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Barry
2013-05-04 20:06:25
New map of Blackstairs, Mt Leinster & Barrow
This is by way of information rather than advertising. A variety of people who visit here might like to note that I have recently published a new map, 'Blackstairs, Mount Leinster & The Barrow Valley'. This map is at 1:25,000 scale printed both sides of the sheet with an overlap at the Scollagh Gap. It is printed on Enduro 100gsm paper, a tough water resistant and tearproof paper and retails at 9.95.

The mapping essentially covers from Bagenalstown/Clonegal in the north to Ballywilliam in the south and from Bunclody in the east to Graignamanagh in the west. So it covers the main group of hills and the adjacent Barrow river valley. Of interest to walkers, anglers, pilots, cyclists, paddlers as well as those just with an interest in the countryside and these localities.

It is two years since our last new publication and a lot of work had gone into this map. The region has considerable cultural and historical merit and I hope this map will help to both inform and stimulate an appreciation of this. Those with an interest in the placenames of the district should look up http://www.eastwestmapping.ie/placenames-heritage#Blackstairs1 Here you will find my personal interpretation of some of the principal placenames of the region based on considerable research: including old publications, research by others in recent decades and many recent enquiries on the ground. As with my other work, I try to record different versions of a name but place the emphasis on what's used locally where I can establish this. I consider that the people who have been born into these districts and lived/ worked there all their lives are in the best position to advise what features are called.

This map is available now from http://www.eastwestmapping.ie for delivery by post (postage & packing charge) and will shortly be in our usual stockists in Dublin etc. Great Outdoors and Outdoor Adventure Store may have stock as I write. I hope to have it available for purchase locally in the south east in the coming weeks.
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BRANDON HILL - THE QUICK WAY
David-Guenot 3 hours ago.
A steep but quick ascent along the forestry on rocky terrain, along what I believe has been dug as a firebreak rather ... walk, Len: 5.0km, Climb: 305m, Area: Brandon Hill, South Midlands (Ireland) B

  
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Carrickarede: Island.
sandman 17 hours ago.
Carrickarede island is connected to the mainland by the world famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. One of Northern Ireland's top tourist attractions it is operated by the National Trust but unfortun...

  
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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep a day ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

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BLACKSTAIRS CHALLENGE 2017 - A PEAK-BAGGER'S ROUTE
David-Guenot 5 hours ago.
walk, Len: 34.1km, Climb: 1629m, Area: Black Rock Mountain, Blackstairs Mountai...

  
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep a day ago.
Visited in 2014. There's a sandy beach and a solid pier with slipway and a picnic table facing the mainland. The road from the pier all the way thru the village is a robust concrete one, but it's ...

  
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Inishsirrer: Deserted village
magicstep a day ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

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THE LONG WAY UP LUG
David-Guenot 5 hours ago.
walk, Len: 21.0km, Climb: 980m, Area: Cloghernagh, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Clo...

  
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Inishsirrer: The only building that is not a ruin.
magicstep a day ago.
Surprisingly Donegal islands have a very good mobile internet reception, sometimes better than in an office in Dublin.

  
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ewen
ewen 3 days ago.
Now living furth of Scotland and getting to know the Irish hills. If you come across a Scottish hill Walker with dodgy knees and walking sedately, stop and say hello.

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Inishsirrer: Part of a road from the past
magicstep a day ago.
There's a salty tidal lake on the island.

  
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CAMADERRY + TONELAGEE + BROCKAGH
David-Guenot 5 hours ago.
walk, Len: 27.6km, Climb: 1295m, Area: Camaderry South East Top, Dublin/Wicklow...

  
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Inishsirrer: Uninhabited except a few sheep.
magicstep 2 days ago.
I did kayak to the island in 2014. There is a slipway facing the mainland. Lot's of ruined houses. Walking is decent as the island is flat but in places ground is uneven and overgrown, there are o...


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