christmas party took place on Friday 11th December 2015 starting with “Christmas with the Dublin Voices” in the Field Room, NCH and followed by Christmas Lunch in the Dropping Well Milltown.
AUTUMN OUTING 2015
The autumn outing of the Taney Rangers took place on Tuesday, 20th October 2015, to the new Lexicon Library and Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire with lunch at the Royal Marine Hotel.