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ASPHALT TO ASPHALT, RUST TO RUST
I don't know if it is a characteristic of all generations but it is certainly one of this one - that we believe no one discovered anything until we arrived on the scene.
Bit like that thing about Ireland - where we think that we are the only place history ever happened to.
We think we invented popular music - so what about him with the didgeridoo? Public Relations - punted by history ever since Cain slew Abel. Pornography - from the very long ago ancient Greek.
One of my faves is "global warming" - now coyly entitled "climate change" - because we don't actually know if it is going to be hot or cold - a conundrum engaging the baffled brain of Mr Neanderthal who, if he hadn't walked bang into a blizzard, might also have become Uncle Neanderthal
.... and so to mountain erosion - yadayada .....
If you took a thousand men a thousand years dragnetting the hills of Ireland, you would barely put a mark on them. That is because Mother Nature is bigger than we are - although I expect we probably think we invented her singlehandedly too.
The tedium of the subject is only upstaged by the tedium of listening to zealots blither on about it.
So ...... stampeding off a Mourne the other day, in the bosom of a challenge group and upending as much mountain as we could manage, one of our company made an observation ....... an endearing and civil bloke, which is good; educationally challenged, which more times than not is also good.
"The problem with this path" he bemoaned "is it is very badly corroded" and I thought to myself ...... "well if this is very bad corrosion, I suppose I can live with it."
I expect we all can.
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Galtymore & Galtybeg from King's Yard
conrad1179 4 hours ago.
run, Len: 11.8km, Climb: 670m, Area: Galtymore, Galty Mountains (Ireland) Galty...

  
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Camaderry South East Top: Steep climb, sorry trail, great views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 16 hours 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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Kirikee Mountain: Kirikee from the NW.
simon3 16 hours 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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Brockagh Mountain SE Top: Flattish height NW of Laragh with views, boggy paths a
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 17 hours 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 2 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 2 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 3 days ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

  
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep 3 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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BLACKSTAIRS CHALLENGE 2017 - A PEAK-BAGGER'S ROUTE
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 34.1km, Climb: 1629m, Area: Black Rock Mountain, Blackstairs Mountai...

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Inishsirrer: Deserted village
magicstep 3 days ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

  
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ewen
ewen 5 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: The only building that is not a ruin.
magicstep 3 days ago.
Surprisingly Donegal islands have a very good mobile internet reception, sometimes better than in an office in Dublin.


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