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0.6 km (0.4 miles) ESE of The Pike, Tipperary, Ireland
Approx. altitude: 125 m (410 ft)
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Antipode: 53°S 172°E

Accuracy: 145 m (475 ft)
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#2: so close!

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  53°N 8°W (visit #2) (secondary, incomplete) 

#1: it's through there

(visited by Christopher Anton and Anthony Cox)

11-Oct-2004 -- And so onwards to the east with time running out. It was a fairly straight run through the middle of Ireland on emptyish R roads. We parked the car as close as we could to the confluence which was indicated on the map as being in a wood. Incidentally I used the AA 1:100000 road map of Ireland which is excellent having the Irish grid marked for ease of confluence plotting.

Heading off into the wood in the general direction it soon seemed evident that we were not going to make it without being cut to pieces by brambles and bracken. We got to about 145m away and the evidence.

When I got back and saw the previous poorly documented visit I now wish we'd persevered. Obviously we were approaching it from the wrong side - or else the trees have grown very thick in the last 3 years! Our route might be possible in the winter once the brambles have died back. The route from the west seemed to be through a stud farm and access that way might be difficult.

Anyway we got the car back to the hire company with time to spare after a very successful mountain climbing and confluence bagging weekend.


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#1: it's through there
#2: so close!
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