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simon3
2017-08-25 07:04:26
Bust Sperrins tranquility for huge windfarm?
The six counties of Northern Ireland have, like any area of the same size on the island of Ireland a mixture of mountain areas. There's the famous Mournes, perhaps the best east coast mountain area in Ireland - compact, rugged and just great. But also crowded. If you want peace and quiet with mountains over 600m in Northern Ireland then you'll head to the Sperrins.

Unfortunately there are plans to build a huge windfarm there, the largest in Northern Ireland, seriously damaging the unique quietness of the place.

There is a huge distinction between objecting to all windfarms which is quite unreasonable since they are very beneficial environmentally. But not in every case and not in places of unique landscape, recognised as the Sperinns are, as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Mountaineering Ireland have put in a submission about this:
http://www.mountaineering.ie/_files/2017824121025_49a69ce1.pdf
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Knockastia: Hunting and shooting forbidden
ceadeile an hour 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...

  
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MV Annual Gathering & Awards night
Onzy 2 hours ago.
As many of you will know, once yearly MV present award certificates for completion of the various hill lists on the site. This years event will take place on 23rd February, (7.30 for 8pm) in the L...

  
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Banagher Hill: Better road surface - easier access now
Pepe 4 hours 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...

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The Ravens Rock: Crispy Morning Rock Hopping
Pepe 4 hours 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...

  
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Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way by David Flanagan & Richard Creagh
aidand 5 hours ago.
This book is definitely a keeper, a book I’ll hang on to knowing I’ll return to it again and again.I don’t know who the genius is who came up with the concept of the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) but th...

  
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Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way by David Flanagan & Richard Creagh
aidand 5 hours ago.
This book is a travel guide to the west coast of Ireland. It has 224 pages and numerous photographs and outline maps.

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Hillwalking Talk GOING AHEAD tonight.
simon3 9 hours ago.
Currently the hillwalking talk as advertised here tonight Weds 17 Jan:https://mountainviews.ie/newsletters/month/2018-01/IS going ahead.In the unlikely event that it is cancelled or postponed then...

  
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Skye video
David-Guenot 11 hours ago.
My latest video, "A beautiful, windy evening on Marsco" is on here:https://youtu.be/7ojYR2BF-RY

  
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Irish runners in the Spine Race
IainT 2 days ago.
Two Irish runners are doing well in the Montane Spine Race, which started on sunday morning. It's 268 miles up the Pennine Way, unsupported, in January, so a real toughie. Eoin Keith from Cork is ...

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Slieve Bawn: Now home to a Windfarm and Recreation Area
melohara a day 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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Carrauntoohil: Many routes to the top...
donalhunt a day ago.
Posting purely to share the photo which was taken from Cruach Mhór on 21 June 2014.Another source with additional routes indicated (e.g. via The Bone and Cruach Mhór) is available from http://www....

  
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Dingle to Cloghane
aidand 2 days ago.
David-Guenot is correct. The route I referred to crosses the col to the north of Ballysitteragh. It's an old horse and cart road so there is no difficulty with the route finding. Last summer I wal...


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