Galtee Map Update
Galtee Map Update

Galtee Map Update

Many thanks to Maureen O'Brien for spotting and sending on details of this new forest road construction in the Galty Castle/ Corrigeen area of our Galtee 1:25,000 map. Probably been…

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Where is Saggart Hill?

Where is Saggart Hill? I’ve always thought that Saggart Hill lies west of the Brittas in Co.Dublin. Planted with a Coillte forest and known by the name Slieve Thoul, there’s…

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Lough Mountain

I have reported here previously that the hill overlooking Kellys Lough in Co.Wicklow is locally called the Lough Mountain. This is erroneously labelled as Corrigasleggaun on some maps. This name…

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Seechon & Seahan

Those who walk the Dublin Hills will be familiar with the name Seahan as published by the Ordnance Survey and it’s burial cairn etc. When I first started looking more…

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Wicklow & Wales
Wicklow & Wales

Wicklow & Wales

About a week ago, Bernadette Danaher posted photos taken by her brother from the South Stack lighthouse, near Holyhead in Wales. The photos were taken at dusk with the sun…

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War Hill

War Hill is a round boggy summit adjacent to Djouce (usually spelt Douce on older maps). War Hill is an odd but old name, found on the earliest detailed map…

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Time

I like standard time or natural time. I like the idea that the concepts of noon, midday or midnight have some basis in reality. In standard time, we have roughly…

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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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