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Bunsen7
2020-04-08 15:51:59
Moon Hurler Picture: Croghan Hill 07042020
https://www.the42.ie/photography-photos-technique-moon-hurler-picture-5069701-Apr2020/

A place I have yet to visit. Article gives interesting background on the planning that went into capturing the image.

Note: not my picture!
simon3
2020-04-01 09:19:05
Covid 19 & 2KM Radiu
Great question moggy40

Can we assume that this 2k must be centred on a regular dwelling place.
moggy40
2020-04-01 09:13:09
Covid 19 & 2KM Radius
Given that we are all restricted to a 2KM radius for exercise activity, where in Ireland would be the best place to be located, your starting point for your walk must be within your radius, and be able to bag as many tops as possible
Colin Murphy
2020-03-18 14:31:40
Covid19 and Hillwalking
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/coronavirus-concern-over-lack-of-social-distancing-during-outdoor-walks-1.4205805
paulaw001
2020-02-19 15:39:15
BLACKSTAIRS CHALLENGE
Does anybody have the new 31 km trail for the Blackstairs Challenge

Thx
Paula
simon3
2020-02-17 10:36:31
Considering changing email address?
Recently Eir, the Irish telco, have announced that their previously "free" email service with "eircom.net" domain name will now have a monthly charge. Many are surprised or annoyed at this some even outraged. Email should be "free", right? Many immediately want to change their email address to something different that is apparently "free". However providing email isn't free particularly with the need to filter email against spam or phishing attacks and with the increasing volume of traffic.

You need ask yourself, who is paying for your email and who is the customer? "Free" services read your email and note who you are communicating with. This information is valuable and is often sold for marketing and political purposes. It is as if all your paper mail was intercepted through a service that photocopied the content and sold the information to the highest bidders.

MountainViews isn't a privacy pressure group and so we don't have reams of evidence to hand about this, but here is just one link that I came across last week: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pkekmb/free-email-apps-spying-on-you-edison-slice-cleanfox

If you use a "free" service you and society will pay for it. Your private information will become your email suppliers product to be used at best for intrusive marketing targetting but at worst, far worse, think Stasi. If you remain with a supplier such as Eircom.net then this is subject to European GDPR and you remain the customer.

There are other options such as outlined here blacknight.blog/thoughts-on-eir-charging-for-free-email-and-the-importance-of-owning-your-online-identity.html?mc_cid=ffbcac062e&mc_eid=065bb85b97'Blacknight who have an article here.

For a free option that reputedly doesn't sell your information you could try gmx.com. We understand this is based in Germany and so you are protected by GDPR.

MountainViews will accept whatever email address you choose to set which you can do using the Settings option at top right.
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mcrtchly
2020-02-15 23:30:20
"Aghlas, Muckish and Dooish from Mount Errigal" from mcrtchly Contract pics
Picture: Aghlas, Muckish and Dooish from Mount Errigal (Contract pics)

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Tried to put this into comments but always fails to upload. Works OK in Motley Views. Any ideas why? I'm uploading via 3 Ireland mobile network
liz50
2020-02-04 17:39:40
IT’S NOT TOO LATE!
Latest MountainViews walk is on Saturday 8th February (postponed from January due to adverse weather). A traverse of the main Knockmealdowns ridge. Followed by dinner and refreshments in Clonmel. For details contact Liz at elizabethashton2014@outlook.com
liz50
2020-01-30 17:20:39
Knockmealdowns walk
Mountainviews members (and friends) meetup walk will now take place on Saturday 8th February along the Knockmealdowns ridge.
If you are interested and would like further details please contact Liz at elizabethashton2014@outlook.com
chelman7
2020-01-25 20:39:53
Topo UK and Ireland v8
My Garmin handheld GPS uses the Topo UK and Ireland v6. I see that v8 is now available on the garmin website.
Does anyone know if there is much difference between the versions?


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Summit Comment
Killerry Mountain: First peak in 2 months
magnumpig 2 days ago.
Climbed Killerry on Saturday afternoon. Nothing for it but to park in Slish Wood and beat a track up through the scrub. Extensive views from the top of Knocknarea, Benbulben and the Dartrys at lar...

  
Summit Comment
Aughinish: Tsunami Island
TommyV a week ago.
Reading Sandmans comments I didn't wish to destroy the shrubs so I took a short stroll over to the Martello tower on the North side of the island.

  
Forum: Suggestions
Uisneach Hill
Fergalh 4 days ago.
An addition to the historical HillsUsineach (Cnoc Uisnigh) is situated near the hamlet of Kilare in County Westmeath and is steeped in history, It is the burial site of the Earth Goddess Ériu & th...

Summit Comment
Island Eddy: Island in Galway Bay
TommyV a week ago.
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Track
Scarr from the east.
simon3 3 weeks ago.
A longer variation of walk around Scarr from the East.The track is incorrectly reporting a time of 28 hours which is... walk, Len: 14.2km, Climb: 572m, Area: Scarr, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Scarr, ||

  
Track
To "baldy go" where we haven't been before!
mcrtchly a week ago.
Moyle Hill is a small prominence about 3 km south of Milford in east Donegal and is our nearest MV summit. We can cl... walk, Len: 7.3km, Climb: 162m, Area: Moyle Hill, Donegal NW (Ireland) Moyle H||

Forum: General
Moon Hurler Picture: Croghan Hill 07042020
Bunsen7 a month ago.
https://www.the42.ie/photography-photos-technique-moon-hurler-picture-5069701-Apr2020/ A place I have yet to visit. Article gives interesting background on the planning that went into capturing th...

  
Summit Comment
Dunmore Head: Most Westerly point on mainland Ireland.
TommyV a week ago.
Dunmore head on the tip of the Dingle peninsula offers great views due to it's location. There is a car park at V31165 98175 and trail leading to the summit of the hill. As the walk is a short one...

  
Forum: Suggestions
Barrangeahy
Fergalh a month ago.
There are 5 hills 4 of which have cairns east of Barranageahy…They are 427 metres, 443 metres, 467 metres, 482 metres and 502 metres4 of these have cairns on them..they do not fit into the cultura...

Summit Comment
Slieve Aghkerane: Mist, mist and more mist!
Harry Goodman 2 weeks ago.
Climbed Corraun Hill East Top on Wed 12 Oct 2011 as part of a round that also included Corraun Hill (See my comments on Corraun Hill for first part of the route). From the broad saddle (Pt 421) we...

  
Track
Accessing Church Mountain and surrounding from the Hollywood Glen.
simon3 3 weeks ago.
Another variation what can be done here. walk, Len: 14.1km, Climb: 673m, Area: Church Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)...

  
Summit Summary
Slieve Aghkerane: A simple straightforward route to the top
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 weeks ago.
At F763 011 go south to L737 943. Take the good track up hill to a T junction. Leave the track and go NE up the hillside to a broad saddle (Pt 421) L761 957 and then E gently up the slope to a cai...


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