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10 Years! Sligo, Ireland: "Mountains to Sea"

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Re: 10 Years! Sligo, Ireland: "Mountains to Sea"

Post by Kili or bust » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:16 pm

Thats a pity Noelle, Joanie and I were looking forward to meeting you.

We are leaving Dublin around midday on Saturday so won't make the walk that day. We will be there for the meal though later! Staying in the Sligo City Hotel that night and the Sligo Park on the Sunday night.

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Re: 10 Years! Sligo, Ireland: "Mountains to Sea"

Post by Lotsafish » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:22 am

2 more for dinner if possible :mrgreen:

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Re: 10 Years! Sligo, Ireland: "Mountains to Sea"

Post by Lotsafish » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:32 am

dino wrote:Anyone planning on camping on the Saturday night?
We are planning on Camping Friday night and Sat night at Standhill

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Re: 10 Years! Sligo, Ireland: "Mountains to Sea"

Post by spy caleb » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:53 am

Lotsafish wrote:2 more for dinner if possible :mrgreen:
Yes that should be in order.
look forward to seeing you there.
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Re: 10 Years! Sligo, Ireland: "Mountains to Sea"

Post by spy caleb » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:57 am

NaDoohans wrote:I'm very sorry David but we're not going to make it to this event :( The sea forecast for the weekend is not looking good but if we do make it to the mainland we will be heading south to visit a relative who is in hospital at the moment. Gutted to be missing this event :( Looking forward to hearing all about it though and we'll hopefully get to do the caches sometime over the summer 8)
Sorry to hear the news Noelle. Was looking forward to meeting you again. Part of the problems of living on an Island :cry:
Will update you on how things go at the weekend.
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Re: 10 Years! Sligo, Ireland: "Mountains to Sea"

Post by dino » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:45 pm

Lotsafish wrote:
dino wrote:Anyone planning on camping on the Saturday night?
We are planning on Camping Friday night and Sat night at Standhill
Don't suppose you have a website for them?
Some gal would giggle and I'd get red
And some guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head,
I tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named "Sue."

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Re: 10 Years! Sligo, Ireland: "Mountains to Sea"

Post by Lotsafish » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:58 pm

dino wrote:
Lotsafish wrote:
dino wrote:Anyone planning on camping on the Saturday night?
We are planning on Camping Friday night and Sat night at Standhill
Don't suppose you have a website for them?
I do, though its a horrible site:
http://www.sligocaravanandcamping.ie/st ... _park.html

What is cool though is that they have their GPS coords up :P

I rang them up to book a space but he said they dont do bookings (very odd) but that there will be plenty of space....

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Re: 10 Years! Sligo, Ireland: "Mountains to Sea"

Post by dino » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:06 pm

Just spotted your other post in the other Sligo thread too. Thanks for that.
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Post by spy caleb » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:43 pm

I do, though its a horrible site:
http://www.sligocaravanandcamping.ie/st ... _park.html

Well I would not go as far as calling it a horrible site.
The area for the caravans is reasonable though the tent area is not mighty.
Nice location though.
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Re: 10 Years! Sligo, Ireland: "Mountains to Sea"

Post by spy caleb » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:47 pm

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Re: 10 Years! Sligo, Ireland: "Mountains to Sea"

Post by donnacha » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:56 pm

spy caleb wrote:Well I would not go as far as calling it a horrible site.
I think the reference was to the website rather than the camping site itself?
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Re: 10 Years! Sligo, Ireland: "Mountains to Sea"

Post by Lotsafish » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:09 am

Yes, its the website thats horrible - not the camping site :oops:

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Re: 10 Years! Sligo, Ireland: "Mountains to Sea"

Post by dino » Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:18 am

Just rang Strandhill. They charge €16 for a two-man tent for one night! :shock:

I've never used a camping site before but that seems bloody expensive to me.

Anyone recommend somewhere to wild camp around Sligo? :roll:
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Re: 10 Years! Sligo, Ireland: "Mountains to Sea"

Post by dino » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:28 pm

Sorted for camping. If anyone wants the details feel free to PM me :mrgreen:

Looking at the descriptions of the two walks the terrain for both seems pretty level. Can I assume that trail shoes are good enough for both and that I don't need to wax up my boots 8)
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Re: 10 Years! Sligo, Ireland: "Mountains to Sea"

Post by spy caleb » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:12 pm

Hi all.
Weather appears to be mixed for saturday. Dont forget to bring your wet gear just in case.
Boots would be an advantage for Saturdays hike though not essential. Good strong runners or shoes will suffice. There is a short section that could be abit stoney.
On sunday it is mainly on road and track. For those who want to have a go at "The Chough Cache" it will be over boggy type ground. This is at the end of the walk. Some of ye may already have got this cache. It is a short hike of about 15 minutes over heather and bog.
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Post by dogwhisperers » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:57 am

I won't be going to this weekend, family commitments comes first, but I just want to wish all of you whom are going the best of luck, hope you all have great weekend. Hope you find lots of caches too, and have good craic, as my ol dad says 'get in there and bathe yer feet!!'. Happy hunting :mrgreen:

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Re: 10 Years! Sligo, Ireland: "Mountains to Sea"

Post by daraconn » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:08 pm

[quote="daraconn"]Hi - I'm toying with the idea of flying to Sligo on Saturday, if the weather is suitable. If I do go, I would not be intending to stay for dinner or overnight.[quote]

It seems I won't be able to go. I'm sorry to miss this; I was looking forward to meeting you all. But my plan to fly to Sligo is foiled by the weather forecast. Enjoy it, and thank you very much to TeamHousty for the very generous offer of a lift from Strandhill.

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Re: 10 Years! Sligo, Ireland: "Mountains to Sea"

Post by Lotsafish » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:45 pm

dino wrote:Just rang Strandhill. They charge €16 for a two-man tent for one night! :shock:

I've never used a camping site before but that seems bloody expensive to me.

Anyone recommend somewhere to wild camp around Sligo? :roll:
ooh, this place seems very dodgy - I just rang the man now and he quoted me €17 a night!

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Re: 10 Years! Sligo, Ireland: "Mountains to Sea"

Post by spy caleb » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:02 pm

That does sound a bit strange.
The place is sound ok but the staff might not be up to speed.
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Re: 10 Years! Sligo, Ireland: "Mountains to Sea"

Post by OTP » Sat May 01, 2010 1:16 am

May all who are attending the over the weekend enjoy themselves and have a great event... despite being west of the Shannon :che

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