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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Glenasmole
Glenasmole

Glenasmole

GlenasmoleTo conclude this mini series on the lovely valley of Glenasmole, let us consider the name and it’s possible meaning. There are two lines of thought: the first is that…

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Finn McCool’s Stone
Finn McCool’s Stone

Finn McCool’s Stone

Finn McCool’s Stone The Castlekelly bog road starts at the back of Glenasmole valley and a short way in on the left is a large granite rock called Finn McCool’s…

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The New Mearing
Kippure

The New Mearing

The New Mearing I’m sure a good few readers here have approached Kippure Mountain in the Dublin Hills by means of the long straight Moat Bog Road from the Featherbeds.…

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