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Glencree, Co. Dublin - south east slope

 
        

  This slope faces due south, BUT, the valley is on a south-east direction. A pure south wind will be deflected away from the slope by the mountains on the valley sides, so the wind must have an "e" in it, eg south-east, so-so-east, east-so-east.  It is a really nice slope, with nice gradient, and you can fly your model with a splendid view of Wicklow, and the Sugarloaf mountain in the distance. Access from the Killakee road 300M before the turn off for Glencree. Park under the trees at the widening, cross the ditch right hand side, and up the slope on the right side of the road for 60-100 metres.

  The standing is on rough heather, with a tiny bit bit of gorse bush. Getting across the ditch with model & gear is best done with a friend or in two trips as a slip could cause you to drop something breakable, and it is rather slippy for the first ten feet.  The pics show Gary (presently Chairman of the Dublin Kestrel MFC) and son on the slope for a flight in very gentle lift.

  Please email me your info about where you fly, so I can include it..