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dhmiriam
2009-06-26 00:23:54
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There is a hint of something just the farthest reach of the corner of the eye, like a whisper or a first touch, intonated by a brush of wind, or the shiver of leaf, or some such or other that renders it a place one cannot quite trust the senses in. One half expects something to come from behind the scene and rush with grand surprise or theatre, (and no, it will not be the swillers, too pickled, and unenthused for such effort, maybe Bear Grylls and his entourage, make up artist, wardrobe, hairdresser, manicurist, pedicurist, cook, Pilates coach, film crew, manager, sponsorship reps, health and safety officer, wildlife officer, insurance representative, etc) but I digress, again. It is the entire drama enfolding that excites the numbed down fine antennae, at last exposed to nature at close quarters. There are pockets of things everywhere. In the absence of a tree limb, a wound pits to house an insect colony or a tiny bird. Tree roots junction with the earth, and at the join, a mossy hammock or a twiggy cat’s cradle, hides an ant industry or a spidery fairground. Loose rock formations sitting on huge slabs, half damn the river in places, creating deep and shallow pools, into and out of which, the water slides, or falls or leaps or dives.
Ferny dells, leafy bowers, little glens, and grandstand exhibitions display round every corner of Glen River’s route, complete with their own micro-climates of fair or foul condition. At one, no breeze gets in, so relaxed it sits in its sheltered plane, an ageless mossy patina creeps undisturbed, taking forever, along its murky path. At another, a vortex implodes, where water catapulted from above at a rocky outcrop, dives terrifyingly down and hits the depths and sides so sudden, it ricochets as a whirlpool forcing the air above it into a tailspin, while all about there is only the shimmer of breeze. Little gullies walled by rock, slant sideways from the path. At some point in their long story, shoved from their mantled plates below by some hot irritation fed up with its torment, they elbowed space for themselves up and out of the underworld. In spots, it does appear that they grew weary with the effort and decided to lean against the world, to shoot the breeze at a lazy slant for a millennium or two. On one or two tiny shelves, to show-house their grand architecture, tenacious wild flowers sit like potted plant arrangements.
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Lough Curra Circuit
Jim Holmes 2 hours ago.
A simple enough route, but very rewarding - from the Cush carpark, head upwards to Lough Curra. Then it's up to the mi... walk, Len: 12.9km, Climb: 1011m, Area: Galtymore, Galty Mountains (Ireland) G

  
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Cnoc na Boirne: Murren.....a little gem.
jsramsey1491 a day ago.
Last Thursday, 18/10/2018, a few friends and I did a recce on Murren Hill and the surrounding area. We have over the past twenty years or so covered most of the county but this was the first time ...

  
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Croghan Kinsella
jgfitz a day ago.
This is a variation on track #3938, so I will avoid repeating the comments made there, with which I fully agree. This... walk, Len: 11.4km, Climb: 412m, Area: Croghan Kinsella, Dublin/Wicklow (Irelan

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Buckaun - Binnaw circuit.
simon3 2 days ago.
Hydro scheme at Lough Nadirkmore.The walk starts from a point high in an east facing coum of Maumtrasna. This road goes walk, Len: 5.8km, Climb: 368m, Area: Partry/Joyce Country (Ireland)

  
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Slieve Binnian: Mind how you go on a route Not Recommended
Pepe 2 days ago.
Climbed this yesterday on the route leading from Brackenagh Bridge. Chose this route because I wanted to do Moolieve and the Wee Binnian on the way up. On a plus note a local farmer kindly let me ...

  
Forum: General
THE POWER OF WORDS
Pepe 2 days ago.
There I was scratching around on Slieve Binnian. Up top, I bumped into a couple out hillwalking for the day. Pleasantries were exchanged – which way did you come up, fabulous views, the weather – ...

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An Bhinn Bhuí: A spectacular landscape
Damian120 2 days ago.
It's a seldom-visited area of County Mayo yet it boasts some of the most impressive coastal architecture in the entire country. After spending five years covering and exploring the landscape of th...

  
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Knocknalougha South Top
Onzy 2 days ago.
Route to Knocknalougha South Top from Crow Hill carpark ... as outlined by melohara on the Hill Page... walk, Len: 11.7km, Climb: 430m, Area: Knocknalougha South Top, Knockmealdown Mo...

  
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12 (Listed) Bens - Revisited
GSheehy 5 days ago.
I was drawn back by the lure of completing the 2002 - 12 Bens Challenge route. I got the details from John J. Cotter w... walk, Len: 29.1km, Climb: 2598m, Area: Benglenisky, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Ben

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Big Collin: Permission required?
StephenMullin a week ago.
Hi thereCan anybody tell me if permission is required to walk up Big Collin? If so, how does one go about obtaining this?Many thanks!

  
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Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Paou to Chorto return
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 8.3km, Climb: 237m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

  
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Re: Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon
Peter Walker 4 days ago.
Hi daithi07The 'what's left to do in Ireland' article currently lives largely in my head rather than anywhere more tangible. It will see the light of day at some point in the next few months. I am...


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