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THE POWER OF ZERO
Some time-n-spacemen, aver that zero has a value: too much time-n-space on their hands. You forgot to buy your partner a present at Christmas. But Darling, zero has a value. Suddenly a ringing noise in your ears, a warm drip from your nose and the sound of a slamming door. So I hesitate to propose that it is without fear of contradiction that today I heard absolutely nothing. I mean zero itself. A small but perfectly formed Noreasterly did circus tricks in Dundrum Bay, whipping black snow squalls across solstice sunbursts and steaming up bifocals from the Black Stairs to Blaeberry. Underfoot, creamy snow swirls gripped like glue then suddenly, ice traps hungry for your soul, on its return from the rocks below. A black dog scoured white Donard for its invisible human, unhinged by this monochrome world. Children squealed primate squeals across ancient valleys and a fool with crampons failed to escape my sarcasm. Kit of every colour but today, only black against this postcard white. Commedagh never fails to surprise. We trudge on to her, expecting little and float off, our heads full of magic sparkles. I have noted before in this organ the merits of low level walking at this time of year and do so again: North off Commedagh takes you into a disused fire chute now inhabited by faeries. A tunnel of dark moss, boulders and mushrooms, wherein there will be a theft. Your heart. Actually today I thought it was my ears. I have never not heard anything before, quite the way that I not heard anything there today. You get the picture which never also have I seen so not moving. Boy was it still. This winter, forego the excitement of a fractured femur beneath some heathen crag and go for zero instead.
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Eagles Nest: Tough but worth it
thomas_g a day ago.
This was much tougher than I expected, I was sure I'd be up and down in 2 hours. Well it's been two hours 30 mins and I'm still sitting up on top. The views are really that good. It's been dry now...

  
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StephenH16
StephenH16 a day ago.
Hi there. My name is Stephen and I live in the southwest of England. My favourite hobby is hillwalking and I particularly enjoy walking in the hills and mountains of Scotland and the west of Irela...

  
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It's Simple Simon!
jackill a day ago.
Seat Alhambra people carrier car type thing that he converts into a tent/bed to meet men in uniform

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An Cró Mór: The best view in Ireland?
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 3 days ago.
Great Blasket Island can be reached by ferry from Dunquin, Ventry or Dingle. From the harbour follow the path uphill. There are tracks running either side of the first high point. There is also a ...

  
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Knockeenatoung: TV or not TV
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 days ago.
The main carpark for access is at the start of The Black road R89306 20345 (ht 333m)The Black road is a rocky, easy to follow track that is usually used as a start to climbing Galtymore, and it wi...

  
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Camaderry Mountain: Great views from Camaderry
jasonmac 5 days ago.
Parked at the Glendalough upper lake and paid the 4 euro, glad i did as this hike took me over 4 hours and the carpark was past closing by the time I got back. headed along the left side of lake a...

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Croaghskearda: Views
Strikeen 5 days ago.
Some more views

  
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A Long Walk to Conigar
CaptainVertigo 6 days ago.
walk, Len: 27.1km, Climb: 1095m, Area: Coomataggart, Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland)

  
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CaptainVertigo: Huge entertainment & mystery
simon3 2 days ago.
Re CaptainVertigoYes, those pizzas can be a bit filling and what with middle age spread just look at the trouble you can get into.However am I the only person puzzled by the reference to the 'Ham?...

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Near Carrignagower, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland)
DenisMc 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 14.3km, Climb: 730m, Area: Carrignagower, Comeragh Mountains (Irelan...

  
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Croaghskearda: Views from atop
Strikeen 5 days ago.
Some spectacular views from this mountain

  
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Cycle around Ballinastoe etc.
simon3 6 days ago.
A cycling track. run, Len: 29.5km, Climb: 399m, Area: Robber's Pass Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Irelan...


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