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2013-06-05 14:26:51
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Those mystery arty types
While descending from Carrigshouk in Wicklow one day in April I spotted a structure on the ground at O10133 05264. Somebody had removed a layer of turf to create a ‘foundation’ for whatever they were planning to build. They were in the process of laying down a layer of stones in the foundation, and had used a bag of cement for this. You can see from the picture that it looked like it was going to be some sort of stone hut. It was about 12-15 feet in length and 10 feet wide. An empty cement bag and empty water container were discarded nearby, which reinforced my opinion that this was not an eco-friendly builder.

I got in touch with the National Park Service, gave coordinates and sent them a few photos of the structure. They carried out surveillance of the site but couldn’t identify who was behind it. Enda Mullen of the department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht told me

‘We didn't find out who was involved despite some surveillance. We think it may have been one of the mystery "art" structures which appear now and then. I have given instructions to have it demolished

The structure was (is?) located just above the road and would have been the only man-made building for many miles in this remote location. I’m not sure if it was a farmer building a shelter, someone building a weekend camping retreat or some arty types building a monument. It was within the boundaries of the Wicklow Mountains National Park, in full view of the road and was causing damage to the location. My own vote goes for it being the brainchild of some urban folk who don’t understand the ‘Leave No Trace’ principle, or who don’t care.
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eflanaga an hour ago.
I came to hillwalking relatively late (2004) after being introduced to its pleasures on the remote island of St Helena by a South African friend who worked as an anaesthetist there, and it is now ...

Caha Mountains: Tooreennamna
Onzy a day ago.
Route taking in Tooreenamna, an outlier to the west of the Cummeenageera circuit and a highly rated hill.Shoulder peak... walk, Len: 4.5km, Climb: 439m, Area: Tooreennamna, Caha Mountains (Ireland) T

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Tooreennamna: False Summits abound
Onzy a day ago.
This summit, at least on the approach from Glenbeg Lough, is characterised by the number of false summits that emerge as you gain height.

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Mountaineering Ireland consults on mountains
simon3 2 days ago.
Mountaineering Ireland (MI) is attempting to build a consensus on what hillwalkers value in the Irish mountains. It is a very logical step prior to advocating on behalf of hillwalkers to first det...

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Tooreennamna: Orphaned Outlier of Cummeenageera
Onzy a day ago.
Tooreennamna lies just west of the Cummeengeera circuit above Ardgroom, As it it is tricky to include in that circuit, it is probably best included as a circuit of Glenbeg Lough or climbed by itse...

Lake District: Scafell and Scafell Pike
Onzy 2 days ago.
Route from Wasdale over Scafell Pike and Scafell, Ill Crag, Broad Crag and a couple of other peaks. Route includes 4 ... walk, Len: 12.8km, Climb: 1471m, Area: Lingmell, Lake District - Central & Wes

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Torc Mountain W Top: Big brother ....
hivisibility 5 days ago.
Here's a picture of Torc itself from Torc West Top. Approx 600m between the two summits.

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Barnahowna: Fine-weather photo
bryanmccabe 6 days ago.
Thought a fine-weather photo of Barnahowna summit was needed!

Castle Hill
Onzy 2 days ago.
Up and down Castle Hill. Essentially a duplicate of track 2048, but substantially shorter as I parked blocking a gate wi walk, Len: 4.8km, Climb: 398m, Area: Slieve Mish (Ireland)

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Maumtrasna North-East Top: Worth a visit!
Collaborative entry Last edit by: bryanmccabe 6 days ago.
Maumtrasna NE top, approximately 2km NE of Maumtrasna, is worth a visit in its own right. The most direct access is via the steep ridge up to nearby spot height 542. One possible starting point is...

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Cable Car to the Hellfire Club - 20/10
cave-dweller a week ago.
Hello, There is a meeting being held in the Yellow House Pub in Rathfarnham in Dublin 14 tomorrow night at 8 pm about some proposed "redevelopments" in and around the Hellfire Club/Montpelier Hill...

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Crossderry: Summit No 2 of a fine ridge walk.
hivisibility 6 days ago.
Here is another view of Crossderry taken from Mothillín. You can see the twin peaks at the summit area. The summit proper is the one on the right. Knocknabreeda in the background.Its pretty rugged...

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