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2021-06-17 06:48:14
re caher
hi Simon yep in the reeks
2021-06-16 17:30:17
Re Caher
Is this Caher in the Reeks?
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 ?
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.
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
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.
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 :

Across deep waters - bridges of Ireland, a book written by Michael Barry (1985) shows the same bridge on its cover.
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.
2021-02-06 23:04:47
"" from PatrickKinsella Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)
GPS tracker: question and answer
UPDATE 15 February 2021.
I have now tried out both Guru Maps and OsmAnd Maps on my iPhone. My preference is for Guru: the interface suits me better, and seems more straightforward, while OsmAnd's is less intuitive and the help pages are complicated. Also OsmAnd stopped recording for 300m in the middle of one walk.

And OsmAnd asks you to pay 5.49 if you want contour lines! I don't mind paying, but I'd prefer a free trial, and then pay for the app if you like it.

My thanks again to march-fixer for his suggestions.

Note: both apps are quite power-hungry, so I strongly advise carrying a good top-up battery. I will probable keep both apps, so I can check where they have different depth of local detail.

UPDATE 7 February
I have downloaded both OsmAnd and Guru Maps, the free versions in both cases.
My initial impression is that there are differently-good features to each. Looking at an area I know quite well, OsmAnd labels the chambered cairn on Tibradden Mountain, but the paths around there seem clearer on Guru. Guru shows your elevation and speed, OsmAnd does not. Neither show lat/long (but I can get that easily from the iPhone compass). For me, Guru has the cleaner look. Be careful of Osmand if data-space is an issue: it will automatically download the Ireland map (345Mb, that's OK), and then a world map of 252Mb, and it takes a bit of work to pause and stop it.

I will report further when I've tried the record features out on the hills (not for a few weeks - I am training-in my new knee!)
2021-02-06 14:00:47
Hill Suited?
It is a frightening and spooky thing when someone seems to have delved into your cranium and poked about in your still generally unformed thoughts! BleckCra has voiced the feelings of many a "mature" mountain walker with his very astute observations! We have got too cautious to just go out there and "Give it a lash Jack"!

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Crocknafarragh and companions
melohara 2 months ago.
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Allt y Main: Short climb to summit from track
Fergalh 2 months ago.
Park to south at Mingwern at forest entrance follow track until just below summit. Than short climb to top marked with a trig pillar and a bench nearby for views

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Colly: Fine views from conical peak and outlier of the Glenbeigh hills.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: markmjcampion 2 months ago.
Colly's pyramid is a distinctive feature in the area SW of the reeks. It lies between the Ballaghisheen Pass and the Glenbeigh Hills and offers fine views due to this position. The spine of t...

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Errisbeg: A very rewarding short climb in Connemara
ochils_trekker 2 months ago.
Errisbeg is an unremarkable looking hill from any angle, but the views of Dogs Bay, Inishnee and most of all the Twelve Pins are truly outstanding on a good day. I have walked it a couple of ...

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Craighorn: Round the Horn
ochils_trekker 2 months ago.
The Ochil hills being within my county boundary, Scottish government regulations allowed local hillwalkers in my area to at least get out in their nearest mountains without limits this last w...

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Caherbarnagh: Quiet, rounded summit overlooking some interesting geological feat
Collaborative entry Last edit by: markmjcampion 2 months ago.
Near The Paps, Caherbarnagh is a boggy flat top at the head of two interesting N-facing coums. It commands fine views over Sliabh Luachra, the Paps to Mangerton, Mullaghanish to the Cahas. Th...

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Caherbarnagh: A mini horseshoe
TommyV 2 months ago.
I mostly followed Aidands directions. There is now a sign on the road marking the path for the Dulhallow Way at beside the bungalow mentioned by Aidand, and several more going through the pri...

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