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Onzy
2016-02-05 14:29:56
Irish Mountain Gathering 2016 - Save the Date
It’s that time of year again … those intererested in walkingl come together in the Lansdowne Hotel to review the year, present our awards and hear some exciting speakers on a range of hilly topics! As usual we have a great line up of speakers for you; the current line-up looks like this:

- John G. O’Dwyer
is a travel consultant and a teacher of tourism studies. A keen hillwalker and rock climber, he is a founder member of Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers and has twenty-five years’ experience of leading hillwalking and mountain climbing groups in Ireland, the UK, Europe and Africa. He is a regular contributor of travel features to the Irish Times. His Tipperary & Waterford; A Walking Guide has become the classic guide to the region, and his more recent book Pilgrim Paths in Ireland; From Slieve Mish to Skellig Michael was published in 2013. John will speak on Stories from the Irish Landscape. He promises a talk covering places such as “Howling Ridge”, the Knockmealdowns, Cave Hill, Slievenamon and where its name came from, the Comeraghs and William Crotty and the deserted village above Clonmel.

- Mike Maunsell
of Mountain Research Ireland will also be addressing us. Mike is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and has worked for over 35 years in mountain environments as a Mountaineer, Lecturer & Researcher, he was recently nominated to the UIAA (International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation), Mountain Protection Commission. He chairs Mountaineering Ireland’s Access and Conservation Committee. His talk will cover our mountain ecosystems which are fragile and highly sensitive to environmental change. Hill-walkers can play a role in gathering important data on mountain environments through mountain based Citizen Science projects.

- Simon Stewart
needs no introduction. The founder of MV and the man responsible for the continued development of the website and the Community, will give a review of developments during the year. - Any Irish Mountain Gathering would be incomplete without

- Peter Walker
His theme for this year is 15 Things I Have Learned From Hillwalking. It is difficult to predict exactly what he might say, but it will be broadly (only broadly!) in the hillwalking area, and it will be light-hearted, and above all, it will be entertaining!

As has become usual, the night will be ‘MC-ed’ by our own Wicklore, Mark Brennan. This is a once-a-year opportunity to meet your fellow hillwalkers in a relaxed convivial atmosphere - We hope to see you all there. The meeting is open to ALL. Note the details: Lansdowne Hotel, Pembroke Road, Dublin 4 at 8pm, Friday, 19th February 2016. Doors will open from 7.30pm. There will be a small charge (€8) on the door.


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Summit Comment
Corraun Hill: Views! what views?
Harry Goodman 6 hours ago.
Climbed this hill on Wed. 12 Oct 2011. Our intention was to start from Belfarsad Bridge but the blanket of thick mist covering the Plateau made me opt for the simpler climb from Burnanioo Bridge s...

  
Summit Summary
Corraun Hill: Western summit on plateau above big corrie lakes.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3, Harry Goodman 7 hours ago.
(1) Bunannio Bridge Route: Start around L737 943. Take the well made track E up to a T junction L751 948, turn left and follow track to its end L749 950. Go NW up the hillside for some 1.2k over s...

  
Track
molls gap loop walk
strangeweaver a day ago.
From the car park at molls gap follow the narrow country lane down to the pass between to stumpa duloigh and Knocklome... walk, Len: 17.6km, Climb: 985m, Area: Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland) Knocklome

Summit Comment
Kilfarrasy Hill: What Lies Beneath is better than What Lies Up Top
Pepe a day ago.
You can drive over this. A very minor public road connects Kilfarassy with the R675 northeast of Annestown. This road crests the exact top of Kilfarassy Hill. A much better way of doing it is to p...

  
Track
Simple ascent of Minaun.
simon3 a day ago.
An easy way up starting from the carpark. walk, Len: 3.6km, Climb: 121m, Area: Minaun, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Minaun

  
Summit Comment
Westtown Hill: The Folks Who Live on the Hill
Pepe a day ago.
Curiosity made me investigate Westown Hill, having blissfully passed within a hundred metres of its ‘summit’ many a time on walks, drives and cycles. The top lies up a tarmac road leading west off...

Track
Puglia: Circuit south of Otranto
Onzy 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.1km, Climb: 215m, Area: Italy, Apulia ()

  
Forum: General
Reviewers wanted.
simon3 2 days ago.
Interested in reviewing either of two new books?Mourne and Cooley Mountains is by Adrian HendroffThe Comeragh, Galtee, Knockmealdown and Slieve Bloom is from John G. O’Dwyer. Let us know at admin@...

  
Summit Summary
Slievenashaska South Top: Fine ridge peak amongst wild land and lakes.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 5 days ago.
This is normally done in conjunction with Coomcathcun, but may also be completed in isolation. Take the road to the NW of Sneem (following the Sneem River), turning left at point V672 698 and foll...

Track
Puglia: Trajan Way to Ostuni
Onzy 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 10.9km, Climb: 264m, Area: Italy, Apulia ()

  
Summit Summary
Buckoogh: Somewhat separated peak, great sea views, boggy top.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 5 days ago.
Currently the easiest route is from the SE. Park at the gate at G015 002 and follow the line of an old wall beside the forest up the hill. The route from the east starts by parking at G014 015 at ...

  
Forum: General
Morocco
spiider28 a week ago.
Thanks for the detailed advice @kernowclimber, really appreciate it


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