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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.
simon3
2017-01-04 21:40:12
Hillwalkers' Winter Talks - Weds Jan 11th
Don't forget
Wednesday, 11th Jan, 2017. 8pm. Martin Critchley/ Sharron Schwartz, experienced explorers and popularisers, will speak on Trekking the Far Ends of the Earth: Adventures in Patagonia, Laponia and Greenland.
Between them Martin and Sharron have put up dozens of interesting MV tracks, interesting MV comments and their videos often have audiences in the 100,000s

The breadth of places they have visited is huge but they don't forget Ireland or their audience and have in the past had a spell bound crowd on their presentations such as walking under Wicklow's mountains or their high quality videos of Irish places from the Burren, to the Devil' Mother to Wicklow wildlife.

Talk venue: the Landsdowne Hotel, 27 - 29 Pembroke Road, Dublin 4. Entry is free. There is a voluntary collection. Directions here www.lansdownehotel.ie More at http://mountainviews.ie/newsletters/month/2016-12/
aidand
2016-12-15 12:40:32
New Books - Christmas shopping sorted!
Two wonderful new books on Irish mountains have been published recently. They would make fine Christmas presents for any hill walker or just buy them for your own pleasure.
The MacGillycuddy's Reeks by Valerie O'Sullivan and The Mountains of Ireland by Gareth McCormack. Both are published by Collins Press. They are coffee table books rather than guidebooks. They both have numerous fine photographs. Perfect for a miserable winters evening. I'll ad more detailed reviews to this site when I've had time to read them in full.
gernee
2016-11-28 16:56:18
Slieve Binnian - more track work ?
Revisited Slieve Binnian for the first time in years on Friday - frost underfoot, blue skies and rolling mist contributed to a great walk, despite disappointment at seeing some of the track work up close for the first time. We noticed a digger, a container and some people at work down near Binnian Lough - although we could not see any evidence of another track being laid. Anyone any idea what is being done here?
CaptainVertigo
2016-11-26 21:11:54
Wall v NPWS Day 3
Pat Mellon, rural recreation officer with Wicklow Partnership, told the High Court on Friday that the 130km Wicklow Way could “disintegrate” if a Circuit Court ruling that the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is liable to pay damages to a hillwalker who fell on a wooden boardwalk that forms part of the trail is upheld
Mr Mellon said other landowners whose property the Wicklow Way goes through were concerned about the implications of last April’s decision. Some had informed him they were considering withdrawing permission allowing hillwalkers on their lands if the ruling stands. He said and others could follow resulting in the closure of the Wicklow Way.
Mr Mellon told the High Court that a scheme is in place where a small payment is made to any landowner who allows hillwalkers on their lands that form part of a trail.
Once a trail gets approval from the national accrediting body, the National Trails Organisation, insurance on the private landowner’s property is covered by Irish Public Bodies.
Mr Mellon said getting landowners to give hillwalkers permission to go on to their property had previously been “a tough sell”, but after the Circuit Court decision it had become an “impossible sell”. Some of the Wicklow Way goes through lands owned by the NPWS and Coillte, plus 38 private landowners. Since the Circuit Court’s ruling, three private landowners had informed him they would withdraw their permission for walkers to go on their land.
The case will continue in December when the Court is expected to hear evidence from other experts.
CaptainVertigo
2016-11-26 20:53:13
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Appeal Commences before Mr. Justice White (Expand pics)
The Appeal Begins
The National Parks and Wildlife Service appeal to the High Court against the Circuit Court award of €40,000 to hillwalker Teresa Wall began in The Four Courts this week before Mr. Justice Michael White, as reported in The Irish Times.
Judge Jacqueline Linanne last April found the NPWS negligent in that reasonable care had not been taken to maintain the boardwalk, on which Ms. Wall fell, in a safe condition, and that this failure was responsible for Ms Wall’s injuries.
The NPWS had denied negligence or breach of a duty of care towards her, and , in addition, had pleaded that Ms Wall had contributed to her injuries by not looking where she was going and she was participating in an activity known to have risks, and that it (NPWS) was not responsible for anything that may have happened to her.
There was a preliminary application by the NPWS’s for permission to call new evidence during the appeal. It was argued that the case was very important for the NPWS especially in the context of what duty of care occupiers of land owed to hillwalkers.
Mr. Murray SC (for the NPWS) said the service wanted to call evidence from Helen Lawless of the Mountaineering Council of Ireland; Pat Stokes, a health and safety official with the UK’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds; and Pat Mellon of the Wicklow Partnership.
Louis McEntaggart SC, for Ms Wall, objected to those witnesses saying that their evidence concerned policy relating to hillwalking and the court must “not lose sight” of the fact that the appeal concerned a specific incident where his client tripped on the boardwalk and sustained injuries.
Mr Justice White said the appeal was being treated as a fresh hearing of the case, that the three could give evidence, but Ms Wall’s counsel could raise specific objections if the evidence was not relevant to the issues in the case.
According to the Irish Independent, Ms Wall (60), told the judge she was “black and blue on her right side” and in significant pain after gashing her knee on a nail after she fell on the boardwalk on August 6th, 2013 at about 4pm. After lying on the ground at the scene of her fall for about half an hour, her husband Damien had to “piggyback” her down the mountain because he was unable to get a mobile phone signal to call for assistance. Ms Wall’s foot had snagged in a hole in one of the old railway sleepers that made up a boardwalk just below the JB Malone memorial on the Sally Gap-to-Djouce trail near Roundwood, she said. The wound required seven stitches. The accident occurred as Ms Wall and her husband were coming down the mountain after a long walk, she said. They had been active hillwalkers here and abroad but, because of the injuries to her knee, she was now only able to walk on flat terrain. She had also enjoyed running and had trained to do the Dublin City Marathon in October 2013, but was unable to run any more.
The cross examination of Ms. Wall by Brian Murray SC for the NPWScontinued oin the second day of the hearing. Ms Wall accepted having phone conversations with employees of the NPWS on August 14. While some of the details were correct some were inaccurate Ms Wall denied telling NWPS District Conservation Officer Enda Mullen in a phone conversation that the accident happened after she tripped on chicken wire that had been on the sleepers. She also denied telling Ms Mullen she was unable, due to her injuries, to go on a holiday that day to Slovakia or that she asked the NWPS about compensation.
Ms Wall did accept that on the same date she phoned the State Claims Agency.
She told counsel she did that because she "wanted to know where she stood." At time of the phone calls she said she was on pain killers anti-biotics and valium."
An experienced hill walker of many years Mrs Wall described the boardwalk as being "very dangerous" and that she had contacted the NPWS over her concern of a risk to other walkers .
In her evidence, Ms Mullen said she spoke by telephone to Ms Wall on August 14 who she described as being "upset." Ms Mullen said she wrote down details given to her by Ms Wall


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