Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.

General Whatever you want to say that doesn't fit under the comments about places or another forum.
Sort by >

More controls

<< Prev page 1 .. 353 354 355 356 357 358 .. 377 Next page >>
Post details Post   (Contract pics)
Many thanks to Sea.. by pdtempan   (Show all posts)
Simon, Cra, Davie .. by tsunami   (Show all posts)
SimonI'm definitel.. by weedavie   (Show all posts)
Yes Davie - less w.. by Bleck Cra   (Show all posts)
Oh what merciless .. by simon3   (Show all posts)
Hillwalking unites.. by weedavie   (Show all posts)
At this time of ye.. by simon3   (Show all posts)
pdtempan
2006-04-27 18:21:50
Wicklow Passes
I'm looking for some help with names and locations of some of the lesser known passes in
the Wicklow mountains. They are all on OSi Discovery sheet 56. I'm
particularly interested in the stories behind 1, 2 and 3. The locations of
2, 3 and 4 are uncertain. Irish versions from reliable sources would be a
great bonus if anyone has them.

1) Billy Byrne's Gap
2) Cavanagh's Gap
3) Wexford Gap
4) Baravore?

1) Crosses the saddle between Moanbane and Mullaghcleevaun. Liam Price
(Place-Names of Co. Wicklow) mentions Billy Byrne of Ballymanus, who was
involved in the 1798 Rebellion in Wicklow, but says that the gap is not
named after him. There is also a Bella Byrne’s Bridge south of Arklow,
which the OSNB suggests is named after a woman who lived near the bridge,
but offers nothing to corroborate this.

2) Between Lobawn and Table Mountain. Marked Cavanaghs Gap on OSi sheet 56,
but Price only has Cavanagh's CAMP (quoting the OS - 6" map?), so has this
name arisen through miscopying?

3) The name Wexford Gap is marked to the ENE of Table Mountain. However,
there is no saddle here, only a spur. The nearest gap to the W is
Cavanagh's Gap on sheet 56, but this may be a ghost name, see 2. Perhaps
the name belongs between Table Mountain and Camenabologue. There may have
been some foul-up here in the production of the map as the name Black Scar is
on twice in two locations a kilometre apart. So does anyone know where
Wexford Gap actually is? Secondly what was the motivation for the name? If
it is simply a gap that leads from Co. Wicklow towards Co. Wexford, I
presume this would only work if the track through it ran roughly N-S
(ruling out the gap from Glen of Imaal to Glenmalure?).

4) This may have nothing to do with a pass. Baravore is a townland at the head of Glenmalure. I first thought of Barr an Bhóthair as is located at the end of the road up the glen - track
only beyond this. However, the name is quite well documented (1639
Bollyvorrevore, Bolyvorivore, 1664 Bollyvorewore, 1701 Barravore [Earl of
Meath's Estate Documents], c. 1660 Ballyvarryvore [BS], 1760 Baravore
[Nevill's Map]. There are no forms in -voher or the like. So Price's
suggestion ? buaile a' bháirr mhóir looks very likely. But if the townland
was originally Buaile an Bhairr Mhóir, what was an Barr Mór itself? Was it
one of the nearby peaks, like Lugnaquilla, or could it have been the pass
between Glenmalure and Glendalough which crosses a saddle between Mullacor
and Lugduff?

Any relevant info and suggestions gratefully received. Thanks,

Paul
What is the collec.. by MickC   (Show all posts)
Pic 4. Minimal pos.. by mikelouw   (Show all posts)


RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS 1 2 3 .. 23 Next page >>
Summit Comment
Corduff: My wee dander to the summit
Ulsterpooka a day ago.
I followed Muschi's and Paddyhilksbagger route. When going to the trig I moved on a few cows before I walked to the trig. After taking a few pics I seen the large brown bull in the field was block...

  
Forum: Suggestions
Clare Coastal Hills
simon3 a day ago.
We have added 14 Coastal Hills for Clare today. Intriguing names like Stockeen Cliff Top, 185mJust to remind. A Coastal Hill is a hill of at least 50m with a drop from the top or prominence of 20m...

  
Track
Arona to Parador Hotel via Valle de Ucanca
GSheehy a day ago.
Sticking the boots in the bag, when the intention was to go and have a rest.Justifying a walk, that?s predominantly as walk, Len: 30.8km, Climb: 2274m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

Summit Summary
Slieve Main: Inishowen's second mountain.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 days ago.
Parking in a small quarry 3km to the east at point C444 372, cross the smaller top of Damph and then head north, curving around the valley until you cross a fence at C425 380 then begin to ascend ...

  
Summit Comment
Castlemahon Mountain: My outing to Castlemahon summit.
Ulsterpooka 6 days ago.
I followed Peter Walkers route and asked permission to walk to the summit mast. The person was very friendly and accommodating. I parked at the last house in what is a four house dwelling lane. Th...

  
Track
Inishowen Slieve Snaght from the north.
simon3 3 days ago.
This linear walk route starts from the north and includes the two Arderins and one Vandeleur-Lynam in the area. It sta... walk, Len: 9.3km, Climb: 515m, Area: Slieve Snaght, Inishowen (Ireland) Sliev

Summit Comment
Caoinkeen South-East Top: Caoinkeen
davsheen a week ago.
View of Caoinkeen from Gougane Barra Horseshoe walk

  
Summit Comment
Knockatee: October Cahas Walk
davsheen a week ago.
View over Kenmare Bay from Knockatee Summit Co. Kerry

  
Track
Cruach Eoghanach
Peter Walker 3 days ago.
Cruach Eoghanach is a handy outing on the days when you get out of the car, feel the force of the wind and rain, look... walk, Len: 10.4km, Climb: 329m, Area: Cruach Eoghanach, S Donegal/W Tyrone (Ir

Summit Summary
Mullagh More: Iconic hill with waymarked ways.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week ago.
There is a way marked route up this iconic mountain. To get to the start drive out of Corofin in the direction of Kilfenora. After less than 2 miles turn right at a sign for 'Kilnaboy Church and S...

  
Bibliography
High Mountains of Britain and Ireland, The by Butterfield, Irvine
Peter Walker 4 days ago.
Long out of print, but well worth seeking out by the serious hillwalker (especially if they visit Britain as well as Ireland), this is a gloriously impractical guide to all of the 3000ft mountains...

  
Track
Pics de Batoua
David-Guenot 6 days ago.
walk, Len: 18.3km, Climb: 1672m, Area: France, Occitanie ()


RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS 1 2 3 .. 23 Next page >>