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All Leinster County Tops in 24 Hours
It was Kieron Gribbon's book that originally got this idea into my head! Has anyone else tried it before?? I have worked out the details of my attempt at it this summer. Being a Louth man I had to finish on top of Foye, so that has a bit of a bearing on the route that I have chosen. I estimate the driving time on this route to be 9 hours, the walking time should be 12 hours, so that leaves 5 hours of a buffer for delays, stops, rests etc. I was thinking of starting from the top of Corn Hill around 8am on a Saturday morning, as you can see the first four summits are all easy, then a couple of descent walks in the south of the province, before the one grade five walk of the day! Once off the Lug before dark, that leaves Kildare and Dublin to be done in the dark. Both have access roads to the summit, so no problem tackling them in the dark (and Cupidstown might actually be better in the dark!!). Back in the wee county and in Glenmore by 6am gives two hours to get up to the top of Louth! Everything up until Mount Leinster is really easy and the challenge only really starts here. A long bright summers day with a full moon would be ideal me thinks!
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Eagles Nest: Tough but worth it
thomas_g 11 hours ago.
This was much tougher than I expected, I was sure I'd be up and down in 2 hours. Well it's been two hours 30 mins and I'm still sitting up on top. The views are really that good. It's been dry now...

  
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StephenH16
StephenH16 13 hours ago.
Hi there. My name is Stephen and I live in the southwest of England. My favourite hobby is hillwalking and I particularly enjoy walking in the hills and mountains of Scotland and the west of Irela...

  
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It's Simple Simon!
jackill 15 hours ago.
Seat Alhambra people carrier car type thing that he converts into a tent/bed to meet men in uniform

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An Cró Mór: The best view in Ireland?
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 2 days ago.
Great Blasket Island can be reached by ferry from Dunquin, Ventry or Dingle. From the harbour follow the path uphill. There are tracks running either side of the first high point. There is also a ...

  
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Knockeenatoung: TV or not TV
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
The main carpark for access is at the start of The Black road R89306 20345 (ht 333m)The Black road is a rocky, easy to follow track that is usually used as a start to climbing Galtymore, and it wi...

  
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Camaderry Mountain: Great views from Camaderry
jasonmac 4 days ago.
Parked at the Glendalough upper lake and paid the 4 euro, glad i did as this hike took me over 4 hours and the carpark was past closing by the time I got back. headed along the left side of lake a...

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A Long Walk to Conigar
CaptainVertigo 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 27.1km, Climb: 1095m, Area: Coomataggart, Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland)

  
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CaptainVertigo: Huge entertainment & mystery
simon3 16 hours ago.
Re CaptainVertigoYes, those pizzas can be a bit filling and what with middle age spread just look at the trouble you can get into.However am I the only person puzzled by the reference to the 'Ham?...

  
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Near Carrignagower, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland)
DenisMc 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 14.3km, Climb: 730m, Area: Carrignagower, Comeragh Mountains (Irelan...

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Croaghskearda: Views
Strikeen 4 days ago.
Some more views

  
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Cycle around Ballinastoe etc.
simon3 5 days ago.
A cycling track. run, Len: 29.5km, Climb: 399m, Area: Robber's Pass Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Irelan...

  
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Croaghskearda: Views from atop
Strikeen 4 days ago.
Some spectacular views from this mountain


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