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CaptainVertigo
2008-11-30 00:19:20
"Jim the Antrim Gully Man" from CaptainVertigo Expand pics
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Mourne Traffic Chaos
I spent over an hour and a half sitting in an almost stationary car on the M1 just before the border this morning on my way to the Mournes. When movement came it was a miserable crawl.
I phoned Dundalk Garda station and was cheerfully informed that this was a regular occurrence due to a combination of road works near Newry and the massive influx of southern shoppers looking for bargains. I was a bit incensed to discover that by the time one came to an EXPECT DELAYS sign, one had already been trapped for ages, and that there was no possible escape..I have no doubt that there were thousands of cars stuck in that jam. Surely we should have been seeing warnings all the way along the road, thus alowing one to exit the M1 and head for Crossmaglen ( although the very name strikes terror in my heart) or some such place. Imagine if a woman had gone into labour! Anyway I eventually got through Newry and out to the Mournes. It was almost midday, instead of half nine. (SUGGESTION http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/254215)But conditions were awesome. Heavy frost, bright sunshine and wisps of fog. I intend to write up my trip to Doan and Crom, but meanwhile may I simply say that I met two other lone walkers at different times. Jim from Antrim emerged onto the summit of Doan as I was having my lunch on that exceptional peak in perfect conditions. We got chatting and walked over to Ben Crom. That's Jim in the photo. He casually mentioned that he had ascended the gully just to the left of the Crom summit previously. Later, when he had moved on, I peeped over the edge of the gully and almost defecated immediately. It was TERRIFYING. How could a human being subject themselves to such a horror? Here's to you Jim and I hope you followed my advice and looked up this site. Later I met David Gordon (originally from Cavan) at the saddle between Carn and S.Loughshannagh. We had a great chat as we descended the dangerously icy path towards the Ott Car Park in the gathering gloom. The company, in both cases, was most enjoyable. David proved a great help when I couldn't open my car door because the key wouldn't turn the frozen lock. He simply poured hot tea from his flask onto the unyielding metal!!
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Galtymore & Galtybeg from King's Yard
conrad1179 10 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 21 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 21 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 22 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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