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2014-12-13 06:29:21
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First Snows of Winter
Gerry McVeigh has filmed the first snows of the season on Slieve Gallion reminding us that if you really want a white Christmas you should get the family onto the hills, a matter that requires some forethought. . Met Eireann has issued STATUS YELLOW weather warning:

Snow-ice Warning for Ireland
Very cold tonight (Friday) with lowest temperatures falling back to minus 3 or minus 4 degrees, with widespread frosty conditions, ice in parts too. Some wintry showers in the northwest, mainly for higher ground here, but some flurries on lower levels here too.
Issued:Friday 12 December 2014 13:00
Valid:Friday 12 December 2014 13:00 to Saturday 13 December 2014 12:00

Snow seems to attract many enthusiasts to the hills, not all of whom prepare properly. Its not that long ago since two of our most experienced mountaineers headed out to Wicklow in heavy snow and ended up having to be rescued in circumstances where they were without basic navigational aids. It was understood here to be a simple case of highly experienced guys forgetting that even humble Wicklow can be a challenge in the wrong conditions. Let's hope that everyone who goes onto the hills in the next few weeks plans for the possibility of a white out, and has the capacity to either survive a night, or get down safely, all of which is eminently achievable by simple planning.
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An Cnoc Fada: The majesty of the Poisoned Glen in the snow
mcrtchly 2 days ago.
A snowy day gives a different perspective on the Poisoned Glen and Crockfadda. This photo was taken with a 500mm lens at a distance of 1.5km from the Scared Heart Church and 8km from the the Poiso...

  
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Tomies Mountain: Light on Tomies and Purple
davsheen 2 days ago.
Tomies and Purple in the Light from Muckross

  
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Derrygarriff: Free as a bird
Colin Murphy a week ago.
We were lucky to see a white tailed eagle gliding gracefully over Eirk Lough before before coming to rest on a rock, which provided the opportunity to capture a pic of the rarely seen bird of prey...

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Foardal: Beyond a shadow of a doubt
Colin Murphy a week ago.
The French writer Maupassant used to say he had lunch in the Eiffel Tower every day because it was the only place in Paris that he couldn't see the thing. A similar view might be taken of Foardal,...

  
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day 6
mlmoroneybb 5 days ago.
Thanks to all for making the weekends on the Beara-Breifne Way so special. We have completed 187Km in 7 Day?s walking walk, Len: 30.3km, Climb: 781m, Area: Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland)

  
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day5
mlmoroneybb 5 days ago.
Day 5 we set out for Ballyvourney where some of us put our cupla focail to good use. Along this trail we came across man walk, Len: 23.4km, Climb: 483m, Area: Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland)

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Foardal: Simple approach from NW
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
If you want to do this in isolation, the simplest route is from the car park at V882790, and then heading SE directly up the heathery slope for 1km. The summit itself is a broad heathery mound.

  
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Hillocks
BleckCra a week ago.
Simon. Himself is the well known to some, Bernard Hill. Less well known of course are hills to do with ants, except to some. Keep er lit though. At least some sort of discussion and of course only...

  
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day4
mlmoroneybb 5 days ago.
The Saturday trek started in the scenic village of Glengarriff. From here a short boat trip brought some of our members... walk, Len: 27.5km, Climb: 783m, Area: Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland) Foilastookeen

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Enjoy your trip
BleckCra 5 days ago.
The first flurry of snow here in Armagh. A biting wind. Antenna whiskers taste the chill air and the prospect of picture postcard winter days. In no time at all, the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue will...

  
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day7
mlmoroneybb 5 days ago.
On Sunday, we were not attacked by the MacCarthys of Drishane Castle but started our walk on the O?Keefe Booning Castl walk, Len: 27.7km, Climb: 362m, Area: Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland)

  
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Derrygarriff: Fine summit, easily reached.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
There are access issues around Moll's Gap, so suggest starting at car park at V882790 and proceeding up the heathery slopes to Foardal - about 1km to the SE, before walking the 1.5km to the SW to ...


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