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simon3
2005-07-04 13:03:23
"Comeraghs from the South" from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: Comeraghs from the South (Contract pics)

Google Earth
For those of us who do not have helicopters to fly around Ireland's mountains! If you are interested in seeing what the land may be like before you walk on it, you can get some idea from Google Earth. (Download at http://desktop.google.com/download/earth/index.html) This is somewhat similar to NASA WorldWind, though in my opinion it is better implemented.

Either service covers most of the world's landmass to a resolution of about 15m. The colour appears to mostly false colour, probably using green, red and near infra-red which can look a bit odd at times. This is good enough to see the general shape of the land, field boundaries, wider roads, some forest rides etc. It is not good enough to see most houses.

Unlike WorldWind, Google Earth allows you to put in your own points of interest.

As far as Ireland goes, there a few patches of the coverage which are at much higher resolution (I would guess 2 to 3m or so) including the Carrauntoohil area, which looks stunning. Many of the placenames are not quite in the right place and many are missing.

The attached visualisation gives an idea of what you can see in the Comeraghs. Certainly a better view than last weekend when a number of us were down for the Comeragh Crossing event.
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A bush-wackery experience to the trig point of Barranisky.
simoburn 2 hours ago.
A fun outing to the summit of Barranisky. For the best part forest tracks but the last 300 meters or so involve some b... walk, Len: 6.4km, Climb: 237m, Area: Barranisky, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Bar

  
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Oughtmore the lesser
Peter Walker 5 hours ago.
walk, Len: 1.6km, Climb: 117m, Area: Oughtmore, Sperrin Mountains (Ireland) Oug...

  
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Slieve Rushen
Peter Walker 5 hours ago.
walk, Len: 2.5km, Climb: 41m, Area: Slieve Rushen, Breifne (Ireland) Slieve Rus...

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Forest walk to the summit of Westaston Hill
simoburn 6 hours ago.
walk, Len: 3.9km, Climb: 109m, Area: Westaston Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) W...

  
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Short walk even shorter! Killeagh Hill views & ring fort.
simoburn 21 hours ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 20m, Area: Killeagh, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Killeagh

  
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Belmore Mountain: A standing stone gathers all moss.
TommyV a week ago.
As mentioned by Harry Goodman, it's possible to drive along Belmore forest for almost two kilometers as far as a black forestry gate. There is also a standard gate here on the right giving access ...

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Bruse Hill: Bruse Summer 2017
TommyMc a week ago.
Since a big gorse fire in 2016, this hill is once more easily accessible to casual walkers and has been widely visited this summer. An easy approach is possible by taking the L6636 minor road off ...

  
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Brougher Mountain: A quick bag.
TommyV a week ago.
Nothing much to add to the comments already. Drove most of the way up from the North side of the hill to within 450 metres of the trig point. Nothing to recommend to anybody who is looking to get ...

  
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Croghan Hill: Broken Trig Pillar to be replaced
TommyMc a week ago.
The recent damage to the Croghan Hill trig pillar is covered in an article in this week's Offaly Independent. The good news is that Offaly County Council plans to replace the damaged pillar to its...

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Slievereagh: To drive or not to drive?
TommyV a week ago.
Geo's directions are spot on. At the aforementioned Coilte forest entrance there is a sign staing no unauthorized vehicles beyond this point as the gate may close at any point. However as the Lazy...

  
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Mullacor
JoHeaney 21 hours ago.
walk, Len: 9.1km, Climb: 537m, Area: Mullacor, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Mullaco...

  
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Seefin Mountain W Top: Two summits one hike.
TommyV a week ago.
Nothing to add to the directions provided by melohara. Just to mention two things, the parking place was littered with close to a hundred empty beer cans, it looks like there was a party there or ...


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