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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.
simon3
2020-03-11 09:31:03
"Example track elevation profile." from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: Example track elevation profile. (Contract pics)

New elevation display for shared tracks.
Context of comment:When a track is displayed it can be useful to see a representation of the ascents and descents.
Message:MountainViews now includes a graph or outline of the height that a track reaches at different points along the track.
The "Elevation Profile" shows the points on the track. The main source of information about the height a track reaches at different points comes from the GPS unit. While often this works well, sometimes the GPS unit or mobile app creating the track is not accurate for a variety of reasons.
For comparison in Ireland we also show the height derived from a digital elevation model. This data came from a NASA survey of much of the earth in 2001 known as the Shuttle Radio Topography Mission, hence its name "SRTM" This has its own advantages and difficulties however it is independent of the GPS derived heights and serves as a useful comparison.
Additional points:As always with new features, let us know if there are issues or bugs at admin - at - mountainviews.ie
simon3
2019-12-12 10:21:31
Coastal Hills: 35 added for Kerry
Context of comment:MountainViews has been describing "Coastal Hills" for the island of Ireland. They are places which typically overlook the sea and may form part of coastal walks. They are defined as being within 1000m of the sea, of at least 50m height and prominence at least 20m. We have added 35 of these Coastal Hills in Kerry.

Places you may never have heard of such as Kilfenora Hill, 56m overlooking Tralee Bay, Or An Tuairín / Tooreen west of Waterville and overlooking the Skelligs.

For another example to the south of Rossbeigh Beach we had an existing summit defined in Curra Hill, 275m included because it has a prominence of 170m meeting the requirement to be a Binnion. There are however a series of four smaller hills to the west of this such as Knockatinna https://mountainviews.ie/summit/5124/

We invite people to investigate these places respecting as always that many lower hills are on private land requiring permission for access. Judging by previously added coastal summits there will be a mix, varying in interest and accessibility. Do the community a service by describing for example access, parking and what can be found at the place. Correct the position using the "Improve Grid Ref." feature.

MV acknowledges the voluntary work of Brendan O'Reilly who did the time consuming work of locating this list.

Inevitably with this much detail there will be errors. If you find one please report it using the "Propose Places Database Change" feature.
Peter Walker
2019-11-11 12:41:44
OpenTopoMap layer...
Context of comment:Hi folks

If you are experiencing issues using the mapping on the site, please select something other than OpenTopoMap for the time being; it's experiencing performance issues that are beyond the control of MV (as far as we know).

To change the mapping layer click on the upper button on the right hand side of the map you're viewing.


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Summit Comment
Crockastoller: No Crock of gold on this one
eamonoc 14 hours ago.
Up for a few days walking in Donegal, visited Moyleanav and took a look at Crockastoller away in the distance and decided to take the long trek out to it, headed towards west shoulder of Croc...

  
Summit Comment
Slieve Daeane: A hat-trick of cairns (part 2)
pdtempan a day ago.
Last week (13/01/22) I did a walk connecting three of these four peaks. I was lucky enough to be joined by author and archaeologist Pádraig Meehan, who has researched and written about the wh...

  
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Errigal from the North
gerrym a day ago.
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Summit Comment
Slieve Daeane: Projecting light and shadow onto Carrowmore (part 1)
pdtempan a day ago.
I've been a frequent visitor at the Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery for quite a few years now, sometimes bringing tour groups, sometimes visiting on my own account. I've travelled down a coupl...

  
Summit Comment
Purple Mountain: Purple Range
Onzy 4 days ago.
Purple range over a misty Muckross Lake...

  
Forum: General
There's close, and there's too close
pdtempan 2 days ago.
Thanks for that information about the stag that gored the ESB worker, bunsen7. It was an extremely serious incident. North Tipperary is not an area I would associate with deer, but once they...

Summit Comment
Torc Mountain: Torc Mountain
Onzy 4 days ago.
Torc Mountain over a misty Muckross Lake

  
Track
Circuit of Cloon Wood
simon3 2 weeks ago.
This is yet another variation on routes from the entrance to Cloon Wood car park.It has been included because it has... walk, Len: 7.2km, Climb: 345m, Area: Prince William's Seat, Dublin (Ireland) ||

  
Summit Comment
Maumturkmore: A very rugged hill, distant from everything.
markwallace 5 days ago.
Maamturkmore, called Binn Bhán on the Harvey map, is a minor but very rugged and not easy to get to peak that I wanted to add to my climbs in the Maamturks. I had also failed to reach the nea...

Summit Summary
Beendarrig: Heathery summit on EW ridge from Caher.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 5 days ago.
Beendarrig is a straightforward climb. The Kerry Way passes close to the summit. Follow the 'yellow man' signs from either the Bridia Valley or from near Lough Acoose. There are wonderful vie...

  
User profile
arthurdoylephoto
arthurdoylephoto 5 days ago.
Climbing binnions and munros

  
Summit Summary
Beann Bhán: Heathery summit on broad ridge overlooking Lough Acoose.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 5 days ago.
To the north: It is possible to start from around V76112 83996, which is on a road going past Lough Acoose.From the south, start at around V77919 81491 in the Bridia Valley using the Kerry Wa...


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