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dhmiriam, itís nic.. by padodes   (Show all posts)
pdtempan
2009-06-10 12:51:43
Icon, Yukon, ...?
Some very interesting and entertaining contributions to this topic, both of the serious and not-so-serious variety. dhmiriam's wordplay gives me an excuse to share a little bit of urban Norniron lore with you. In East Belfast there is a Yukon Street. Nothing surprising about that, you say. But what is the name of the next street along? Think about it.... Yes, it's Meekon Street. And I con you and kid you not either! For those too young to remember, this street is named after Dan Dare's arch-enemy, the Meekon, the archetypal pointy-headed alien. Anyway, to come back on topic, I too am rather surprised at the ones Simon mentions as being highly rated by members. If I had to limit my choice to those hills listed in MV, I would keep Croaghaun, Corranabinnia and maybe Arnageer (haven't done it yet, but I gather there's an interesting arete to look forward), but would have to throw out the others and add Ben Wiskin with its wave-like profile from Ballinatrillick, the Paps for their megalithically enhanced curves (I distinctly remember picking them out against a magnificent sunset while driving back to Tralee one evening, and I was in Emly, Co. Tipperary! How's that for a view?) and Fauscoum for its spectacular ridges which wall in Coumshingaun. Of course, the Eye of the Needle, summit of Skellig Michael which I mentioned earlier, is in the MV list, so that can stay too.
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BRANDON HILL - THE QUICK WAY
David-Guenot 3 hours ago.
A steep but quick ascent along the forestry on rocky terrain, along what I believe has been dug as a firebreak rather ... walk, Len: 5.0km, Climb: 305m, Area: Brandon Hill, South Midlands (Ireland) B

  
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Carrickarede: Island.
sandman 17 hours ago.
Carrickarede island is connected to the mainland by the world famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. One of Northern Ireland's top tourist attractions it is operated by the National Trust but unfortun...

  
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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep a day ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

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BLACKSTAIRS CHALLENGE 2017 - A PEAK-BAGGER'S ROUTE
David-Guenot 5 hours ago.
walk, Len: 34.1km, Climb: 1629m, Area: Black Rock Mountain, Blackstairs Mountai...

  
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep a day ago.
Visited in 2014. There's a sandy beach and a solid pier with slipway and a picnic table facing the mainland. The road from the pier all the way thru the village is a robust concrete one, but it's ...

  
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Inishsirrer: Deserted village
magicstep a day ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

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THE LONG WAY UP LUG
David-Guenot 5 hours ago.
walk, Len: 21.0km, Climb: 980m, Area: Cloghernagh, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Clo...

  
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Inishsirrer: The only building that is not a ruin.
magicstep a day ago.
Surprisingly Donegal islands have a very good mobile internet reception, sometimes better than in an office in Dublin.

  
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ewen
ewen 3 days ago.
Now living furth of Scotland and getting to know the Irish hills. If you come across a Scottish hill Walker with dodgy knees and walking sedately, stop and say hello.

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Inishsirrer: Part of a road from the past
magicstep a day ago.
There's a salty tidal lake on the island.

  
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CAMADERRY + TONELAGEE + BROCKAGH
David-Guenot 5 hours ago.
walk, Len: 27.6km, Climb: 1295m, Area: Camaderry South East Top, Dublin/Wicklow...

  
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Inishsirrer: Uninhabited except a few sheep.
magicstep 2 days ago.
I did kayak to the island in 2014. There is a slipway facing the mainland. Lot's of ruined houses. Walking is decent as the island is flat but in places ground is uneven and overgrown, there are o...


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