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Bunsen7
2020-07-29 12:23:49
Vandals in Gleniff
Apologies in advance for the rant but I had the misfortune to come across three seemingly abandoned teenage boys at the head of Gleniff Valley on Monday that were busy literally dismantling one of the old buildings stone by stone and throwing fragments of our fragile built history into the field beyond. Thankfully it was not the iconic schoolhouse, but rather a smaller structure very close to that point.

Upon reading these lads the riot act (in the name of anyone with any appreciation for anything) I was surprisingly informed that their parents were off "climbing the mountain" and that they'd been left to their own devices. The devil clearly finds work for idle hands.

If anyone of these parents uses MountainViews I'd appreciate it if you can explain to your children the values of "leave no trace"!

I was also told the parents were not the brave souls that I could see pluckily clutching turf on the 45+ degree ascent to Diarmuid and Grainne's cave in the east face of Annacoona/Slievemore. If anyone has any tales of doing likewise I'm sure it would be very interesting but I certainly concluded that the gradient on the final approach would mean that the cave is beyond the reach of the humble hillwalker, certainly ones that want to descend unharmed!
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