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by DaveWalsh
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rock on rockfall ............
Replies: 0
Views: 803

Rock on rockfall ............

https://www.facebook.com/1137175843/posts/10218161813573620?s=100001022379830&sfns=mo This is the best yet of a recent rockfall on Slieve League. I lunched on that beach! Fred Cooney and I were inside a very very deep cave there in 1992 when there was a rockfall further inside the cave. Still the m...
by DaveWalsh
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rock on Rockall, you'll never fall ........
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Re: Rock on Rockall, you'll never fall ........

Fiona Brexit is of course a fascinating topic that would be both interesting and amusing in equal parts if it wasn’t so ominous for us here in Ireland, and we didn’t even get to vote for or against it. In the Rockall context, the UK argument is that the 12nm exclusive zone does apply around even lif...
by DaveWalsh
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Maurice Maxwell
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Maurice Maxwell

Anyone with contact details for Mo?
*****7879 doesn't work.
Nor does ***thebrat*** seem to.
Thanks
DW
by DaveWalsh
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Project Oileain
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Re: Project Oileain

Oileáin a Dó is officially out of print. For a particular reason, I tried to buy a gansey load, but they weren't available. I got a couple of dozen so as at least to keep the last few in Ireland. The first edition 3,000 sold out in about a half dozen or so years. Oileáin a Dó 2,000 have sold out in...
by DaveWalsh
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rock on Rockall, you'll never fall ........
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Rock on Rockall, you'll never fall ........

Rockall is in the news again, and because I do remember researching the thorny legal issues some years ago for Oileáin 2014, I dutifully resorted to reading it (!) to see what it had to say on the subject. I was immediately reminded that Kevin O’Callaghan (a.k.a. GEO), first President of the Irish S...
by DaveWalsh
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coastal Erosion
Replies: 0
Views: 808

Coastal Erosion

In the context of researching Wexford Harbour in connection with Ireland's most interesting sandbank - Rosslare Fort Island - I became aware that the island had formed by the erosion of the rinn or spit or penninsula that is Rosslare Strand. But I was blown away recently to discover that two half in...
by DaveWalsh
Mon May 27, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ISKA website not secure
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: ISKA website not secure

John
Oileain.org was reported to me just yesterday to be the same "not secure".
I was told you pay extra for greater cover.
About 50.00 p.a. was guesstimated but not investigated as I amn't bothered about it.
DW
by DaveWalsh
Sat May 25, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Project Oileain
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Project Oileain

I'm back. For now anyway....... Oileain now has 592 islands and rising, the most recent being four wee newbies in Cashla Bay around about Rossaveal, where the research introduced me to a Martello Tower of all things. There are a couple in Bertraboy Bay and some in Dunmanus Bay. Some researched stuff...
by DaveWalsh
Thu May 09, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle Floats
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Paddle Floats

Knotman,
Kind words are always appreciated.
Thank you
DWalsh
by DaveWalsh
Mon May 06, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle Floats
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Paddle Floats

I met a sea kayaker recently with a brand new paddle float, in his rear hatch (longevity, apparently ......), and a discussion followed. Mine has never been used in anger that I can recall, practice sessions only (and years ago at that) but just in case, it has always lived behind my seat, tethered ...