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simon3
2021-12-07 08:31:04
"Rambling Round Ireland - cover." from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: Rambling Round Ireland - cover. (Contract pics)

Book reviewer wanted: Rambling Round Ireland
This book has come into focus. Originally it was published in 2010, and contains a route right around the coastline of Ireland.
We are looking for a reviewer of the book. If you are interested, please get in touch with admin@mountainviews.ie
We will need your postal address.
simon3
2021-12-05 11:08:50
"Picture of the Irish Times" from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: Picture of the Irish Times (Contract pics)

Comte de Buffon in Irish Times
Last month we published an article on a curious way of estimating the length of a walk on maps with a 1km square. The prolific "maths populiser" and MV member Paco published something based on this in his blog https://thatsmaths.com/ and in the Irish Times. Thanks Paco for kind words about our newsletter.

And all thanks to the original blog we saw this on from Ben Craven: https://bencraven.org.uk/2020/08/05/why-hillwalkers-should-love-the-comte-de-buffon/

Irish Times online version:
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/buffon-s-noodle-and-calculating-the-length-of-a-hillwalk-1.4735613
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 Ireland’s 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


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