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Conor74
2011-05-04 17:59:15
Twisted firestarters...
I live near a remote rural area in South Kerry. And this time of the year every year is burning season.

And barry, gotta say that the fires that cause the most damage here are the ones started by "hooligans". Not the archetypal skinhead from the city out for a day, but for example in this area a man who lives on his own in the back of beyonds who has a fixation with seeing the whole area go up at least once a year! I kid you not. Not sure if he likes the commotion or the firemen or what, but he goes on a regular trawl around now and unless he is caught red handed he will keep going. He has done farms, forests, he has gone out in the middle of the night (and farmers don't do that, they don't have to, they have a burning season allocated to them) whatever, and it's kinda laughed off. Of course the odd few are started by farmers as part of land management, but the fear of the fire brigade fees means they often risk life and limb to put them out.

I'm not sure you can extrapolate too much from my post other than that, even in the remotest areas, you just get kids (or even adults in the case above) who like fire, or others who like messing. They don't have to be from an urban background.
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Crazy Hounds
roscorrocket 15 hours ago.
Only getting round to posting this now, as other factors intervened, but last Friday (July 14th) when coming towards the end of a circuit of five of the Mournes seven sevens, I watched in amazemen...

  
Summit Comment
Curra Hill: Cloudy Climb
andreos97 15 hours ago.
Fantastic walk, personally feel it's best starting your approach from Glenbeigh village and heading up through the forest as it's quite well signposted. Once leaving the cover of the trees, we wer...

  
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Day 19 Germany Trip
simoburn a day ago.
walk, Len: 18.6km, Climb: 1844m, Area: Germany, Bavaria ()

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Cnoc Lios Uachtair: Connemara in the round
fieldoptic a day ago.
An easy to access and navigate hill, well worth it for its central position and views in every direction. Park as previously suggested at L8530 4820 and head north east before swinging north. The ...

  
Track
Day 17 Germany Trip
simoburn a day ago.
walk, Len: 25.3km, Climb: 1873m, Area: Germany, Bavaria ()

  
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Cnoc Mordáin: Long Connemara Summer Evening
fieldoptic a day ago.
Though the road near L88003920 appears unfenced you will encounter a fence very soon after leaving the road. This fence extends along this back road, Bothar na Scrathóg and keeps cattle in typical...

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Day 16 Germany Trip
simoburn a day ago.
walk, Len: 28.6km, Climb: 2693m, Area: Germany, Bavaria ()

  
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Ballinacorbeg: Worth a brief visit
Bunsen7 4 days ago.
Pleasantly surprised by this, could clearly see Lugnaquilla and Croaghanmoira, as well as numerous other summits, slightly awkward entry into the fields just west of the forest which don't appear ...

  
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Day 15 Germany Trip
simoburn a day ago.
walk, Len: 22.0km, Climb: 1941m, Area: Germany, Bavaria ()

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Ballinafunshoge: Eastern View
Bunsen7 4 days ago.
Tree felling has opened up this view of the Vartry reservoir and the east coast from just below the summit of Ballinfunshoge. The Wicklow way runs left to right (southwards) just a few hundred met...

  
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Day 13 Germany Trip
simoburn a day ago.
walk, Len: 16.5km, Climb: 1320m, Area: Austria, Vorarlberg ()

  
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Thought I'd treat myself to the printed version, and it's good we can support MV in this way. Looking forward to reading all the nice articles in print. There's something nice about reading "off-s...


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