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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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An Cró Mór: The best view in Ireland?
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 9 hours ago.
Great Blasket Island can be reached by ferry from Dunquin, Ventry or Dingle. From the harbour follow the path uphill. There are tracks running either side of the first high point. There is also a ...

  
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Close Encounters near Coomataggart
CaptainVertigo 21 hours ago.
It was almost 2am last Saturday morning, as I turned the ‘Ham towards the Cork/Kerry border at Ballyvourney. An oncoming vehicle passed me by, ground to a halt, before turning and following me. Th...

  
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Knockeenatoung: TV or not TV
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 10 hours ago.
The main carpark for access is at the start of The Black road R89306 20345 (Point A) (ht333mThe Black road is a rocky, easy to follow track that is usually used as a start to climbing Galtymore, a...

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Camaderry Mountain: Great views from Camaderry
jasonmac 2 days ago.
Parked at the Glendalough upper lake and paid the 4 euro, glad i did as this hike took me over 4 hours and the carpark was past closing by the time I got back. headed along the left side of lake a...

  
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Near Carrignagower, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland)
DenisMc 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 14.3km, Climb: 730m, Area: Carrignagower, Comeragh Mountains (Irelan...

  
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Croaghskearda: Views
Strikeen 2 days ago.
Some more views

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New blog !!
David-Guenot 21 hours ago.
Here below is the link to my very first blog article, about a walk I had in the Pyrenees last summer. Do not hesitate to comment and subscribe.http://lonepeakbagger.com/index.php/2017/04/25/pique-...

  
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Croaghskearda: Views from atop
Strikeen 2 days ago.
Some spectacular views from this mountain

  
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A Long Walk to Conigar
CaptainVertigo 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 27.1km, Climb: 1095m, Area: Coomataggart, Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland)

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Slievecoiltia: Will explore next time.
Corkonian 4 days ago.
There is a drive to the top. Busy place. Good views from the top.

  
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Lacken Hill: Great views. Good spot.
Corkonian 4 days ago.
Good spot and a good place to walk. Final part of the climb to the top is a bit of a challenge. Spectacular wide ranging views from the hill top. Also historical monuments on the hill top. Underst...

  
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Cycle around Ballinastoe etc.
simon3 3 days ago.
A cycling track. run, Len: 29.5km, Climb: 399m, Area: Robber's Pass Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Irelan...


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