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  Geography of Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The mountains of northwest Ireland were formed during the collision, as was the granite that is found in locations in Donegal and Wicklow.
In the south, the mountains are composed of old red sandstone with limestone river valleys.
It is in the Macgillycuddy's Reeks, a range of glacier-carved sandstone mountains in County Kerry, in the south-west of the island.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geography_of_Ireland   (3208 words)

 Funtrek Hiking and Walking Activities - 1-877-FUNTREK
Climb Mweelrea, the highest mountain of the West, and the sea is on two sides of you; climb Croaghaun on Achill Island, and it is as if you are on a ship pointing to America, with sea on three sides.
Further west is a wilderness mountain area of crags and lakes, glacial cirques and waterfalls.
Northwest of them are the Galty Mountains, a long range with fine summits, of which Galtymore is the highest and, at 919 metres, one of the highest peaks outside County Kerry.
www.funtrek.com /ireland/activities/hiking.htm   (2478 words)

 Funtrek Maps of North West Ireland - 1-877-FUNTREK
In County Donegal you are in wilder country, amongst the oldest mountains in Ireland - or the world.
In South Donegal, the Bluestack Mountains, unfrequented and the setting for many folktales also have one of Ireland's finest waterfalls, with the evocative name of the Grey Mare's Tail.
Further north the Glenveagh Mountains are formed of rough grey granite and have fine walks in their cliff bound valleys and on their high heathery plateaux.
www.funtrek.com /ireland/maps/map-Northwest.htm   (248 words)

 Ireland North West - Things to Do Individual Search Result   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Bluestack Way was formed in 1999 and completed in June 2000, as one of a series of waymarked ways in Ireland, development of which is co-ordinated by the National Waymarked Ways Advisory Committee (NWWAC).
The Bluestack Way is 47km long from Donegal Town to Ardara, with local link routes from towns and villages where accommodation and entertainment are available, adding a further 63km to the route.
The Bluestack Mountains are a rugged mountain range with peaks in excess of 600m and in parts are quite remote.
www.irelandnorthwest.ie /individual_results.asp?sID=10346   (135 words)

 Mountain Views: Aghla Mountain in area Bluestack Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Aghla Mountain is the 289th highest summit in Ireland.
Aghla Mountain is the most northerly summit and also the second most westerly in the Bluestack Mountains area.
To the S have the heart of the Bluestacks laid out and beyond the rugged penninsula containing Slievetooey and Slieve League, further still the steep and sharply defined Dartry Mtns dropping down into the expanse of Donegal Bay.
www.mountainviews.ie /mv/index.php?mtnindex=289   (1284 words)

 Budget Hostels in Ireland
With the highest mountain in Leinster, Lugnaquilla, nearby this is an ideal hostel to base yourself for a few days of excellent hill walking.
In front of the hostel is a long lake and behind it are the stunning Twelve Bens Mountains, ideal for hill walking and cycling.
The hostel is idyllically located at the foothills of the magnificent Bluestack Mountains in Drimarone, approximately 5 miles from the popular tourist destination Donegal Town.
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 The M.R. Teams
Donegal MRT (covering the mountains of County Donegal ie Slieve League, Bluestack Mountains, Errigal, Muckish, Derryveagh Mountains and the Inishowen Peninsula).
Glen of Imall MRT (covering the mountains of south Co. Dublin, Co. Wicklow, east Co. Kildare and north Co. Wexford).
IMRA is working to develop experience and knowledge of multi-team operations by having several teams work together at Croagh Patrick on the pilgrimage in July each year when thousands of pilgrims climb the mountain and by organising major exercises where all the teams come together to deal with an emergency scenario.
www.mountainrescue.ie /TheMRTeams/tabid/2917/Default.aspx   (358 words)

 True Ireland - The West of Ireland - Unspoilt destinations, undiscovered locations and true traditions and culture of ...
The Bluestack Centre is a community centre & luxury self-catering hostel idyllically located at the foothills of the magnificent Bluestack Mountains in Drimarone, approximately 5 miles from Donegal Town.
Originally an old “Dry” Dance Hall in the 1970’s the Bluestack Centre was renovated and extended in the late 1990’s and was officially opened by President Mary Mc Aleese on 19th April 2004.
The Bluestack Hostel incorporates a luxury 26 bed hostel, complete with family room (which sleeps 4 people), dormitory accommodation (one room sleeps 10 and the other sleeps 12) and an en-suite special needs room (sleeps 2), ideal for wheelchair users.
www.trueireland.com /articles.php?id=49   (469 words)

 Geology of the Bluestacks
The Bluestack Mountains are a rich hunting ground for geology students and enthuiasts.
Another further distinctive characteristic of these mountains is the bleached appearance of the rocks due to the quartzite, which is composed almost entirely of the grey white mineral called Silica.
The valleys were scoured and plucked, widened and deepened due to the constant movement of the glaciers in these valleys, the bared rock surfaces were striated, polished and moulded and the many rock basins, lakes and waterfalls among the mountain valleys were to further indicate the activity of the ice.
www.donegaltown.ie /Site_Article_View.aspx?article_id=107&tscategory_id=25   (1306 words)

 Donegal Bluestacks, Drimarone, Donegal Ireland
Welcome to the Bluestack Centre, in the foothills of the Bluestack Mountains of south Donegal.
Since its inception, the Bluestack Centre has welcomed visitors from all over the world, many returning time and again to avail of the excellent facilities and easy access to the mountains and the sea.
It is the perfect place to explore the magnificent Bluestack Mountains along the waymarked Bluestack Way, for fishing on Lough Eske or the Eany River, or for that quiet, relaxing weekend.
www.drimarone.com   (425 words)

 Donegal County.com & Dún na nGall.com - Bluestack Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Objectives: To promote awareness of the Natural and Cultural Heritage contained within the geographical location known as the Bluestack Mountains and enhance appreciation of the environment.
Bluestack Field Study Group, monthly field activities on Natural history.
This is a circular walk in the foothills of the Bluestacks, the walk is in the vicinity of the Disert Graveyard and it is hoped that this project will also improve the access to this historic site.
www.dun-na-ngall.com /bluest.html   (582 words)

 Lisdanar House B&B, Glenties, Co. Donegal
The picturesque town of Glenties is located in the heart of Donegal Highlands, at the meeting point of two glens, on the northwest edge of the Bluestack Mountains.
It is the largest centre of population in the Parish of Inniskeel.
With its abundance of trees and bushes, contrasting sharply with the treeless mountains of the approaches, the town has been described as an oasis.
www.bedandbreakfastireland.net /Donegal_Lisdanar.htm   (225 words)

 The Definitive Guide to County Donegal XXXX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The county consists chiefly of low mountains, with a deeply indented coastline forming natural loughs, of which Lough Swilly is the most notable.
The famous mountains or Hills of Donegal consist of two major ranges, the Derryveagh Mountains in the north and the Bluestack Mountains in the south, with Mount Errigal at 751 metres the highest peak.
The Slieve League cliffs are the second highest sea cliffs in Europe, while Donegal's Malin Head is the most northernly point on the island of Ireland.
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 Great Escapes Traveler will setup all your traveling arrangements for various locations such as: Tennessee Civil War ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Ruggedly criss-crossed with a pattern of mountains, moors and inland waters, its long and much-indented coastline has been carved into intricate patterns by the ravages of the wild Atlantic seas that wash its sandy shores.In addition the area's terrian presents you with breathtaking routes for hill-walking, cycling and horse-riding.
The multifarious hues and tints of the Bluestack mountains surround Lough Eske which is two miles North of Donegal Town.
Galway - From the rugged Twelve Bens mountain range in the north through lake-rich Roundstone Bog to the golden beaches reaching out into the Atlantic Ocean, you'll know you're in Connemara by the light that constantly changes the mood and tone of the landscape.
www.greatescapestraveler.net /IRnorthwest.htm   (777 words)

 Anderson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
We, at the Bluestack Centre are a voluntary community development group.Our aims are to enhance the quality of life in our rural community and at the same time provide the visitor with quality facilities from where they can explore and enjoy the experience of this unspoilt natural wilderness that is 'The Bluestack Mountains'
The Bluestack Centre is a luxury 26 bed self-catering hostel and Community Activity Centre idylically located at the foothills of the magnificent Bluestack Mountains in Drimarone.
The area boasts magnificent hill walking facilities in the Bluestacks, the area itself being a haven for the avid hillwalker.
www.anderson.ie /Site_Business_Details.aspx?business_id=4902   (290 words)

 Donegal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Donegal town is situated at the mouth of Donegal Bay and is overshadowed by the Bluestack Mountains.
Donegal is also used as a base for hill-walking in the nearby Bluestack Mountains.
Despite the towns many hotels catering for visitors, it suffers from a lack of social amenities for its local population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Donegal   (693 words)

 Bluestack Centre Hostel Accommodation Now Open
We are a voluntary community development group with aims to enhance the quality of life in our rural community and at the same time provide the visitor with quality facilities from where they can explore and enjoy the experience of this unspoilt natural wilderness that is 'The Bluestack Mountains'
This 26 bed self-catering luxury accommodation is set in the heart of the magnificent Bluestack Mountains, 8 Km from Donegal Town the centre is ideally located for exploring this unspoiled countryside.
Magnificent Hill Walking in the Bluestacks and surrounding areas.
www.northwestwalkingguides.com /section-2.aspx?item_id=147&type_id=2   (121 words)

 Stages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It includes a cliff-top walk along Crockalough Cliffs, mountain hikes across Slieve Snaght and the Bluestack mountains and a beach walk along Belall strand.
It continues over the Maamturk mountain range, along the shore of Lough Corrib to Galway city before continuing around Galway bay to the small port of Kinvarra on the edge of the karst limestone plateau of the Burren.
The climb up Ireland's highest Mountain Carrauntoohil is a must before a circuit of the Iveragh Peninsula and on to Kenmare and the beginning of the Beara way.
www.lazarus.ie /walk/stages.htm   (491 words)

 Table of Bearings to 600m mountains for
Note: This table currently includes only mountains of 600m and above.
It takes no account where the view of one mountain is blocked by another nearer one.
The selection of mountains includes mainly nearer summits or more distant summits where they are representative of a range or group.
www.simonstewart.ie /Turks/bearings.htm   (89 words)

 Trexle - Ireland
Charleville Golf Course - A wooded parkland course in the foothills of Ballhoura Mountains in Cork.
Mountain View Golf Club - Designed on a plateau and offering views of the surrounding Kilkenny.
Royal County Down Golf Club - The Links at The Royal County Down Golf Club is situated in Northern Ireland beside the Mourne Mountains.
www.trexle.com /Directory/Top/Sports/Golf/Courses/Europe/Ireland   (1045 words)

 IPA Region 6
This mountain is steeped in legend and W.B. Yeats featured the mountain in seven of his poems.
Two of the counties other prominent mountains are Slieve Snacht in Inishowen at 682m high and Muckish (lies beside Mount Errigal) at 669m high.
The beauty of Donegal is enhanced by the islands that lie off its coastline, the best known of these being Árainn Mór and Tory (Toraigh) which are both inhabited.
www.ipaireland.com /region_6.html   (240 words)

 County Donegal.net & Dún na nGall.com - Bluestack Bat Survey
This is a three year survey to ascertain species distribution and conservation status in the area.
The purpose of which is to determine the species of bat that can be found in the Bluestack Mountains area of South West Donegal.
All members of the public are welcome and any interested persons or groups are invited to take part in the survey.
www.dun-na-ngall.com /bat.html   (207 words)

 Glacial Erosion Processes & Landforms
Donegal Bluestack Centre invites sponsors who may wish to advertise in this space to send an E Mail to info@donegalbluestacks.com
The mountains have been upstanding for most of their subsequent history.
During this time the Bluestack Mountains, composed of older and harder metamorphic and igneous rocks, were predominantly areas of glacial erosion, while the south Donegal lowlands, composed of younger sandstone, limestone and shale sedimentary rocks, were predominantly areas of glacial deposition.
www.donegalbluestacks.com /Site_Article_View.aspx?article_id=35   (374 words)

 Aikikai Ireland-AOI - Gaku Homma Kancho in Ireland 2006
The Bluestack Centre is a Community Activity Centre and luxury 28 bed self-catering hostel located at the foothills of the magnificent Bluestack Mountains in Drimarone, Co. Donegal, at approximately 5 miles (8 km) from Donegal Town.
The Bluestack Centre Hostel incorporates a luxury 28 bed hostel, complete with separate shower rooms and toilets, fully equipped self-catering kitchen, impressive main hall (140 sq meters), performance stage, basketball court.
The area itself boasts magnificent hill walking facilities in the Bluestacks, the area being a haven for the avid hill walker.
www.aikikai.ie /homma2006.htm   (1448 words)

 Activities in Donegal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Glenlee is the ideal touring centre for Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim and an excellent base to enjoy and explore the rich and varied range of activities on offer in this unspoiled environment
The Blue Stack Mountain Drive takes you up into the hills overlooking Donegal Bay and around the beautiful Lough Eske.
The area surrounding Glenlee boasts some of the finest restaurants in Ireland, from Seafood to European cuisine to traditional Irish cooking - and afterwards sample the Craic, hospitality and Traditional Irish Music in one of our many pubs.
www.glenleecottages.com /doneg.htm   (302 words)

 Ireland Travel Agency | Ireland Tours | Chauffeured Tours Ireland | Ireland Independent Tours | Escorted Ireland Tours ...
Lying in the remote northwest of Ireland on the northwest of Europe it is therefore unsurprising that the scenery of Donegal is stunningly beautiful.
It combines lonely, wild mountains with dramatic cliffs and sweeping sandy bays.
You will then explore the lonely Bluestack Mountains and the beautiful Glenveagh National Park.
www.gaffneytravel.com /tours/hiking-walking-ireland/donegalhighlands.php   (180 words)

 Sports Golf Courses Europe Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
County Cavan Golf Club - A lakeland course in the heart of Ireland; county Cavan.
Naas Golf Club, County Kildare, Ireland - This Parkland course in County Kildare was founded in 1896 and is undergoing redesign efforts by Jeff Howes Golf Design.
Royal County Down Golf Club - Situated in Northern Ireland beside the Mourne Mountains.
www.mf1.it /poleposition/search/directory.asp?ctg=Sports/Golf/Courses/Europe/Ireland   (964 words)

 Information for Walkers and Hikers in County Donegal Ireland.
The routes are generally uncrowded but it is still a pleasurable experience to meet and chat with other hill walkers along the way.
The main route takes the road along the Northern shore of the lake while there is a circle route along the roadway on the Southern shore.
These mountains have been little used for walking or other outdoor pursuits and can offer the user a rare glimpse of a relatively unspoilt landscape and a way of life that has on the whole remained unchanged for centuries.
www.harveyspoint.com /thingstodo/walking.htm   (340 words)

 (GCPHK9) Get The Point by dino-irl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Set at the foot of the Bluestack Mountains, with waterfalls at both North and South, Lough Eske (Loch Iascaigh meaning "lake abounding in fish") is 3 miles long and 1 mile in width at its widest point.
There is a tradition of fishing in November for Char, only one of four lakes in Ireland that have them.
Was down in the Bluestacks for a couple of days with a Duke of Edinburgh youth group, had a great time, people are so friendly.
www.geocaching.com /seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=bb97ad24-4d60-4e33-9503-e2bfc027ee93   (758 words)

 Donegal Times - July 23rd 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The hills will be alive with sound of moving and maybe the sound of music as well to send more than 300 pairs of boots doing what they were made for.
The second Magee Bluestack Challenge Walk from Ardara to Glenties has attracted a record number of volunteers this year.
The Magee Bluestack Committee would like to thank sincerely all those who have been associated with this worthwhile venture.
www.donegaltimes.com /2003/07_2/sport.html   (1656 words)

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