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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.
noucamp
2020-08-19 22:59:23
Irish Peaks - published by Mountaineering Ire
My copy of "Irish Peaks" published by Mountaineering Ireland arrived today. It is a masterpiece, a beautiful book stuffed with useful information.
Well done and congratulations to all concerned
liz50
2020-08-10 13:32:01
"2 Happy Summiteers on Knocknadobar. " from liz50 Contract pics
Picture: 2 Happy Summiteers on Knocknadobar. (Contract pics)

3 lists completed by 2 Mountainviewers in 1 w
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 both the 100 highest and VL’s on Knocknadobar. Congratulations to both on a magnificent achievement
Bunsen7
2020-07-29 12:23:49
Vandals in Gleniff
Apologies in advance for the rant but I had the misfortune to come across three seemingly abandoned teenage boys at the head of Gleniff Valley on Monday that were busy literally dismantling one of the old buildings stone by stone and throwing fragments of our fragile built history into the field beyond. Thankfully it was not the iconic schoolhouse, but rather a smaller structure very close to that point.

Upon reading these lads the riot act (in the name of anyone with any appreciation for anything) I was surprisingly informed that their parents were off "climbing the mountain" and that they'd been left to their own devices. The devil clearly finds work for idle hands.

If anyone of these parents uses MountainViews I'd appreciate it if you can explain to your children the values of "leave no trace"!

I was also told the parents were not the brave souls that I could see pluckily clutching turf on the 45+ degree ascent to Diarmuid and Grainne's cave in the east face of Annacoona/Slievemore. If anyone has any tales of doing likewise I'm sure it would be very interesting but I certainly concluded that the gradient on the final approach would mean that the cave is beyond the reach of the humble hillwalker, certainly ones that want to descend unharmed!


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Summit Comment
Croaghanmoira: Great Mountain, Simple Climb
Pepe a day ago.
As e2rd mentions in an earlier comment: there are many ways to climb this mountain. Driving from Glenmalure, I parked at a parking place on the RHS of the road about half a click north of Point A....

  
Track
Cycle: Circuit of Carlingford Lough
Onzy a week ago.
Distance was 58k of which 4k was on a ferry - actual cycling time around 3 hours .... sometimes walking is too slow... cycle, Len: 2.8km, Climb: 197m, Area: Cooley/Gullion (Ireland) ||

  
Summit Comment
An Ráth: Not as simple as the map suggests !
Fergalh a day ago.
Parked at the west at V 532570 there than followed a long struggle through bracken, brambles, gorse, elephant grass and holes in the ground until you get to the upper levels where the grass is sho...

Forum: Suggestions
Keamconneragh
David-Guenot a day ago.
Just suggested new coordinates for Keamconneragh.What is obviously called Teeromoyle Tooth is the rocky outcrop at the end of the narrow ridge dropping down from Teeromoyle Mountain, which corresp...

  
Summit Comment
Cronamuck: Start of a brilliant ridge leading to the Bluestacks
gerrym 2 days ago.
Started at the Old School House in the Reelan River Valley and followed the Sli na Finne over open hillside, forest track and a quiet country lane. This was some 10km away from the summit, though ...

  
Track
Kirikee and Carriglineen, excellent viewpoints.
simon3 a week ago.
This is a fairly short walk starting from Glenmalure Lodge and taking in Kirikee and Carriglineen. Both of these ... walk, Len: 10.1km, Climb: 478m, Area: Kirikee Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Irelan|...

Summit Comment
Coomura Mountain: Lough Reagh reflection
peter1 2 days ago.
I climbed up through the Lough Reagh Aiguilles on Sunday and spotted Coomura reflected in the still waters of Lough Reagh on the walk in.

  
Summit Comment
Slievemeel: An energy-sapping exercise in masochism.
Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
The was the third top in a three-summit circular walk involving Tievedockaragh and Finlieve, and by far the most unpleasant. Having bagged Finlieve I backtracked to J227 217 leaving me with a trek...

  
Track
The Hill of Uisneach
ceadeile 2 weeks ago.
Photo of Information board located at visitor centre On 5th September 2020 I had the good luck and good sense to spe... walk, Len: 3.4km, Climb: 112m, Area: Uisneach, North Midlands (Ireland) Uisne||

Summit Comment
Finlieve: All in a row
Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
While descending Finlieve spotted this unusually orderly group of sheep who seemed to be playing 'follow the leader'.

  
Track
Near Glencappul Top, Mangerton (Ireland)
kitog 2 weeks ago.
walk, Len: 21.7km, Climb: 1680m, Area: Glencappul Top, Mangerton (Ireland) Glen...

  
Summit Summary
Finlieve: A fairly remote, nondescript top.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
One approach is to start at the forest entrance at J216 237. Ascend Tievedockaragh and continue to follow Batt's Wall past the summit, down into the col. Continue along the wall (which is partly r...


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