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Wicklow Way 12 From the Camgroe Ford up over Mangans and Coolafunshoge to the River Derry

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This section of the Wicklow Way (12 and 12b ) can be done as one walk. There is parking at either end of the walk, although  the Derry bridge is easilier to find when traveling by road.
The return is the same route as the start.
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From the Ford at Camgroe
 up to Mangans and  Coolafunshoge

As one walk the route can be described as a strenuous walk of about 3 hours. There is a steady climb of 240 metres from the Camgroe Ford to the halfway point and a descent of 200 metres to Derry River, with a little dip in the middle – if my memory is correct. Unfortunately I have lost the high definition of Google Earth and therefore the values are approximate.

ford at Camgroe
The Ford at Camgroe
up to Mangans and Coolafunshoge up to Mangans and Coolafunshoge
                                                         
up to Mangans and Coolafunshoge up to Mangans and Coolafunshoge
                                                                   
up to Mangans and Coolafunshoge  
                                                                                                       
up to Mangans and Coolafunshoge
up to Mangans and Coolafunshoge
                                                                                                                                   
up to Mangans and Coolafunshoge up to Mangans and Coolafunshoge
                                                                                       
up to Mangans and Coolafunshoge up to Mangans and Coolafunshoge
                                                                                                                                 
up to Mangans and Coolafunshoge
                                                                                                                                         
 The Storyline of the Bible 21/30
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The Captivity
and Exile
from the Land

As warned by God through his Prophets the Kingdom of Judah in 586 BC was destroyed. It was the policy of the Babylonians (like the Assyrians) to disperse a conquered nation throughout their empire  to reduce the threat of rebellion. And so the survivors were expelled from the Land. Not only the capital city Jerusalem was destroyed but more importantly the Temple built by King Solomon was destroyed. This structure had replaced the Tabernacle ( a tent ) where the representative of the Nation of Israel (the High Priest) entered once a year and met with God. The destruction of the Temple symbolised the annulment of the Covenant by God made to Israel through Moses. During this period synagogues took the place of the Temple as religious centres, and the study of the law took the place of animal sacrifices. A new religious office of Scribe was established.
For the next 70 years the Israelites who now became known as the Jews (from the name Judah) lived in hope of the promises of God - to return them to the land and not only restore his Covenant but implement a new and  better one. God had outlined the benifits of this New Covenant in this way: He will put his law in their minds and write it on their hearts. He will be their God, and they will be his people. All will know him because he will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more. (See Jeremiah 31:31 to 34)
The story of this period is outlined in Daniel, end of Jeremiah and end of 2nd Chronicles.



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