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Bleck Cra
2011-05-23 23:33:45
"Can you see the 2 planks?" from Bleck Cra Contract pics
Picture: Can you see the 2 planks? (Contract pics)

COMMERAGHS ABRIDGED
Just when you think you have exhausted a great debate, the littlest thing can come along and start it all up again.
Just to remind us, the debate was that building things (roads and such) in amongst mountains is 1. a good thing or 2. a bad thing.
The argument for it as a good thing is that is proves a good use of time, effort and money and as a bad thing, that it proves a bad use of time, effort and money.
Anyway next time the heavens have opened and emptied the entire water content of the planet on Ireland you will know that mviews committee official and Geography Teacher Jackill and yours truly have arranged to do a walk (swim) somewhere in Ireland’s hills. It has become a routine and Saturday was no exception. Completely soaked to the gussets, he and I traipsed around (I believe) the Commeraghs in virtual darkness and merciless howling rain.
An occasional remission in this apocalypse, suggested that these may in fact be rather pleasant hills and defo worth a return visit on a dry day.
Anyhoo …. various trails therein are now studded with directions posts in indestructible reconstituted plastic waste. Time a half – a squillion years – and some indication of human-with-hammer activity. New gates - good. New walks signposted - good/OK. New planks: excuse me…? Yep, why like Collossus astride 2 continents, 2 planks of wood have been strategically placed across a small puddle to facilitate … who knows – the escape of a thousand performing ants. A roaring fire and pint of Guinness would have been a better deal.
Anyway, there you have it – the Commeraghs – now completely waterproof.
Enjoy .......


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Croughan ridge by going around Lough Acorrymore
simon3 4 hours ago.
This is a relatively easy way to reach the Croughan ridgeline and get a taste for the magnificent all-round views. Ir... walk, Len: 7.8km, Climb: 595m, Area: Croaghaun SW Top, Achill/Corraun (Ireland

  
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Crocknafarragh SE Top: Climb it, but include one or more "cousins"
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 14 hours ago.
The way to Crocknafarragh SE Top can follow the full route up to Crocknafarragh with an additional 700m walk out to the lesser top or, part of the way up, by contouring up and around the S flanks ...

  
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eamonoc
eamonoc a day ago.
A lot of walking done and so much more to do, thank you Mountainviews for the inspiration

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Baurtregaum Far NE Top: Great views from a so-so mountain
Colin Murphy a day ago.
The view over Tralee Bay at low tide from Baurtregaum Far NE Top had the appearance of the Amazon River delta!

  
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Scouting the start of the Galty Challenge.
jackill 21 hours ago.
walk, Len: 17.5km, Climb: 623m, Area: Slieveanard NE Top, Galty Mountains (Irel...

  
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Bunnacunneen South Top: Simple bag from nearby tops
Colin Murphy a day ago.
For approach see entry for Bunnacunneen SE Top. From that grassy summit it is just over 1km across a gently rising slope to the NW and the South Top's equally grassy summit, which has marvellous p...

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molls gap loop walk
strangeweaver 4 days ago.
From the car park at molls gap follow the narrow country lane down to the pass between to stumpa duloigh and Knocklome... walk, Len: 17.6km, Climb: 985m, Area: Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland) Knocklome

  
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Bunnacunneen SE Top: Handy track
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a day ago.
Although there was a sign on the track at L973 570 forbidding trespassers, the farmer in the nearby farmhouse had no problem with us using the track, which curved up the hillside almost to the sum...

  
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Simple ascent of Minaun.
simon3 4 days ago.
An easy way up starting from the carpark. walk, Len: 3.6km, Climb: 121m, Area: Minaun, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Minaun

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Caherbarnagh East Top: A Hidden Gem Discovered
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
Park off road next to gate at the saddle between Claragh Mountain and Curracahill W23626 87990. There's room for 3-4 cars to park safely. Climb gate and follow rough stone track keeping forest to ...

  
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Puglia: Circuit south of Otranto
Onzy 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.1km, Climb: 215m, Area: Italy, Apulia ()

  
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Corraun Hill: Views! what views?
Harry Goodman 3 days ago.
Climbed this hill on Wed. 12 Oct 2011. Our intention was to start from Belfarsad Bridge but the blanket of thick mist covering the Plateau made me opt for the simpler climb from Burnanioo Bridge s...


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