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liz50
2012-11-07 17:55:21
The High and the Low of Ireland in a day Tara
The High and the Low of Ireland in a day Tara-untoohil style

On Friday night of the October Bank Holiday weekend 2012 a group of intrepid Tara Mines workers undertook a unique challenge.
The aim was to walk from the lowest point to the highest point on the island of Ireland..
The starting point for this adventure was at 920 metres below sea level, know as 0625 Dublin Bay which is the deepest part of the Tara Mines lead and zinc mine located in Navan Co. Meath.
The adventurers set off at 7.30pm in conditions that are quite different from a 'normal' Irish ascent i.e. diesel fumes, no wind, no rain and hot!. Covering a distance of approx 10 km along underground tunnels the surface which is at 50 metres above sea level was reached in a little under 3 1/2 hours making a total ascent of 970 metres.
After a shower and a quick bite to eat it was on to the bus and a drive through the night to Co. Kerry.
At 9am on Saturday morning the walkers set off in near perfect conditions for a straight forward ascent of Carrauntoohil reaching the summit at 1039 metres in 3 1/2 hours.
The purpose of the challenge was to raise funds for Temple Street children's hospital


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East Coast: Malahide to Portmarnock
Onzy a few minutes ago.
walk, Len: 6.7km, Climb: 38m, Area: Dublin Islands (Ireland)

  
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Slievelamagan
Aidy 5 hours ago.
A walk up to Slievelamagan, then on to Cove Mountain and Slieve Beg, starting and finishing at Carrick Little. I had ... walk, Len: 17.5km, Climb: 790m, Area: Slievelamagan, Mourne Mountains (Ireland

  
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Brandon From The Connor Pass
Aidy 5 hours ago.
Hugely enjoyable walk, taking in seven summits, with some of the best views in Ireland. Most would probably do this i... walk, Len: 21.3km, Climb: 1463m, Area: An Bhinn Dubh, Brandon Group (Ireland)

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2 baaags please
BleckCra 8 hours ago.
Yes Aidy. Apparently there's some bad grass going around.

  
Forum: General
A New Hazard!
Aidy a day ago.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-45231987Never heard of this happening before.

  
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Crocknafarragh: The High Route around Glentornan Lough
jsramsey1491 a day ago.
Last Thursday (16/08/2018) a few friends and I decided to do a recce of a walk around Glentornan Lough. We started close to the Gaelic pitch on the southwestern shore of Lough Nacung Upper, passed...

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An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Head Loop.
sandman 2 days ago.
As already stated Benwee Head has some of the most dramatic costal scenery in Ireland and with this in mind i decided to enjoy on a clear sunny day the joys of walking the 12.4km of the Benwee Hea...

  
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Meelin Hill, Brackloon and Knockafeehane
Bunsen7 2 days ago.
A grand and simple waymarked trail for a day of low lying cloud.Park up at the post office beside the Tom Crean mini-p... walk, Len: 7.2km, Climb: 343m, Area: Knockafeehane, Slieve Mish (Ireland) Kno

  
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Eagles Hill, Mullaghbeg, Beenrour
bogtrotter 2 days ago.
There?s plenty of room for parking at the cemetery at the top of Coad Road, near Castle Cove. From here we headed SW ... walk, Len: 21.6km, Climb: 825m, Area: Eagles Hill, Dunkerron Mountains (Irelan

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Knocknanacree: Storm Beach and Cliffs at lower western reaches
Bunsen7 2 days ago.
A view of "Acres" from Minard Beach. This is apparently a geologically interesting spot in itself as it is a storm beach comprised of large sandstone boulders. The castle is on private land and no...

  
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Erris Head Loop
simon3 2 days ago.
Simple walk to Erris Head. On the occasion we did it, there were dark clouds and big showers. walk, Len: 4.7km, Climb: 98m, Area: Erris Head Hill, Mayo Coastal Hill (Ireland...

  
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Knockafeehane: From the horse's mouth
Bunsen7 2 days ago.
This is the trail description post at Q59652 00497. It summarises the route if taken from east to west, as per track 3881.Vastly superior to my own garbled efforts!Annascaul obviously is a very we...


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