Given the emergence of Dolly's Grove out of the mists of legend on another thread, I thought it might be useful to start one on any other lesser known landing strips out there.
Obviously I'm not suggesting we start stalking the shy retiring private airfield owners of middle Ireland, but it's always a good thing to have marked in your GPS in case that carb icing isn't going away as fast as you would like and your passenger is starting to get a little concerned about the pale colour you've just turned. I had this happen to me over the Wicklow mountains once - it was a great comfort to know that Hacketstown was only three miles away. It was an even greater comfort when the revs picked up again so I didn't have to worry about squeezing in to Hacketstown!
Anyways, the only private strip I've ever stumbled across is 4.2 nm due north of Carlow. Strip is grass, runs north/south with a windsock at the southern end and looks to be about 500-600 m long.
Carlow International Airport's GPS co-ordinates are N 52 54.141' W 006 55.916'.
Obviously, I would remind people of the importance of really doing your homework before wandering into somebody's field. See http://www.aaiu.ie/upload/general/4948-0.pdf
for further details on how regrettable a decision that can be! Having the land owner's consent is another good idea.