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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.
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.


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Forum: General
Reviewer wanted. Book about JB Malone
simon3 6 days ago.
MV is looking for a reviewer for a new book about JB Malone, written by Michael Fewer.please contact admin@mountainviews.ie if interested.

  
Bibliography
The Dingle Peninsula, A Walking Guide by Hendroff, Adrian
aidand a week ago.
112 pages, with colour photographs and outline maps. The book describes 24 walks ranging from low level walks taking an hour or two up to 8 plus hour serious mountain treks.

  
Track
Monabrack-Temple Hill Horseshoe with Return via Pigeon Rock Glen
Bunsen7 2 weeks ago.
A slight variation on other routes already posted which start from R868 196. The main difference being the return al... walk, Len: 14.3km, Climb: 1023m, Area: Monabrack, Galty Mountains (Ireland) M||

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Damian120
Damian120 a month ago.
Born in Galway and spent many years living and working in New York. I have a huge interest in the history of Ireland and travel the length and breadth of the western seaboard visiting the les...

  
Summit Comment
Croaghan Hill: Thick Skin Recommended
dino a week ago.
Having spent my Sunday off completing household chores I had a need to get out in the fresh air and Croaghan fitted the bill perfectly. It's a decent walk, less than an hour and close to home...

  
Track
The rocky rocky road to the big hill.
simon3 a month ago.
How on earth can a walk there and back to a place just over 2k away take over 3 hours?I had some forebodings about t... walk, Len: 6.3km, Climb: 301m, Area: An Bheann Mhr, Dunkerron Mountains (Irel||

Summit Comment
Brougher Mountain: New memorial to landmine victims.
TommyMc a week ago.
A new memorial has been installed on Brougher Mountain to remember 5 workmen killed by a landmine in February 1971 as they drove up to carry out repairs to the television relay station at the...

  
Summit Comment
Owenreagh Hill: Who Switched Off The Views!
dino 2 weeks ago.
I must be the only person who has come up here in bad weather and missed the views! I came here from Knockavoe and intended this to be the second of three hills for the day. I parked at the s...

  
Summit Comment
Knockavoe: Shorter than Normal
dino 2 weeks ago.
This is a hill I'm very familiar with and have climbed a few times. It's one of the nearest 50 to me so I've decided to climb them all of them even if I've done them before. I'd planned to co...

Track
Short walk to a small island.
simon3 a month ago.
walk, Len: 2.0km, Climb: 40m, Area: Abbey Island, Kerry Islands (Ireland) Abbey...

  
Summit Comment
Slieveanard NE Top: As old as the hills
Colin Murphy 2 weeks ago.
Approached this from Slieveanard to the west, having started at S0096 2426, following forest tracks. (See entry for that hill) From here, drop back down the way you came to where the track fo...

  
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Slieveanard: The inside tracks
Colin Murphy 2 weeks ago.
Probably the most straightforward approach to this summit is to park at the forest entrance at S0096 2426, and follow the forest trail NW for about 2km to R998 250, emerging from the woods, t...


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