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ASPHALT TO ASPHALT, RUST TO RUST
I don't know if it is a characteristic of all generations but it is certainly one of this one - that we believe no one discovered anything until we arrived on the scene.
Bit like that thing about Ireland - where we think that we are the only place history ever happened to.
We think we invented popular music - so what about him with the didgeridoo? Public Relations - punted by history ever since Cain slew Abel. Pornography - from the very long ago ancient Greek.
One of my faves is "global warming" - now coyly entitled "climate change" - because we don't actually know if it is going to be hot or cold - a conundrum engaging the baffled brain of Mr Neanderthal who, if he hadn't walked bang into a blizzard, might also have become Uncle Neanderthal
.... and so to mountain erosion - yadayada .....
If you took a thousand men a thousand years dragnetting the hills of Ireland, you would barely put a mark on them. That is because Mother Nature is bigger than we are - although I expect we probably think we invented her singlehandedly too.
The tedium of the subject is only upstaged by the tedium of listening to zealots blither on about it.
So ...... stampeding off a Mourne the other day, in the bosom of a challenge group and upending as much mountain as we could manage, one of our company made an observation ....... an endearing and civil bloke, which is good; educationally challenged, which more times than not is also good.
"The problem with this path" he bemoaned "is it is very badly corroded" and I thought to myself ...... "well if this is very bad corrosion, I suppose I can live with it."
I expect we all can.
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Curra Hill: Cloudy Climb
andreos97 a day ago.
Fantastic walk, personally feel it's best starting your approach from Glenbeigh village and heading up through the forest (663 908) as it's quite well signposted. Once leaving the cover of the tre...

  
Track
Barnavave and Slieve Foye from Carlingford
simon3 2 days ago.
This route mostly takes low gradient tracks to ascend to first Barnavave and then Slieve Foye.Ascending Barnavave from... walk, Len: 9.8km, Climb: 684m, Area: Barnavave, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland) Barn

  
Summit Summary
Barnavave: Double humped, easy to visit, good views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
One way to go up is from Carlingford. Start at around J1839 1095 up a path (not the adjacent track). Following the path makes for an easy ascent. It is also possible to start on the SW side for ex...

Track
Nire Valley 22km loop walk through the Gap and to Crotty's and up to Fauscoum
Ulsterpooka a week ago.
walk, Len: 20.4km, Climb: 1140m, Area: Fauscoum, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland) F...

  
Summit Comment
Knockastia: Hunting and shooting forbidden
ceadeile 5 days ago.
The path described by FergalH is now, January 2018, very overgrown. There are many thorn bushes in particular which make it a somewhat dangerous for your eyes. A simpler approach is to park at the...

  
Forum: General
Carol Morgan wins the women's Spine Race agai
IainT 3 days ago.
Carol Morgan from Dublin has come in as first woman in the Spine Race for the 2nd time after crossing the Cheviots in some of the toughest conditions in the race for years. She is over a day ahead...

Summit Comment
Banagher Hill: Better road surface - easier access now
Pepe 6 days ago.
Followed the Bluestack Way sign mentioned by Aidy. The road is well surfaced now, though narrow. Drove a couple of kilometres NW (ignoring lower-down parking areas) to a small plantation on the le...

  
Forum: General
When hill-walking meets (pre)history
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
Amazing discovery by a hill-walker. It seems the Irish hills still have many a secret to hide... http://www.thejournal.ie/ancient-human-remains-mayo-3805783-Jan2018/?utm_source=shortlinkAnd an art...

  
Track
Drumnalifferney North East Top
Aidy 2 weeks ago.
I did this route in winter conditions, and the views to be had around the Derryveagh Mountains, over Dunlewey, and ac... walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 577m, Area: Drumnalifferny North-East Top, Donegal NW

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The Ravens Rock: Crispy Morning Rock Hopping
Pepe 6 days ago.
Climbed this via the ascent up the Fox's Rock from the Long Woman's Grave. Took the direct route up (steep and slippy!) on a crunchy January morning. The light and the views were magnificent. If y...

  
Track
January Club Walk - Na Sleibhte Hillwalking Club - Route 1 (of 5 options)
GSheehy 2 weeks ago.
" 'Twas like doing the Turks challenge after the Christmas dinner." walk, Len: 31.0km, Climb: 1800m, Area: Fauscoum, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland) F...

  
Summit Comment
Slieve Bawn: Now home to a Windfarm and Recreation Area
melohara a week ago.
Slieve Bawn is now home to the Sliabh Bawn Windfarm and Recreation Area, a joint development between Coillte and Bord na Móna. Car parks have been provided and a number of walking trails developed...


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