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wicklore
2020-07-06 23:24:54
@Hugh Mangan
Hi Hugh. I suggest a circuit from Taylor's Three Rock pub. From Taylor's walk along the southern boundary of Marlay Park, then follow the Wicklow Way up to Kilmashoge car park. Conti use to follow the Wicklow Way to the col between Fairy Castle and Tibradden. From the col head up to Fairy Castle, then take the north track down past the big communication aerials on the north side of Fairy Castle. Head down to the Three Rock car park then road and path to Taylor's Three Rock Hotel. A few hours at a good pace. Nearly all path, road, forest track and good track.
HughMangan
2020-06-17 10:40:20
Night Time Hike
Hi - can anyone can suggest a good night time walk in and around Dublin/North Wicklow? Looking for a looped walk or an out and back. Moderate difficulty, a few hours approx, as doing with my kids (early teens). I know I can probably do any of the marked walks but there be some more suitable, with better views etc. Thanks!
Bunsen7
2020-04-08 15:51:59
Moon Hurler Picture: Croghan Hill 07042020
https://www.the42.ie/photography-photos-technique-moon-hurler-picture-5069701-Apr2020/

A place I have yet to visit. Article gives interesting background on the planning that went into capturing the image.

Note: not my picture!
simon3
2020-04-01 09:19:05
Covid 19 & 2KM Radiu
Great question moggy40

Can we assume that this 2k must be centred on a regular dwelling place.
moggy40
2020-04-01 09:13:09
Covid 19 & 2KM Radius
Given that we are all restricted to a 2KM radius for exercise activity, where in Ireland would be the best place to be located, your starting point for your walk must be within your radius, and be able to bag as many tops as possible
Colin Murphy
2020-03-18 14:31:40
Covid19 and Hillwalking
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/coronavirus-concern-over-lack-of-social-distancing-during-outdoor-walks-1.4205805
paulaw001
2020-02-19 15:39:15
BLACKSTAIRS CHALLENGE
Does anybody have the new 31 km trail for the Blackstairs Challenge

Thx
Paula
simon3
2020-02-17 10:36:31
Considering changing email address?
Recently Eir, the Irish telco, have announced that their previously "free" email service with "eircom.net" domain name will now have a monthly charge. Many are surprised or annoyed at this some even outraged. Email should be "free", right? Many immediately want to change their email address to something different that is apparently "free". However providing email isn't free particularly with the need to filter email against spam or phishing attacks and with the increasing volume of traffic.

You need ask yourself, who is paying for your email and who is the customer? "Free" services read your email and note who you are communicating with. This information is valuable and is often sold for marketing and political purposes. It is as if all your paper mail was intercepted through a service that photocopied the content and sold the information to the highest bidders.

MountainViews isn't a privacy pressure group and so we don't have reams of evidence to hand about this, but here is just one link that I came across last week: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pkekmb/free-email-apps-spying-on-you-edison-slice-cleanfox

If you use a "free" service you and society will pay for it. Your private information will become your email suppliers product to be used at best for intrusive marketing targetting but at worst, far worse, think Stasi. If you remain with a supplier such as Eircom.net then this is subject to European GDPR and you remain the customer.

There are other options such as outlined here blacknight.blog/thoughts-on-eir-charging-for-free-email-and-the-importance-of-owning-your-online-identity.html?mc_cid=ffbcac062e&mc_eid=065bb85b97'Blacknight who have an article here.

For a free option that reputedly doesn't sell your information you could try gmx.com. We understand this is based in Germany and so you are protected by GDPR.

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mcrtchly
2020-02-15 23:30:20
"Aghlas, Muckish and Dooish from Mount Errigal" from mcrtchly Contract pics
Picture: Aghlas, Muckish and Dooish from Mount Errigal (Contract pics)

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Tried to put this into comments but always fails to upload. Works OK in Motley Views. Any ideas why? I'm uploading via 3 Ireland mobile network
liz50
2020-02-04 17:39:40
ITíS NOT TOO LATE!
Latest MountainViews walk is on Saturday 8th February (postponed from January due to adverse weather). A traverse of the main Knockmealdowns ridge. Followed by dinner and refreshments in Clonmel. For details contact Liz at elizabethashton2014@outlook.com


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Forum: General
@Hugh Mangan
wicklore a day ago.
Hi Hugh. I suggest a circuit from Taylor's Three Rock pub. From Taylor's walk along the southern boundary of Marlay Park, then follow the Wicklow Way up to Kilmashoge car park. Conti use to follow...

  
Track
Cummeengeera Horseshoe
Onzy a day ago.
Irieland's best day out... walk, Len: 14.8km, Climb: 1262m, Area: Tooreenbaha, Caha Mountains (Ireland) To...

  
Summit Comment
Knockastakeen: A circuit of Lough Muskry
peter1 2 days ago.
Despite gale force winds and occasional driving rain, I had a really enjoyable high level walk around Lough Muskry. Starting from the trail head near the water works, as mentioned by others, I too...

Summit Comment
Gregory Hill: Low hill to the west of Letterkenny.
simon3 3 days ago.
This hill is around 7km west of Letterkenny. Unless someone knows a better way up, I think it is strictly for list tickers. Ticks, ah yes we'll come to that.There may be other ways up via the fore...

  
Track
GouganBarra: Conigar South Top
Onzy a day ago.
Possible Arderin Beg to the south of Conigar walk, Len: 12.9km, Climb: 795m, Area: Faill an Stuaic?n, Shehy/Knockboy (Irelan...

  
Summit Comment
Lackagh Mountain: Bog burst
simon3 a week ago.
According to newspaper reports there was a bog burst which wiped away some of the road about 7 or 8 km to the south east late June 2020. This was at place called Shass mtn.

Forum: Suggestions
Uisneach Hill
Fergalh a month ago.
An addition to the historical HillsUsineach (Cnoc Uisnigh) is situated near the hamlet of Kilare in County Westmeath and is steeped in history, It is the burial site of the Earth Goddess …riu & th...

  
Summit Comment
Stranisk: Windmills of your Mind
sandman 2 weeks ago.
There are two windfarms situated in this area Lendrum Bridge and Screggagh the summit is situated in the latter adjacent to turbine 6 .Therefore the better parking option is at the entrance to Scr...

  
Track
Grand Canal: Deep Sinking
Onzy a day ago.
Leg stretcher along the Grand Canal from Blanch... walk, Len: 12.3km, Climb: 65m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) ||

Summit Comment
Cruach Eoghanach: Access Restrictions
MichaelG55 2 weeks ago.
Climbed Croaghonagh this evening with my wife and enjoyed superb views from the summit.NB. Be aware that due to new windfarm development that security prevent access to the forestry track. We were...

  
Summit Comment
Stookeen: The heathery top in 2008
wicklore 2 weeks ago.
I approached Stookeen from the south and parked at S940 675. From here I followed the Wicklow Way, and headed north along a delightful grassy track, with high hedgerows on each side. This was mudd...

  
Track
Ben Alder and Beinn Bheoil from Culra
melohara 2 days ago.
I walked this route some years ago after spending a night camping near Culra Bothy. I was reminded of it when, durin... walk, Len: 17.5km, Climb: 980m, Area: Loch Treig to Loch Ericht (Britain) Ben||


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