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Conor74
2014-01-16 11:46:45
Yep, we have avalanches...
...here's a report from Kerry Mountain Rescue on an incident in 1986 when a snow avalanche swept away 3 climbers in Carrauntoohil, who thankfully all survived a fall of 1000 feet with just a few breaks and stitches. In the very bad winters in recent years have seen people doing avalanche tests before entering the gullies on the same mountain, not sure if the concern was genuine or for show.

http://www.kerrymountainrescue.ie/team/articles/article6.html

We also have rockfalls and, not in the Reeks but in other areas, the peculiar phenomenon of bogburst which has caused a few tragedies - the link below cites an incident in Mayo where a village was engulfed and one in East Kerry in the 1890s when a whole family was killed. Unlike the 1986 incident above obviously not your classic mountain avalanche, granted.

http://books.google.ie/books?id=5TB9qI0joSUC&pg=PA45&lpg=PA45&dq=bog+burst+rathmore&source=bl&ots=z-WY08zL4B&sig=GBt6u_iB8ZQMKR7XzohYzgkcu4g&hl=en&sa=X&ei=QMbXUtaiOqnC7AaTsoHQAg&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=bog%20burst%20rathmore&f=false

Finally, this site has noted landslides and rockfalls, like that in the Brandon range...

http://mountainviews.ie/summit/694/
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