Tag Archives: Ireland

What Does Adventure Mean to You?

DO you work in a factory, an office, a shop, or drive a company van? Are you a member of parliament, unemployed, a doctor, a refuse collector, a teacher or the chief executive officer of a multi-national corporation? Maybe you … Continue reading

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Days Like This, No 5: Ireland’s Deep Secrets

DAWN breaks over Belfast. A van and a minibus rattle through the city and head down the main road towards Dublin, stopping only at the cross-border road block on the hills above Newry where a British squaddie peers at our … Continue reading

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Slieve Muck, Moal Chobha’s Fort, Veering, Visibility Good

McEff is again let loose in the Mourne mountains . . . Continue reading

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Mourne Mountains: Slieve Binnian and Second Impressions

Northern Ireland’s best-kept secret – the mountains of Mourne . . . Continue reading

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Above the Glens of Antrim

Above the glens of Antrim, the hills roll on for ever . . . Continue reading

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Beyond the Pale

A WIDE empty moor, a wide empty sky, and a sign that says PRIVATE PROPERTY – NO ACCESS. Have I gone back in time? Yes, apparently . . . GO TO FEET FIRST TO CONTINUE.

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