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2012-05-17 00:28:35
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Paul Henry Sell Off
Regular readers will be familiar with my denunciations of the entire mountain oeuvre of Paul Henry deceased, late of Achill Island. Predictably enough nervous collectors have been shedding their Henrys ever since my comments were widely reported. Not for the first time have I caused a "run" in the market. But there you are: I use my powers sparingly and with terrible effect.
PHenry was a Belfast born artist, the son of an evangelical clergyperson. He apparently suffered a "strict upbringing" leaving him fit for painting and nothing else . He trained in London and Paris and learned how to use "tone over colour". I'm not sure what that means except that his work appears washed out and flat. Let's be honest. He deliberately exaggerated the height of the sky so as to make mountains apppear comparatively small. He was a mountain hater: be in no doubt about that.
In my youth I was blessed with fiery red hair and front teeth that were slightly too large for my then unformed mouth. My cunning parents introduced me to the John Hinde organisation where I became something of a star (in the company of a certain ginger girl who subsequently became editor of "The Sun"). Together Rebekah and I walked the valleys of our western seaboard with our asses faithfully in tow. How John Hinde irradiated the postcards of the 40s, 50s and 60s. What vibrancy! An unashamedly deep blue sky. Throbbingly purple mountains. And our hair. Profoundly, extravagantly, carotine red. John Hinde:now there was an artist!
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Knockmealdown Round - Out by the spine. Back by the belly.
GSheehy 13 hours ago.
An early start had me on Crohan West at 08:00. It was a glorious morning. This is what Bowie meant by ?serious moonli... walk, Len: 45.8km, Climb: 1968m, Area: Crohan West, Knockmealdown Mountains (I

  
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MV Mountain Gathering 2017
Onzy 13 hours ago.
Always a great night ... all welcome.

  
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Carnaween: Bad Weather Adding Drama To Great Views
Aidy 2 days ago.
I used the commonly taken route from Disert Graveyard (worth a visit in its own right) over ground that was alternatively boggy or pretty steep. It was freezing cold in these parts, with a strong ...

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Corrin: A family stroll.
David-Guenot 6 days ago.
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Central Dingle Quartet from Anascual
Bunsen7 18 hours ago.
walk, Len: 15.8km, Climb: 949m, Area: Stradbally Mountain, Central Dingle (Irel...

  
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Carnaween: The visitors book box near the summit
Aidy 2 days ago.
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Luggala: Fancy View from White Hill
davsheen a week ago.
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Binn Charrach: The peat-hag capital of Connemara
markwallace a week ago.
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Ridge of Capard: My Slieve Bloom Climb 27-11-2016
ShaunDunne a week ago.
I climbed the Ridge of Cappard on the 27-11-2016 with my Granddad.It was a fun day, but was cold and windy at the top.

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Bridle Path and Farscallop Loop.
Lucky1 a week ago.
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Mount Leinster: my Climb in Wexford & Carlow 20-11-2016
ShaunDunne a week ago.
I climbed Mount Leinster on 20-11-2016 with my GranddadI was really excited at this was my first every hill walk in the snow.It was very cold at the top, but we still stopped and had our lunch up ...

  
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simon3 4 days ago.
For the last few days we have been experiencing apparent difficulties, cause unknown.This has been manifesting itself as various parts of the system failing leading to odd screens or sometimes not...


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