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Ireland

0.6 km (0.4 miles) ESE of The Pike, Tipperary, Ireland
Approx. altitude: 125 m (410 ft)
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Antipode: 53°S 172°E

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
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#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: Entering Shinrone Village

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  53°N 8°W (visit #5) (secondary) 

#1: The Confluence from 10 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

08-Sep-2017 -- This is the 8th 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 52°N 8°W.

I cycled in the morning from the town Thurles (50 km from the CP) via Templemore, Dunkerrin, and Shinrone to the confluence point. I parked my bicycle 215 m due south of the confluence point right at the county road. A footpath leads very conveniently up to a distance of 30 m. But then it would become difficult.

The exact spot is in an extremely dense undergrowth with thorny blackberry hedges. Covering the last 12 m were a hard time for my trousers, shirt, and skin. At least I could eat some of the blackberries as a reward of my torturous work.

Getting out of the thickets was easy, since I simply followed my beaten track. Back to the bike, I continued cycling eastwards to capture one last confluence point before returning to Dublin.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance of bicycle parking: 215 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 10 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 10:28 AM
  • Measured height: 128 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 4 m
  • Topography: on a slight slope
  • Vegetation: blackberry thickets, ferns, trees, various bushes.
  • Weather: partly cloudy, 17° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Blackberry Thickets Confluence

The story finishes at 53°N 7°W.


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#1: The Confluence from 10 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: Entering Shinrone Village
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