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Conor74
2012-09-10 09:37:46
The Blaskets trip...and Stargate...
...or Star Wars?

To be honest, as reviews of the island or indeed the day goes, that was a 0 star rating for me. I thought I might leave those to others with more eloquence or photos. And frankly not annoyed over it. Wrote a detailed description of a walk a couple of years back and got a bad rating and Bleck Cra correctly pointed out that it's not worth getting irked about and not to invest much time in it. So all my rocket story amounted to was retelling an anecdote about the place. But just thought as anecdotes go it was a pretty darn good one, so more amused that someone thought it wasn't all that. Still, it's all subjective. And certainly don't want the person to be revealed and appreciate Simon wouldn't dream of that. It is the www, I can't expect everyone to agree that a story I found a bit random and interesting will be for everyone.

Thanks for the praise...I wasn't fishing for compliments! I really enjoyed the outing, but had very little to do with it, all I did was take a list of names and hand over the money! I think the boat owner was very helpful and of course the weather always makes or breaks an outing, so it is pot luck. Was nice to see some faces again, and nice to meet a few new ones. Glad we made the 3 islands too. And the restaurant at Ventry rounded it all off nicely.

There were a few disappointed who didn't make the list. But now that Mick Sheeran, the boat owner, has an idea of what we're about it - I think he was surprised at how quickly we got up and down summits, perhaps in contrast to whale watchers and others who have different aims - but it might make future trips by others a little bit easier.

If anyone has any pics, they might share them here or Flickr, or maybe make contact via FaceBook. I was without a camera. I know Brian, the other Kerryman, took about 150 pics so will tag those on FaceBook into them if I can.
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davsheen 4 days ago.
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day7
mlmoroneybb a week ago.
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Foardal: Beyond a shadow of a doubt
Colin Murphy a week ago.
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day 6
mlmoroneybb a week ago.
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Foardal: Simple approach from NW
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
If you want to do this in isolation, the simplest route is from the car park at V882790, and then heading SE directly up the heathery slope for 1km. The summit itself is a broad heathery mound.

  
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Hillocks
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Derrygarriff: Fine summit, easily reached.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day5
mlmoroneybb a week ago.
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Enjoy your trip
BleckCra 6 days ago.
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More midges.
simon3 a week ago.
Also, try Knocknagorraveela, hill of the midges. https://mountainviews.ie/summit/441/Though I don't remember too many of them when I was there one winter. Though there were a lot of rushes so perh...


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