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Colin Murphy
2009-02-02 20:34:56
"Dwyer-McAllister Cottage" from Colin Murphy Contract pics
Picture: Dwyer-McAllister Cottage (Contract pics)

Keadeen Mt & Guerilla Warfare!
If you happen to park near the Dwyer-McAllister Cottage en route to Keadeen, itís worth allowing an extra fifteen minutes to take a look at the recently restored building. Michael Dwyer was a United Irishman who retreated to the Wicklow Mountain after the failure of the 1798 rebellion and conducted a guerilla warfare campaign along with General Holt against the British. So successful were they that the British had to commit thousands of troops, build new barracks and even a road (the Old Military Road). Dwyer commanded such loyalty that, once when completely surrounded in this cottage, a colleague, McAllister, deliberately drew British gunfire and died so his leader could escape back into the Wicklow Mountains to re-group. Eventually Dwyer surrendered (after 6 years!) The British sent him as a prisoner to Australia, where ironically, he would eventually end up as a Police Chief! Unfortunately the cottage is only open June ĖSept but worth a visit as just 2 mins walk from parking area.
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Colin Murphy a week ago.
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day 6
mlmoroneybb a week ago.
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Foardal: Simple approach from NW
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
If you want to do this in isolation, the simplest route is from the car park at V882790, and then heading SE directly up the heathery slope for 1km. The summit itself is a broad heathery mound.

  
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Derrygarriff: Fine summit, easily reached.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day5
mlmoroneybb a week ago.
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More midges.
simon3 a week ago.
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