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Ireland

0.6 km (0.4 miles) ESE of The Pike, Tipperary, Ireland
Approx. altitude: 125 m (410 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 53°S 172°E

Accuracy: 14 m (45 ft)
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#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: About as close to 'all zeros' as I could get #7: One of the 'private property' signs nearby

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  53°N 8°W (visit #4) (secondary) 

#1: The confluence point is somewhere in this blackberry patch

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

07-Aug-2008 -- After my previous confluence visit to 52N-09W, I drove back to Millstreet, then (past Cork Racecourse) to Mallow, then North to Limerick, then took the N-7 highway to just East of Nenagh. From there, I took (several) country roads, crossed the Ballyfinboy 'River', and finally took a road that passed just Southwest of the confluence point.

Taking the advice of previous visitors, I started from the South, to avoid the "Private Property - No Entry, Except..." gates. (It appears, though, that the confluence point does lie (barely) within "Fairymount Farms".) The bad news is that I had to traverse several blackberry patches. The good news is that it was blackberry season, so I also got to enjoy several tasty blackberries at the same time.

Gordon Spence noted that the confluence point was "on the edge" of a "bramble patch" (blackberries). I found, though, that - according to my GPS receiver - the confluence point lies within the patch; I was not able to get any closer than about 7 meters East of the confluence point. However, my receiver's reported GPS error was also 7 meters, so it's possible that the confluence point really is on the edge of the blackberry patch - as Gordon Spence noted. In any case, the blackberry patch will likely spread in the future to encompass the confluence point for sure.

This ends my visit to Ireland - which happens to be a particularly rewarding country for confluence hunters. During my trip, I visited seven confluence points, four of which - 54N-10W, 53N-09W, 52N-10W and 52N-09W - are quite spectacular.


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#1: The confluence point is somewhere in this blackberry patch
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: About as close to 'all zeros' as I could get
#7: One of the 'private property' signs nearby
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