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ARE WE WHERE YET DAD?
People are funny. He was 5 mins from the Mourne Wall at the top of the Bloody Awful Bridge Track.. He was leading a small mop-haired male child in baseball runners and himself nursing a coke. By his deportment, he was neither a fool nor lost and the child was middling happy. This had been achieved over a 2 hour ordeal up this miserable track in the hottest day since the big bang. Then he asked me 2 questions: the first, “Are we five minutes from the wall?” and the second, the most bamboozling ever put to me: “and is there anything worth seeing?” Those of us familiar with the Bo Diddly Bridge Track remain forever snared by the first time we dropped from the Crannoge stile to a 180 degrees tableau of the Eastern Mournes – Binnian, Lamagan, Cove, Beag, Commedagh and Donard, Bearnagh, Meelmore and Meelbeg on the skyline. “Is there anything worth seeing?” perhaps: a black President, the Saville Report, King Lear ….., an elephant fly …” but instead, the words “Oh yes” fell foolishly out of my bake and I immediately wondered if I had oversold it. I still can’t get it. He was in the Mountains of Mourne. I am convinced he knew this and that mountains would play a important part in his day. For me, mountains were defo worth seeing: it is why I was there. But what about himself? Were mountains worth seeing or not. Happy Father’s Day to good ol’ bewildered Dad.
Now scramblers prick up your ears and the rest of you stick your fingers in them. After a terrifying 20 minute grapple with Douglas Crag, East of and on to Binnian can I commend it? “The fall will probably kill you” said Butch Cassidy. Oh yes, it probably will.
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Galtymore & Galtybeg from King's Yard
conrad1179 10 hours ago.
run, Len: 11.8km, Climb: 670m, Area: Galtymore, Galty Mountains (Ireland) Galty...

  
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Camaderry South East Top: Steep climb, sorry trail, great views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 21 hours ago.
There's a number of ways to reach the top such as starting from the main, paying, carpark near the Glendalough lake at around T1115 9635. Going straight up from here more or less north there is an...

  
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Kirikee Mountain: Kirikee from the NW.
simon3 21 hours ago.
From the ridge south of Derrybawn there is this NW view of Kirikee.Courtesy of siteviewer_comreg.ie we can find the owner of this mast: Three Ireland.The amusing conjunction with the cairn below t...

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Brockagh Mountain SE Top: Flattish height NW of Laragh with views, boggy paths a
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 22 hours ago.
Situated at the south eastern tip of a spur from Tonelagee it therefore commands wonderful views out over Laragh to the south east and Glenmacnass valley and waterfall to the north. Glendalough is...

  
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Carrickarede: Island.
sandman 2 days 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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BRANDON HILL - THE QUICK WAY
David-Guenot 2 days 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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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep 3 days ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

  
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep 3 days 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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BLACKSTAIRS CHALLENGE 2017 - A PEAK-BAGGER'S ROUTE
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 34.1km, Climb: 1629m, Area: Black Rock Mountain, Blackstairs Mountai...

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Inishsirrer: Deserted village
magicstep 3 days ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

  
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ewen
ewen 5 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: The only building that is not a ruin.
magicstep 3 days ago.
Surprisingly Donegal islands have a very good mobile internet reception, sometimes better than in an office in Dublin.


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