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Eoin R
2016-08-11 22:42:51
"The remains of the Junkers 52 Plane which crashed into Djouce on the 12th of August 1946" from Eoin R Contract pics
Picture: The remains of the Junkers 52 Plane which crashed into Djouce on the 12th of August 1946 (Contract pics)

1946 Plane Crash on Djouce
70 Years ago today (Friday, 12th August), a plane crashed into the Wicklow Mountains with 26 people on board. Miraculously, everyone survived, including the 21 French Girl Guides who were on their way to Rathfarnham to get a break from post-war Paris.

Ten years ago, permission was sought from the National Parks and Wildlife Service to put up a commemorative plaque on Djouce, close to the location of the crash site, which is within the Wicklow Mountains National Park. This request was flatly refused as they were being inundated with requests to put up personal memorials on their property. As this is a historic event that can only ever have one definitive location, it should really be given priority over other requests.

We would love if you could sign the petition and give us your thoughts on this. Did you even know when you were climbing Djouce that there was a major air crash there in 1946? If there was a plaque there, would you take a few minutes out from your walk to read about the event and observe the site?

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/djouce-plane-crash-plaque
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12 (Listed) Bens - Revisited
GSheehy less than an hour ago.
I was drawn back by the lure of completing the 2002 - 12 Bens Challenge route. I got the details from John J. Cotter w... walk, Len: 29.1km, Climb: 2598m, Area: Benglenisky, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Ben

  
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Knockroe: Where Summits relocate with No Plate Movement
CaminoPat a day ago.
Knockroe summit is listed as being located in County Cork. The correct location however is County Waterford. Déise abú.

  
Summit Comment
Big Collin: Permission required?
StephenMullin 6 days ago.
Hi thereCan anybody tell me if permission is required to walk up Big Collin? If so, how does one go about obtaining this?Many thanks!

Summit Summary
Anglesey Mountain: Great Carlingford views from a so-so top
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
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Pigeon Rock Mountain South Top: Nondescript summit for baggers only
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
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Wee Slievemoughan: The ups and downs
Colin Murphy a week ago.
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Sligo- Leitrim-Roscommon
daithi07 3 days ago.
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Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Portaria Circuit
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 14.3km, Climb: 644m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

  
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Greek Islands: Kos
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 5.8km, Climb: 381m, Area: Greece, South Aegean ()

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Colin Murphy a week ago.
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Track
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Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 9.7km, Climb: 458m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

  
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Greek Islands: Kalymnos
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 1.8km, Climb: 183m, Area: Greece, South Aegean ()


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