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Post details Post   (Contract pics)
simon3
2021-10-27 15:03:42
Reviewer(s) wanted: Books on the Munros.
MountainViews are being asked if we are interested in reviewing these books:

1 The Munros A History by Andrew Dempster published by Luath Press
ISBN:978-1-910022-58-0

2 The Munros Rab Anderson and Tom Prentice
Most recent (fourth edition) published 2021 Scottish Mountaineering Club
ISBN:978-1-907233-38-8.

Should you be interested and feel yourself qualified, please put your name forward to

admin@mountainviews.ie

We would consider someone reviewing both or two people reviewing one each.
simon3
2021-10-15 08:35:37
Reviewer wanted. Book about JB Malone
MV is looking for a reviewer for a new book about JB Malone, written by Michael Fewer.

please contact admin@mountainviews.ie if interested.
Jim Holmes
2021-07-05 12:28:37
"The "not so common" Common Lizard" from Jim Holmes Contract pics
Picture: The "not so common" Common Lizard (Contract pics)

The "not so common" Common Lizard
The "not so common" Common Lizard!!
Spotted this Happy Chappy on the Wicklow Way, just after the bridge over the Dargle in-between Maulin and Djouce. "The common or viviparous lizard (Zootoca vivipara) is Irelandís only native species of reptile. This fascinating reptile gives birth to live young, a rarity in the reptile world, where most species lay eggs in order to reproduce. The lizard resides in areas such as bogs, coastal sites, grasslands and uplands is about 13cm long and hunts invertebrates like insects, spiders and snails".
Courtesy Irish Wildlife Trust
jop68
2021-06-17 06:48:14
re caher
hi Simon yep in the reeks
simon3
2021-06-16 17:30:17
Re Caher
Is this Caher in the Reeks?
jop68
2021-06-16 13:44:54
"" from jop68 Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)

caher mountain
hi what is this structure on top of caher ? too small for a person ,just a cairn ?
Pepe
2021-04-02 13:38:00
"The new hill at Rogerstown estuary, Lusk" from Pepe Contract pics
Picture: The new hill at Rogerstown estuary, Lusk (Contract pics)

New North Dublin Hill
The new hill known as Rogerstown Park (formerly Baleally tiphead) Lusk, with passing train for scale.
melohara
2021-03-22 22:00:16
Well done to all concerned with the ad
Well done to all concerned with the addition of pronunciations to the MountainViews website
Bunsen7
2021-02-12 23:43:59
Mizen Head
Ah yes - thank you for considering this - and of course if I had watched the end of the show, instead of turning it off perplexed, they would have told me :)

Well that's moved towards the top of my list of places to visit.
Pazapas
2021-02-12 17:49:34
Mizen Head footbridge
The answer is in the title.
A fast search on Google with "bridges of ireland" gives few results :

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lusas.com%2Fcase%2Fbridge%2Fimages%2Fmizen_head_completed_775.JPG&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lusas.com%2Fcase%2Fbridge%2Fmizen_head_footbridge.html&tbnid=Y0PDEzpKXlTFTM&vet=10CLABEDMotgFqFwoTCKDCx53y5O4CFQAAAAAdAAAAABAD..i&docid=BPxy7G5wmDWBVM&w=775&h=462&q=bridges%20of%20ireland&client=ubuntu&ved=0CLABEDMotgFqFwoTCKDCx53y5O4CFQAAAAAdAAAAABAD

Across deep waters - bridges of Ireland, a book written by Michael Barry (1985) shows the same bridge on its cover.


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Summit Summary
Farbreague: Approach via Garraunbaun
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a day ago.
Probably the simplest approach is via the neighbouring Garraunbaun, parking at the start of a forest road at S 204 942. Continue up to the T-junction and just ahead, slightly to the left ther...

  
Summit Comment
Farbreague: Hillus horribilus
Colin Murphy a day ago.
Here's what NOT to do! Having approached from Garraunbaun, the col between the two hills proved fairly ropey in terms of its marshy/muddy nature. Not wishing to go through it again this time ...

  
Track
Clear views, mottled skies: Mount Leinster on a good day.
simon3 a day ago.
We started from Kiltealy forest entrance in Ballycrystal. We went up through the reasonably open forest and then ... walk, Len: 14.8km, Climb: 701m, Area: Black Rock Mountain, Blackstairs Mountai|...

Summit Comment
Garraunbaun: Looking the other way
Colin Murphy a day ago.
The French writer Guy de Maupassant said that he had lunch in the Eiffel Tower frequently as it was the only place in Paris that he didn't have to look at the thing. I feel much the same abou...

  
Summit Comment
Garraunbaun: Nothing to see here...
Colin Murphy a day ago.
Followed the short summary advice to the summit on a frosty morning. Unpleasant walk overall - boggy underfoot and lots of goose-stepping over knee-high heather. The summit area has been harv...

  
Summit Comment
Blackstairs Mountain: Speckled sky, misty slopes.
simon3 a day ago.
One late November day with a cool north wind, this was the view of Blackstairs Mountain from the north.

Summit Comment
Black Hill: Hampden Bomber memorial Black Hill
ceadeile 4 days ago.
At O 03323 08968, on the side of Black Hill, a memorial - an upright Granite column (a recycled gatepost?) and a plaque, commemorate the 4 airmen who died nearby in the early hours of April 1...

  
Summit Comment
Inchimore: Nice views to be seen.
hivisibility 5 days ago.
Nice views from Inchimore to be had on a good day. Peakeen and Knockanaguish from the summit.

  
Summit Comment
Kilduff Mountain: Honey trap
Colin Murphy a week ago.
About the most interesting thing I saw on my ascent of this hill was when I stopped for lunch and saw that my feet were surrounded by bright orange-coloured fungus. I believe it's called Armi...

Summit Summary
Kilduff Mountain: Dull hill, covered in masts.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
Simplest approach is via a farm track at S 067 753 E - permission may be required. Follow the track west for 1km until you reach the woods where the track swings north for about 300m, joining...

  
Track
Lacken to Black Hill via Hampden Memorial
ceadeile 4 days ago.
At O 03323 08968, on the side of Black Hill, a memorial - an upright Granite column (a recycled gatepost?) and a pla... walk, Len: 4.8km, Climb: 420m, Area: Black Hill, Wicklow (Ireland) Black Hill||

  
Bibliography
Ireland's County Highpoints - A Walking Guide by Gribbon, Kieron
Peter Walker 2 weeks ago.
There is something about hill walkers and our need to complete lists. Few of us are ever likely to get near the Seven Summits; that is the highest points on every continent. A much more manag...


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