30-Sep-2000 -- With
my first confluence a degree further south being declared
a success in spite of the fact that I did not get to see "all
zeros" on my GPS, I decided to try and bag this one in the
wilds of County Cavan.
Cavan is a farming county, and I was suprised at just how
beautiful it can be. It is a county of hills and lakes - there is a
wonderful lake (Lough Ramor) just outside Virginia that I want to visit
again, and I passed a number of small beautiful secluded ones.
I stopped for refreshments in Bailieborough before making the final
push for the confluence. The roads in this part of the world
range from fairly acceptable to downright awful. The last 6km
or so of the trip was on narrow (one car width and a bit) winding
potholed hilly roads.
I finally got to within 300 metres of the confluence. I had to squelch
through three fields to get to the point itself - I was glad I
brought a spare pair of shoes! The confluence itself is at one end
of a field on the side of a hill.
Note that the confluence under the Ireland 1965 datum is in the middle
of the first photograph by the trees.