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Potential trip to Lambay Island
A group of MountainViewers visited Lambay Island in 2013 and enjoyed 3 hours visiting the summit, a headland and the walled gardens. We knew it was going to join the MountainViews summit lists in the near future at that time and we availed of the early opportunity to go and visit.

Im sure there are many who look at Lambay on their Local 100 list and despair as it is not a particularly easy place to visit. This is because it is privately owned and inhabited, and permission to visit is rare. It is also costly to visit as there is a charge for those who do get permission to visit. For this reason Lambay Island may remain an unscratched itch for many, and I note that only 2 other people have logged Lambay since our 2013 trip.

In order to promote summitteering and exploration I am proposing to organise another trip to Lambay in October. The date can be agreed once we know the numbers interested. There are upsides and downsides to such a trip as follows.

UPSIDES: A trip to the summit of an immaculately kept island with a resident herd of wild wallabies. (yes wallabies! released on the island in the 1980s). Lambay also has black rats and deer, and lots of rabbits, as well as sheep and cattle. Lambay is also home to a massive and diverse bird population. You will get great views back to the mainland and along the coast. You get to scratch that itch and log having climbed Lambay! You can see the interesting house and walled gardens that lovers of architecture get excited about. (Tours of the house cost extra and are by appointment only)

DOWNSIDES: It is pricey it will cost 75 per person which is paid directly to the boat operator who pays the Island-owners fee directly to them. We do not get to roam freely on the island due to the careful management of the ecosystem and environment etc, we will be guided to the summit, the headland and wherever we go. We only get about 3 hours on the island.

At this stage I want to get a sense of the level of interest in such a trip. We need 7 people minimum to make it viable, but the boatman can take up to 18. More than 18 would require a whole new level of planning and would become very unwieldy. So let me know if you are interested by messaging me or by emailing secretary@mountainviews.ie.

I for one look forward to a repeat visit. Although Lambay doesnt carry the air of pioneering excitement that previous trips to the Kerry or Mayo islands generates, it is still a sense of achievement to be there and possibly catch a glimpse of a wallaby or two!
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Forum: Suggestions
Addition of "All Irish features" list etc
simon3 3 hours ago.
A new list and total has been added which shows All Irish features visited. So if you mark as visited any summit, coastal summit, coastal feature, island feature then this total will go up. You ca...

  
Summit Comment
Illanmaster: Watching Over.
sandman a day ago.
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Summit Comment
Corraduff Hill: Coastal Hill
sandman 2 days ago.
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marzka a day ago.
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Track
Bencorrbeg - Binn an Choire and Binn Dubh
marzka a day ago.
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Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Coastal Hill
sandman 2 days ago.
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Teermoyle and Been Hill
marzka a day ago.
Very nice walk with goregous views.Dificulty: Medium- a bit wet terrain, mostly grassy- some small part of walk on th... walk, Len: 13.2km, Climb: 843m, Area: Keamconneragh, Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Irel

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla W Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 2 days ago.
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Mangerton via Stoompa and Horses Glen
marzka a day ago.
Lovely walk with stunning views.Dificulty: Medim- wet terrain as crossing the Owgariff river- very steepy descending w... walk, Len: 13.6km, Climb: 673m, Area: Stoompa, Mangerton (Ireland) Stoompa, M

Summit Comment
Doonvinalla E Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 3 days ago.
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Carrauntoohil via central guy and dawn via oshea-gully WINTER WALK
marzka a day ago.
This is a winter climb, therefore the winter equipment is needed and extra time should be added while planning that r... walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 779m, Area: Carrauntoohil, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (Ir

  
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Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 3 days ago.
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