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dhmiriam
2009-06-26 00:22:21
"Woody knots and knits" from dhmiriam Contract pics
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Oracles.
Along this path, entire tree’s rooting systems are stripped way back, from the countless trekking of mortals up and down the Glen River banks. Long sinuous limbs stretch intertwined across the woody floor. In places it appears as if the Picts had been at work weaving Celtic patterns out of these living limbs, which disappear and re-appear like half carved things of an earthly whole. Or Midas, (son of Gordias, not the golden one) having borne out the ancient oracle at last, (the oracle of Telmissus, missus, not the later one, its not borne out yet, perhaps cra, weedavie, or marymac for whom I uphold her tinder-flint analogy,) sat for years weaving Gordian knots, to tether wooden things in celebration of an end to aimless wandering.
Its impressive how these limbs suffer such abuse and still pulse water up their height, to the leafy tips at furthest reach. It is difficult not to imagine them coming alive, like the ones in the rugby/Guiness ads?, animated in fury and rebellion, but no, they stand in their rooting, arms raised to the heavens in their quiet nobility, indifferent to us, Midas and taciturnists both, and our ignoble freedoms.
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Knockastia: Behind quarry
Fergalh 7 hours ago.
At Moate take road to the pretty village of Rosemount. Drive through village and turn left around west side of mountain. At quarry there is a sign for site of old church (N2401043352) proceed up t...

  
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Bruse Hill: Bruse Summer 2017
TommyMc 3 days ago.
Since a big gorse fire in 2016, this hill is once more easily accessible to casual walkers and has been widely visited this summer. An easy approach is possible by taking the L6636 minor road off ...

  
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MV Gathering & Awards - This Friday!!
Onzy 18 hours ago.
ALL WELCOME !

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Belmore Mountain: A standing stone gathers all moss.
TommyV 4 days ago.
As mentioned by Harry Goodman, it's possible to drive along Belmore forest for almost two kilometers as far as a black forestry gate. There is also a standard gate here on the right giving access ...

  
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Coastal Walk west of Mannin Bay
Onzy a day ago.
walk, Len: 13.6km, Climb: 107m, Area: Galway Coastal Hill (Ireland)

  
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Brougher Mountain: A quick bag.
TommyV 4 days ago.
Nothing much to add to the comments already. Drove most of the way up from the North side of the hill to within 450 metres of the trig point. Nothing to recommend to anybody who is looking to get ...

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Croghan Hill: Broken Trig Pillar to be replaced
TommyMc 6 days ago.
The recent damage to the Croghan Hill trig pillar is covered in an article in this week's Offaly Independent. The good news is that Offaly County Council plans to replace the damaged pillar to its...

  
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Slievereagh: To drive or not to drive?
TommyV a week ago.
Geo's directions are spot on. At the aforementioned Coilte forest entrance there is a sign staing no unauthorized vehicles beyond this point as the gate may close at any point. However as the Lazy...

  
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Knockatagglemore
caiomhin 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 1.0km, Climb: 30m, Area: Knockatagglemore, W Limerick/N Kerry (Irela...

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Seefin Mountain W Top: Two summits one hike.
TommyV a week ago.
Nothing to add to the directions provided by melohara. Just to mention two things, the parking place was littered with close to a hundred empty beer cans, it looks like there was a party there or ...

  
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Knocknaskagh: The fast and the furious.
TommyV a week ago.
Knocknaskagh is a fairly prominent hill in North Cork. It's possible to access via a Coilte forest entrance on the South East side mentioned by jackill. After about 500 metres, there is a smaller,...

  
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Camlough Mountain: Army Dreamers
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker a week ago.
Relatively recent history has liberated Camlough Mountain from the bonds of the military: some metallic paraphernalia remains high on its slopes but if one puts that aside it's a cracking little e...


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