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simon3
2016-08-12 06:51:20
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Commemorating plane crash.
Eoin.
"As this is a historic event that can only ever have one definitive location" .. but there's hundreds of plane crash sites in the mountains of Ireland of which this is just one example. There would only be a quantitative distinction between this crash and others. In fact a stronger case might be made for many others because they involved loss of life. If we allow this then we will allow various advocates for other crash memorials to try to put up memorials followed by yet more pressure to put up personal memorials.

These memorials then destroy the sense of the wild very rapidly for everyone else. While of course all of us wish to preserve our fond memory of the departed dear to us, we can do this without compromising everyone else's enjoyment of the wild. Similar goes for crosses and religious memorials.

Take a look at the attached picture from near the top of Minaun in Mayo. This memorial destroys the huge panoramic view and is quite inappropriate in its location. It is possible to commemorate without impinging on everyone else. By arrangement with the Wicklow Mountains National Park the Ramblers have a commemorative area for departed members in a wood on the side of Derrybawn. Never heard of it? But the people to whom this is relevant have and that's the point isn't it?

Say no to this petition - it will have further consequences. Support the Wicklow Mountains National Park when they regulate memorials. Oppose inappropriate encroachments on our wild areas.
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Summit Comment
Ballyguile Hill: Viewed from the south. Hope you like masts.
simon3 10 hours ago.
Ballyguile Hill can also be seen well from the south. Here's a view taken from near Brides Hill (a coastal hill near Wicklow Head)

  
Track
Exploration of Wicklow Head from the north.
simon3 11 hours ago.
As you will immediately see from the track this was an exploration of what is possible. This should be a lot easier s... walk, Len: 6.6km, Climb: 126m, Area: Brides Hill, Wicklow Coastal Hill (Irelan

  
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The Eagles Rock: A short but sweet scramble
IainT a day ago.
One of the few Irish summits that needs the use of hands by the easiest route. Those happy with exposure can get a good airy scramble (grade 2, pushing 3 maybe), by slanting left up an obvious ram...

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Slieve Foye: Irish Gabbro!
IainT a day ago.
Gabbro is one of the roughest and most frictiony rocks around and is superb for scrambling on, as all visitors to the Skye Cuiilin across the water know. I never realised until yesterday that Slie...

  
Summit Comment
Clermont Carn: Easy but a great view.
IainT a day ago.
If you drive up the road this has to be a contender for the easiest summit in Ireland, but it's well worth doing for the superb view. Wicklow to Donegal, with the Meath lowlands spread out like a ...

  
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Pic du Canigou
David-Guenot a day ago.
Ascending Catalogna's sacred mountain from the hamlet of Los Masos de Vallmanya, on well-marked trails, with two breaks walk, Len: 24.8km, Climb: 1853m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

Forum: General
Windphone project destroyed
wicklore 2 days ago.
The Wind Phone art project in the Dublin Mountains has been destroyed http://jrnl.ie/3547797 . It appears to be a strong statement by those against the idea

  
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Seanadh Bhéara: Access
sandman 2 days ago.
To answer the query raised by TommyV for at the time to facilitate parking on a narrow road and not wishing to park on the N59 i parked beside the farm yard with a view to access the hill via the ...

  
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Ramble on Ireland's Eye
wicklore 2 days ago.
A short walk on Ireland's Eye in September 2015. Original plan to visit earlier in the summer was thwarted by a huge f... walk, Len: 2.6km, Climb: 80m, Area: Ireland's Eye, Dublin Islands (Ireland) I

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Ireland's Eye: Screams were heard, getting fainter and fainter…
wicklore 3 days ago.
Ireland's Eye is situated about 1.5kms north of Howth Harbour. In Celtic times it was called Eria’s Island and then Erin’s Island. The Norse called it Erin’s Ey and this became Ireland’s Eye. (Ey ...

  
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Pic de Cagire Loop
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
A great loop walk in one of my favourite areas in the Pyrenees, which should have hardly taken more than 4h30 hadn't I m walk, Len: 11.8km, Climb: 892m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
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Carhoo Hill: Dingle Eask Tower
Collaborative entry Last edit by: aidand 3 days ago.
This is a modest climb, but with wonderful views. Take the road out of Dingle towards Ventry. After about a mile turn left at a sign marked 'Hanlon's handbags'. There is a parking area with a hut ...


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