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simon3
2021-05-23 20:32:58
Mostly Resolved Disruption on MV
Context of comment:MountainViews is migrating its hosting for technical reasons.
Message:This will start at 8AM on Monday 24th May.
Message:You may find that website stops working or behaves oddly.

Do not upload new comments, tracks etc on Monday until we notify you that this is completed.

There is a risk that the migration will take more than one day.
Additional points:When we have completed this, this forum should be available again.

The initial work has been done and appears to have been successful.

There may still be some untested features not working.
Additional points:As with any big change, there could be errors, yet to manifest themselves.
simon3
2021-04-30 23:14:44
Resolved Problem downloading gpx tracks
Context of comment:Yes, there appears to be an error in this which we are now investigating. Fixed 1 May 2021
chelman7
2021-04-30 20:23:02
Problem downloading gpx tracks
Context of comment:There seems to be an issue downloading tracks. Clicking on a track in the suggested walks box does not bring up the option to download the track.
ektich
2021-03-26 11:42:49
Outage on 25 Mar 2021
Context of comment:outage
Message:The mountainviews.ie site was unavailable due to a network outage (suspected distributed denial of service attack) at our hosting provider.

It seems that the outage started at 8:00am in the morning, and was completely resolved by 4:00pm.
simon3
2021-03-22 10:44:19
"Icons for pronunciations." from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: Icons for pronunciations. (Contract pics)

A start on pronunciation files. Kerry.
Context of comment:MountainViews is pleased to announce that we have now got pronunciations available for a number of places in Kerry. So if you are wondering how to pronounce Boughil or its Irish name Buachaill Finnleithid you can hear them at:

https://mountainviews.ie/summit/227/

others that you might like to try include:

summit/218/ Knocknamanagh Mountain, Cnoc na Manach

summit/441/ Knocknagorraveela Mountain, Cnoc na gCorrmhíolta
Message:MountainViews would very much like to thank our veteran supporter Paul Tempan and his assistant for these pronunciations Hannah Ní Shearcaigh. Hannah is a Kerry native speaker. We would also like to thank volunteer Mike Griffin for research and implementation of the programming code to make the neat short icon for playing the sounds.

443 pronunciation files have been created so far for this project. This is a great start for Kerry and included many of the trickier to pronounce names of the region. We hope to expand the places for which we have pronunciations.
Additional points:As usual with any new feature there are likely to be errors. Please let us know at admin@mountainviews.ie
If you are interested in assisting with pronunciations and can help practically, please do get in touch.
Fergalh
2020-10-26 23:35:30
"Stile to Hill of Ward" from Fergalh Contract pics
Picture: Stile to Hill of Ward (Contract pics)
Hill Of Ward Entrance
Context of comment:Historical Hills inclusion
Message:I was there in the summer of 2020 and there is parking at crossroads for two cars or so beside a water tower around 3 km from Athboy. A purpose built entrance leads to a 200 metre flat walk to the ditches and ramparts at the summit. Well worth a visit when restrictions ease again.
Additional points:No Parking issues
Fergalh
2020-10-26 23:32:12
"The trig on The Hill of Ward" from Fergalh Contract pics
Picture: The trig on The Hill of Ward (Contract pics)

Hill of Ward
Context of comment:Historical Hill
Message:David Guenot mentioned the Hill of Ward it is a national monument under the aegis of the OPW with the rings and ditches of the ring fort visible as you stroll across to the summit. There are also fine views to be had of the Hill of Tara and the Spire of Lyod from the summit. It is also over 100 metres high
Additional points:David Guenot's excellent suggestion of an addition to the historical hills list
eamonoc
2020-10-26 19:42:25
"As seen on Carbury Hill" from eamonoc Contract pics
Picture: As seen on Carbury Hill (Contract pics)

Castle ruins Carbury Hill
Context of comment:Addition to my previous comment
eamonoc
2020-10-26 19:39:00
"Carbury Hill Trig and castle ruins in the distance" from eamonoc Contract pics
Picture: Carbury Hill Trig and castle ruins in the distance (Contract pics)

Carbury Hill NW Kildare,
Context of comment:Carbury Hill GR N 68672 34506 Height 142m. Carbury Hill is situated in NW Kildare above the small
hamlet of Carbury, the history of this hill goes back to pagan times and was first known as Sidh Nechtain (The fairy hill of Nechtain) . Acocording to ancient documents Nechtain was King of Leinster, a celebrated poet and had a fortress near the summit. On its slopes Carbury Hill has a castle ruins, a Motte, a Barrow an old Graveyard and a trig point at it`s highest elevation. Near the base of the hill is the Trinity Well, the source of the river Boyne. When Christianity came to Ireland the Christian Missionaries dedicated the well to the Holy Trinity and it retains the name to this day
Message:Carbury Hill no access issues, no entrance fee just a hill steeped in History. Possible inclusion
to local and historical hills list ?.
David-Guenot
2020-10-26 10:50:53
Possible addition to the Local/Historical/Cul
Context of comment:Just came across this FB post about Tlachtga, aka. Hill of Ward, near Athboy, co. Meath: https://www.facebook.com/monumentalireland/posts/3296293527092035
Message:I have never been there but it seems it could be a worthwhile addition to the Local/Historical/Cultural List. Does anyone here know this place ?


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Summit Summary
Black Hill: A Gateway Hill
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week ago.
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Summit Comment
Feede Mountain: Easy access to top via track.
trostanite a week ago.
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Summit Comment
Seahan: A reservoir of history...
Colin Murphy a week ago.
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Summit Comment
Shehy More: Confusing Crustacean
wicklore a week ago.
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Summit Comment
Sugarloaf: I think you want the other one
No1Grumbler a week ago.
The Sugarloaf-Lobawn circuit is usually one of my walks reserved for a short winter day. However, the post-Covid return saw an unusallly sensible group of Grumblers decide on gentle walks as we...

  
Summit Comment
Little Sugar Loaf: An Opportunity Mist!
Dessie1 2 weeks ago.
Climbed Little Sugarloaf on the 9/7/10 on the foggiest evening ever.Took the exit from the Kilmacanogue roundabout and followed the small road to the make shift carpark clearing just to the SW ...

Summit Comment
Little Sugar Loaf: Padodes visit
padodes 2 weeks ago.
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Summit Summary
Ballinafunshoge: Easy approach using the Wicklow Way
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 weeks ago.
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Summit Comment
Knocknasliggaun: Great views from summit
GerryCasey 2 weeks ago.
Started at G376 164 at the information sign too. Parked on a side road opposite it where the road widened to leave space. Followed the wee stream and fence beside it straight up the hill keepin...

Summit Comment
Seahan: Take the path less-travelled by...
Colin Murphy 2 weeks ago.
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Clashloura and Milane Hill with a Gravel Bike
conorb 5 days ago.
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Summit Comment
Moel y Slates: Short trek to summit
Fergalh 2 weeks ago.
From Bwlch Y Bi head North East following the fence line. There is a small descent and ascent before you reach this grassy unmarked summit. Afterwards a linear walk back to the starting point


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