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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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Scarr ridge from Trooperstown Carpark
simon3 9 hours ago.
A different place to start from to reach Scarr with a lot of car-parking. Return uses Wicklow Way in part. walk, Len: 14.2km, Climb: 498m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Scarr

  
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Near Ring Hill, Shannon (Ireland)
mlmoroneybb 3 days ago.
Caption walk, Len: 1.3km, Climb: 158m, Area: Ring Hill, Shannon (Ireland) Ring Hill

  
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Caora Bhán: Dunkerron ridge run
Dbosonnet 2 days ago.
Coomnacronia taken from the Dunkerron ridge. Track 3488 for details

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Topped Mountain: Short & simple
Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
A simple little Minion to climb (the name Topped 'Mountain' is a bit of a stretch). A gravel path & steps from a carpark will see you reach the top in about 15 minutes, and you won't even need you...

  
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Near Lough Curra Mtn, Galty Mountains (Ireland)
mlmoroneybb 3 days ago.
Sunday A walk started at Cush carpark taking in the soldier?s hole, Saunder?s Lodge, the grassey Knol, ice road. Lou walk, Len: 13.2km, Climb: 1000m, Area: Lough Curra Mtn, Galty Mountains (Irela

  
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Crockmulroney: Good summit for Carn-baggers
Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
A fine hill with a well defined summit and great views. Plenty of parking spots along the R254 directly to the south of the summit. From there it's a relatively simple 1km climb to the top.

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Slievenashaska: Wild mountain run
Dbosonnet 2 days ago.
Slievenashaska taken from the Dunkerron ridge. Track 3488 for details

  
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Oileán Mhuighinse: Galway Island
sandman 3 days ago.
For the walkers who may not wish to visit the summit area a photo of same.

  
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Oileán Mhuighinse: Galway Island
sandman 3 days ago.
The walk from the car parked at L7692629281 on the graveyard road to the high point is short but out from the public road it is entirely on private property . Access via the gate up to the small c...

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Into The Coum(eragh)'s
GSheehy 3 days ago.
The forecast was for heat, so I said I?d have an early start. Down to the base layer by the time I got to The Gap at ... walk, Len: 27.2km, Climb: 1226m, Area: Coumfea West Top, Comeragh Mountains (I

  
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Eanach Mheáin: Galway Island
sandman 3 days ago.
Connemara Island Golf Course is a nine hole course located on this island and just inside its entrance at L9080830893 is the 11th/17th hole where the natural high point is adjacent to the ladies t...

  
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Lettercallow: Coastal Hill
sandman 3 days ago.
By parking at L8760028966 you can walk on to open hillside with no access issues . A gentle accent to the summit area which unlike its nearest neighbour has no seating arrangements for the visitor...


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