Donation Request 2020

DONATE
Members and Supporters, the MountainViews committee requests your help to meet the costs of the website and of other activities such as insured events or publications.

You do not have to be logged in to donate.

Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
General Whatever you want to say that doesn't fit under the comments about places or another forum.
Sort by >

More controls

<< Prev page 1 .. 127 128 129 130 131 132 .. 398 Next page >>
Post details Post   (Contract pics)
Woody, the Garmin .. by darrenf   (Show all posts)
http://www.irishti.. by ahendroff   (Show all posts)
its a stupid quest.. by woody   (Show all posts)
poor old micko jac.. by maclimber   (Show all posts)
Ah maclimber. I se.. by Bleck Cra   (Show all posts)
Hey all, planning .. by thisbliss   (Show all posts)
somebody mention t.. by three5four0   (Show all posts)
wicklore
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.       
     
Wick, would you ev.. by Bleck Cra   (Show all posts)
I just want to say.. by Geo   (Show all posts)


RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS 1 2 3 .. 11 Next page >>
Forum: General
Covid 19 & 2KM Radiu
simon3 an hour ago.
Great question moggy40Can we assume that this 2k must be centred on a regular dwelling place.

  
Forum: General
Covid 19 & 2KM Radius
moggy40 an hour ago.
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...

  
Summit Comment
Annacoona Top: Meandering approach from Glencar
ochils_trekker a day ago.
I climbed Slievemore and Annacoona Top last September, but took an accidentally rambling approach as I hadn't consulted Mountainviews properly before leaving my accommodation in Sligo town. As I k...

Summit Comment
Ridge of Capard: Bluebells April 2019
melohara 2 days 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

  
Track
Glenariff Waterfalls Walk
Peter Walker 2 days 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 4 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...

Track
Old School Slieve Carr route, with Tawnyanruddia
markwallace a week 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||

  
Summit Comment
Ballycumber Hill: Decent little Carn doesn't demand too much.
Colin Murphy 4 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...

  
Track
Slieve Maan to Croaghanmoira Circuit
march-fixer a week 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||

Forum: Suggestions
Revised place names from Paul Tempan
simon3 6 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...

  
Track
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) ||

  
Forum: General
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


RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS 1 2 3 .. 11 Next page >>