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Camillus57
2020-10-09 13:58:32
Parking Spot - Glenasmole
I was walking in the Glenasmole area last week when I came across a landowner who is providing a supervised
car parking area on his land for 5 per vehicle per day. His name is Ronan and he can be contacted at
0868828415. The car park is located across the road at the South West end of the reservoir just past Castlekelly
New Bridge. It's a great facility to have as it assists with access to the Castlekelly area, purchased in the recent
past by the state, and from there to Kippure, Seefin etc
pdtempan
2020-09-27 08:59:11
Mullaghcarn walk cancelled - apologies
Today's guided walk to Mullaghcarn as part of Feile Pheadair Joe 2020 has had to be cancelled because I am sick with a tummy bug and unfit to drive or walk. As it was intended as a place-names themed walk, focussing on wildlife and the landscape, it is not something that can easily be delegated to another walk leader. Sincere apologies to anybody who has already set off. I contacted the organisers early this morning, and they have rung around to the people who registered for the event. If you turn up on spec, there will be somebody there to meet you at Gortin Glen Forest Park at 11am. We plan to reschedule the walk for a later date. It looks like a great day for a walk and good views, and I'm annoyed to be missing it myself. Very sorry once again. Paul
mcrtchly
2020-09-24 14:09:43
"Milky Way" from mcrtchly Contract pics
Picture: Milky Way (Contract pics)

Heavens Above
The Milky Way arches over the abandoned church in Dunlewy, Co. Donegal with the Derryveagh Mountains in the background during an exceptionally clear night sky in late September 2020. This is a composite of 46 individual frames of the night sky and one single image for the church. The final mosaic of the 46 frames is about 30,728 by 21,189 pixels in dimensions; equivalent to a single 651 million pixel image! I had to lower the resolution for the MV website.

To the left of the church spire is Mars. The bright feature above Mars is the Andromeda galaxy, one of our nearest neighbour galaxies and is about 3 million light years away. To the left of Mars, in area of orange light pollution, is the cluster of stars called Pleiades in the constellation of Taurus, which are also known as the Seven Sisters, although there are more than seven stars! The Pleiades cluster is relatively close to us at 390 light years distance. The two bright dots above Pleiades and to the left of Andromeda are the double cluster of stars in Perseus; each cluster contains about 300 individual stars. The purple area roughly in centre left of the Milky Way is the North America Nebula in Cygnus (2,500 light years away). The pink-red spot in the lower right part of the Milky Way is the Lagoon nebula in Sagittarius which is 6,000 light years away.

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Pepe
2020-09-14 13:30:27
Hillwalking Programme on BBC Alba
It's a half-hour programme on every Monday evening at 7pm and repeated during the week as well. It's called "Tir is Teanga" and is well worth a look. Of course all the mountains are Scottish and it's done largely through the medium of Scots-Gaelic (which means if you want to read the subtitles you miss out on the scenery). Well worth having a look at it though, because the presenters are not averse to traipsing up and down hillsides in all kinds of weathers.
pdtempan
2020-09-10 13:40:11
"" from pdtempan Contract pics
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Mullaghcarn walk - correction to start time
The walk from Gortin Glen Forest Park to Mullaghcarn on Sunday 27th September, part of Feile Pheadair Joe 2020, begins at 11am, not at 10am as advertised in the September MV newsletter. Apologies, my mistake. Full programme of Feile Pheadair Joe 2020 available here. Ta clar Fheile Pheadair Joe 2020 ar fail anseo:
http://pobalaraniul.com/feilte/feilepheadairjoe/
All the best
Paul
Granitemug
2020-09-06 16:52:03
Rocky Mountaim above Annalong Valley
Parked at the walled gates on quarter/head road; walked towards quarter road bend and took first lane on left; continued up thro gates etc until forest on right ends; then took wall on right up to the small tower at the start of wall; walked on left side of wall up to the highest point before descent then turned left and climbed ricky mountain- come to cairn on shabby flattish top; beautiful views of Annalong Valley; evidence of old quarry shelters; was weekday and only met two other people
Aidy
2020-09-01 17:28:24
Irish World Record
Noticed this article on the BBC website. Well done Ian Bailey.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-53984324
Granitemug
2020-08-27 17:26:20
How to access spences mountain in the Mournes
There is a paucity of comments on climbing spences mountain and Blaeberry mountain in the Mournes - help!
ceadeile
2020-08-27 14:26:32
The Hill of Uisneach opened again on 20th Aug
The Hill of Uisneach reopened on 20th August for Public Tours.
All tours places must be booked online.
Due to Covid-19 regulations, for the safety of guests and staff, tour numbers are limited
see http://uisneach.ie/guided-tours/
aidand
2020-08-24 14:32:56
Irish Peaks
I have to agree with noucamp - this is a beautiful book and well worth getting. It's a coffee table book, rather than something you will stick in your backpack. There are lots of great photographs. Much of the book is taken up with details on each of the 100 highest mountains in Ireland. There are details including maps suggesting routes up each of them. But there is also lots more in the book to interest any hillwalker. The book can be ordered through the Mountaineering Ireland website.


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Crafty Peaks #13 - Mullaghmeen
conororourke 2 months ago.
A tricky summit to find, just a small mound of rocks/weeds at Ireland's lowest county top! walk, Len: 7.5km, Climb: 173m, Area: Mullaghmeen, North Midlands (Ireland) Mull...

  
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liz50 2 months ago.
On a perfect August day in Kerry we undertook a momentous walk encompassing both Kells mountain summits and the 2 Knocknadobars. Millsd1 completed the VL list on Kells mountain and Geo completed b...

  
Summit Comment
Altnagaighera: Interesting looking top
Colin Murphy 2 months ago.
Often done in conjunction with the likes of Benchoona and Garraun, but you could access this top independently also. One approach is to start at the Lettergesh beach car park at L737631 A D and fo...

Summit Comment
Garraun: Grassy summit with spectacular views
Colin Murphy 2 months ago.
As we ascended Garraun from Benchoona East top the weather cleared sufficiently to present some views, including these two tiny loughs nestling in the col.

  
Summit Comment
Benchoona: Great summit on a good day!
Colin Murphy 2 months ago.
Have been up here before on a beautiful autumn day when the panoramas were quite spectacular. Heavy rain severely limited the views on a recent climb, which was a pity, but there was a brief clear...

  
Track
Crafty Peaks #11 - Slieve Donard
conororourke 2 months ago.
walk, Len: 9.5km, Climb: 833m, Area: Slieve Donard, Mourne Mountains (Ireland) ...

Summit Summary
Benchoona East Top: A short hop from the main summit.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 2 months ago.
This is usually done in conjunction with Benchoona itself. One approach is to start at the Lettergesh beach car park at L737631 D and follow the uphill road and track up towards Benchoona, which e...

  
Summit Comment
Binn Shleibhe: Perfectly located between two lakes.
TommyV 2 months ago.
Just to re-enforce the comments here already, the views over Lough Corrib and Lough Mask are amazing for not a huge amount of effort. We started out at the small car park mentioned by paddyhillsba...

  
Summit Comment
Ballycurragh Hill: Forestry thinned to the north of summit
Bunsen7 2 months ago.
It's a very handy walk along the track from T075823 as per the summary and track 4000. The only thing bothering in August 2020 was the pack of flies that accompanied me on my journey. Getting ther...

Track
Crafty Peaks #10 - Slieve Gullion
conororourke 2 months ago.
walk, Len: 10.4km, Climb: 453m, Area: Slieve Gullion, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland) ...

  
Summit Comment
Ballinacor Mountain: Track marked on OS is no more
Bunsen7 2 months ago.
A singular ascent of this mountain can be made from the south by parking off the road at T11251 85482 and walking 50 metres downhill to the bridge over the river where there is a rusting metal gat...

  
Summit Comment
Stob Mhic Mhartuin: A mountain well worth a visit
MichaelG55 2 months ago.
Day 6 of our West Highland Way and a slight detour to climb Stob Mhic Mhartuin. Due to the excellent visibility we had Glen Coe and all of the Mamores laid out in front of us. Few people following...


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