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If someone can present to me the benefits of the proposed North/South bridge at Narrow Waters, please do it - because I, for the life of me, don't get it.
How many squillions of euro was the Co Louth estimate - and by how many further squillions do we now find ourselves out?
Even if someone were to tell me the whole thing is to line someone's pocket, I should be delighted. At least, we would have a reason.
Narrow Waters is a chicane in the Newry river between the aforementioned dump, Newry and pretty and unexploited Warrenpoint. The plan is to build a bridge at this point, between Co Down in the North and Co Louth in the South - the argument being that it will generate a new improved economy in the area. If they mean giving work to contrite brickies and plasterboarders, good enough: the rest? What where why when?
The conflation of Co Louth and Co Down - for some hillwalkers, a pleasant wheeze and donkey-route alternative to obvious Newry. For the rest of the world - so what?
Money into rural South Co Down and North Co Louth - what to buy? Chicken wire, fly swats and a galvanised bucket?
Warrenpoint and Rostrevor is completely unprepared for any more tourist business - or in fact any tourist business - and Omeath? Anyone want to buy some mementos of the past, now lovingly set in concrete?
From the South, go to Newry and you can buy all the rubbish you want and head North; from the North, go to Newry and you can buy all the rubbish you want and head South. This is not rocket science.
My suspicion is that this bridge would have monumental Northern political significance and I am surprised the flag-wavers aren't already out - and that in my view is not enough to spend 40m on it. Actually nothing is.


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Forum: Suggestions
Addition of "All Irish features" list etc
simon3 10 hours ago.
A new list and total has been added which shows All Irish features visited. So if you mark as visited any summit, coastal summit, coastal feature, island feature then this total will go up. You ca...

  
Summit Comment
Illanmaster: Watching Over.
sandman 2 days ago.
This hill watches over Illanmaster Island and although its summit is nothing of note its cliffs are fantastic. As described previously this can be part of a coastal walk or for direct accent park ...

  
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Corraduff Hill: Coastal Hill
sandman 2 days ago.
Corraduff Hill as seen from the Benwee Loop Walk.

Track
Mweelrea Mt via Ben Lugmore
marzka 2 days ago.
A very nice walk with amazing views and small bit of scrambling which can be avoided.Dificulty: Medium- ascending via... walk, Len: 13.4km, Climb: 1111m, Area: Ben Lugmore East Top, Mweelrea Mountain

  
Track
Bencorrbeg - Binn an Choire and Binn Dubh
marzka 2 days ago.
Very nice walk with a bit of scrambling.And this GPS track involve that mentioned part of scrambling - but if you want... walk, Len: 10.4km, Climb: 944m, Area: Bencorrbeg, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Benco

  
Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Coastal Hill
sandman 2 days ago.
It is easy to reach the area i took the photo from just a slight detour off the Benwee Loop Walk F8220244947 it is the next bit that the problem arises. Definitely an Ian Miller summit.

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Teermoyle and Been Hill
marzka 2 days ago.
Very nice walk with goregous views.Dificulty: Medium- a bit wet terrain, mostly grassy- some small part of walk on th... walk, Len: 13.2km, Climb: 843m, Area: Keamconneragh, Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Irel

  
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Doonvinalla W Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 2 days ago.
The Stags of Broad Haven just one of the fantastic photo opportunities from this summit which is easily accessed from the Benwee Loop Walk the easy option from the pier at Portacloy F8395844259.

  
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Mangerton via Stoompa and Horses Glen
marzka 2 days ago.
Lovely walk with stunning views.Dificulty: Medim- wet terrain as crossing the Owgariff river- very steepy descending w... walk, Len: 13.6km, Climb: 673m, Area: Stoompa, Mangerton (Ireland) Stoompa, M

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Doonvinalla E Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 3 days ago.
Easy access from the pier at Portacloy F8395844259 follow the Benwee Loop walk and branch off where appropriate . The photo shows views across towards Benwee Head in the background .

  
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Carrauntoohil via central guy and dawn via oshea-gully WINTER WALK
marzka 2 days ago.
This is a winter climb, therefore the winter equipment is needed and extra time should be added while planning that r... walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 779m, Area: Carrauntoohil, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (Ir

  
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Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 3 days ago.
Looking across to Doonvinalla N Top from E Top i decided it was above my pay grade to attempt the summit climb today . But to the right of the photo a route to the top seemingly exists so another ...


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