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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 ?
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.


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Summit Comment
Knockboy: What a location (on a fine day!)
hazyview 2 days ago.
The most incredible views on the drive up to Priest's Leap. Still squelchy underfoot in parts despite glorious weather. Stick to the fence: we went astray at one stage when we left it.

  
Summit Comment
Slievebawn: Worth the short walk up, less steep turf and stone path.
gaoithe a day ago.
We did this on roasting hot day after going up and down Mt. Leinster by road. Nice walk up. Legs welcomed the stretch and walk on turf and rock after the steep tarmac road down the bigger mou...

  
Summit Comment
Mullaghcleevaun: Light colours, uncertain future.
simon3 2 days ago.
During a heat wave in 2022 this was the view of Mullaghcleevaun seen from the slopes of Kippure to the North East. Overall the colour is much lighter than usual. The purple is of the heather,...

Track
Lugnaquilla and Camenabologue SE top, with a tough descent
eamonoc 2 days ago.
With the decent weather of late, I decided after approx 20yrs to visit Glenmalure and take a trip to Lugnquilla via... walk, Len: 17.7km, Climb: 1122m, Area: Lugnaquilla, Wicklow (Ireland) Lugnaqu||

  
Track
An easy hike at the Wicklow Gap in County Wexford
jgfitz 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 9.0km, Climb: 299m, Area: Annagh Hill, Wicklow (Ireland) Annagh Hill...

  
Summit Comment
Sorrel Hill: View from the north-east.
simon3 2 days ago.
This is a view of Sorrel from the north-east.

Summit Comment
Inishturk: Inishturk on a fine summer’s day
Tomaquinas 3 days ago.
I had the pleasure of visiting this island on one of the nicest days of the year. There were some magnificent views of Croagh Patrick, the Sheefry mountains, Mweelrea and the Bens from our fe...

  
Forum: General
Re Crohane
simon3 4 days ago.
So far as I am aware there are no objections to some smaller groups occasionally visiting the place provided they behave responsibly. There were objections to routes being published in a book...

  
Summit Comment
Mweelin: Great views on the way up to and at the top
Pepe 5 days ago.
It would be possible to drive from Point A up to the first gate, which is only a couple of hundred metres from the top. It would be possible to park at a junction within metres of the gate. B...

Track
Tomies & Purple Mountain
caiomhin a week ago.
walk, Len: 16.3km, Climb: 903m, Area: Tomies Mountain North Top, Purple Mountai...

  
Summit Comment
Carrigalougha: There are bigger and better fish to fry nearby
Pepe 5 days ago.
Parked at W142 717 and plodded through the boggy terrain. A short but uncomfortable trudge up and down: reeds, tall grass, rocks, dodgy footing, midges, fences, etc, etc. Up top the views are...

  
Summit Comment
Garravagh North Top: Fun jaggies and brambles
Carolyn105 a week ago.
Parked up a lane marked in picture. Owner of house at the end of the lane was happy to let us park. Said her neighbour wasn't. Easy enough to the top


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