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Bleck Cra
2006-08-16 23:25:24
Ewe to blame
She rose up from the heather and cold bog beneath me and fixed me with her inscrutable eye. He cranked himself to his hind legs, the fore, slow and complaining behind. “It’s a people, dear”. “Where, what ?” “A people - up there.” “Ah,so it is, one of these warm dry things - a people.” From Baal, to Bahomet, to the very Devil himself, this most perfect of God’s creatures (the irony), the wild mountain Celtic goat, has got it in the neck. Loved, adored, worshipped pre-Christianity, loathed and reviled thereafter. Entirely suitable for the north where a clearly good thing is a clearly bad one. And so the way we are to treat it here in the Mournes is to cull it, for sure it breeds some parasite or knits a wilder pullover or speaks some proscribed tongue. This is to let its idiot cousin the sheep, have a bit of slack. The latter is wracked with the diseases humans have bred into it and incidentally some are demonstrating this, atop Meelbeg - one down and three lame enough to go by next month. Him and herself however have to work it all out by themselves, the shearing, the milking, the beasts and pests and the desperate climate. He is golden blonde in ringlets from his top to his cloven toes; she is skewbald and dramatic. Nostrils flare and draw me in from half a mile away. Over a rise and a mass is reached: they stretch to their height and slowly back out on to a blurred ridge - and from the heather, of this year, of this world and of this spot, he clings to them, soft new and the colour of clouds. And if I tell you where he is, I shall have to shoot you. And I will.


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Ballysitteragh Stroll
Bunsen7 4 hours ago.
A short stroll from the Conor Pass carpark. My plans for greater things fell victim to the inclement weather.Simply st... walk, Len: 7.0km, Climb: 340m, Area: An Bhinn Dubh, Brandon Group (Ireland) A

  
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Meenavally: A pleasant walk to theTower
BigFly 12 hours ago.
Lovely pleasant walk

  
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Walker's €40k claim against NPWS overturned i
brenno 3 days ago.
Great news from High Court as that €40k ruling in favour of that walker who tripped on the Wicklow Way boardwalk near the JB Malone memorial overturned in High Court. We can all toast Judge White ...

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Sgurr Thuilm: If Allt a' Choire Charnaig in spate there's a small footbridge u
melohara a week ago.
If the Allt a' Choire Charnaig is in spate there is a small footbridge, wires and planks, a little upstream

  
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Sgurr nan Coireachan: If Allt a' Choire Charnaig in spate there's a small foot
melohara a week ago.
If the Allt a' Choire Charnaig is in spate there is a small footbridge, wires and planks, a little upstream

  
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The Big Gun: A Big View
mcrtchly a week ago.
A view of the Big Gun, Cnoc na Péiste and the southern ridge of the Reeks taken after a light fall of snow in late January 2017

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Sgurr a'Choire Riabhaich: If Allt a' Choire Charnaig in spate there's a small
melohara a week ago.
If the Allt a' Choire Charnaig is in spate there is a small footbridge, wires and planks, a little upstream

  
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Near Church Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
Bunsen7 6 days ago.
Took this track to bag Church Mountian and then Corriebracks on a cold wet winter afternoon. Visibility was poor high... walk, Len: 11.0km, Climb: 603m, Area: Church Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland

  
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Tievebaun: Crash of 42-31420 in 1943
dp_burke 2 weeks ago.
Just a quick link to the story of 42-31420's crash on Tievebaun as I found it.http://www.ww2irishaviation.com/42-31420.htmIf you do go up top the small bit of wreckage that is left, please don't r...

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Sugar Loaf Circular
tommyclarke 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 5.4km, Climb: 404m, Area: Great Sugar Loaf, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)...

  
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Slievenaglogh: Interesting views from a minor summit.
simon3 2 weeks ago.
While it's never going to be hard to climb a 310m hill, this one does put up something of a fight when approaching it from the North, with defenses of mush rush, barbed gorse and little tracks.The...

  
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Lannimore Hill: A nice walk
Wilderness 3 weeks ago.
You can park at the south side of Lannimore Hill ; close to where the Ballinlea and Maghery roads meet: D042426. Wanting to do a longer walk I parked at Ballintoy and walked the wildest way up ,(...


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