R9017 : The R639 south of Galtymore

taken 6 years ago, near to Brackbaun Bridge and Almaseed Bridge, Limerick, Ireland

The R639 south of Galtymore
The R639 south of Galtymore
I was intrigued to spot the brown sign "L7315 Galtymore Climb". When I first came to Ireland in 1989, they seemed to do their best to obstruct access to the hills. I am glad to see that, except in one or two places such as Truskmore, the attitude is more welcoming. After all, hillwalkers bring in revenue!

Before the M8 Dublin to Cork motorway was opened (the adjacent stretch in July 2008), this was the N8, which explains its high standard for a Regional (class R) road. As there are no tolls on the adjacent section of the M8, the R639 carries little traffic and it is now a pleasure to drive along it.
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R9017   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 25 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Road (from Tags)
Class R Irish Road 
Primary Subject of Photo
Road 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! R 904 174 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:18.5285N 8:8.4886W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! R 902 173
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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