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The hills across the bay?

  • 03-10-2020 9:56pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,193 ✭✭✭ obi604


    Speaking of the prom.

    Does anybody know the name of the hills opposite Salthill. I think they are the Clare hills, but any specific name on them as there are a number of them.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 4,144 DVDM93


    obi604 wrote: »
    Speaking of the prom.

    Does anybody know the name of the hills opposite Salthill. I think they are the Clare hills, but any specific name on them as there are a number of them.

    America.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,785 ✭✭✭✭ flazio


    obi604 wrote: »
    Speaking of the prom.

    Does anybody know the name of the hills opposite Salthill. I think they are the Clare hills, but any specific name on them as there are a number of them.
    Burren mountains


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Moved out from unrelated thread.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,193 ✭✭✭ obi604


    biko wrote: »
    Moved out from unrelated thread.

    Thanks. Does anybody know if these are climbable?


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,887 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    If you can see them, it's going to rain.


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  • Posts: 0 ✭✭ [Deleted User]


    They're not exactly a climbing challenge... but well worth a ramble.

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=the+burren&t=brave&iax=images&ia=images


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,193 ✭✭✭ obi604


    They're not exactly a climbing challenge... but well worth a ramble.

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=the+burren&t=brave&iax=images&ia=images


    Thanks. Still don’t know what town or village or place to park at to even start the ramble.

    Or can you even do this as may need to go across private land to access etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,585 ✭✭✭ dmc17


    obi604 wrote: »
    Thanks. Still don’t know what town or village or place to park at to even start the ramble.

    Or can you even do this as may need to go across private land to access etc.

    There's the Black Head loop walk which would be the furthest point out you can see when looking across the bay.

    Also, there is a trail walk which starts from here.

    Have a look on Google as there are a few walking sites which give the details on them


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,263 ✭✭✭ at1withmyself




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,356 ✭✭✭ inisboffin


    If you can see them, it's going to rain.

    :D Is that a thing?

    Within a certain timeframe? Because it's bound to rain sometime.

    During lockdown there was a patch of 3 or 4 days of a clear view, but perhaps an anomaly. Love to know the reason if it is an actual saying!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,673 ✭✭✭ The Continental Op


    If you can see them, it's going to rain.

    .................. and if you can't see them its already raining :D

    Wake me up when it's all over.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,673 ✭✭✭ The Continental Op


    inisboffin wrote: »
    :D Is that a thing?

    Within a certain timeframe? Because it's bound to rain sometime.

    During lockdown there was a patch of 3 or 4 days of a clear view, but perhaps an anomaly. Love to know the reason if it is an actual saying!

    Its a saying all over the world for different locations. I used to live near Portsmouth in the UK where you can see across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and guess what? There was a local saying if you can see the Isle of Wight its going to rain and if you can't see it thats because its already raining.

    Wake me up when it's all over.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,610 ✭✭✭ Andrea B.


    DVDM93 wrote: »
    America.

    Used to think it was as a kid.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,610 ✭✭✭ Andrea B.


    DVDM93 wrote: »
    America.
    Its a saying all over the world for different locations. I used to live near Portsmouth in the UK where you can see across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and guess what? There was a local saying if you can see the Isle of Wight its going to rain and if you can't see it thats because its already raining.
    On certain days out west past Spiddal you can see Mount Brandon in Kerry. Times past, the locals knew it as Oileann na Siog (fairy island).


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,356 ✭✭✭ inisboffin


    Its a saying all over the world for different locations. I used to live near Portsmouth in the UK where you can see across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and guess what? There was a local saying if you can see the Isle of Wight its going to rain and if you can't see it thats because its already raining.

    Ah ok. :p

    I thought it was an actual thing that I had somehow never heard, like in parts of the country, a mist would signify a weather pattern depending on what side of the mountain you are, and actually be useful!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,673 ✭✭✭ The Continental Op


    inisboffin wrote: »
    Ah ok. :p

    I thought it was an actual thing that I had somehow never heard, like in parts of the country, a mist would signify a weather pattern depending on what side of the mountain you are, and actually be useful!

    Some of those things are fairly accurate some are just a joke about the weather.

    In some places good guesses can be made about the weather from what can be seen in the distance and over mountains. A lot of our weather is brought in from the South West and follows a pattern so I'm sure it can be an actual thing.

    Wake me up when it's all over.



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,576 ✭✭✭✭ cnocbui


    Galway-from-Tipp.jpg

    This was taken from Tipperary, southern end of Lough Derg. Below the clouds are mountains in Connemara, and the lighter streak below them is Galway bay. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 578 ✭✭✭ Dank Janniels


    Hy Brasil


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,838 ✭✭✭ thesandeman


    Andrea B. wrote: »
    Used to think it was as a kid.

    I was convinced they were the Aran Islands when I was a kid.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,519 ✭✭✭ GalwayGrrrrrl


    I was in Salthill playground a few years ago when a tourist asked me for directions to the Cliffs of Moher. It was about 4pm and it sounded like he wanted to bring the family there before dinner. The look on his face when I pointed across the bay to the furthest point of land and said “there they are!” Bless him.

    To return to the OP you can do a lovely drive along the coast road to Doolin and see the view from the opposite side. There’s a path from Doolin to the Cliffs and beyond to liscanor which gives views of one the islands (?Inishboffin if I remember correctly).


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,356 ✭✭✭ inisboffin


    Some of those things are fairly accurate some are just a joke about the weather.

    In some places good guesses can be made about the weather from what can be seen in the distance and over mountains. A lot of our weather is brought in from the South West and follows a pattern so I'm sure it can be an actual thing.

    I think that's what I said? :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,193 ✭✭✭ obi604


    thanks. is there a specific name on these hills?
    see below image, I presume the hills highlighted in yellow below are what one can see mainly from salthill...................but they don't seem to have a name, and not sure how you access the climbing of them or where to park etc



    https://ibb.co/7tzVLYW


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,585 ✭✭✭ dmc17


    obi604 wrote: »
    thanks. is there a specific name on these hills?
    see below image, I presume the hills highlighted in yellow below are what one can see mainly from salthill...................but they don't seem to have a name, and not sure how you access the climbing of them or where to park etc



    https://ibb.co/7tzVLYW

    Gleninagh, Doughbranneen & Cappanawalla


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,454 ✭✭✭ Storm 10


    I was in Salthill playground a few years ago when a tourist asked me for directions to the Cliffs of Moher. It was about 4pm and it sounded like he wanted to bring the family there before dinner. The look on his face when I pointed across the bay to the furthest point of land and said “there they are!” Bless him.

    To return to the OP you can do a lovely drive along the coast road to Doolin and see the view from the opposite side. There’s a path from Doolin to the Cliffs and beyond to liscanor which gives views of one the islands (?Inishboffin if I remember correctly).

    Inisheer Inishboffin is further North past Clifden


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