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The Independent State
Independence of Ireland from Britain but not from Europe. Independence of Catalonia from Spain but not from a Spanish jail. Independence of Scotland from no one but definitely from England. Independence of Cork from Kerry and Kerry from Cork but neither from either or from Ireland.
Independence a damned fine concept but very complicated - and crucially a state of mind which is exactly all that matters.
I was up a hill yesterday. It's as well I know that because were I to be dependant on some expert advice, I wasn't. Up a hill that is.
It's hard to believe a hill can be a point of view but it seems it is. I have discussed this before on this website reference Tara Hill which the website now defines as a hill because it is historic and not because it is a hill. You do wonder.
Regarding that point of view, Slieve Mageogh may evolve to be THE point of view in the Mournes and I shall go back to check it out in some vis: any vis.
..... but there are things about it even in the mirk.
An ascent independent of its sister top, Pigeon Rock. An independent and defined summit, defined by a peak. Ben bin pin. A hangy rock for extra effect - a kind of badge of independence. Notably a Sliabh/Slieve according to ancient local observations. Independent of other Slieves.
... and on the mviews website? Not a mention.
So there we have it. I was hillwalking yesterday but according to the experts not up a hill.
So.... rock on experts. I'll just go this way. Up this hill.
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Lettershinna Hill
conormcbandon a few minutes ago.
walk, Len: 1.1km, Climb: 97m, Area: Lettershinna Hill, South Connemara (Ireland...

  
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Oilean Mhuighinse
conormcbandon a few minutes ago.
walk, Len: 1.3km, Climb: 37m, Area: Oile?n Mhuighinse, Galway Islands (Ireland)...

  
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Shanganagh
conormcbandon less than an hour ago.
There is parking for one car where the track leaves the road without blocking any field gates. walk, Len: 0.7km, Climb: 41m, Area: Shanganagh, Clare Coastal Hill (Ireland) Sh...

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Kilmichael Hill - Impenetrable Forest
conormcbandon less than an hour ago.
I visited the high point behind the communication mast but was unable to visit the true spot height do to very dense ... run, Len: 7.2km, Climb: 186m, Area: Kilmichael Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

  
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Gibbet Hill Windfarm
conormcbandon less than an hour ago.
run, Len: 5.5km, Climb: 62m, Area: Gibbet Hill, North Wexford (Ireland) Gibbet ...

  
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Loop Head North East Top
conormcbandon less than an hour ago.
walk, Len: 1.1km, Climb: 44m, Area: Loop Head NE Top, Clare Coastal Hill (Irela...

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Knockakishaun: Bunowen River can present problems
markwallace 2 hours 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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East Coast: Malahide to Portmarnock
Onzy 2 hours ago.
walk, Len: 6.7km, Climb: 38m, Area: Dublin Islands (Ireland)

  
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Slievelamagan
Aidy 7 hours ago.
A walk up to Slievelamagan, then on to Cove Mountain and Slieve Beg, starting and finishing at Carrick Little. I had ... walk, Len: 17.5km, Climb: 790m, Area: Slievelamagan, Mourne Mountains (Ireland

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Brandon From The Connor Pass
Aidy 8 hours ago.
Hugely enjoyable walk, taking in seven summits, with some of the best views in Ireland. Most would probably do this i... walk, Len: 21.3km, Climb: 1463m, Area: An Bhinn Dubh, Brandon Group (Ireland)

  
Forum: General
2 baaags please
BleckCra 11 hours ago.
Yes Aidy. Apparently there's some bad grass going around.

  
Forum: General
A New Hazard!
Aidy a day ago.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-45231987Never heard of this happening before.


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