Cillín at Lisvernane
Cillín at Lisvernane

Cillín at Lisvernane

Thanks to Michael Moroney of Lisvernane who advises that the site photographed here is known locally as a cillín. Such sites are often associated with the burial of infants or…

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Saint Kevin’s Table

The Schools Collection for Glendalough school of the 1930s describe the various monastic remains around Glendalough. Included is mention of Saint Kevin’s Table which is described as a round, flat…

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Enniskerry 1850
Enniskerry 1850

Enniskerry 1850

Enniskerry 1850Here’s an interesting map of Enniskerry, Co.Wicklow dated 1850. The village was part of the extensive Powerscourt Estate which encompassed all of Glencree and extended to Sally Gap. Of…

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Anyone for ice?
Icehouses

Anyone for ice?

Icehouses are a heritage feature that you may come across marked on maps by EastWest Mapping. They are usually found as ‘cave like’ rooms built into a hillside, not unlike…

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Connemara Mountains Update
Connemara Map Update

Connemara Mountains Update

Connemara Mountains Update On our Connemara Mountains published earlier this year, I applied the name Mulnahogue to spot height 702 metres, the highest hill in the Maumturk range. This for…

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Lacken Mass Path

Lacken Mass Path update Customers and users of our Wicklow Mountains West map might like to take note of a useful update at Lacken, Co.Wicklow. The local community in the…

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Clahoppeen
Clahoppeen

Clahoppeen

Clahoppeen This is the Clahoppeen rock, it features a few times in the notes left by Liam Price and must have been a notable landmark for local hill farmers in…

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Connemara Upland Fencing
Connemara Upland Fencing

Connemara Upland Fencing

Connemara Upland Fencing Whilst compiling detail for our Connemara Mountains, I was often struck by the dense network of modern upland fencing. Where older walls and fences bend to the…

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Con Costello
Con Costello

Con Costello

Con Costello 1929-2006 Placenames on EastWest Mapping maps come from multiple sources. The best information is collected directly from those who are ‘seed & breed’ of the district, who’ve grown…

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Irish Peaks
Irish Peaks

Irish Peaks

Irish Peaks A new book ‘Irish Peaks’ has recently been published by Mountaineering Ireland and will be of interest to readers here who like to climb hills. This is a…

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