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BleckCra
2013-05-25 16:18:05
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IN ARCADIA
There comes a point where some of us wise up - where we put aside our contrariness and learn to see our world as it is - and it is completely wonderful.
We start to see that every day is a good day, be thankful for it and revel in it - but as each hour, each minute, each second takes us farther away from our childhood, we forget there were also once truly special days.
Days that were given to us then, to comfort us later, in the face of misplaced disappointment and self-righteousness.
So why do so few of us ever get these special days again? Simply because we have taken ourselves off the market.
In a strategy straight out of Fortune's handbook and as usual entirely concealed from us, I find myself yesterday in the bittersweet thrall of such a day.
Sweet that Mother Mourne gave me a day from Heaven, across its glittering bogs, its crystal rivers and its windblown tops; sweet that for twelve hours the clock never ticked so much as a tock; and sweetest, for me and all of it to be in the gentle, warm keeping of a timeless, golden, changeling child.
... and bitter of course...because although once it struck as heavy as the noonday sun, now like spindrift across the sound......, it is gone.
Special days like these can still capture us all - but only if we put ourselves in the frame.
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Forum: General
MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET SEPTEMBER 2018
liz50 20 hours ago.
Traverse of Brandon Ridge is scheduled for Saturday 8th September. The walk from the Connor Pass to Brandon Creek is around 18km with 1300m ascent taking around 7 hours. There is a slightly shorte...

  
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Burrane Upper
conormcbandon a day ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 43m, Area: Burrane Upper, Clare Coastal Hill (Ireland)...

  
Summit Comment
Knockakishaun: Bunowen River can present problems
markwallace a day ago.
Parked at a layby further up the valley from the crossing point mentioned in James Sheerin's comment to do a circuit of Laghta Eighter and Knockakishaun. Access to Laghta Eighter was easy from hig...

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Kilmore
conormcbandon a day ago.
walk, Len: 1.0km, Climb: 26m, Area: Kilmore, Clare Coastal Hill (Ireland) Kilmo...

  
Summit Comment
Crocknafarragh: The High Route around Glentornan Lough
jsramsey1491 2 days 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...

  
Summit Comment
An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Head Loop.
sandman 3 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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Oileán an Bhromaigh
conormcbandon a day ago.
walk, Len: 1.1km, Climb: 21m, Area: Oile?n an Bhromaigh, Galway Islands (Irelan...

  
Summit Comment
Knocknanacree: Storm Beach and Cliffs at lower western reaches
Bunsen7 3 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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Cnoc Mordain
conormcbandon a day ago.
walk, Len: 10.0km, Climb: 457m, Area: Cnoc Mord?in, South Connemara (Ireland) C...

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Knockafeehane: From the horse's mouth
Bunsen7 3 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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Barraderry
conormcbandon a day ago.
walk, Len: 1.2km, Climb: 40m, Area: Barraderry, Galway Coastal Hill (Ireland) B...

  
Summit Comment
Knockafeehane: Easily Accessible and not overly demanding
Bunsen7 3 days ago.
There is a waymarked trail to the summit which loops over the ridge leading west from this hill. See track 3881.The quickest route to the top would see you park in Annascaul village and walk up th...


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