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dhmiriam
2009-06-15 18:24:29
Retail tips for Calgarygirl.
Hi Calgarygirl, pdtempan is quite correct, was up in Newry two weeks ago and purchased 1:25 000 Activity Map for the Mournes produced by Ordnance Survey Of Northern Ireland for about seven pounds sterling or so. Found it in Easons Unit 2/3, at the Buttercrane Shopping Centre, Buttercrane Quay, in Newry, BT35 8HJ, UK. Phone ahead and ask them to check for stock first, on +44 28 3026 1037. The Maps are situated left of the entrance about mid-way down the store, but the staff are very friendly and helpful, and will be glad to help. Paddy Dillon's 'The Mournes' published by O'Brien press is also a good buy as are his 'Exploring the North of Ireland' and Exploring the South of Ireland' which I spotted in Easons in Dublin, and I guess will be found at most Easons stores, but in truth one will find it difficult to outdo the data and info found on Mountainviews. The shopping centre also has a store called Millets, contact Telephone number + 44 28302 63565 which supplies outdoor and camping gear, and with a little luck at all, you may be able to get everything under the one roof. Phone them first though. I have no idea how expensive they are for their produce, but I will warn you that you will likely pay a great deal more when you come south of the border. Negotiating the shopping centre is no problem, however negotiating the car park is quite another, as busy as Christmas given half the south venture up to shop these days, you will welcome the hills afterwards. Have a great trip and do post your findings on MV.
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Cnoc an Bhráca: The last hurrah of the high Reeks
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker a day ago.
Cnoc an Bhráca, together with its near neighbour Cnoc na DTarbh, are the last (relatively) high summits along the great ridge of the Eastern Reeks; beyond here the ground gradually declines to the...

  
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WalkinIreland
WalkinIreland a day ago.
Walking Holiday Ireland provide self-guided hiking & guided walking tours in Ireland’s Ancient East and along the Wild Atlantic Way since 2012 for hiking & trekking enthusiasts from around t...

  
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Tievnabinnia: Bulky Sheeffrys summit
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 2 days ago.
Tievnabinnia is the easternmost of the higher Sheeffry Hills, a distinctly bulky eminence where gently grassy upper slopes contrast with a series of steep corries to both north and south of its ge...

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Maumtrasna: A steep-sided fortress in the West
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 3 days ago.
Maumtrasna is one of the most singular mountains in Ireland, a monumental sprawl of plateau plunging away in viciously steep slopes around almost all of its perimeter; these slopes are themselves ...

  
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Near Slieve Foye North-West Top, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland)
Gus a day ago.
Tough ascent from the carpark, but once on the ridge is reasonably easy with an identifiable track. On the return kee... walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 413m, Area: Slieve Foye North-West Top, Cooley/Gullio

  
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Corn Hill: New Pathway around the Summit
TommyMc 5 days ago.
A new pathway around the summit has been installed over the summer. Walkers are now met with a locked gate within circa 50 yards of the masts and trig point, but a new and quite attractive pathway...

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Wicklow: Cullentragh Mountain
Onzy 5 days ago.
Easiest route to an hill that is really just a point on the way to Mullacor and beyond ... run, Len: 5.0km, Climb: 185m, Area: Cullentragh Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Irela...

  
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Kells Mountain East Top: Great hike up Kells East
BillWatson a week ago.
Three of us climbed this. My nephew cooled off in Roads Lough on the way up. The weather was nearly perfect. It was steep but manageable. This is my first entry on MV.

  
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Whiddy Island: Short island visit.
TommyV a week ago.
Whiddy Island is a short ferry ride from Bantry Bay. As I was under time constraints to be back on the mainland to watch Clare loose another Munster final, we made a quick walk from the quay to th...

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A Postcard from the Edge
mcrtchly a week ago.
This summer we spent 2 weeks in the Faroe Islands, a remote arrowhead-shaped archipelago of 18 basalt islands rising up walk, Len: 4.3km, Climb: 216m, Area: Faroe Islands, Nor?oyar ()

  
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Vinegar Hill: Steeped in history.
TommyV a week ago.
The history of this place takes precedence over the actual scenery but there are lovely views over the town of Enniscorthy.

  
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Croagh Patrick & Lugnademon
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 7.1km, Climb: 756m, Area: Lugnademon, Croagh Patrick (Ireland) Lugna...


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