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2010-07-01 23:25:36
F.U.L.L. M.O.O.N
I wish to announce the creation of a shadowy and little known group who want to see the reintroduction of the wolf to Ireland.  The group are called 'Fauna Unfulfilled Lacking Lupines, Meet Our Objectives Now'  (F.U.L.L M.O.O.N.) They wish to bring back the wolf to Ireland to restore some balance to our wildlife population.  The Irish deer population has no natural predator, resulting in the job of culling deer being managed by humans. Not all licenced hunters are good shots, resulting in some unfortunate half-shot animals. Wouldn't those deer rather be savaged efficiently by a slavering wolf? The last Irish wolf was shot on Mount Leinster in Carlow in 1786. (only 224 years ago, the merest blink of an eye in terms of Irish history). Believe it or not, there are very few recorded attacks by wolves on humans, and no fatalities in Europe in modern times. It would seem that the cinema has made the poor old wolf into a frightening creature just waiting to either eat you or assist Dracula in doing so. In Ireland there is a steady business in breeding 'half wolves'. If we can breed the other half we can once again hear their lonely howl echo and roll across the burnt out cars and quad bikes of the Wicklow hills.

Of course farmers would object as the wolves wouldn't hesitate to decimate their defensless lambs, sheep and calves. It wouldnt be long before any reintroduced wolves would be made re-extinct as any remaining eagles in the wild would tell you. (The reported poisoning of eagles seems such an ignoble end for these mighty creatures.) 
Besides the farmers, no doubt the majority of parents, quad bikers, horse riders, Sunday strollers, and a variety of others would object.  Certain people could blame wolves for their missing maps in the hills when rescued. Would regular hill walkers object to wolves? What exactly would the fear be?

F.U.L.L. M.O.O.N are an idea, a dream. They carry out no research beyond asking the mighty Mr. Google. They don't have answes to most questions, and wouldn't win any kind of an intelligent, reasoned debate. They can't quote endless wolf related facts and figures, and don't know the first thing about the reality of having a wolf population in our midst. They just know that they wish there were wild wolves in Ireland.       
     
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Ridge of Capard: Bluebells April 2019
melohara 14 hours ago.
The Slieve Blooms have a few redeeming features - one of them is the carpet of bluebells in Capard Wood during late April or early May.Video on you tube at https://youtu.be/zupEPlUVZDs

  
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Glenariff Waterfalls Walk
Peter Walker 10 hours ago.
In those fairytale days before we weren't allowed to go anywhere that we couldn't walk to from our front doors, walk, Len: 3.2km, Climb: 163m, Area: Antrim Hills (Ireland) ||

  
Summit Summary
Cushbawn: Pleasant walk to unmarked summit.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
Just past the fake village of Macreddin heading north, there is room to park for a couple of cars on the right.Go south about 300m on the road until you come to Macreddin Bridge Follow the track o...

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Old School Slieve Carr route, with Tawnyanruddia
markwallace 6 days ago.
Due to its status as Probably the Most Remote Mountain in Ireland, I have wanted to climb Slieve Carr for a while. I... walk, Len: 29.3km, Climb: 1071m, Area: North Mayo (Ireland) Tawnyanruddia, Sl||

  
Forum: Suggestions
Revised place names from Paul Tempan
simon3 3 days ago.
Many of the placenames and Irish forms for names in MountainViews came from the work of Paul Tempan, a qualified scholar in the area.He has issued a revised document with various changes and impro...

  
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Ballycumber Hill: Decent little Carn doesn't demand too much.
Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
A relatively easy ascent mostly up decent tracks. Followed the suggested route from Mangan's Lane (which I discovered is opposite the entrance to the local GAA Club.) It was a fine spring day so I...

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Slieve Maan to Croaghanmoira Circuit
march-fixer 6 days ago.
In view of the COVID-19 warnings, we decided to pick an out of the way route that would hopefully provide plenty of ... walk, Len: 12.4km, Climb: 666m, Area: Slieve Maan, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) S||

  
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Slieve Maan North Top: Is that it!
march-fixer 6 days ago.
This spot is easiest located by heading towards Slieve Maan from the Military Road and then heading north along the extraction track. It is not a place for visiting other than for summit bagging o...

  
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A "Holy" fantastic Path
march-fixer a week ago.
In olden days Mass Paths were the most direct routes to and from the local churchs. This path leads south from Blackrock walk, Len: 1.4km, Climb: 217m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) ||

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Covid19 and Hillwalking
Colin Murphy a week ago.
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/coronavirus-concern-over-lack-of-social-distancing-during-outdoor-walks-1.4205805

  
Summit Comment
Slieve Maan: Worth the walk
march-fixer 6 days ago.
What's not to like about a nice forest walk. This little gem is not as "maan" as it is made out to be! If you happen to be walking down along the fire break towards it on a clear sunny day then th...

  
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Pic de Montaut via Borne des Trois Seigneurs
David-Guenot a week ago.
Third ascent and third different route up the Pic de Montaut (1722m), via its N ridge, with a detour to the minor top of walk, Len: 12.3km, Climb: 827m, Area: France, Occitanie () ||


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