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Wicklow Way 12b 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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Down from Mangans and Coolafunshoge
 to the Derry River
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.
                                                                                                             
down from Mangans and Coolafunshoge
                                                                                                                         
down from Mangans and Coolafunshoge down from Mangans and Coolafunshoge
                                                                                                               
down from Mangans and Coolafunshoge down from Mangans and Coolafunshoge
                                                                                                       
down from Mangans and Coolafunshoge
                                                                                                                               
down from Mangans and Coolafunshoge down from Mangans and Coolafunshoge
                                                                                                                                                                         
down from Mangans and Coolafunshoge down from Mangans and Coolafunshoge
                                                                                                                                             
down from Mangans and Coolafunshoge
                                                                                                                                 
river Derry
 The River Derry
 The Storyline of the Bible 22/30
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The Return to the Land
and re-establishment of the Kingdom

The Empire of the Babylonians was conquered by the Persians under Cyrus the Great in 539 BC. He revoked the policy of the Babylonians and allowed captured people to return to their homelands. The book of Ezra opens with a small number of Jews returning, armed with a warrant and provisions from Cyrus, to rebuild the Temple. After great opposition, legal wrangling and hardship the Temple was completed ( much reduced in size and splendour ). Ezra a priest and scribe led a second group of approximately 5000 men, returning to their homeland in 459 BC. He instructed the Jewish settlers on the Law and initiates needed reformation of their lives.
The book of Nehemiah is the story of the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem by the man of the same name in 445BC. 
The Jews lived under the dominion of the Persians and then the Greeks, with a period of self-rule before coming under the rule of Rome just before the New Testament period. During the latter part of this period the sects of the Pharisees and the Sadducee were established.



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