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3.8 km (2.4 miles) NE of Canningstown, Cavan, Ireland
Approx. altitude: 115 m (377 ft)
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Antipode: 54°S 173°E

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#2: Confluence pic 2 #3: Confluence pic 3 #4: Confluence pic 4 #5: GPS Reading

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  54°N 7°W (visit #1)  

#1: Confluence pic 1

(visited by Chris O'Byrne)

30-Sep-2000 -- With my first confluence a degree further south being declared a success in spite of the fact that I did not get to see "all zeros" on my GPS, I decided to try and bag this one in the wilds of County Cavan.

Cavan is a farming county, and I was suprised at just how beautiful it can be. It is a county of hills and lakes - there is a wonderful lake (Lough Ramor) just outside Virginia that I want to visit again, and I passed a number of small beautiful secluded ones.

I stopped for refreshments in Bailieborough before making the final push for the confluence. The roads in this part of the world range from fairly acceptable to downright awful. The last 6km or so of the trip was on narrow (one car width and a bit) winding potholed hilly roads.

I finally got to within 300 metres of the confluence. I had to squelch through three fields to get to the point itself - I was glad I brought a spare pair of shoes! The confluence itself is at one end of a field on the side of a hill.

Note that the confluence under the Ireland 1965 datum is in the middle of the first photograph by the trees.


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#1: Confluence pic 1
#2: Confluence pic 2
#3: Confluence pic 3
#4: Confluence pic 4
#5: GPS Reading
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