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Fergalh
2020-10-23 19:38:21
"Tower and Celtic Coss" from Fergalh Contract pics
Picture: Tower and Celtic Coss (Contract pics)
Spire of Lloyd
Context of comment:An addition to the Historical list. ?
Message:This Hill is in a community Park just outside Kells and is over 100 metres in Height, The tower at the summit is an 18th-century folly in the form of a Doric column, surmounted by a glazed lantern. There is a paupers grave, trig pillar and old Celtic Cross on the Hill as well. Certainly an unusual title for a hill but can be seen for many miles around
Additional points:It is commonly known as Ireland's only inland lighthouse...
simon3
2020-10-07 09:56:18
Arderins, peaks, places listing by County
Context of comment:In the Republic at least the Covid framework for travel expresses restrictions in terms of staying within your own county.
MountainViews current main listing as in menu iitem "Lists & Logs" doesn't include the facility to show counties that places are in (with the exception of course of the County Highpoints).

It has always been possible to get the county information from the listing program "Lists & Logs | Listing Programs | Simple Irish Listings" however this feature while analytical can be hard to use
Message:MountainViews "Lists & Logs" section now allows users to optionally view Counties with other information about summits.

Use the menu item "Lists & Logs" then click on Show Choose list type, export, and other options, Click on "With County Name(s)" and then "Create List".

The listing will appear with county names. It is possible to sort the list by county name by clicking on the "County" heading.

So now you can find for example:

* all the Arderins in your county
* all the Local 100 in your county

which may make it easier to determine where you can walk depending on restrictions.

Should restrictions revert to requiring us to stay within a certain distance from home, then the existing item "Distance to Home" can be used to show all summits from where a user says they are based.
Additional points:As with any new feature, there could be bugs which we would be grateful if you repor
We are also looking for any other features or even new lists that might be useful during the time of Covid.
David-Guenot
2020-09-22 18:38:03
"The final approach to Teeromoyle Tooth (pt. 608) to the centre left, Keamconneragh (pt. 593) to the centre" from David-Guenot Contract pics
Picture: The final approach to Teeromoyle Tooth (pt. 608) to the centre left, Keamconneragh (pt. 593) to the centre (Contract pics)

Keamconneragh
Context of comment:Just suggested new coordinates for Keamconneragh.
Message:What is obviously called Teeromoyle Tooth is the rocky outcrop at the end of the narrow ridge dropping down from Teeromoyle Mountain, which corresponds to pt. 608. This minor top has a prominence of ca. 10/12m only. As for Keamconneragh, it seems to correspond to pt. 593, which I can confirm has enough prominence to be classified as an Arderin Beg. I used my own GPX track (3793) to provide those new coordinates, yet they may still be a little approximate. Also note that I have an ancient version of the OSI 78 map, so the heights aforementioned may have been amended since; also, I might be wrong with the names, but the idea is, the correct location for the Arderin Beg (pt. 593) is further down ESE along the ridge. See pic attached, taken from (approx.) the lowest point along the narrow ridge.
simon3
2020-08-13 11:24:18
Exporting GPX files to Basecamp
Context of comment:We received a report that a downloaded GPX file from MV would not work in Garmin Basecamp. We tried this and it was indeed failing. We noted that other developers of software that exports GPX were also having difficulty with Basecamp.
Message:We have created a new version of the export routine for exporting to Basecamp.

There is now a new option

"Make compatible with Basecamp" which you can click.

When you start to "Download as GPX file"

This worked in our testing with Garmin Basecamp 4.7.2 (the latest version).
Additional points:Please let us know if this works correctly.
simon3
2020-08-01 08:45:35
Recognition for the Arderins
Context of comment:The Arderins, the list of Irish Mountains of 500m with a prominence of 30m has now been recognised as a premier list providing a lifetime challenge.
Message:In a joint announcement Mountaineering Ireland and MountainViews have described the vision, nature and objectives of the list. See
https://mountainviews.ie/resourceitem/announcements/ArderinsAnnouncementFinal.pdf

The joint announcement reflects agreement between Mountaineering Ireland's new hillwalking committee and MountainViews.
Additional points:The Arderins list in its current form was put together by MountainViews in 2009. The list was originally based on work by Joss Lynam and also Myrdyyn Philips/ Michael Dewey. Hundreds of people have contributed to the list or the data associated with it. The specification for the list is that summits must be at least 500m above sea level with a prominence of at least 30m. Currently there are 406 such summits recognised, however the number is expected to change as more refined surveying takes place. For example in Nov 2019 it was discovered that Common Mountain in Donegal SW forrmerly thought to be an Arderin misses out because surveying shows that its height is 499.7m, just under the minimum required.

Comment from MountainViews

We are delighted with this agreement and we hope it encourages hillwalkers to try the delights of the very very varied Arderins. We have not lost track however that ultimately the success of lists is in how hillwalkers view them and participate in them.
Fergalh
2020-05-23 11:46:00
"Map of Hill" from Fergalh Contract pics
Picture: Map of Hill (Contract pics)

Uisneach Hill
Context of comment:An addition to the historical Hills
Message:Usineach (Cnoc Uisnigh) is situated near the hamlet of Kilare in County Westmeath and is steeped in history, It is the burial site of the Earth Goddess Ériu & the Sun God Lugh and as such was regarded as sacred ground. It is also the seat of the original High Kings of Ireland (and not the trio who sing now). St Patrick visited there and preached to the multitudes as did Daniel O'Connell and Padraig Pearse and Develera (Eamon not Rocky). Other famous visitors have been Fionn Mac Cumhaill and various other heros of Celtic Mythology (Not the football team but way before their time). At the time of Tara it was equal in importance with an ancient royal palace on the slopes and is as worthy if not more worthy to be included in the historical hills list. Its height is 182 Metres...and there are guided tours on the hill.

here are some links to the Hill....

http://uisneach.ie/history/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hill_of_Uisneach

https://www.irelandsancienteast.com/discover/stories/featured-stories/hill-of-uisneach
Fergalh
2020-04-14 18:16:54
"The summit of one of the tops" from Fergalh Contract pics
Picture: The summit of one of the tops (Contract pics)

Barrangeahy
Context of comment:There are 5 hills 4 of which have cairns east of Barranageahy…They are 427 metres, 443 metres, 467 metres, 482 metres and 502 metres
Message:4 of these have cairns on them..they do not fit into the cultural or historical category but perhaps on the local list. There is a significant drop than climb on most of them but again all seem to be close to 30 metres. Maybe one of them could be added to the local list ? For those that have climbed from the east any thoughts on this ?
simon3
2020-04-08 13:56:03
April 20 Quiz Answers.
Context of comment:The answers for the two quizzes are now at the end of the online version of the newsletter.

Go to MountainViews.ie | New | Newsletters | April 2020

(or direct to mountainviews.ie/newsletters/month/2020-04/#quizanswers )
Message:You did try the quizzes before you looked, didn't you? :-)
Geraldo
2020-04-05 11:09:47
Track uploading failure
Context of comment:I've just recently joined and attempted to add a few tracks I have created via Garmin and Basecamp. However the upload fails reporting no valid date in file. However when I check the file in notepad it does have date and time, can anyone advise ?. I've tried attaching one of the files but the validation wont allow the upload even when ext renamed to jpg. I've attempted to try and show just the xml line instead with angle brackets removed see (Principle Issue).
Message:time>2020-03-28T18:47:11Z
simon3
2020-04-03 08:17:57
Creative Commons and material sharing on MV
Context of comment:Creative Commons provides a legal way to share material with conditions. They say "Our licenses enable collaboration, growth, and generosity in a variety of media." and you can see their website at https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/
Message:MountainViews currently offers sharing under a somewhat similar regime to Creative Commons as outlined at https://mountainviews.ie/conditions/

The website proposes in outline to more fully embrace the Creative Commons approach, specifically the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA licence.
Additional points:We are interested in comments on this proposal.


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Forum: General
re caher
jop68 14 hours ago.
hi Simon yep in the reeks

  
Summit Comment
Eagles Nest: Fire devastation sadly now in evidence
Fergalh 3 days ago.
Followed Ciarraiochs excellent route up and down to the col and from thence to the summit. Sadly some of the fire devastation is much in evidence around the bridge. Would like to add this is a ...

  
Forum: General
Re Caher
simon3 a day ago.
Is this Caher in the Reeks?

Summit Comment
Knockanes: Remarkable scenery
Damian120 5 days ago.
A good hike over the traditional Burren karst limestone. A few minor scrambles if approaching from the left. The views are astounding and offer up a picture-postcard setting that encompasses, M...

  
Summit Comment
Long Hill: A long story short
Colin Murphy a day ago.
I did this as part of a three-top loop taking in Long, Laghtnafrankee and Laghtnafrankee SW, returning via the valley to the N to rejoin the track at roughly point S21520. Long Hill itself is a...

  
Summit Summary
Knockree: Wicklow Way Easy Access
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 6 days ago.
The Wicklow Way passes over the western and southern flanks of this hill and can be used to provide access to the summit from either side. It is a pleasant walk, with good views when there is a...

Summit Comment
Farbreiga: An easy afternoon walk
phonohan a week ago.
Started from a small road almost due North of Farbreiga at G 1690 0398 (we were staying within walking distance). Only one fence to cross (easiest point is at a prominent Rowan tree), then stra...

  
Summit Comment
Crohaun: Pillar painter
Colin Murphy a week ago.
Followed the obvious route up as suggested by other contributors, but returned via the forest track that runs parallel just to add some interest, which may be accessed via a stile next to the m...

  
Summit Comment
Rosroe Point: Access issues
markmjcampion a week ago.
There are access issues here...the landowner will not give permission for anyone to walk or camp on his land.

Summit Comment
Coolsnaghtig: Burnt Mountain
Fergalh a week ago.
Sadly this hill has not escaped the spate of gorse fires that hit Killarney and other places in May. The entire southside of the mountain has been burnt away. The grass is growing quickly on th...

  
Summit Comment
Knockaughna: Track nearly Impassible
Fergalh a week ago.
Update : The track indicated by Sandman is now totally impassable by any motorised vehicle including tractors as it is overgrown with trees. In fact shortly it will be totally overgrown as in p...

  
Track
210425_Sheepshead_Ahakista_NE
TheDutchman 3 days ago.
Sixth track in a Series of loop walks to be able to walk the ridge of Sheepshead Peninsula, fantastic views. walk, Len: 15.0km, Climb: 427m, Area: Gouladane, Mizen/Sheeps Head (Ireland) Go...


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