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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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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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