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Irish Peaks

Irish Peaks

Irish Peaks A new book ‘Irish Peaks’ has recently been published by Mountaineering Ireland and will be of interest to readers here who like to climb hills. This is a…

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Glenasmole To conclude this mini series on the lovely valley of Glenasmole, let us consider the name and it’s possible meaning. There are two lines of thought: the first is…

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General Wolfe

General Wolfe – a mystery? Whilst looking through a series of Powerscourt Estate maps of 1850, I noticed a little historical note on the map of Kilmurry townland near Kilmacanogue…

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Corn Stacks

Corn Stacks

Corn Stacks If you’re in the habit of poking around old farm ruins, you may come across what look like stone mushrooms, comprising of a pillar and flat round top.…

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Achill Notes

Achill Notes We enjoyed a few pleasant days last week on Achill: sea swimming, hill climbing and coastal exploring. Thanks to Aoife & Paul McNamara for their hospitality. Happy also…

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