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Conor74
2012-09-10 09:37:46
The Blaskets trip...and Stargate...
...or Star Wars?

To be honest, as reviews of the island or indeed the day goes, that was a 0 star rating for me. I thought I might leave those to others with more eloquence or photos. And frankly not annoyed over it. Wrote a detailed description of a walk a couple of years back and got a bad rating and Bleck Cra correctly pointed out that it's not worth getting irked about and not to invest much time in it. So all my rocket story amounted to was retelling an anecdote about the place. But just thought as anecdotes go it was a pretty darn good one, so more amused that someone thought it wasn't all that. Still, it's all subjective. And certainly don't want the person to be revealed and appreciate Simon wouldn't dream of that. It is the www, I can't expect everyone to agree that a story I found a bit random and interesting will be for everyone.

Thanks for the praise...I wasn't fishing for compliments! I really enjoyed the outing, but had very little to do with it, all I did was take a list of names and hand over the money! I think the boat owner was very helpful and of course the weather always makes or breaks an outing, so it is pot luck. Was nice to see some faces again, and nice to meet a few new ones. Glad we made the 3 islands too. And the restaurant at Ventry rounded it all off nicely.

There were a few disappointed who didn't make the list. But now that Mick Sheeran, the boat owner, has an idea of what we're about it - I think he was surprised at how quickly we got up and down summits, perhaps in contrast to whale watchers and others who have different aims - but it might make future trips by others a little bit easier.

If anyone has any pics, they might share them here or Flickr, or maybe make contact via FaceBook. I was without a camera. I know Brian, the other Kerryman, took about 150 pics so will tag those on FaceBook into them if I can.
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Summit Comment
Cupidstown Hill: Enhance this with a visit to Oughterard
Bunsen7 2 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. ...

  
Summit Comment
Knockowen: October 2016
davsheen 2 days ago.
View of the impressive Glanrastel valley from the side of Knockowen

  
Track
Near South Cork (Ireland)
sean_debarra 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 15m, Area: South Cork (Ireland)

Summit Comment
Cloghernagh: Picture
davsheen 2 days ago.
Cloghernagh Walk Nov 2016

  
Track
Route to Claggan NE Top
Onzy 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 8.0km, Climb: 2m, Area: Claggan Mountain NE Top, North Mayo (Ireland...

  
Summit Summary
Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week ago.
This oddly named hill is more a very minor heathery bump incorporated into the system of tracks laid out by the Wicklow Mountains National Park. It can be reached from any of the western car-parks...

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Slievemore Circuit
Onzy 4 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...

  
Summit Comment
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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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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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...

  
Forum: General
Slieve Binnian - more track work ?
gernee a week ago.
Revisited Slieve Binnian for the first time in years on Friday - frost underfoot, blue skies and rolling mist contributed to a great walk, despite disappointment at seeing some of the track work u...


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