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brenno
2017-02-17 12:45:50
Walker's €40k claim against NPWS overturned i
Great news from High Court as that €40k ruling in favour of that walker who tripped on the Wicklow Way boardwalk near the JB Malone memorial overturned in High Court. We can all toast Judge White at the gathering tonight. Link below tto ruling

http://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0217/853394-teresa-wall-hillwalker-appeal/
Aidy
2017-02-16 12:35:32
Reforestation row in Scotland
An interesting brewing row in Scotland where Mountaineering Scotland have allied themselves with The Scottish Gamekeepers Association in concerns about reforestation.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/15/scottish-governments-forestry-strategy-called-into-question

In fairness to Mountaineering Scotland, after a backlash from their members, they have clarified their position saying they are not against forestation, just widespread commercial forestry with species such as sitka spruce, but would be in favour of native species. They also want to a see a strategic approach.

https://www.mountaineering.scot/news/clarification-on-joint-press-release-with-sga

From the comments in the original Guardian article, most walkers and climbers seem to be fully in favour of reforestation so long as it is native species and not planted in regimented blocks. There have also been suggestions that the tree line in Scotland would naturally leave the summits bare in most cases anyway. A quick google search wasn't successful in finding a clear answer on the tree line altitude in Ireland, although it seems that there are too many variables to actually give a clear answer.

Possibly a debate that we'll have in Ireland too at some point. I'd guess that if native species were used, it was not so dense as to make access difficult, and some views were maintained, most hill walkers would be in favour.
Onzy
2017-02-14 14:47:26
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Remember this Friday - Mountain Gathering
With two main speakers, Paul Clements and Gareth McCormack, and some 20 people receiving awards, it promises to be the best 'Gathering' yet. Join us this Friday, 8pm, in the Lansdowne Arms. All are welcome.
Onzy
2017-02-03 10:50:44
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The Gathering - 2 weeks to go....
With only 2 weeks to go to the Hillwalking Event of the year ... a sneak preview of the running order...
prairiecomm
2017-01-28 13:11:51
mullaghmor
yes, I believe you are correct. thanks!
conormcbandon
2017-01-27 20:38:14
I'd imagine that's Mullaghmore??
There's a car park, well a defined parking area on the side of the road. A lake/maybe a turlough on the way to the base of the hill and it's very karst. Can't remember about the clockwise etc
prairiecomm
2017-01-27 15:39:41
hill id help please
apologies - since what I'm asking about may apply to a number of hills. Years ago I hiked what might have been
Slieve Roe or Slieve Carran or Knockanes. But I can't tell from www images which one. There was a car park fairly close, we went across a flat broken area (think there was a pond/lake). As we hiked up it was like going up a spiral staircase for giants. Karst in huge spiral terraced slabs; going up was going counter-clockwise - to the right and continually curving left. Didn't get to the top as our mum was waiting in the car. Does my vague description allow anyone to say, "oh, that was ... "
thank you!
IainT
2017-01-22 17:36:21
Irish hill runners and the Spine Race
The Spine Race is a 268 mile run up the Pennine Way in the north of England, run every January, invariably featuring snowdrifts, gales and many miles of sucking bog, much of it run in the dark. It's one of the world's toughest races and only 50% finish. This year Dubliner Carol Morgan was first woman home, knocking 43 hours off the women's record. Cork's Eoin Keith (who holds the course record) broke a rib on day 1 and carried on for another 150 miles before withdrawing, truly bonkers! Also well done to the only other Irish finisher, Patrick Rodgers, who made it in just after midnight last night - it's even harder when you're at the back.
Onzy
2017-01-16 15:02:21
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MV Mountain Gathering 2017
Always a great night ... all welcome.
Onzy
2017-01-16 14:58:43
MV Gathering & Awards
Our biggest gathering of the year is in planning at the moment. The Irish Mountain Gathering will take place in the Lansdowne Hostel Dublin 4 on Friday, February 17th (7.30 for 8pm). As part of the gathering we will hold our yearly award ceremony for those who have completed lists or made significant contributions to the community. We have written to all those who, according to our records, are due to get 'complieters' awards. However, we are human, and errors do get made. So, if there is anyone out there, who does not get an email from us and who thinks they have completed one of our lists, please leave me a message on the site and we will sort you out. Details of the event will follow.


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Forum: General
Walker's €40k claim against NPWS overturned i
brenno 2 days ago.
Great news from High Court as that €40k ruling in favour of that walker who tripped on the Wicklow Way boardwalk near the JB Malone memorial overturned in High Court. We can all toast Judge White ...

  
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Sugar Loaf Circular
tommyclarke 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 5.4km, Climb: 404m, Area: Great Sugar Loaf, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)...

  
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Sgurr Thuilm: If Allt a' Choire Charnaig in spate there's a small footbridge u
melohara a week ago.
If the Allt a' Choire Charnaig is in spate there is a small footbridge, wires and planks, a little upstream

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Sgurr nan Coireachan: If Allt a' Choire Charnaig in spate there's a small foot
melohara a week ago.
If the Allt a' Choire Charnaig is in spate there is a small footbridge, wires and planks, a little upstream

  
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Near Church Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
Bunsen7 5 days ago.
Took this track to bag Church Mountian and then Corriebracks on a cold wet winter afternoon. Visibility was poor high... walk, Len: 11.0km, Climb: 603m, Area: Church Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland

  
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The Big Gun: A Big View
mcrtchly a week ago.
A view of the Big Gun, Cnoc na Péiste and the southern ridge of the Reeks taken after a light fall of snow in late January 2017

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Sgurr a'Choire Riabhaich: If Allt a' Choire Charnaig in spate there's a small
melohara a week ago.
If the Allt a' Choire Charnaig is in spate there is a small footbridge, wires and planks, a little upstream

  
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Tievebaun: Crash of 42-31420 in 1943
dp_burke 2 weeks ago.
Just a quick link to the story of 42-31420's crash on Tievebaun as I found it.http://www.ww2irishaviation.com/42-31420.htmIf you do go up top the small bit of wreckage that is left, please don't r...

  
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Slievenaglogh: Interesting views from a minor summit.
simon3 2 weeks ago.
While it's never going to be hard to climb a 310m hill, this one does put up something of a fight when approaching it from the North, with defenses of mush rush, barbed gorse and little tracks.The...

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A Birthday Walk in Joyce Country
GSheehy 6 days ago.
?Enjoy your day on the mountain tomorrow, a fabulous way to start ones 52nd year on the Earth.? That was the text me walk, Len: 39.3km, Climb: 2087m, Area: Devilsmother South Top, Partry/Joyce Co

  
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Lannimore Hill: A nice walk
Wilderness 2 weeks ago.
You can park at the south side of Lannimore Hill ; close to where the Ballinlea and Maghery roads meet: D042426. Wanting to do a longer walk I parked at Ballintoy and walked the wildest way up ,(...

  
Forum: General
Reforestation row in Scotland
Aidy 3 days ago.
An interesting brewing row in Scotland where Mountaineering Scotland have allied themselves with The Scottish Gamekeepers Association in concerns about reforestation. https://www.theguardian.com/u...


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