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jgfitz
2019-06-13 20:33:52
Track # 2900
Context of comment:This track is corrupted. It appears to be two separate tracks that are joined. Saggart Hill and Cupidstown Hill are one track; Lugnagun is another track that is a significant distance away. The track summary shows length of 10.1 km, which I believe is the correct distance for the first track above. However, the time of 7h55m probably reflects the distance of doing both hikes, including the distance in between. Also, when the GPX file is downloaded, it shows a distance of 66.4 km, with Blessington Lake being a skipped portion of the hike.
simon3
2019-05-05 15:11:50
Re Updating places visited etc failing
Context of comment:This error is now fixed.
You can continue to mark visited summits etc.
simon3
2019-05-05 14:09:07
Updating places visited etc failing
Context of comment:Eamonn Yes this is not working. Will look into it shortly and hopefully fix soon.
Will let you know when ok.
Thanks for bug report.
eamonoc
2019-05-04 19:11:45
Problem recording hills done
Context of comment:Anyone having difficulty recording hills climbed? or accessing comments on hills
IainT
2019-02-09 22:42:03
"don't know" option for view rating?
Context of comment:View ratings
Message:How about adding a "don't know/didn't see it" option for the "view" question when rating hills? Currently if you climb a hill to be greeted by a summit view of 30 feet of mist then you either can't rate it or have to guess what the view might be like on a better day. All the other qualities aren't weather dependent so "view" is the odd one out (tongue not entirely in my cheek).
eamonoc
2019-01-03 19:24:30
"Big Trig looking South over Kidare" from eamonoc Contract pics
Picture: Big Trig looking South over Kidare (Contract pics)

Lyons Hill 197m North Kildare
Context of comment:Visited Lyons Hill on New Years Day, was wondering if this Hill could be included in Binnions list or local and historical
liist. A lot of History to this Hill
Message:According to North Kildare tourist information, 7 Counties can be seen from Summit. It also served as as a spiritual home and coronation site of ten Kings of Leinster from 760-1003. Lyons was one of 300 locations featured in Dinnshencash Eirenn and was designated as one the "assemblies and noted places" of Ireland ranked with Tara, Eamhain Mhaca, Knockaulin Cruachan with a 28- verse foundation myth, the Toraiocht of Liaumin> and there is much more.
simon3
2018-12-25 12:09:20
New mapping layer added.
Context of comment:For some time we have had difficulties with licensing on map layers with a warning about API licensing appearing in one case.
Message:We have introduced a new mapping layer "OpenTopoMap" for use on maps on the website as a trial.

This is a layer that appears for the entire world which has contours and hill-shading built in (though not layer tinting).

This layer should be particularly useful in Northern Ireland where the OSI mapping we also have is not detailed.
Additional points:As usual we are looking for bug reports and also any comments about the new layer.
As previously, we offer a number of layers and if one doesn't work on a given occasion, another probably will.
These are accessed by clicking on the layer symbol on the map at its top right corner.
David-Guenot
2018-12-03 00:09:14
"A new Arderin Beg ?" from David-Guenot Contract pics
Picture: A new Arderin Beg ? (Contract pics)

Possible Arderin Beg in the Derryveaghs
Context of comment:On the way down Drumnalifferny and its NE Top on 25. November I started my descent towards the E down to Lough Maumbeg (Loch an Mhama Beag). There is a minor top just E of it (approx. grid ref. B 93955 16182) which could possibly have the prominence to be an Arderin Beg, although this did not sound obvious from below. I stopped for a few minutes by the lough and then for another few minutes at the top for the GPS to settle and the height difference suggested was 16-18m.
Message:Maybe it could be worth measuring with proper instruments one of these days ? Note that the col with Drumnalifferny NE Top where I stood to make an estimation of the prominence is actually on the N side of the lough (not visible on the pic).
simon3
2018-11-08 08:37:25
Lighthouses book, reviewer wanted.
Context of comment:Collins Press describes one of their recent books as follows: "Lighthouses of Ireland – An Illustrated Guide to the Sentinels that Guard our Coastline by Roger O’Reilly is a spectacularly illustrated celebration of these architectural gems that offer comfort, intrigue or excitement in equal measure. "

MountainViews now takes an interest in the coast. If you would like to review the book contact us at admin@mountainviews.ie
simon3
2018-06-23 16:05:03
Outage
Context of comment:Members - MountainViews failed yesterday 23rd June 2018 . The cause was a problem at our hosting company which was resolved in late afternoon.
Additional points:Let us know if the issue returns.


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Summit Comment
Bunnacunneen: A short reward
TommyV a day ago.
I tackled Bunnacunneen from the West which is a short, steep, direct climb to the summit.There is room to park at L92734 58016 for one car. From here hop the fence and handrail the stream for the ...

  
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Clondermot Hill: Now doing B&B
m0jla 2 days ago.
20/05/2019 We followed the suggestion from jimmyread and asked permission at Walsh's farm. Mrs Walsh is now doing Air B&B.

  
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Slievekirk: Wind Farm completed
m0jla 2 days ago.
20/05/2019 The wind farm appears to be complete. Lots of parking space at point G (NW of summit) and a good road to follow until close to the summit.

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Crockdooish: Barbed wire proliferates
m0jla 2 days ago.
17/05/2019 Several of the barbed wire fences have been (or are still being) replaced with higher, double strand barbed wire tops.

  
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Mullaghash: Well hidden Sweat House
m0jla 2 days ago.
16/05/2019 We found this much easier than expected. Parked, with permission, in the yard of the cottage by the sign to the Sweat House and followed the path to the display panel. Failed to find an...

  
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Slieve League
conormcbandon a week ago.
walk, Len: 21.0km, Climb: 783m, Area: Cnoc Ramhar, Donegal SW (Ireland) Cnoc Ra...

Summit Comment
Donald's Hill: Steep but good going
m0jla 2 days ago.
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The Faha Ridge
conormcbandon a week ago.
I have been putting off the Faha Ridge for years having previously backed out in almost ideal conditions due to the ... walk, Len: 14.8km, Climb: 1138m, Area: Benagh, Brandon Group (Ireland) Benagh||

  
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Loughermore: The shorter route
m0jla 2 days ago.
17/05/2-19 We used the route suggested by Peter Walker. Very pleasant apart from the drizzle which limited views where the forest allowed them

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Circling a turquoise gem: Lago de Braies in the Dolomites.
simon3 5 days ago.
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Monte Piana, Battlegrounds, Via Ferrata, Difficult River crossings.
simon3 a week ago.
This will always be a memorable and very varied walk. It has views of the iconic Drei Zinnen, a spectacular rocky mounta walk, Len: 14.4km, Climb: 708m, Area: Italy, Veneto () ||

  
Summit Comment
Croaghmoyle: Traffic Jam Groaghmoyle
eamonoc a week ago.
Visited Croaghmoyle on Wed 12th, plodded up the mast access road in very windy conditions to be greeted by a burnt out Fiesta. Great views from here in all directions if you ignore the Fiesta.


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