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2013-07-15 20:39:26
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MYTHOLOGY
The Greek Peleponnese presents this heady cocktail of grassy tops and sunbaked beaches. Benign breezes buffet its pretty ankles in even in the hottest days. Crystal waters kiss its gentle shores. And man and mythology sit astride its highest peaks like ...... blah blah blah.
This pic was taken yesterday in scenery that poked your eyes until they hurt. And it was here at Loughshannagh Co Down ........ Ireland.
Go to the Peleponnese, why don't you? Go to the ends of the earth. Go until your feet are bleeding and raw - and still you will get nowhere more magically pretty than this, our Ireland.
That is my story and a thousand more of us will tell the same one of yesterday, somewhere on the oul sod.
I was 5 hours amongst them and was I coming in? Nope. 6 hours? Not a chance. 7 hours in sunshine that felt like melted butterscotch? Not on your life ....
A sudden bolt off Ott to Slieveloughshannagh, Meelbeg and Meelmore; slip-sliding scrambles on to Bearnagh Tors; dazed danderings through spear-tip reeds and bog cotton; green glittering dragonflies on golden pools above the dam; wicked, dizzy drops into Crom reservoir; odd and unlikely Doan; the silver dust beaches of Loughshannagh; murderous ascent in knee-high heather on to Carn; and a drunken amble across gentle Slieve Muck.
The Peleponnese et cetera? Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes.
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magicstep
magicstep an hour ago.
A leisure climber, I take it easy. If I climb something big then in a good weather only and spend lot's of time on top of the hill picnicking, enjoying the views and taking pictures. Mostly I walk...

  
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Gortnagan Beg: A worthy 500
thomas_g 3 hours ago.
Gortnagan Beg turned out to be my 500th peak. The bog was dryish, the rain threatened but waited until I got back to the car and the midges had other targets; what more could you ask for.The peak ...

  
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Gortnagan Beg: Small hill with great views
Collaborative entry Last edit by: thomas_g 4 hours ago.
Gortnagan Beg might be diminutive in stature but has fine views and some steep ground.The best approach is from the NE where there is a stile on the roadside. Parking is scarce so the best option ...

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Gortnagan Beg from Cappanlea
thomas_g 4 hours ago.
walk, Len: 5.0km, Climb: 219m, Area: Gortnagan Beg, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (Irel...

  
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Galtymore & Galtybeg from King's Yard
conrad1179 a day ago.
run, Len: 11.8km, Climb: 670m, Area: Galtymore, Galty Mountains (Ireland) Galty...

  
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Kirikee Mountain: Kirikee from the NW.
simon3 2 days ago.
From the ridge south of Derrybawn there is this NW view of Kirikee.Courtesy of siteviewer_comreg.ie we can find the owner of this mast: Three Ireland.The amusing conjunction with the cairn below t...

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Camaderry South East Top: Steep climb, sorry trail, great views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
There's a number of ways to reach the top such as starting from the main, paying, carpark near the Glendalough lake at around T1115 9635. Going straight up from here more or less north there is an...

  
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Brockagh Mountain SE Top: Flattish height NW of Laragh with views, boggy paths a
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
Situated at the south eastern tip of a spur from Tonelagee it therefore commands wonderful views out over Laragh to the south east and Glenmacnass valley and waterfall to the north. Glendalough is...

  
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Carrickarede: Island.
sandman 4 days 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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BRANDON HILL - THE QUICK WAY
David-Guenot 3 days 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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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep 5 days ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

  
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep 5 days 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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