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5.7 km (3.5 miles) ENE of Teeromoyle, Kerry, Ireland
Approx. altitude: 265 m (869 ft)
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Antipode: 52°S 170°E

Accuracy: 2.2 km (1.3 mi)
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#2: Panorama Picture 1 #3: Panorama Picture 2 #4: Panorama Picture 3

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  52°N 10°W (visit #3) (incomplete) 

#1: Looking in the direction of the confluence

(visited by Chris O'Byrne)

04-Aug-2001 -- Back in February, I was contacted by a Mr. Harold Nelson of Newport, ME who wanted me to take my GPS down to Valentia Island in County Kerry to take some measurements around the location of the first transatlantic cable, which was also used in the 19th century to help determine the longitude of America. Since there was a confluence not far from Valentia, I decided that I would attempt it too. Then, in March, a Mr. Mike Riney of Kenmare got my email address from this website and asked me to contact him if I was attempting the confluence!

The first chance I got to visit the area after the lifting of restrictions due to the Foot and Mouth (or Hoof and Mouth) disease scare was last week-end. I contacted Mike and told him that I intended to do the confluence on Sunday, and we agreed to keep in touch over the week-end. I left Dublin at approx 11:30 Saturday and arrived in the vicinity of the confluence at approx 19:30, having got caught in some horrible football match traffic. Since I was in the area, I decided to do a quick detour to scout out the place for the confluence attempt the following day. Time was not on my side to do the actual confluence attempt, and the weather was not very helpful either. I left the main road a few km west of Glenbeigh and headed in the direction of the confluence. I soon found that not only was the weather and the time against me, the poor quality of the road was too, as was the fact that there were a number of gates that I had to pass through.

I took a photo looking in the general direction of the confluence from a distance of 2km (at 52d 01.134' N, 9d 59.627' W), as well as some photos which should assemble into a nice panorama.

The following day did not go well for me either from the point of view of time - I had to be back in Dublin by 18:00. However, Mike and myself had a nice chat on the phone, my visit to Valentia was successful, and I went back reasonably satisfied.


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#1: Looking in the direction of the confluence
#2: Panorama Picture 1
#3: Panorama Picture 2
#4: Panorama Picture 3
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