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jim holmes
2007-04-15 20:17:43
"Mam Ean" from jim holmes Contract pics
Picture: Mam Ean (Contract pics)

What A Difference A Day Makes!
What A Difference A Day Makes! ……..”are you mad… or deranged even???” ….My reply….“The latter said ailment I can probably deal with, but anything more and I just might need to review my analyst”.
Such are the questions, conundrums even, that I’m sure I for one haven’t been alone in receiving from people as diverse as my friends and family to people who still haven’t returned those music cd’s I lent them…. whilst I try to justify my obsessive longing for all things mountainous and boggy.
Why the blisters, why the pain, why the sunburnt ears….why even the leaky flask of hot chocolate that wasn’t even tasty when it was warm in the first place?
I suppose I have to admit the famous quote “Ted I think I’m going mad” has on occasion crossed my mind but just yesterday I think I’ve seen the light to prove our faith in the hills was true all along.
Yesterday I witnessed a part of this world in all its glory with wonderful conditions, a surreal calmness and the sun gently on my back for the whole of the walk ( this part is particularly true as I have the sunburnt calves to prove it ). I have been to this part of the world before but alas on that given occasion last year all I saw for fourteen hours was mist with more mist. Whilst the occasion was the Maumturks the location is immaterial. Yesterday all previous labours proved their worth and blisters earned their plasters…… What A Difference A Day Makes!
Faith renewed, sanity intact, let’s blister on…. Now to check out the hair on the palm of my hand…
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Bruse Hill: Bruse Summer 2017
TommyMc 3 hours 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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Belmore Mountain: A standing stone gathers all moss.
TommyV a day 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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Brougher Mountain: A quick bag.
TommyV a day 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 3 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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Near Djouce, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
JoHeaney 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 9.6km, Climb: 465m, Area: Djouce, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Djouce

  
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Slievereagh: To drive or not to drive?
TommyV 4 days 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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Seefin Mountain W Top: Two summits one hike.
TommyV 4 days 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 4 days 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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Near Brockagh Mountain SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
JoHeaney 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 16.8km, Climb: 910m, Area: Brockagh Mountain SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow ...

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Camlough Mountain: Army Dreamers
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 5 days 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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Carrigshouk: Accessible but not necessarily easy.
IainT 5 days ago.
Although Carrigshouk is very close to a road it's quite a rough little walk, with deep heather, boulders, scrub and the remants of old tree planting. The worst of this can be avoided by parking ea...

  
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Tievnabinnia: One of Ireland's highest waterfalls ?
David-Guenot a week ago.
I thought I'd share this pic I took while exploring the summit area of Tievnabinnia E Top recently. This amazing waterfall cascades down the SE slopes of Tievnabinnia. The OSI map suggests it woul...


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