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Fergalh
2020-05-23 11:46:00
"Map of Hill" from Fergalh Contract pics
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Uisneach Hill
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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
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Broaghnabinnia: Access in Black Valley to Broaghnabinnea and Stumpa Dulaigh
Val Jones 8 hours ago.
A shame. We climbed Stumpa Dulaigh from there last year and met the farmer on our way back, just at Lough Reagh. He seemed nice enough - maybe something happened this year?

  
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Broaghnabinnia: Steep sided, flat topped and great views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker, simon3, Colin Murphy, jackill 13 hours ago.
Broaghnabinnia provides great views of the Reeks, Carrauntoohil in particular, from the south. It is steep on all sides and visitors should be comfortable with scrambling. From the east park at V8...

  
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Broaghnabinnia: No access to Lough Rea
odonogc a day ago.
We went to the Black Valley today (17/09/2020) to hike in via Lough Reagh, but there are new signs on the gate saying "Private Property, Keep Out". We weren't able to poke out an alternative way t...

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Knocknaveagh: Great views over Bantry
MichaelG55 2 days ago.
As stated an easy climb to the trig point following part of the Sheep's Head Way. Great views over Bantry and surrounding countryside. Up and down easily in an hour.

  
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Cycle: Circuit of Carlingford Lough
Onzy 4 days ago.
Distance was 58k of which 4k was on a ferry - actual cycling time around 3 hours .... sometimes walking is too slow... cycle, Len: 2.8km, Climb: 197m, Area: Cooley/Gullion (Ireland) ||

  
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Gouladane: Great views on a good day
MichaelG55 2 days ago.
Parked at start of old green road V889437 then followed Sheep's Head Way marker posts to summit. Up and down easily in two hours. Unfortunately we had low cloud and therefore low visibility but on...

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Kirikee and Carriglineen, excellent viewpoints.
simon3 a week ago.
This is a fairly short walk starting from Glenmalure Lodge and taking in Kirikee and Carriglineen. Both of these ... walk, Len: 10.1km, Climb: 478m, Area: Kirikee Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Irelan|...

  
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Fahane: An easy mountain to bag
MichaelG55 2 days ago.
An easy climb from V891431 where there is parking for two cars. Just a case of popping over the stile then following the Sheep's Head Way marker posts to the summit. Also look out for painted arro...

  
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Great for kids to introduce hill walking.
muddyboots 3 days ago.
Went up with 4 of my kids on a cold day. Youngest was 6 years. No issues. Bring hot chocolate and goodies. walk, Len: 6.8km, Climb: 384m, Area: Torc Mountain, Mangerton (Ireland) Torc Mo...

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The Hill of Uisneach
ceadeile a week ago.
Photo of Information board located at visitor centre On 5th September 2020 I had the good luck and good sense to spe... walk, Len: 3.4km, Climb: 112m, Area: Uisneach, North Midlands (Ireland) Uisne||

  
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Camenabologue SE Top: Easier to get down from the col now
Pepe 4 days ago.
The col between Camenabologue SE Top and Camenabologue proper, that is. It's easier now because much of the forestry has been removed from the slopes hereabouts. Mind you, the slope is steep in pl...

  
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Hillwalking Programme on BBC Alba
Pepe 4 days ago.
It's a half-hour programme on every Monday evening at 7pm and repeated during the week as well. It's called "Tir is Teanga" and is well worth a look. Of course all the mountains are Scottish and i...


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