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2013-10-17 11:33:36
Home for a Bagger?
Interesting one. Kenmare is pretty well placed. If I walk about 500 metres up the road from my house I can see the Reeks, Dunkerrons, Cahas, Shehy/Knockboys and Mangertons, and the last range obscures the Purple Mountains which are also pretty close. All 100 locals were drawn from them, and in many cases the very nearest of those ranges - didn't have to go too far back the Cahas or Dunkerrons and still have a few of the Shehy/Knockboys to do. Can also just about see the Mishkish range at the end of the Beara Peninsula. Great walking country alright, but for some reason poor for IMRA/NIMRA mountain runs - apart from Carrauntoohil and Mangerton - that seems to be mostly Wicklow and Mournes based.

There is a drawback mind you. The presence of a lot of summits here...and the fact that the entire area in turn is a bit remote from some of the great ranges in the country, means the spectrum of summits bagged is quite limited. I have yet to set foot on the Mournes or Sperrins...in fact any summit in Ulster, pretty much anything in Connemara apart from Mweelrea, pretty much anything in Leinster apart from Lug etc. etc. So when people start talking about this mountain or that, unless they're in South or West Kerry or West Cork I'm in trouble. I suspect other baggers would think nothing of driving a few hours and getting in a new range and so seeing far more of the country then me, whereas I have a different mindset, the cost of fuel, the effort etc. means I just go up the same ones again and again a lot.

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Kinnaveagh: Glenveagh
jackill 15 hours ago.
A photo looking down the beautiful Lough Beagh in Glenveagh national park with Kinnaveagh on the left overlooking Glenveagh castle and the Saggartnadooish ridge on the right.

An abridged Sheeffrys route
peter1 a day ago.
walk, Len: 13.0km, Climb: 763m, Area: Tievnabinnia South-East Top, Sheeffry Hil...

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Tievummera: Super Sheeffrys
peter1 a day ago.
St. Patrick's Day, 2018. Halfway through this traverse I was listening to radio commentary as Ireland won a famous Grand Slam! I decided on an E-W traverse as it seems nicer to be walking towards ...

Tievebaun and Truskmore SE Carn
peter1 a day ago.
walk, Len: 9.4km, Climb: 585m, Area: Tievebaun, Dartry Mountains (Ireland) Tiev...

Glenbeigh Loop
GSheehy a week ago.
That mare of a storm ?Emma? played havoc with the na Sl

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Tievebaun: A short, sharp cold snap
peter1 a day ago.
Following Colin Murphy's clearly described route, I parked just off the road adjacent to open hillside. The going across from Tievebaun to Truskmore can be boggy in parts but today was frozen, due...

Fuerteventura: La Oliva to Lajares.
simon3 a week ago.
This walk starts in La Oliva, which is served by various bus routes including one that returns from the finish. Casa de walk, Len: 16.7km, Climb: 333m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

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Thanks BlackCra
Aidy 2 weeks ago.
Thank you BlackCra for the extremely generous words on my photo - your description is truly humbling.

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Errigal: Donegal a High Point
BleckCra 2 days ago.
I was first introduced to Donegal 20 years ago. It was the Donegal of Buncrana, Bundoran and Ardara; of kiss me quick tourist towns, warm beer, hiked up prices and bored part time pub staff.I saw ...

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Pilgrimage : The Road To Santiago
Jim Holmes 5 days ago.
Pilgrimage : The Road To SantiagoFriday BBC2 9pmMountainViews Irish Mountain Gathering preferred MC of choice - Ed Byrne - can be seen as he walks with friends (kind of) on a three part travelogue...

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Aidy's "A" pic.
BleckCra 3 weeks ago.
Aidy's pic of the month ....... just sensationally good.That is not to say mountainviews' potms aren't all fabulous but are often it seems constrained (not, I imagine always by the photographer), ...

Lehaunstown to The Scalp
jgfitz a week ago.
This track is accessable by public transport. Starting at Lehaunstown Luas Stop (spelled Laughanstown by Luas), head ... walk, Len: 10.0km, Climb: 367m, Area: Carrickgollogan, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland

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