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pdtempan
2006-10-31 17:35:37
"Breifne View: looking towards Benaughlin and Upper Lough Erne from Cuilcagh
Breifne View: looking towards Benaughlin and Upper Lough Erne from Cuilcagh's summit (Expand pics)
Breifne!
Thanks for the query, csd. ‘Breifne’ is an ancient name - also still current - for this region including parts of Counties Leitrim and Cavan. It is the name of an ancient kingdom, but it is still in local use. For example, there is currently currently a tourism project called Passport Breifne and a cross-border initiative called "The Breifne Mountains Project" (whose geographical definition is slightly wider than the old kingdom). The Beara - Breifne Greenway is a long-distance route following the historic route of the O'Sullivan Beare march. Basically it covered the right area and it seemed a good opportunity to give a boost to this traditional name. As far as I know, "The Iron Mountains" and "Cuilcagh Mountains" are names only used by geographers. There are a few similar names to be found on Irish maps, such as "Mweelrea Mountains" and "Nephin Beg Range". They are not in use locally. Oddly enough, one which has caught on is "Ox Mountains", which is a mis-translation of Sliabh Gamh, "mountain of storms", interpreted as if it were Sliabh Damh. For more information on changes to names of peaks and ranges, as well as the tweaking of ranges, see my article in the Resources section.
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Pic Rouge de Bassiès
David-Guenot an hour ago.
This was the first of the two big hikes I did in the Pyrenees in summer 2016. Hiking in the summer often means a sunny d walk, Len: 16.3km, Climb: 1342m, Area: France, Midi-Pyr?n?es ()

  
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Seefin Mountain E Top: Up the old bog road.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 4 hours ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit.On the crest of the hill the summit cairn is over a wall to your right...

  
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Seefin Mountain W Top: Bog and rough ground.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 4 hours ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit of Seefin Mountain East top.Follow the track on downhill from the cres...

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Seefin South-East Top: Seefin South East Top is easily visited
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 4 hours ago.
Seefin South East Top is easily visited from the track leading to Seefin Mountain East Top and Seefin Mountain West Top which starts st R66276 16811. Just follow the track to R65202 17892 from whe...

  
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Knockmealdown Round - Out by the spine. Back by the belly.
GSheehy 2 days ago.
An early start had me on Crohan West at 08:00. It was a glorious morning. This is what Bowie meant by ?serious moonli... walk, Len: 45.8km, Climb: 1968m, Area: Crohan West, Knockmealdown Mountains (I

  
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Carnaween: The visitors book box near the summit
Aidy 4 days ago.
Just wanted to show the brilliantly constructed little box which contains the visitors book. It was too wet and windy on my visit to take it out and risk ruining it. A few shafts of light breaking...

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MV Mountain Gathering 2017
Onzy 2 days ago.
Always a great night ... all welcome.

  
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Carnaween: Bad Weather Adding Drama To Great Views
Aidy 4 days ago.
I used the commonly taken route from Disert Graveyard (worth a visit in its own right) over ground that was alternatively boggy or pretty steep. It was freezing cold in these parts, with a strong ...

  
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Corrin: A family stroll.
David-Guenot a week ago.
Climbed this hill in November 2014, with a friend who used to live in the area. Starting at the Coillte car park, we did a nice loop on the forest paths, circling around the hill in an anticlockwi...

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Central Dingle Quartet from Anascual
Bunsen7 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 15.8km, Climb: 949m, Area: Stradbally Mountain, Central Dingle (Irel...

  
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Luggala: Fancy View from White Hill
davsheen 2 weeks ago.
Autumn's evening view across to Luggala/Fancy from White Hill on route down from Djouce using the Wicklow Way boardwalk section.

  
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Binn Charrach: The peat-hag capital of Connemara
markwallace 2 weeks ago.
The descent from Benbaun to the R344 via Knockpasheemore/Binn Charrach is hard going after a day in the Bens. The Knockpasheemore ridge looks nice and flat from below, but is boggy, undulating and...


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