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For a pittance of an investment, Mweelrea gives you endless returns. A strolling start with a continuously ascending incline to a “wicked drop” to Dubhlough. In a mirky morning, these are the kind of crags that smoulder, that boil and rumble like coals in a giant’s grate. Then, the contrast of a long trail across nothingness, and suddenly beneath the mist, what everything from now until then is about, the glittering golden edge of Tir na nOg....
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Credits: The abbreviated comment top left about Mweelrea is by "Bleck Cra", the picture is of the Carrauntoohil Teeth by "lewvalton".  The Mountain Views social network site  is published by Simon Stewart (www.simonstewart.ie) with organisational assistance from an interim committee (as of Oct 2010).

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Lug Charity Walk
march-fixer 3 months ago.
Ah ... the glories of the Mid Summer Solstice! A balmy eveni walk, Length:13.4km, Climb: 758m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Lugnaquilla

Forum: General
Glenmacnass, Wicklow Incident
simon3 2 months ago.
Today Monday the 7th of July both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by an Garda Siochana to respond to an incident in which...

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Ballynalacken Hill: Fab views on boring field
katekat 2 months ago.
Followed the description of Fergalh, crossed the gate, took few steps and that was it. Also drove bit further up on the Ballinakill Road to the electricity masts. Fab views of Mt. Leinster, Blacks...

MacGillycuddy's Reeks: Cruach Mhór to Carrauntoohil ridge walk
donalhunt 3 months ago.
details to follow. Weather: perfect conditions. little clou walk, Length:19.1km, Climb: 1642m, Area: Cruach Mh

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Inishark Island: The beauty of the Inishark cliffs
wicklore 2 months ago.
There are 200 foot cliffs plunging into the boiling sea to the southwest of the summit of Inishark.. This photo shows how the constant lashing of wave and wind have shaped one of these cliffs to r...

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Inishark Island: Death of an Island?
wicklore 2 months ago.
In October 1960 David Scott witnessed the last islanders leaving Inishark. The following draws from his essay ‘Death of Inishark’, printed in the Daily Mirror in October 1960. Shark Island lies s...

Joyces Country: Bunnacunneen Horseshoe
Onzy 3 months ago.
Circular route taking in Ben Beg, Bunnacunneen, its SE Top a walk, Length:11.4km, Climb: 835m, Area: Ben Beg, Partry/Joyce Country (Ireland) Ben Beg,

Forum: General
A little silhouetto of a man
BleckCra 2 months ago.
P.S. anyone else have the thunder and lightning very very bigtime frightening, that we had today in the Mournes? It came in over Bearnagh like the windtrail of a thousand demons, black fingers cl...

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Fauscoum: Also via Knockaunapeebra - but slightly different route
Pepe 2 months ago.
Initially took the same route up to Knockaunapeebra as Kernowclimber, but instead of taking the short route up the gully through the big rocky outcrop at the right of the falls, we took a lazier a...

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Slieve Meelmore: short hike but amazing
fatredline 2 months ago.
Bypassed Newcastle for this one headed toward tullymore forest park then the mourne high scenic route which is on the left further on up the road there's a car park near fofanny dam its on the mou...

PMG Walk 37 - Dunkerron Mtns
simoburn 3 months ago.
PMG Walk 37 - Dunkerron Mtns. A rather long hike in cooler w walk, Length:43.3km, Climb: 2561m, Area: An Cnoc Riabhach, Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland)

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Inishturk: Summit views from island of the boar.
simon3 2 months ago.
The natural views from the top are superb such as this looking east into Clew Bay. Central skyline has Croagh Patrick.

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