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The events are a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and make some new ones. The HOT SPOT MUSIC CLUB is a friendly and relaxed venue. Read below for details of all of the events taking place.
Every Sunday from September to June
Drop up to the Hot Spot for our weekly Sunday Jam from 4pm. Sometimes it’s jazz, sometimes it’s ukulele and sometimes it’s just plain ol’ roots! To participate, perform or promote – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Host your private party – It’s the hottest spot in Greystones! For smaller party numbers e.g. 20 – 25 you can reserve the upper deck at a gig of your choice & bring your own nibbles!
You can buy discount tickets to most events online, in person at the venue during opening hours or by phone 087 2917519 (cr. card)
Climbing Ramabang - One Irish climber's explorations in the Himalaya and his overland trip home.
Irish mountaineer, explorer and travel writer Gerry Galligan will be giving a slide-show & talk about the first ascent of Ramabang (6135m) in the Indian Himalaya which he led in 2008, along with an account of his extraordinary overland journey home. He will also read extracts from his book, 'Climbing Ramabang,' available for purchase on the night.
Climbing Ramabang is a bold and expansive travel diary recounting the assembling of a small team of Irish mountaineers and their attempts on unclimbed mountains and unexplored valleys in the remote corners of the Indian Himalaya.
Getting there, the team see the hardships of the sub-continent, while in the mountains they experience storms, dangers and failure before ultimately, success and contentment. But it is when Gerry returns to the mountains alone and his subsequent experiences overlanding across Asia and Europe back to Ireland that we start to get a glimpse of the big, wide world out there. A world of temples, festivals, holy cows, Kalashnikovs, donkey herders, corruption, opportunists, stoners and sages. Gerry gives us an insight into the day-to-day lives of mountain peoples, the dysfunctional functionality of India. He finds charm and tolerance in Pakistan and a surprising openness in today’s Iran. We travel across rural Turkey and work our way back to the efficient and affluent West, where right on cue Gerry meets his first breakdown on a German train. Climbing Ramabang; One man’s understanding of mountains, myth and mayhem.
"An insightful account of climbing in and traveling through the Himalaya which powerfully conveys the adventure embodied in pioneering routes up unclimbed mountains. It is a welcome reminder of how it is still possible to seek out the unknown even in a 21st Century techno-connected world, with a refreshing attitude to new experiences and encounters. A compelling read."
Dawson Stelfox (first Irish Everest Ascensionist)
"A brilliant talk"
Joanna Hamilton, Bridge Street Books, Wicklow.