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Ireland

3.2 km (2.0 miles) NW of Killasser, Mayo, Ireland
Approx. altitude: 150 m (492 ft)
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Antipode: 54°S 171°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
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#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: All zeros! #7: A ruined farm building, south of the confluence point

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  54°N 9°W (visit #4)  

#1: The confluence point, on boggy land

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

02-Aug-2008 -- This turned out to be one of my more interesting and memorable confluence visits.

From highway N-26 between Foxford and Swinford, I took a series of narrow country roads (some barely wide enough for one car) that took me 1 km south of the confluence point. I then hiked along a narrow path (first paved, then grass) north, towards the point. This path took me first past farm buildings (one that appeared to be still in use; another - with an old caravan - that appeared to be in use until recently; others that were now just stone ruins). I then crossed over a gate and through a small yard containing several inquisitive cattle, then across a stone fence into unused, boggy land. (I pity all those in years past who tried to make a living from land like this.) Wading through the bog, I passed by a small pine forest. I began to battle my way through the pine forest, thinking that (i) the confluence point might lie just within it, and (ii) the pine trees would help drain water from the swampy land, making it more passable. Neither turned out to be true (I should have read Gordon Spence's report more closely). Therefore, a warning for future visitors: AVOID THE PINE FOREST!

The confluence point lies on boggy unused land, just outside the pine forest, and not far from fenced-off farmland (and a farmhouse) that lies to the east.


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#1: The confluence point, on boggy land
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: All zeros!
#7: A ruined farm building, south of the confluence point
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