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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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Mothaillín: Fabulous views to the west from the summit.
hivisibility 3 hours ago.
Fine view towards Broghnabinnia and Caher from Mothillín summit.

Ott Mountain to Slieve Meelmore
Aidy 4 hours ago.
Started at the Ott/Blue Quarry car park on the Moyad Road, and took a route taking in six summits, going over Ott Mou... walk, Len: 10.9km, Climb: 730m, Area: Ott Mountain, Mourne Mountains (Ireland)

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Mothaillín: Summit area as seen from Crossderry.
hivisibility 3 hours ago.
Mothillín summit from Crossderry.

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Crossderry: Towards Knocknabreeda and Stumoa Dúloigh
hivisibility 3 hours ago.
The view towards Knocknabreeda fro Crossderry summit. Stumpa Dúloigh in the background. Knocknabreeda summit is located over to the far left of the ridge.

Glenbeigh to Galway's Bridge
GSheehy 13 hours ago.
I?m putting this one up because it was a club walk and I was thinking about the other day. There aren?t too many clu walk, Len: 40.5km, Climb: 917m, Area: Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Ireland)

Forum: General
Cable Car to the Hellfire Club - 20/10
cave-dweller 2 days 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 looking East.
hivisibility 3 hours ago.
Summit of Crossderry with view back towards Mothillín.There are 2 similar heights at the summit area. The summit is the one nearest the Eastern Reeks.

Peak bagging in The Sperrins in autumn
peter1 a day ago.
Again, the use of a mountain bike is highly recommended for this route, if you are a solo walker. I left my bike in a... walk, Len: 16.2km, Climb: 1048m, Area: Mullaghclogha, Sperrin Mountains (Irela

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Stumpa Dúloigh SE Top: Fine views to the East...
hivisibility 4 hours ago.
The view to Knocknabreeda, Crossderry and Mothillín as seen from the aooroach to Stúmpa Dúloigh SE Top. Torc in the centre with Mangerton rising over to the right.

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Knocknabreeda: View of Carrauntoohil from the summit.
hivisibility 4 hours ago.
Carrauntoohil from Knocknabreeda summit.

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Quad bikers in the Mournes
mcrtchly 2 weeks ago.
Whilst out in the Mournes on Sunday 2nd Oct, at about 8.30am we were shocked to see a group of half a dozen quad bikers powering up the track from the Banns Road towards Lough Shannagh (below Doan...

Slieve Foye
Onzy 6 days ago.
Sunday route over Slieve Foye and along the ridge for a bit... walk, Len: 9.9km, Climb: 439m, Area: Slieve Foye, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland) Slie...

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