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Gone with the wind
Those billowing plumes from the twin chimneys at the ESB’s oil-fired power station in Poolbeg have been visible to hillwalkers within sight of Dublin Bay for the last forty years, but not any longer. If April 1 newspaper reports are to be credited, the 680ft stacks puffed their dying gasps into the chill Dublin air at 8pm on March 31. More’s the pity. We have lost a great weather vane that could be relied on for a true reading of the direction of the wind, even when it was gusting erratically at ground level. If the plumes were pointing northwards to the Mournes or out to sea, change was probably on the way from south or west. If they were pointing inland to the hills, a cold easterly could be trusted to clear the air and quicken the pulse.

My own homage to the defunct plumes is a recent telephoto image I took from above the tree line on Kilmashogue Hill. Ní bheidh a leithead arís ann…
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Carrauntoohil via the 'Back Ladder' from the Bridia Valley
peter1 less than an hour ago.
Park at a small turning place, just opposite The Stepping Stone / Cooky Monsters accommodation and cafe.The route fol... walk, Len: 11.5km, Climb: 1097m, Area: Carrauntoohil, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (I

  
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Croghan Kinsella & Tops
Peter Walker 3 hours ago.
walk, Len: 9.6km, Climb: 411m, Area: Croghan Kinsella, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)...

  
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Corrigasleggaun and Slieve Maan
Peter Walker 14 hours ago.
walk, Len: 17.8km, Climb: 541m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Corrigasleggaun,...

Summit Comment
Binn Bhriocáin: Long views of a stepped descent.
simon3 a day ago.
Letterbreckaun can be seen from Clare island, around 33km away. It appears between Mweelrea and the high ground towards the Sheefrys.

  
Summit Comment
Mweelrea: Coastal mountains
simon3 a day ago.
Ben Bury and Mweelrea form an impressive sight from Clare Island.

  
Summit Comment
Caherbarnagh East Top: An unremarkable summit, worth the visit for the views.
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
The summit is unremarkable though easy to spot as it lies along the fence.

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High tour of Clare Island
simon3 2 days ago.
There are various ways of visiting Clare Island. We opted for a route that took us to the two main summits which also ... walk, Len: 15.0km, Climb: 622m, Area: Knocknaveen, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) K

  
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Caherbarnagh East Top: An easy stroll from Caherbarnagh.
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
There is a gate to cross when coming down from the cairn at the NE end of the main Caherbarnagh ridge (I found it was actually easier to cross the fence just right of the gate). There is a faint t...

  
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Glencullin ridge to Ben Bury/Mweelrea
markwallace 3 days ago.
This route was suggested by the Grade 1 scramble up the Glencullin Ridge described in Alan Tees? Scrambles in Ulster ... walk, Len: 16.5km, Climb: 1097m, Area: Ben Bury, Mweelrea Mountains (Ireland)

Summit Comment
Caherbarnagh East Top: A worthwhile addition.
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
This summit is easily reached from the main Caherbarnagh ridge and seems easy enough to get to from Curracahill as well. If coming from Caherbarnagh, best is to cross the fence just before the col...

  
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Dart & Sawel
Peter Walker 5 days ago.
(Note: the time is bonkers, and the ascent isn't right either, but hey, at least the distance is correct. And it ende... walk, Len: 16.3km, Climb: 635m, Area: Dart Mountain, Sperrin Mountains (Irelan

  
Summit Comment
The Paps East: Two shapely hills.
TommyV a week ago.
There is a forestry road in the Clydagh Valley with parking at W12955 83343. Following this road will lead you out onto the open mountain. From here it's a steep pull up to spot height 562 metres ...


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