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3.2 km (2.0 miles) NW of Killasser, Mayo, Ireland
Approx. altitude: 150 m (492 ft)
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Antipode: 54°S 171°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: View to the West #6: GPS reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: The stunted tree #10: The nearby stone wall

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  54°N 9°W (visit #5)  

#1: The Confluence from 15 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

03-Sep-2017 -- This is the 3rd 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 8°W.

I continued riding westwards, coming through Boyle, Charlestown, and finally Killasser Farm. The area is spread with highmoors and peat cutters where doing their job along the route. I also passed the nearby Lake Croghan Lough and continued on a washed-out gravel track. On this hardly used track I was able to get as close as 250 m to the confluence point. I parked my bicycle and entered the bog. Based on abandoned houses and stone walls between the fields, one can tell that this area had been populated some decades ago. I was able to follow such a stone wall up to 20 m to the confluence point.

Right at the confluence, there is a stunted tree - which is quite a coincidence since there are no other such trees around. Even though the tree is small, it must be quite old – since Gordon’s visit in 2008 the tree has not changed much.

I continued on the gravel track westwards and it took a long while until I got on a good road again. Via Foxford I reached the town Newport and spent the night there.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance of bicycle parking: 250 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 10 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 3:49 PM
  • Measured height: 155 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: slightly hilly
  • Vegetation: grass, little flowers, one stunted tree and a nearby fine forest.
  • Weather: partly cloudy, 19° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Stunted Tree Confluence

The story continues at 54°N 10°W.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 15 m distance
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: The stunted tree
#10: The nearby stone wall
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