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2022-01-14 13:39:31
Irish runner Eoin Keith wins the Spine Race
For those who haven't come across it, the Spine Race is a 268 mile hill run up the Pennine Way in Northern England, run in January, so usually in foul weather, making it one of the world's toughest ultra marathons. This year was the 10th anniversary so a star-studded cast took part, but nearly all failed to finish! The exception was Eoin Keith from Cork, who just took it steady and ran his own race, finishing as the winner by a fair distance, his second win (he's also won the summer version). Eoin is an absolute legend and by all accounts a true gent. Shout out too for Liam Vines from Wicklow, who has just finished with more than a day to spare. Anyone who even gets to take part in the Spine is a genuinely tough cookie.
2022-01-13 17:54:06
Court Case Highlights Stag Attack Dangers
Worker attacked by stag on mountain access road.

Employer (admittedly one that has no problem writing cheques) admits liability - worker "permitted to work alone in a mountain area during the deer mating season when it ought to reasonably have been known that it was dangerous and unsafe to do so."

How many hillwalkers even know when deer mating season starts and ends? Might be worth finding out!
2022-01-10 10:39:09
Access to Leenaun Hill
Thank you Simon for the update and for the news that MI are active on this. Delighted with the location of the alternative access form Leenaun village. It saves me walking out the Western Way particularly if I have individuals who are new to walking the hills.
2022-01-08 11:54:21
"Possible ways up Leenane Hill." from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: Possible ways up Leenane Hill. (Contract pics)

re Access Issues, Leenane Hill
I understand MI (Mountaineering Ireland) have been active for some time on this one.
Apparently the land there is a commonage but one of the shareholders, one of perhaps only two still actively farming the land, has turned a number of walkers back.

MI indicate that there are two other access points, for people without dogs, as shown on map. Both access points are indicated by the red boots symbol on the EastWest 1:25k Connemara map (which of course is not an indication of any right or formal access agreement, it simply notes that walkers use this point for access to the mountains).
2022-01-07 09:56:45
"" from maurice12 Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)
Access Issues
Hello all, the attached picture has been on this gate at the foot of Leenaun Hill (An Meall Dubh/Black Knoll ) on the road to Maum Bridge. It has been here for a year now and I was wondering if any readers can shed any light on it's presence. I have climbed Leenaun hill from this entrance on many occasions. There is a rough pathway to about 300ft to ease the walker in and out. I have never been told I can't walk here by any local. There are many other routes to Leenaun Hill so it's not a major problem but hopefully it's not the start of a trend in this beautiful area. Ben Gorm , The Devils Mother, Gorgeous Garraun ,and Mweelrea are all close by. In general there there has never been an issue walking in this area. On Stephens day I rambled the green road on the western shore of Killary Harbour in splendid sunshine, visiting the deserted village en-route, access was easy, stunning,

Ath Bhliain Faoi Mhaise Dhiobh

Maurice Healy. (Maurice 12)
2021-12-23 17:18:57
Viewranger is shutting down its smartphone ap
Wondering if anyone has come across a smartphone app that offers gps tracking service and OS Ireland discovery series mapping?

The ViewRanger android smartphone app has been providing this service for a number of years - in a very affordable offering whereby you only paid to purchase small sections of maps as you needed them and then you supposedly had them forever (or at least until the app's owners decided to shut it down). This app allowed users to download sections of Discovery series maps and then track a route walked across the mapped area using the gps locator on your smartphone. Once the map was downloaded it could be used offline - i.e. outside of mobile phone service.

ViewRanger has been taken over by another provider called OutdoorActive which does not have OSI mapping, is subscription based and its functionality appears to be less user-friendly.
2021-12-22 14:27:11
"Coming down off Two Rock" from tomlug48 Contract pics
Picture: Coming down off Two Rock (Contract pics)

Mist on Two Rock on a clear blue day
Heading towards Glencullen from Fairy Castle
2021-12-22 14:22:04
"Coming down off Two Rock " from tomlug48 Contract pics
Picture: Coming down off Two Rock (Contract pics)

Two Rock Mountain
A crisp and clear blue day on Two Rock mountain with beautiful cloud and mist patterns .
Jim Holmes
2021-12-16 16:46:39
"Sugar Loaf from The Wicklow Way" from Jim Holmes Contract pics
Picture: Sugar Loaf from The Wicklow Way (Contract pics)

Sugar Loaf from The Wicklow Way
Sugar Loaf (in the distance) as viewed from The Wicklow Way, off the slopes of Djouce. The lower sun and longer shadows highlight long lost potato drills and deep furrows!
Jim Holmes
2021-12-16 16:42:49
"Maulin from The Wicklow Way" from Jim Holmes Contract pics
Picture: Maulin from The Wicklow Way (Contract pics)

Maulin from The Wicklow Way
Longer shadows in December yet still some lovely days to be had!

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Book reviewer wanted: Rambling Round Ireland
simon3 a month ago.
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...

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Mynydd Bryn-llech: Heather bash after the grassy track
Fergalh 2 months ago.
Left Car at cattle grid and walked eastwards towards forest entrance. Followed forest tracks with a left turn at the junction to the edge of the forest. From here followed forest edge crossin...

Near Stoney Top, Wicklow (Ireland)
osullivanm 2 months ago.
walk, Len: 14.4km, Climb: 509m, Area: Stoney Top, Wicklow (Ireland) Stoney Top,...

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Moel y Feidiog: Short trek to summit
Fergalh 2 months ago.
Parked to the north close to sheep grid. Followed rough track with one fence crossing running alongside fence to summit with extensive views of the Rhinnogs to the West

The Mountains of Ireland by McCormack, Gareth
aidand 2 months ago.
224 pages, numerous fine colour photographs, limited text, a coffee table book of mountain photographs taken over many years

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Pen y Bedw West Top: Lake views
Fergalh 2 months ago.
Extensive views of the Lake from here

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Pen y Bedw East Top: Short trek to summit
Fergalh 2 months ago.
From Pen y Bedw West Top follow rough sheep tracks eastward down to col and than sheep tracks and heather bash to the unmarked summit. Misty and rain at top so no views for me until i started...

Short hop to Ballyroe, no farmers about
eamonoc 2 months ago.
walk, Len: 1.6km, Climb: 67m, Area: Barryroe Hill, West Cork Mountains (Ireland...

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Pen y Bedw West Top: Track to Llyn followed by heather bash
Fergalh 2 months ago.
Head south from the town of Penmachno on the B4406 until you reach a cattle grid after a forest. This area is called Cwm Hafodyredwydd. Park at the wall here and follow track east and North E...

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Knockanaffrin: Sunset Hike
Barry28213 2 months ago.
Hiked to the summit recently for sunset, taking in Knocksheegowna on route after parking at the entrance to Moanyarha bog. It was a fantastic hike in calm, mild conditions, with beautiful eve...

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Knocksheegowna: Beautiful evening light
Barry28213 2 months ago.
Climbed as part of a sunset hike to Knockanaffrin. Parked at the entrance to Moanyarha bog and followed the road to where the grassy track leads up to the ridge. Then followed the ridge line ...

Comeragh Crossing:
finbarr65 2 months ago.
This was the great day on the Comeragh Crossing as specified by walk, Len: 47.9km, Climb: 1820m, Area: Long Hill, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland)|...

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