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2019-03-19 15:38:46
"" from BleckCra Contract pics
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Mountainviews Walk in the Mournes
2019-03-10 18:48:21
"Mourne Mountains" from liz50 Contract pics
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It's that time of year again! the Spring Mountainviews walk for 2019 will be on Saturday 6th April in the Mountains of Mourne, based in Newcastle where they sweep down to the sea.
There will be a number of route options but all will include Slieve Donard, the highest mountain in Ulster along with other neighboring summits.
If you would like to join in, or require further details please contact Liz at
Colin Murphy
2019-02-28 10:44:27
"After UK leaves EU, cross border drivers require Green Card." from Colin Murphy Contract pics
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Better apply for your Green Card...
Apparently from April anyone driving across the border will require a Green Card for insurance purposes, so if you're planning on some cross-border walking, better apply now, as it takes a month. Here's the story as reported in the Irish Times:
2019-02-18 08:52:04
"" from Onzy Contract pics
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MV Gathering & Awards - This Friday!!
2019-02-17 22:51:41
"Disgrace.." from Fergalh Contract pics
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Croaghmore Donegal
Seen this eyesore last Saturday 16th February. No words can describe how awful ..Just one question how did the idiots get this to the summit of a 286 metre Hill ?
2019-02-01 22:34:03
MI hillwalking committee seeks members.
Applications sought for members of new Hillwalking Committee

The Board of Mountaineering Ireland has agreed terms of reference and an initial work plan for a new Hillwalking Committee and is now seeking applications for membership of the committee.


At our AGM in 2018, a motion from the Irish Ramblers Club was passed to establish a Hillwalking Committee. A Working Group was subsequently set up to develop draft terms of reference and an initial work plan. The Working Group was chaired by Gráinne McLaughlin assisted by Trish Kane (both board members) and included seven members of Mountaineering Ireland and two members of staff. The members were selected following a call for expressions of interest.

At its recent meeting, the Board of Mountaineering Ireland agreed Terms of Reference and an initial Work Plan for the new Hillwalking Committee.

Call for expressions of interest

The new Hillwalking Committee, which will be chaired by Gráinne McLaughlin, will have a maximum of ten members drawn from across the island with a variety of backgrounds, skills and interests. It is envisaged that at least three members will be actively involved in affiliated clubs and one should be a training provider.

Mountaineering Ireland would now like to invite applications from enthusiastic members, who have relevant experience and interest, to join the Hillwalking Committee.

Expressions of interest, to include a brief overview of the applicants' interests and skills should be submitted to before the 28th February 2019. The final selection process may involve informal interviews.

Murrough McDonagh, CEO of Mountaineering Ireland commented “This is an exciting development for Mountaineering Ireland and reflects the fact that hillwalking is the primary activity of the majority of our members. I would like to thank the members of the Working Group for the excellent preparatory work that they have completed. I look forward to working with the new Hillwalking Committee in the near future”.
2019-01-31 08:54:17
"" from Onzy Contract pics
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MV Gathering & Awards - 22nd Feb 2019
REMINDER - Lansdowne Hotel 7.30 for 8.00... ALL WELCOME!!
2019-01-26 09:30:17
Re not a separate top.
Mallowman -
Thanks for raising this issue. Indeed we think that some of the lower prominence summits don't sit well in some of the major lists.

There are "summits" such as Carrignabinnia which are very slight indeed.

We promote many lists such as the Hundred Highest and Arderins with min prominences requirements of 100 and 30 m respectively which eliminate such as Carrignabinnia.

However we also include the traditional Vandeleur-Lynam list whose prominence requirement was set at 15m (50 foot originally) and for the sake of continuity we include such places.

For the specific case of the Bones however I would point out that its prominence was assessed as 37m so it is included in most of our lists. It is a substantial challenge particularly in bad weather.
2019-01-26 09:16:22
The Bones Peak - not a separate top.
This comment was made by Mallowman in relation to The Bones Peak, a place of 956.5m height and 37.12m prominence on the ridge between Beenkeragh and Carrauntoohil. It's an important general point that could be applied to a lot of places so we have moved the comment here.

He said:

Shouldn't be classed as a separate top.

It really is rather ridiculous giving these places top or mountain status. It is a bump on the ridge and should be left at that. I think this 15 metre idea is just silly. 50 metres would be a little more reasonable
2019-01-19 08:33:22
James Forrest - VLs in 2 months man - talks
Date: 23rd/24th/25th January 2019
Venue: 23rd Jan Dublin
24th Jan Thurles
25th Jan Newry

Details here:

The Vandeleur-Lynams, a list now maintained by MountainViews have been done by some 10 people, including 3 last year. Mostly this is a life-time challenge, however James Forrest climbed all of them in 2 months.

Come and here his story in 3 venues as above.

There will be a short introduction from MountainViews about the Vandeleur-Lynams, including the history of the list and its current nature.

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Druim Shionnach: As viewed from Creag a' Mhaim
melohara 2 months ago.
Druim Sionnach from Creag a' Mhaim

Knocksink Wood to Glencullen and Stepaside
jgfitz a month ago.
Knocksink Wood on the outskirts of Enniskerry is a lovely nature reserve. After an easy 2 km hiking, the remaining 2 km walk, Len: 14.3km, Climb: 578m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

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Creag a'Mhaim: As viewed from Druim Sionnach
melohara 2 months ago.
Creag a' Mhaim from Druim Sionnach

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MountainViews Awards
Onzy 2 months ago.
The Irish Mountain Gathering will take place in the Lansdowne Hotel, Dublin 4 on Friday, February 22nd (7.30 for 8pm). As part of the gathering we will hold our yearly award ceremony for those who...

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Aonach air Chrith: Viewed from East
melohara 2 months ago.
Aonach air Chrith

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Sgurr Breac: View towards Torridon and Slioch
melohara 2 months ago.
Torridon and Slioch in distance from Sgúrr Breac

Faroese High
mcrtchly 2 months ago.

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Carn na Criche: View while ascending Meall a'Chrasgaidh
melohara 2 months ago.
Cárn na Criche and Sgúrr Mor from Meall a' Chrasgaidh ascent

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Toman Coinich [Toman Coinnich]: Fisherfield and Loch a' Bhraoin from Druim Reid
melohara 2 months ago.
Fisherfield and Loch a' Bhraoin from Druim Reidh

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Toman Coinich [Toman Coinnich]: An Teallach beyond Loch a' Bhraoin from Druim R
melohara 2 months ago.
An Teallach beyond Loch a' Bhraoin from Druim Réídh

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Toman Coinich [Toman Coinnich]: View from Sgúrr Breac
melohara 2 months ago.
From Sgúrr Breac looking west to Toman Cóinnich and A' Chailleach, Slioch and Torridon in the distance

Stockholm: Circuit of Djurgarden Island
Onzy 2 months ago.
Playing with my new Garmin watch... walk, Len: 11.0km, Climb: 57m, Area: Sweden, Stockholm ()

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