the Degree Confluence Project


1.7 km (1.1 miles) N of Aglish, Clare, Ireland
Approx. altitude: 30 m (98 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 53°S 171°E

Accuracy: 8 m (26 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View E #3: View S #4: View W #5: The Confluence #6: GPS shot #7: Looking down toward the confluence

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  53°N 9°W (visit #5)  

#1: View N

(visited by David Williams)

31-Mar-2017 -- As previously noted - this confluence is a geography lesson - it's 40 years since my last classroom geography experience - and even then I confused my clints with my grykes. You will see a lot of rock, lots of fossils and distant views of the Father Ted Parochial House (sadly not open for visits when I passed by).

I parked southwest of the confluence, where the blue, red, and green trails leave the public highway and followed these until the 90 degree left turning.(See http://www.burrennationalpark.ie/images/page_images/Walking_Trails/TrailsMap.jpg)

Then it is across very rough country down to the confluence point. My confluence dance was observed by ravens and a curious Irish hare (Lepus timidus hibernicus).

Do not miss the opportunity for one of the best views I have ever seen by heading straight back to your car. Instead, from the confluence head up hill (there are low cliffs and dwarf forest but plenty of ways through) until you rejoin the way-marked blue route close to the summit - continue north following blue markers and as you descend spend a few minutes looking at the scenery - I shan't provide a photo as I don't want to spoil the moment. If you continue anticlockwise on the blue route you will soon see the Father Ted house away across the limestone pavement.

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#1: View N
#2: View E
#3: View S
#4: View W
#5: The Confluence
#6: GPS shot
#7: Looking down toward the confluence
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