Monthly Archives: July 2011

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Croaghmore on Great Blasket, Ireland

10th July 2011

After an Irish Breakfast at the B&B we headed along the Dingle coast line to Dunquin and the small ferry boat over to Great Blasket, to climb Croaghmore on the largest of the Blasket Islands. Great Blasket was once inhabited by a Gaelic-speaking…

Gap of Dunloe and Purple Mountain, Ireland.

12th July 2011

The weather was perfect today so we headed off early via Moll`s Gap and the Lakes of Killarney to walk the Gap of Dunloe up to Purple Mountain (2730ft), over An Chathair and Tomies Mountain and back to Kate Kearney`s Cottage. A circular walk of about…

Mount Brandon, Ireland

7th July 2011

We drove to the Dingle Peninsula to climb Mount Brandon (3127ft), the highest mountain in Ireland outside of the Macgillycuddy Reeks. Named after St. Brendan. We took the Pilgrimage route called the Saint`s Road which goes up from the west. Brendan h…

Whiteside to Whiteless Pike

30th July 2011

Last Saturday Brendan and I walked from Lanthwaite Green near Crummock Water climbing up to Whiteside (2359ft), Hopegill Head (2525ft), Grasmoor (2795ft), Crag Hill (Eel Crag) (2749ft), Wandope (2533ft) and Whiteless Pike (2165ft). A walk of 11 miles…