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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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Carntogher: Finally made it to Carntogher
pdtempan 3 weeks ago.
Having commented in 2007 that I must get around to climbing Carntogher, I finally made it today. As I'm focussing on completing my local 100, it had to be done. I knew from reading that there...

  
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Arderin: Arderin - some years ago thought it was the highest point in Ireland
RicardoVerdi 3 weeks ago.
I live in Tullamore; after various degrees of lockdown I had to go to Portlaoise for a vaccine on 30 April 2021 (even though they were giving them in Tullamore). My wife came with me; on our ...

  
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Brandon and Brandon Peak from Cloghane
markwallace a month ago.
This is the classic middle section of the Brandon ridge, up from the coastal village of Cloghane (plenty of parking ... walk, Len: 21.7km, Climb: 1221m, Area: Cnoc Branainn, Brandon Group (Ireland)||

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Doan: Lovely mountain, horrible humans
No1Grumbler 3 weeks ago.
Myself and the Voortrekker decided on a quick jaunt up the M1 for some bagging of Butter MT, Doan and Ben Crom.I'd climbed Doan from the Silent Valley back in 2010(?) and enjoyed a memorable ...

  
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Bolaght Mountain: Making a Loop
dino 4 weeks ago.
Having spent very little time in the hills over the last few years I was keen to start with something straightforward and simple to plan and navigate. This is one of my Local 100 and also one...

  
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Straightforward way of visiting the Tonelagee and Mullaghcleevaun areas.
simon3 a month ago.
The starting place "GlMacnass" is at the car park at Glenmacnass. Be aware that this carpark is notorious ... walk, Len: 15.1km, Climb: 587m, Area: Stoney Top, Wicklow (Ireland) Stoney To||

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Knocknasheega: Heather-covered, rounded summit surrounded by trees.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 4 weeks ago.
Start from the forest entrance at S13175 06653 , room for 5 cars. Walk up the track to a junction. Turn left and walk to around S13960621 Go SW into a ride aiming for S13782 06093 then south ...

  
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Corran: Pleasant forest track stroll
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a month ago.
Start from the forest entrance at W66873 95524 and follow the track, ignore the first right after a hundred meters or so and keep on due south . This track then begins to head north east, ign...

  
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A tough woodland start but rewarding views for the effort
eamonoc a month ago.
walk, Len: 4.9km, Climb: 312m, Area: Killerry Mountain, Ox Mountains (Ireland) ...

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Knocknanask: Approach from adjoining hill.
Colin Murphy a month ago.
Having just bagged Knocksculloge, I headed NW, following a substantial track all the way down to S11780 07951, where the track forks sharply. I turned left for 100m until I reached a rusty ga...

  
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Knocksculloge: Track on stream
Colin Murphy a month ago.
The image below shows the stream referred to in the short summary above, approaching from the south. A narrow track follows the line of the gully for about 500m, although it occasionally disa...

  
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Knocksculloge: Ease on down the road
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a month ago.
Park on the side of the Mellary to Newcastle road just after you cross the border to Tipperary and an abandoned farmhouse. There is room here for 5-6 cars.Cross the road, down an embankment, ...


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