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wicklore
2011-08-08 09:29:25
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A quiet Sunday drive
Driving along a quiet back road in Bohernabreena beneath the Military Road in Wicklow yesterday my way was blocked by this scene. Sadly I was not wholly surprised as this area, being so close to Dublin, attracts all sorts of attention, including joy riding and dumping. The only surprising thing is that they would do it at 3 o’clock on a Sunday afternoon. While I often see plenty of burnt out carcasses of cars, it is a bit unusual to have come across it just moments after the culprits had fled.

I rang the Fire Brigade and was able to give precise map coordinates as well as a detailed description of how to find the fire. They found this very useful as it could be difficult to find this remote spot otherwise. (Although they would just have to follow the plume of dense black smoke).
Knowing the area I was able to detour using other back roads, but I felt sorry for any unfamiliar tourists or Sunday drivers who would have been utterly discommoded by this road blockage.
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Knockowen: October 2016
davsheen 3 days ago.
View of the impressive Glanrastel valley from the side of Knockowen

  
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Cupidstown Hill: Enhance this with a visit to Oughterard
Bunsen7 3 days ago.
Yes, perhaps this is not a very noteworthy hill. Cupidstown and Saggart Hill represent largely forest topped outliers of the Dublin/Wicklow range split from higher summits to the East by the N81. ...

  
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Cloghernagh: Picture
davsheen 3 days ago.
Cloghernagh Walk Nov 2016

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Near South Cork (Ireland)
sean_debarra 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 15m, Area: South Cork (Ireland)

  
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Route to Claggan NE Top
Onzy 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 8.0km, Climb: 2m, Area: Claggan Mountain NE Top, North Mayo (Ireland...

  
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Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week ago.
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Farbreague: from Arderin
ewen a week ago.
Walked to Farbreague from Arderin. There is a track that some kind soul has marked with sticks and ribbon. When I say track, it is really a worn down trough in the bog.The multicoloured pipe at th...

  
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Slievemore Circuit
Onzy 5 days ago.
Route over Slievemore descending over rough grouns to the SE for variety. walk, Len: 8.1km, Climb: 639m, Area: Slievemore, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Sliev...

  
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Tonelagee: Fore!!!
ewen a week ago.
Did from the Wicklow gap car park following track 2378.This starts immediately opposite the top entrance to the car park next to the main road. 5 days before there had been snow but now the path w...

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Brandon Hill: Grand on Brandon!
MountainBoy a week ago.
Me and my Dad climbed this from the farm track off the Graiguenamanagh-Instioge road on 26/11/16. Right after we got out of the car, we were faced with the dilemma of whether to go straight ahead ...

  
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Knockchree
David-Guenot 2 weeks ago.
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Croaghmoyle: Easy walk up to great views
Fergal Meath a week ago.
Low lying cloud/mist/fog discouraged me from putting the effort into going up Nephin today. On the way home I parked at the start of the Croaghmoyle service road and followed it past a wind turbin...


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