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Bleck Cra
2009-03-16 21:40:10
"A PEACEFUL WALK" from Bleck Cra Contract pics
Picture: A PEACEFUL WALK (Contract pics)

NO TROUBLE AT ALL
For Southern walkers teasing themselves into the North, who now think the place has gone up, do not put off that visit.
The place has not gone up and if it appears that way in the media, the media are mistaken. Cra is on the ground (no, not to escape the hail of bullets ….) and a report I think is important.
Fractiousness is contained in the town of Antrim (nowhere near hills) and Craigavon. Craigavon was a social experiment to offer a better quality of life in a trouble-torn Northern Ireland. It has become run down and not the shining light of idealistic socialism. It is a large sprawling hugger mugger of flat-roofed housing with acres of council-mowed grass, abandoned roundabouts, drains and culverts. It has a reputation for nefariousness and thought to protect pockets of dissident Northern Republicanism. However to do a direct comparison with Dublin and what the snobs call the “rougher” estates, Craigavon would fare better. Of course to residents of Craigavon or Darndale, your estate is home, where you struggle to put food on the table, manage lawless children and survive. I lived for 4 years in Lurgan, one of the towns co-erced into the concept of Craigavon and would much prefer to be there at night than in many parts of Dublin City Centre.
There are huge political peaks to scale in Craigavon but there are no hills, so you won’t be going there. The Mournes are at least an hour’s drive and in the opposite direction.
So here’s the proposal. Put on your boots and I shall meet you on your side of the border, shepherd you into the magical Mournes, introduce you to local hospitality and return you without a scratch. Any takers, contact me through this site.
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aidand 2 days ago.
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Re Adding markers to descriptions
simon3 2 days ago.
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