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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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An Cheathr˙ Lair: Highest Point is the West Quarter.89m ?
ucampbell 4 hours ago.
The way marked trail maps provided on the Island lead you to the Cliffs. However I wanted to reach the highest point and this was easily done in the time allowed before getting the afternoon ferry...

  
Forum: General
No Green Card Required!
liz50 5 hours ago.
With the likely postponement of Brexit until June at the earliest a Green Card will not be required to attend the Mountainviews members and friends meetup walk in the Mournes on Saturday 6th April...

  
Track
An Starraicin
Fergalo 8 hours ago.
An Starraicin overlooking lockadun starting at the Lockadun start point Cloghane walk, Len: 9.0km, Climb: 533m, Area: An Starraic?n, Central Dingle (Ireland) An...

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Lackagh Mountain: Lackagh or Boleybrack?
TommyV a day ago.
My approach to Lackagh mountain also known as Boleybrack was from the West side of the mountain. There is a road leading to G90078 31002 where there is a road leading into a forest with unauthoriz...

  
Track
Brandon point to Sas Creek to Araglen
Fergalo a day ago.
Brandon point to Sas Creek to Araglen returning to Brandon point be Teer bog road walk, Len: 16.2km, Climb: 554m, Area: Faill an tS?is, Brandon Group (Ireland) F...

  
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Mountainviews Walk in the Mournes
BleckCra a day ago.
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Carrane Hill: Navy Seals only for this approach
TommyV a day ago.
I decided to try Carrane Hill from the East side as it looked on my map as if there was a forest track going most of the way up and indeed there is. It's possible to park at a forestry gate at G86...

  
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Curlew Mountains: The Blair Witch Project
TommyV a day ago.
It's hard to believe this has been visited by 19 members. paddyhillsbaggers description is about right. The first stage is a stumble over stumps and felled trees before entering the forest. I had ...

  
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Croaghmuckros: A great reward for a leisurely stroll
bertandally 2 days ago.
We parked up at the entrance to the comms mast access road at G6186975866 as we thought the access road was the best option for us as we had our 6 year old with us and regardless the recent weathe...

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Dingle to Cloghane
Fergalo a day ago.
Challenge walk from Dingle to Cloghane over the dingle way. walk, Len: 45.7km, Climb: 1592m, Area: Brandon Group (Ireland) Brandon, Brandon...

  
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Carronadavderg: Very unremarkable.
TommyV 2 days ago.
Not much to add to the comments here except that there appears to be some maintenance work being carried out on the access road so there is a mound of gravel at the access gate so parking is a bit...

  
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Carricktriss Gorse: Looking for a trig in the trees.
TommyV 2 days ago.
Followed the directions provided by wicklore and jackhil. Happy to report that there is no sign of the rottweiler but the house does have a beware of the dog sign. Just to mention it's possible to...


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