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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.
Bunsen7
2021-02-12 08:28:31
"" from Bunsen7 Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)

A stranger in my own land?
Seeing as mountainviews now features islands, and many of you are so well travelled in these parts, can anyone tell me where the pictured place is? The image is part of a filler section in episode 3 of "Great Irish Lighthouses", currently on the RTE player. It's close to a section where the weather reporting of lighthouse keepers is discussed.

I shamefully can't name it, having considered carrick-a-rede and duly discounted it after a decent google maps review.

Anyone care to put me out of my misery? Is it even Ireland :) I may hang my head in shame.
PatrickKinsella
2021-02-06 23:04:47
"" from PatrickKinsella Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)
GPS tracker: question and answer
UPDATE 15 February 2021.
I have now tried out both Guru Maps and OsmAnd Maps on my iPhone. My preference is for Guru: the interface suits me better, and seems more straightforward, while OsmAnd's is less intuitive and the help pages are complicated. Also OsmAnd stopped recording for 300m in the middle of one walk.

And OsmAnd asks you to pay 5.49 if you want contour lines! I don't mind paying, but I'd prefer a free trial, and then pay for the app if you like it.

My thanks again to march-fixer for his suggestions.

Note: both apps are quite power-hungry, so I strongly advise carrying a good top-up battery. I will probable keep both apps, so I can check where they have different depth of local detail.

UPDATE 7 February
I have downloaded both OsmAnd and Guru Maps, the free versions in both cases.
My initial impression is that there are differently-good features to each. Looking at an area I know quite well, OsmAnd labels the chambered cairn on Tibradden Mountain, but the paths around there seem clearer on Guru. Guru shows your elevation and speed, OsmAnd does not. Neither show lat/long (but I can get that easily from the iPhone compass). For me, Guru has the cleaner look. Be careful of Osmand if data-space is an issue: it will automatically download the Ireland map (345Mb, that's OK), and then a world map of 252Mb, and it takes a bit of work to pause and stop it.

I will report further when I've tried the record features out on the hills (not for a few weeks - I am training-in my new knee!)
march-fixer
2021-02-06 14:00:47
Hill Suited?
It is a frightening and spooky thing when someone seems to have delved into your cranium and poked about in your still generally unformed thoughts! BleckCra has voiced the feelings of many a "mature" mountain walker with his very astute observations! We have got too cautious to just go out there and "Give it a lash Jack"!


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Summit Comment
Doulus Head: On the climb of Killelan Mountain Don't forget this gem
Fergalh 6 hours ago.
From Killelan Mountain a steep descent leads to this very impressive head. Steep cliffs surround this and as it was a sunny day I was spoiled with the view. A short walk to the south of this head ...

  
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Killelan Mountain East Top: Short trek from Killelan Mountain
Fergalh 6 hours ago.
When climbing Killelan Mountain an easy walk to the east leads to this rocky summit which is much nicer than Killelan itself. Extensive views in all directions one of the finer coastal Hills

  
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Slievagh: Easy stroll to summit
Fergalh 6 hours ago.
Easy walk up from Car park follow circular forest track until you come to offshot to the north. Follow this through two gates to unmarked summit by the fence, Great views 3 km walk to and from car...

Track
Monabrack/Knockaterriff Circuit
osullivanm 6 days ago.
There is parking for just one car at this start point walk, Len: 11.6km, Climb: 809m, Area: Monabrack, Galty Mountains (Ireland) Mona...

  
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Sheep Island: The Isles of Icane
Pepe 16 hours ago.
The three Isles of Icane can be seen in this photo

  
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Cloontohil: Short walk to the hidden trig point.
JohnRea 2 days ago.
Parked at R2664383249 and followed the forest road, taking right branch, to R2725383179 then south until the track quality got soft, stepped into the forest and followed line of track further...

Track
Glenbarrow start, to Capard via Bored-walks and back via the Barrow.
Louise.Nolan a week ago.
walk, Len: 18.4km, Climb: 439m, Area: Ridge of Capard, Slieve Bloom (Ireland) R...

  
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Clifden Hill: Easier route
JohnRea 2 days ago.
Parked at the entrance R2483590154 and walked the forest road to R2495689664 and we then went east along the forest road and went south through the mature forest towards the trig point. Half ...

  
Summit Comment
Glendoo Mountain: Height of Glendoo
simon3 4 days ago.
Yes, the position was changed after a new assessment of where the top is and a survey measurement.. However, following some comment there is a suggestion that the old top or somewhere near it...

Track
Nice easy woodland walk
eamonoc 2 weeks ago.
walk, Len: 3.3km, Climb: 204m, Area: Knockomagh, Mizen/Sheeps Head (Ireland) Kn...

  
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Glendoo Mountain: Grid Reference for summit.
simoburn 4 days ago.
Hi All,I see the summit marker for Glendoo Mountain has changed from what current (past) comments call the summit (O1418 2043 starC), I was wondering if this was recently remeasured and thus ...

  
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Slievereagh: Find your own way.
garrettd 6 days ago.
Started the walk in Kilfinnane village on the Slievereagh Loop recommended on the Ballyhoura Trails App. Unfortunately tree-felling has made the forest section about 3km into the walk unusabl...


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