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Bleck Cra
2006-01-30 20:46:31
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COME WITH MEEEE ...
Up to this point, it had been a uneventful day; uneventful and huffy: a pinching boot, a burst zip and gloves-on-gloves-off. Beneath the mist, it had been pleasant enough; in it, chill - and in dead-man’s land, bitter. A stroll over Commedagh into a grumbling Hares Gap, a dull pull up Bearnagh and a lacklustre approach to the North Tor. Then, above me, at three’o clock, in the mouth of a black crevice ….. Death. No reader, no metaphor or allusion; Death itself - in the fleshlessness. Face black and featureless beneath a hood, and bones bare and shamed within the shadows of a ragged cowl. A finger crooked, fixed on my soul. Now it’s not every day you meet Death. In fact it’s usually just one day in particular. “That’s just great”, I huffed: “a blistered heel, a frozen neck … and now, dead.” But, noblesse oblige, and I enquired of Death “you alright?” “Fine, good and yourself?” By the brogue, Death definitely came from this island. Thirty-ish. And a woman. I glanced at a pantomime-ragged hem and it seemed Death was no slouch with the pinking shears. “Now you’re embarrassed”, boomed a distant, disembodied brogue - this time a male one and then barking like a dog, just like the boxer dog winging out from behind the Tor. And out he came - with the camera and Death now breathless and giggling. Don’t ask. I have no idea, besides by now I was doing some kind of mantra-type humming. “Ah yes ho - yes ha” I gibbered. “Ah yes …..ha” echoed the photographer. His gig, so I didn’t take any shots, but attach an effort from the opposite Tors. Best be nice to people on the way up: you might need them on the way doooowwwnnnn …...


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Slievecoiltia: Will explore next time.
Corkonian 12 hours ago.
There is a drive to the top. Busy place. Good views from the top.

  
Forum: General
Benbulben Caves
40Shades 16 hours ago.
Does anyone have any grid refs for caves in or around Benbulben in Co Sligo ? I know of the one on the left as you ascend the gully from Luke's Bridge but I hear of one in or about Cartronwilliamo...

  
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Lacken Hill: Great views. Good spot.
Corkonian 12 hours ago.
Good spot and a good place to walk. Final part of the climb to the top is a bit of a challenge. Spectacular wide ranging views from the hill top. Also historical monuments on the hill top. Underst...

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Maumfin: Cattle might be a problem
eamonoc a day ago.
On 20/4/2017, at 07.4am drove to L 65405 59318, at area noted as Tievegariff on OS sheet 37. Parked opposite old abandoned cottage, went through gate and onto a well made farm tack uphill to two o...

  
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Slievekeeragh Hill
Peter Walker 2 days ago.
(We did start from the Mamore Gap road). Slievekeeragh Hill from the roadSlievekeeragh Hill is an outlier of Raghtin M... walk, Len: 7.4km, Climb: 238m, Area: Slievekeeragh Hill, Inishowen (Ireland)

  
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Cnoc na Sleá: Sunset At The Murder Hole
Aidy 3 days ago.
In my main summit comment I mentioned the steep northern sides of both Crocknasleigh and Gortnalughuge that I had descended to get to the Murder Hole at Boyeeghter Bay for sunset. This photo shows...

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Shteep ol' Steeple and Co
Bunsen7 6 days ago.
This looped track offers Slievenalecka's steep north ridge with Loch an Duin view as a starter, Cnapan Mor with Cruac... walk, Len: 14.8km, Climb: 829m, Area: An Starraic?n, Central Dingle (Ireland)

  
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Cnoc na Sleá: Not To Be Judged On Size
Aidy 3 days ago.
A small hill, but as it can form part of an extended walk, has some very steep sides, and has some of the best views in the country, it cannot be judged by size alone. I started at the car park at...

  
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GPS Device Found
GSheehy 2 weeks ago.
GPS Unit found in the Maumturks . Contact 086/8449239 for details.

Summit Comment
Knockalla: Try To Walk The Whole Ridge
Aidy 3 days ago.
I started at C247 336 and followed the good quality track up to the loughs in the centre of the ridge, then headed south west to the summit. The views there are stunning, taking in the sea channel...

  
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John Lenihan Loop
caiomhin 6 days ago.
walk, Len: 6.6km, Climb: 134m, Area: Stacks Mountains (Ireland)

  
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Tonelagee: Great views from the summit
jasonmac 4 days ago.
Only recently joined up as part of a personal challenge to get out and start hiking.Had a great walk in the late afternoon of Easter Monday from Glenmacnass waterfall area O1123 0303 B, crossed th...


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