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4.2 km (2.6 miles) WSW of Keshcarrigan, Leitrim, Ireland
Approx. altitude: 63 m (206 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 54°S 172°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
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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 Crossroads

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#1: The Confluence from 20 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

03-Sep-2017 -- This is the second out of 9 reports reaching confluence points during a one-week cycling trip around Ireland. The story continues from 54°N 7°W.

I spent the night at the town Killashandra, which is located west of the Killykeen Forest Park right in the middle between 7°W and 8°W on the 54th latitude.

The next morning, I continued riding over minor single-lane roads and parked my bicycle 20 m from the confluence point right at the intersection of two of those minor roads.

To reach the exact confluence point, I had again to enter a meadow with cows. But this time the cows didn’t attack be but disappeared to the other side of the field such that I could peacefully document the confluence point, which is right at the northernmost corner of the meadow. Less than 10 m from the confluence point, there is an old abandoned stone house with a roof consisting of a corrugated metal sheet. The ground around the confluence is boggy, i.e. very wet. Actually, most of Ireland’s confluence points are on wet ground – which is no wonder considering Ireland's frequent rainfall.

On this rainy Sunday morning, I saw nobody. This was quite a peaceful visit although the confluence point is located at the crossroads.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance of bicycle parking: 20 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 3 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 9:49 AM
  • Measured height: 72 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: slightly hilly
  • Vegetation: grass, nearby ash trees and blackberry hedges
  • Weather: drizzle, 16° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Abandoned Corrugated Stonehouse Confluence

The story continues at 54°N 9°W.


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#1: The Confluence from 20 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 Crossroads
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