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1.7 km (1.1 miles) N of Aglish, Clare, Ireland
Approx. altitude: 30 m (98 ft)
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Antipode: 53°S 171°E

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#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: The Nearby Stone Wall #10: Nearby Ground Cover #11: Dunguaire Castle in Kinvarra

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  53°N 9°W (visit #6)  

#1: The Confluence from 15 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

05-Sep-2017 -- This is the 5th out of 9 reports reaching confluence points during a one-week cycling trip around Ireland. The story starts at 54°N 7°W and continues from 54°N 10°W.

In the morning I started cycling from Headford, a small town located 25 km north of Galway. I bypassed the city of Galway and came through the coastal town Kinvarra with its famous Dunguaire Castle. Another 15 km later I reached the Burren National Park with its famous karst landscape where this confluence point is located. The location is very special – with the highest peak of the park just 500 m to the north. Several park trails can be used to approach the confluence.

At the gate of the National Park at a distance of 2.3 km north-east from the confluence point I parked my bicycle and hiked over an abandoned rocky track up to a distance of 350 m (this is not the same route that Ross Finlayson took. My starting point was 53.016796°N, 8.981412°W. Even though the distance was longer, I believe that my decision was a good one. After climbing an old stone wall and passing through a little canyon I found the confluence on a rocky surface which has partially a thin layer of grass on it. From the confluence, there are great views into the lowlands, but also to the highest hill to the north.

I backtracked the same route to reach my bicycle about an hour after I had left it. In the afternoon I cycled to Limerick.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance of bicycle parking: 2300 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 30 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 2:34 PM
  • Measured height: 29 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: hilly, on a mountain slope
  • Vegetation: grass, ferns, little flowers
  • Weather: cloudy, 14° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Stone Surface Confluence

The story continues at 52°N 9°W.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 15 m Distance
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: The Nearby Stone Wall
#10: Nearby Ground Cover
#11: Dunguaire Castle in Kinvarra
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