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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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Summit Comment
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...

  
Summit Summary
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, ...

  
Track
A rewarding route over two hills in central Bluestacks
eamonoc a month ago.
walk, Len: 11.9km, Climb: 490m, Area: Croaghagranagh, Bluestack Mountains (Irel...

Summit Comment
Broemountain: Good views from so-so top
Colin Murphy a month ago.
Followed jackal's directions and accessed the hill at S13960621, following a muddy trail up the gently rising slope. This appears to be heading to the summit, but is actually taking you to a ...

  
Summit Comment
Knocknasheega: The rub of the green
Colin Murphy a month ago.
The last part of the ascent to this top involves a trudge through dense, boggy & mossy forestry, which left my rucksack and jacket a distinctly green colour. The only compensation were some u...

  
Track
Near Buckaun East, Partry & Joyce (Ireland)
adgrenna a month ago.
walk, Len: 21.9km, Climb: 990m, Area: Buckaun East, Partry & Joyce (Ireland) Bu...

Summit Comment
Knocknasheega: Largely uninteresting top
Colin Murphy a month ago.
There is little to recommend this top, the boggy summit area surrounded almost entirely by trees and the final approach requiring a lot of ducking and diving in and around dense, moss-covered...

  
Summit Comment
Cnoc na Toinne: Imagine a gap, it's easy if you try
Bunsen7 a month ago.
My recent visit to Cnoc Na Toinne coincided with the arrival at the top of the devil's ladder of a very large, loud group of supposedly 70 twenty-something thrillseekers, each of which was we...

  
Summit Comment
Caponellan Hill: Bring wellies
High-King a month ago.
Parked at B* and entered the forest, (S 40812 75491 B) All nice underfoot. Followed Fergalh directions but found the mistake...it was a test.... wasn't it. Take the first turn to the LEFT not...

Track
Near Stookeen, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
simon3 a month ago.
walk, Len: 11.2km, Climb: 982m, Area: Stookeen, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Stooke...

  
Summit Comment
Caherbla: Views to the west.
simon3 a month ago.
There's a fine panorama west along the Dingle Peninsula from near the top of Caherbla.

  
Summit Summary
Caherbla: A walk over boggy ground with a steep ascent to finish
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a month ago.
Start from one of the small lay-bys near Q716 052. Walk up the steep ground at the back of the lay-by heading for Caherbla.At about the 500-meter mark there is a long ridge of conglomerate ro...


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