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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.
simon3
2020-04-01 12:34:58
Re Kanturk
Context of comment:It's definetely on the website.
Note. Mountainviews added some places to Paul's list.
https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1469/
Message:You are welcome to propose additional names etc using the Propose Places Database Change button on the page mentioned above.
jgfitz
2020-04-01 12:07:09
Revised place names from Paul Tempan
Context of comment:This is an excellent resource, and delighted to see that it has been updated. I just happened to check Kanturk/Kanturch/Brown Mountain to see how it was named. From what I can see, it's not listed! I have checked under its various names and its co-ordinates, but nothing shows up.
simon3
2020-03-26 09:40:31
Revised place names from Paul Tempan
Context of comment:Many of the placenames and Irish forms for names in MountainViews came from the work of Paul Tempan, a qualified scholar in the area.
He has issued a revised document with various changes and improvements and this is available here:

https://mountainviews.ie/resourceitem/names/List2019/IrishLandscapeNames2019.pdf or through the Resources page of the website:

https://mountainviews.ie/resources/
Message:It has been around 9 years since the last such update from Paul and we would like to thank him for his work.
The revised list makes a start on some coastal features and on area names as well as many detail changes.
Additional points:MountainViews is interested in correcting names as best it can so we would like to incorporate changes in the document into our online database. We invite assistance in doing this from volunteers.

Perhaps something to do in the current Covid unpleasantness.


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Summit Summary
Keadeen Mountain: A worthwhile climb.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 5 days ago.
The Slieveragh route, SE. Start from along the road from the car park for 2.5k to S985895. Follow the southern edge of the forest up W over Slievereagh (531m) and then SW for some 300m before...

  
Summit Comment
Gearhane: The west side of Derrymore Glen
Bunsen7 a week ago.
Just a picture of Gearhane from Caherconree to the south. My next visit here will use Derrymore Glen for approach and return, looping up to Gearhane after reaching the lake, round to Baurtreg...

  
Track
Mullaghanish North-East Top
caiomhin a week ago.
walk, Len: 7.5km, Climb: 604m, Area: Mullach an Ois (mullach thoir thuaidh), De...

Summit Comment
Knockmore: Will you meet me on Clare Island.
TommyV a week ago.
Of all the islands in Ireland that you need a boat to actually get to, Clare Island boasts the highest point in Knockmnore. We decided to do a loop of the island heading West along the main r...

  
Summit Comment
Beenbo: Glaciated valley to east
Bunsen7 a week ago.
It would be great if access to the north of Beenbo could be agreed as a lovely loop walk taking in Glennahoo (Gleann na hUamha -valley of the cave) and back down to An Baile Dubh would be pos...

  
Summit Comment
Garravagh North Top: Fun jaggies and brambles
Carolyn105 4 days 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

Summit Comment
Slieve League SE Top: Majestic Scenery
Damian120 a week ago.
Myself and my hiking partner Martin King finally got the perfect weather to hike Sliabh Liag and it's certainly a truly great hike along the ridge. Going back as far as the Trig Point present...

  
Track
Dunquin Loop
Onzy 2 weeks ago.
Short loop around Blaskets Centre in Dunquin walk, Len: 3.0km, Climb: 59m, Area: Kerry Coastal Hill (Ireland) ||

  
Summit Comment
Kilpaddoge Hill: Short trek to summit from Track
Fergalh a week ago.
Drove on narrow road to North East of this hill and parked near gate. Crossed this gate and through two fields to summit beside fence. The communications mast is a little lower to the west. E...

Summit Comment
Samphire Island: 1 Km walk from free Car park at begining of pier
Fergalh a week ago.
Short walk along pier past Marina leads to the rock that St. Brendan left from for his voyage to America way back when. A small free theme park is set around this rock and unusually for Kerry...

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

  
Summit Summary
Capel Island: Small island off the Cork coast, seldom visited.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 weeks ago.
This is a view of the island from Ballycotton Island. The island is to the right of the picture in the middleground.


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