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Conor74
2012-06-28 17:25:19
The Blaskets - I think I have das boot
...spoke with a Mick Sheeran of Eco Marine Tours. He charters boats around the Blaskets and says he can land us on Inistooskert and Inis na Bro, and if we get permission from the Haugheys (he said they will know him so if we say his name this should be okay) he will get us on to Inisvickillaune too which he says has some great ancient ruins. He said he is used to landing people on those islands, but on the other hand said to make sure that the people on the trip are fairly fit/experienced - he said he recently had an issue where a film crew with equipment could not get on so don't expect neat piers. He has a couple of different boats and a dingy, taking up to 44 people, so price will vary on numbers and time of the year. Told him I thought it might be about 15 but no idea yet, but he seemed to be suggesting that to charter him for the day could be between 800-1000, which I guess would work out at something similar to the Puffin Island trip. He said we should check about insurance, while he has it for the boats of course he makes no representations about the islands and our time there is our risk. He said because of landing issues again Teeraght is really off limits, though I guess he could bring us around it. Finally he said that July and August are not great, in that its the busiest time for boat operators so the price would reflect loss of work, but September would be the best time.

Hope all that helps. Said I'd get back to him either way in a week or 2. His site is...

http://www.marinetours.ie/
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Shefy Knockboy
Ulsterpooka 20 hours ago.
walk, Len: 39.0km, Climb: 1287m, Area: Lackabaun, Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland) Lack...

  
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MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET APRIL 2018
liz50 2 days ago.
It is this Saturday 28th April! Visiting some of the lesser know summits in the Galtees, including Temple Hill and Lyracappal. If you would like to join us please contact Liz at elizabethashton201...

  
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Galtybeg: One of those rare perfect days
jackill 2 days ago.
Every once in a while comes a rare day when everything just works, even though it shouldn't.Dodgy back, banjaxed knees, starting time silly o'clock, have to be home by noon to evict the crows from...

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Nephin from the North....stunning views.
derkelly274 3 days ago.
First time climbing Nephin for both myself and my friend. We decided to go at it from the North as it seemed like a more walk, Len: 5.3km, Climb: 644m, Area: Nephin, North Mayo (Ireland) Nephin

  
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Lugduff: A high point on long ridge separating Glendalough from Glenmalure
Bunsen7 2 days ago.
This picture is taken pretty much directly to the west of Lugduff across Glenmalure on an approach to Camenabologue SE Top.Most people will probably take in Lugduff as part of a circuit of Glendal...

  
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derkelly274
derkelly274 3 days ago.
Enjoy climbing the odd hill. Hope to visit more and more.

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Camenabologue SE Top: Direct Route from Glenmalure
Bunsen7 3 days ago.
Followed directions posted on MV to find the forest ride up from Glenmalure. See track 3766.The first section of forestry SW of the forest track has been felled, making the forest ride more obviou...

  
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Camenabologue SE
Bunsen7 5 days ago.
This shortish alternative track makes use of a forest ride (as heralded by Simon3) from Glenmalure to reach Camenabol... walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 664m, Area: Camenabologue SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ir

  
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An Alp for OAPs...
Colin Murphy a week ago.
If you an ageing hillwalker like myself who might have liked to bag an ‘Alp’ but are too long in the tooth to contemplate such an adventure, fear not, there is a simple little Austrian Alp you can...

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Bealick: Between two counties
Wilderness 3 days ago.
I approached this mountain from the North East ,coming from the Coomataggart mountains. When I got to the top I had to walk around for a few minutes to pinpoint the true summit; which I'm sure is...

  
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Mullaghcleevaun circuit
osullivanm 5 days ago.
A very pleasant circuit although some difficult ground between Duff Hill and the return to start of hike. walk, Len: 17.3km, Climb: 792m, Area: Black Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Blac...

  
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Nephin: A looped climb from the North. Stunning views all around!
derkelly274 3 days ago.
First time climbing Nephin for both myself and my friend. We decided to go at it from the North as it seemed like a more interesting prospect. There was access to the woods on the northern slope o...


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