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christramp
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cloghlea / cloghoge - does it ever run

Post by christramp » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:07 am

Just took a run across the sally gap and came across a river that runs from a gorge just above the bridge at the cloghlea church. looking at the OSI maps it feeds down into the cloghhoge river that runs down into the guinness family Lough tay.

It was obviously low but there is potential for some slides and pools at higher water - does it ever run - has it ever been run - what are the pros & cons (Apart from the dead sheep I found and a potential siphon)

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Chris

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Re: cloghlea / cloghoge - does it ever run

Post by frostie » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:21 pm

There's a Cloghoge river in Tir na nOg, could be the same one, the one in the video is pretty tight, steep and pin filled

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Re: cloghlea / cloghoge - does it ever run

Post by christramp » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:27 pm

Your description certainly sounds like it, it would not be for the faint hearted . Ill have to look at Tir na nOg again.
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Brian
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Re: cloghlea / cloghoge - does it ever run

Post by Brian » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:21 pm

I presume youre talking about the Shankill.
Heres a few pics of it at a super low level a couple of months back http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianmcdon ... /shankill/

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Re: cloghlea / cloghoge - does it ever run

Post by jammamba » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:26 pm

Brian beat me to it...but I was going to say the river at the bridge by Coghlea Church is the Shankill and at the right water level is an alternative run to some of the more usual runs with some tight little drops etc..the Cloghoge on the Military Road is the river before the Inchavore and has been paddled by people-although there is no gorge near the put in just narrow mountain 'ditch' wandering across the flattish bogland until it drop steeply down to the Cloghoge Brook near Lough Tay which flows into Lough Dan..( I could have the CLoghoge and th CLoghoge Brook mixed up here!)

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Re: cloghlea / cloghoge - does it ever run

Post by Adrians » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:27 pm

Brian wrote:I presume youre talking about the Shankill.
Heres a few pics of it at a super low level a couple of months back http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianmcdon ... /shankill/
Nope

The way Chris describes it it does sound like its the Shankill but the river he is talking about is the Cloughbrook which runs almost parallel to the Inchavore and drains into the Cloughriver which inturn dains into Lough Dan .

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I have walked past the brook section years ago but don't recall anything of note on it, thats not to say there isn't, some of the more seasoned members of the paddling scene might know if there is anything on it to make it worth while.

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Re: cloghlea / cloghoge - does it ever run

Post by Simon » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:50 pm

hi,

i've run the cloghoge brook, rain needs to be hammering for it to run.

it starts as a ditch for 2km maybe and then opens into easy 3+ and gradually gradient increases as does grade up to a grade 5 i guess rapid with a sort of difficult half slot/drop, then its 4/4+ mostly read and run until the falls which are possibly 3+ meters. No real pool at the bottom, very shallow and only possible landing area is surrounded by rocks ( don't think its been run ever). Then theres a nice steep grade 4 rapid down to flat water and you have to paddle the rest of the river to lough dan then paddle across lough dan to the get out.

its a full days work, its really remote and if anything happens you'd be looking at a helicopter for help.

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Re: cloghlea / cloghoge - does it ever run

Post by christramp » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:24 pm

Just revisiting an old post - I ran this about a year and a half ago - its definately the shankill. was out today on a drive and passed by it again

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