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What is a group of Giraffes called?
A very enjoyable night was had at the Walkers Association of Ireland quiz held Wednesday night in aid of Irish Mountain Rescue Association. A team was cobbled together to carry the Mountainviews flag. We came a respectable third place against stiff opposition. (and yes there were more than three teams!)

There was a healthy mixture of hillwalking related questions, general knowledge and obscure trivia. An appropriate amount of heckling and booing took place at the organisers when they insisted the number 9 occurs 19 times between 1 and 100. (We got the correct answer - can you work it out?) Also what is the collective term for a group of giraffes? Or which Irish racecouse has all the vowels in its name? How about who rode on a horse naked through the streets of Coventry?

Here are a few of the hillwalking related questions also. How would you do?

In which mountain range is Lyracappul?

What is the height of Carrauntoohil in metres?

What is the lake to the south of Cloghernagh in Wicklow?

In which mountain range is Wolftrap Mountain?

What is the name of the lake on the north east side of Tonelagee in Wicklow?

In which mountain range is the Big Gun?

In which county would you find Derryclare and the Derryclare Horseshoe?

Think these are easy? Well watch out for the next quiz and pit youself against some like-minded souls! If you require the answer to any of these questions feel free to post the request! And always remember - a group of owls is called a parliament of owls!
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St Patrick's Island: Please Respect the Birds
Pepe 6 hours ago.
Do note that this island is an important bird sanctuary. The scale of birds here surprised me, much more than on neighbouring Colt and Shenick islands, I should have heeded the cacophony of their ...

  
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Mullaghcleevaun North Loop
Abruzzese 6 hours ago.
walk, Len: 19.0km, Climb: 740m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Duff Hill, Mulla...

  
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Feet in bog, eyes on planets.
simon3 11 hours ago.
RossnafinnaSince we brought up the number of islands we have to over 570, when looking for a shorter walk I take a lo... walk, Len: 1.7km, Climb: 65m, Area: Rossnafinna Island, Mayo Islands (Ireland)

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Fergalh
Fergalh a day ago.
Hill walks and Way Marked Trails...

  
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Corraun Circuit
Onzy a day ago.
Route taking in Corraun and its East top. Essentially a variation on Wicklore's track 1404, but without the lift on t... walk, Len: 10.8km, Climb: 604m, Area: Corraun Hill East Top, Achill/Corraun (I

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Rossnafinna Island: Small island with huge views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
This island can be reached from the north at around F80097 03359 by a small but driveable bridge.There is one central path heading SE from the bridge. There are extensive turf cuttings on both sid...

  
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Crossing the Corraun Plateau
simon3 a day ago.
There were various other tracks before this one going onto the Corraun plateau but none crossing from one side to the ... walk, Len: 13.7km, Climb: 648m, Area: Corraun Hill, Achill/Corraun (Ireland)

  
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Knockbwee: Summit Revealed
CaminoPat 2 days ago.
From the south, parking available for only one car at W124 775. Proceed uphill from junction with local road in a NNW direction along a rough stone covered road until you come to a six bar field g...

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Mournes: Donard and Satellites
Onzy a day ago.
Route to Donard from Bloody Bridge via Crossone taking in Millstone Mountain on the return. walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 871m, Area: Crossone, Mourne Mountains (Ireland) Cros...

  
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Crocknafarragh SE Top: Climb it, but include one or more "cousins"
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 days ago.
The way to Crocknafarragh SE Top can follow the full route up to Crocknafarragh with an additional 700m walk out to the lesser top or, part of the way up, by contouring up and around the S flanks ...

  
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Croughan ridge by going around Lough Acorrymore
simon3 2 days ago.
This is a relatively easy way to reach the Croughan ridgeline and get a taste for the magnificent all-round views. Ir... walk, Len: 7.8km, Climb: 595m, Area: Croaghaun SW Top, Achill/Corraun (Ireland


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