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NorthernSky

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Cable Car ride up Donard
« on: March 29, 2023 »

there's going to be a cable car ride half way up Donard  :-X

https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2023-03-28/the-44m-alternative-to-seeing-the-mourne-mountains

good or bad?
i'd rather not see it personally
is this why all those trees have been cleared on the way up  :'(
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Fred

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Re: Cable Car ride up Donard
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2023 »

I was disappointed to hear about this idea resurfacing. It is just going to make the wilderness area smaller.
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Rugged Track

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Re: Cable Car ride up Donard
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2023 »

When I first heard it discussed (years ago) I thought it was going to the summit of Donard and I was raging.  This plan seems to be going partly up to quarry.  I don't like the idea of cable cars swing as a visual in the sky.  They could probably a rail car system up instead which would be less visible.  Don't know how cable cars  it work work in winds, probably wouldn't run half the time with weather.  It would also put pressure on infrastructure of the town which on certain days is packed with cars.   I can understand why they want to do for tourism development, good for businesses and as an attraction and I'm sure people would love the views.

Saying that I don't think it would to see it and it should be left alone. 
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