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Jul '11


On Saturday morning I woke up early, packed up, and took a bus about an hour outside of Dublin to the small village of Enniskerry. From there I just walked away towards the hills. The countryside was absolutely beautiful to walk through, even though I didn’t really know where I was going (except kinda SW towards Glendalough).

Up on my right was the hill of the Great Sugarloaf (501m), a quartzite cone that is really quite beautiful, especially with the sheep grazing on the slopes below. Eventually I found some trails leading from a car park towards the Wicklow Way Trail (I actually walked into Wicklow County in turns out), but after a few minutes I turned around and stayed on the road. For the first time in a long time I hadn’t felt comfortable on a trail, so I headed that inner warning and didn’t stick around to figure out what was causing that feeling.

Anyways, I walked for about 5 hours and made it back to the bus stop and began the journey to the airport, which was about a two-hour bus ride from where I was hiking. I made it to the airport without any issue, and the flight home went very smoothly. Overall, it was a wonderful time in Dublin and Enniskerry, definitely one of the more fun stops (especially due to the two tours on Friday!).

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  1. David Says:

    Nice pix! You missed visiting Powerscourt Demesne, though perhaps you wanted to keep to the wilder parts.

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