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Barnaslingan

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These woods could be described as the twin of Carrickgiogan, not only are the two woods close together but the car parks are only a stone throw away from each other. If it is the twin it is also the Cinderella. The car park is permanently closed and growth is reclaiming the paths in places, but it is still well worth a visit.

The second walk is down to the "the Rocky Valley". Take the entrance to the woods that is right of the entrance to the car park and at right angle to it (Shown in below left photo). The trail is overgrown but it soon  develops into a decent trail when you pass under the power lines. 

This trail soon ends but before it does you must travel a short distance downhill and meet a parallel trail, so look out for marks of the connecting route. The connecting route begins in area shown in photo bottom right

This is an easy / moderate walk of 1 hour and a descent of 35 metres and a climb of 35 or 70 metres depending on the route.

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The new trail will take you through an area of mixed woodland finally meeting a larger track. Turning right and downhill will take you down to "the Rocky Valley". Going in the other direction will take you to the summit of the hill and you can get back to the car park by the route of the previous walk.

Barnaslingan

Going to the summit
The track does not go all the way to the summit and at it's end there is little evidence of a trail 
(photo below). But go straight ahead, bearing slightly uphill all the time and you will find it again

(second and third photo below).

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Over the years I have been told a number of times by different people that the reason they are not Christians is because of the hypocrites who claim to be Christians.

I maintain that their problem is with humanity and not Christianity, because in all human institutions or groupings of people there are hypocrites – (people who are not in the inside what they are on the outside). Here in Ireland we had a number of disclosures about the institutions that were pillars of our society ( political, medical, banking, religious and policing) have all been discredited. Jesus warned that his first act when he finally establishes his kingdom will be dealing with such people who claim to belong to him.

He warns - Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ Matthew chapter 7 verses 22 and 23.

                                                                                                                       
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