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2010-09-07 22:30:02
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Paul Revere re: Little tin bothy
Paul, your idea to potentially refurbish the tin bothy is admirable. Here is a photo of the current state of the bothy situated roughly half-way along the Bangor Trail. The metal sheet standing against the centre pole is an old information sign. The entire floor to the left of it is quite wet, and ready to break. This is because the skylight above is broken, letting in the rain, and saturating the thin wooden floor. Unfortunately my photo doesnít show the broken skylight, but the whole perspex panel needs to be replaced. The floor to the right of the metal sheet has the two holes in it as seen in the photo. However I was able to place the metal sheet over the holes and make my bed on it! Also the front door is missing the exterior sliding bolt so it canít be secured as you leave. It can be loosely tied with some old string on the inside to offer some protection from the elements!

Itís a great little structure to have available on the Bangor Trail, but sadly quite neglected. Good luck in your endeavours!


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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep 12 hours ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

  
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep 13 hours 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 15 hours ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

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ewen 2 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 15 hours ago.
Surprisingly Donegal islands have a very good mobile internet reception, sometimes better than in an office in Dublin.

  
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A handy way up two western Monavulaghs.
simon3 3 days ago.
Easy access to the ridge.Improved RouteUsing the hard won experience of others and new forest roads we found a relati... walk, Len: 6.5km, Climb: 263m, Area: Bleantasour Mountain, Comeragh Mountains

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Inishsirrer: Part of a road from the past
magicstep 15 hours ago.
There's a salty tidal lake on the island.

  
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Hacha Grande by following my nose.
jackill 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.5km, Climb: 636m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

  
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Inishsirrer: Uninhabited except a few sheep.
magicstep a day 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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Knockroe: OMG - I forget to check the MV page!
Pepe 2 days ago.
Decided to make a day out of a Dublin-Waterford drive, despite low-hanging cloud. Knockroe wore a misty white cap as I glanced up from the Sculloge Gap carpark. Planning my attack (so I thought), ...

  
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Montana Roja 2
jackill 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 6.1km, Climb: 273m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

  
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marymac 5 days ago.
An abstract Artist, Charles Shaw, said "Real happiness consists in not what we actually accomplish, but what we think we accomplish." I moved house. So my Local 100 changed. The new list includes ...


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