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Bleck Cra
2011-03-15 20:30:50
FAINNE
It is said that when European man was learning the Eskimo language, he discovered that the name they gave themselves translated as “human beings”. There were fish and there were dogs and there were eagles and there were human beings – and the Eskimos were that bit. Not Americans or Canadians or North People or Cold People but “human beings” – the only ones on the planet. The ring of Gullion could be the most republican place in Ireland and possibly on earth. Yet, to call it republican is redundant because in Forkhill there are no alternatives – that’s just what there is - and depending on your persuasion this is a bad thing or a good thing.
Strangely, more and more when I am heading into the North from forays into the South, I find myself drawn from the main drag into this wonderful place. Runs of ragged, pretty hills and tops burst out from behind quiet towns and villages. Bare crags bristle from burnt whin and lush heather. Verges of fast, black country roads drop away into trout filled streams and rainbow bog. To some, in this place, these little hills are all wrong – there are no patterns; no rules or guidelines – and this of course may be their very appeal.
I have passed through them so often and so often sworn I will be back to walk the whole ring dyke – but have yet to even leave the car.
A few viewers on this site I think have identified themselves as from these parts. So …… advise please some options for a few hours’ walk. Tops to do; parking; starting/finishing points; watering holes; and such. Agus go raibh mile maith agat


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Bunsen7 8 hours ago.
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ewen a week ago.
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