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pdtempan
2006-10-31 17:35:37
"Breifne View: looking towards Benaughlin and Upper Lough Erne from Cuilcagh
Picture: Breifne View: looking towards Benaughlin and Upper Lough Erne from Cuilcagh's summit (Contract pics)

Breifne!
Thanks for the query, csd. ‘Breifne’ is an ancient name - also still current - for this region including parts of Counties Leitrim and Cavan. It is the name of an ancient kingdom, but it is still in local use. For example, there is currently currently a tourism project called Passport Breifne and a cross-border initiative called "The Breifne Mountains Project" (whose geographical definition is slightly wider than the old kingdom). The Beara - Breifne Greenway is a long-distance route following the historic route of the O'Sullivan Beare march. Basically it covered the right area and it seemed a good opportunity to give a boost to this traditional name. As far as I know, "The Iron Mountains" and "Cuilcagh Mountains" are names only used by geographers. There are a few similar names to be found on Irish maps, such as "Mweelrea Mountains" and "Nephin Beg Range". They are not in use locally. Oddly enough, one which has caught on is "Ox Mountains", which is a mis-translation of Sliabh Gamh, "mountain of storms", interpreted as if it were Sliabh Damh. For more information on changes to names of peaks and ranges, as well as the tweaking of ranges, see my article in the Resources section.
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Slieveboy: Default hill
scannerman 3 hours ago.
I've forgotten how many times I've gone up this hill, must be over 50. I live relatively close so its the easy option when larger 'expeditions' are a non starter. It has a very decent balcony walk...

  
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Sugarloaf Hill: Easy access and log book to sign
ilenia 16 hours ago.
Sugarloaf Hill is usually climbed from Bay Lough Car Park, S03056 09981, ample parking there. Cross the road and follow the wall and the eroded path all the way up, it's steep enough but you'll re...

  
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Maulin: Misty morning
simon3 a day ago.
Just sometimes and just for a short while a damp forest can show a misty fairy side. And so it was one January day after a heavy raincloud had passed and the sun had majicked this sprite into the ...

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Slieve Beg: Southern plunge
simon3 a day ago.
The famous side of Slieve Beg is the NE, gashed by the Devils Coachroad. However the SE side also has its drama.Taken on a frosty slippy day from Cove.

  
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Chimney Rock Mountain: Rock, cloud and sea.
simon3 a day ago.
Chimney Rock photographed from between Slievelamagan and Cove.

  
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Dromderalough NE Top: Odd-looking formations
Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
On my approach to the summit I came across a large field of hundreds of these rather striking formations, which I think are are moss-covered boulders, but which looked like giant green ant-hills o...

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Dromderalough NE Top: VL Number 273 bagged....
Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
My final Vandeleur-Lynam! Unfortunately No. 273 wasn't the most distinctive summit (when I came off Mangerton I couldn't even pick it out on the landscape) , but the views from the top are tremend...

  
Track
Pic de Cresp
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 12.9km, Climb: 1190m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
Summit Summary
Dromderalough NE Top: Long route from the south.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
Not normally done in isolation, this top usually forms part of a walk involving Dromderalough itself or Mangerton. One approach is from the north, which has the advantage of a gently rising track ...

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Mullaghdoo: Winter has arrived in the Sperrins
eamonoc 4 days ago.
Visited Mullaghdoo today, as part of a 16.4km tek over the Mullaghs, followed Onzy`s track 2570 and added on the walk out to Mullaghdoo and back from Mullaghclogha, much retracing of steps require...

  
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James Forrest - VLs in 2 months man - talks
simon3 2 days ago.
Date: 23rd/24th/25th January 2019Venue: 23rd Jan Dublin24th Jan Thurles25th Jan NewryDetails here: https://mountaineering.ie/events/2013/default.aspx?iid=2214The Vandeleur-Lynams, a list now maint...

  
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Mullaghdoo: Winter has arrived in the Sperrins
eamonoc 4 days ago.
View back over route taken from Mullaghclogha to Mullaghdoo


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