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BleckCra
2014-07-06 21:44:03
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A little silhouetto of a man
P.S. anyone else have the thunder and lightning very very bigtime frightening, that we had today in the Mournes?
It came in over Bearnagh like the windtrail of a thousand demons, black fingers clawing at the innocent air - from blazing sunshine to virtual blackout in a second.
It blitzkrieged Bearnagh and then camped out on Donard for more than an hour, to some of the most mighty thunder explosions north of Vesuvius.
Beneath, the sea was the bluest you'd ever seen; above, the sky the blackest.
Coming off Slievenagarragh, I kept one eye on it North, as I fled the mountain; it strafed and bombed Donard, gathered itself, barely diminished and edged into the midpace valley and towards Dundrum Bay - yet in its wake, a bigger, even more dangerous sibling. So I am coming off Slievenagarragh like a hare - and so pleased that I hate walking poles - with hellfire on one heel and brimstone on the other and sheet lightning popping off no further than my fingertips.
Rain and hail and soaked to my immortal (it seems) soul. And to the Bloody Bridge car park, to dry out like paper in the .......... blazing sunshine. Again.


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MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET SEPTEMBER 2018
liz50 12 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)...

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

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

  
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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...

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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...

  
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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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Cnoc Mordain
conormcbandon a day ago.
walk, Len: 10.0km, Climb: 457m, Area: Cnoc Mord?in, South Connemara (Ireland) C...

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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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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...


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