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Bleck Cra
2008-12-05 00:13:53
Northern Delights
To Captain Wheretogo - Cap I am sorry to hear of your trouble between Dundalk and civilisation (yes folks, the North of Ireland has become civilised. What next?) This idea of getting you into this hellonearth with no warning and not letting you out, is an old Southern Irish trick practised on Northern tourists upcountry when the pubs were closing. This circumstance has been brought about less by our prices up here being lower than yours, than by yours down there being ... how can I put it ...extraordinary! Here a reasonable bottle of Vin de Pays d'Oc can be accessed from Sainbury's for under the equivalent of 3.50 euro - which is why as things stand (if I can put it this way) Pamela Anderson with her kit off couldn't get into Newry right now. They say people are fighting in the Newry shopping centre car parks. No change there.
Not much advice for you and other north venturing track rats - and incidentally Crossmaglen is but a shadow of its former self - a shadow nonetheless. Newry from the dull carriageway is the prob. Cross takes you out around Armagh bearing away from the magical Mournes. You could pick up the Forkhill road out of Dundalk via Camlough - pron Camlow as in keep low which will help offload much of the prob. I am delighted however that Doan and others inspired you to lyricysm and not a little flatulence. Now that your back which was gone is back and my back which also was was gone is now back, perhaps we will collide - best though not as you try to get into the North as I try to get out.
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CaptainVertigo
CaptainVertigo 3 hours ago.
I joined MountainViews on St.Patrick's Day 2005. Although I had been hillwalking on and off since my school days in Galway, in later years with the Navan Trekkers, I can honestly say that MV deli...

  
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Close Encounters near Coomataggart
CaptainVertigo 4 hours ago.
It was almost 2am last Saturday morning, as I turned the ‘Ham towards the Cork/Kerry border at Ballyvourney. An oncoming vehicle passed me by, ground to a halt, before turning and following me. Th...

  
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New blog !!
David-Guenot 4 hours ago.
Here below is the link to my very first blog article, about a walk I had in the Pyrenees last summer. Do not hesitate to comment and subscribe.http://lonepeakbagger.com/index.php/2017/04/25/pique-...

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Camaderry Mountain: Great views from Camaderry
jasonmac a day 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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Near Carrignagower, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland)
DenisMc a day ago.
walk, Len: 14.3km, Climb: 730m, Area: Carrignagower, Comeragh Mountains (Irelan...

  
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Croaghskearda: Views
Strikeen 2 days ago.
Some more views

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Croaghskearda: Views from atop
Strikeen 2 days ago.
Some spectacular views from this mountain

  
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Slievecoiltia: Will explore next time.
Corkonian 3 days ago.
There is a drive to the top. Busy place. Good views from the top.

  
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A Long Walk to Conigar
CaptainVertigo 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 27.1km, Climb: 1095m, Area: Coomataggart, Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland) C...

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Lacken Hill: Great views. Good spot.
Corkonian 3 days ago.
Good spot and a good place to walk. Final part of the climb to the top is a bit of a challenge. Spectacular wide ranging views from the hill top. Also historical monuments on the hill top. Underst...

  
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GPS Device Found
GSheehy 2 weeks ago.
GPS Unit found in the Maumturks . Contact 086/8449239 for details.

  
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Cycle around Ballinastoe etc.
simon3 3 days ago.
A cycling track. run, Len: 29.5km, Climb: 399m, Area: Robber's Pass Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Irelan...


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