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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General Wolfe

General Wolfe – a mystery? Whilst looking through a series of Powerscourt Estate maps of 1850, I noticed a little historical note on the map of Kilmurry townland near Kilmacanogue…

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Corcóg is a Hewitt

Corcóg is a Hewitt The world of hill lists is mighty confusing with various differing lists in both imperial and metric measurements arranged by height. Munros are well enough known…

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Corn Stacks
Corn Stacks

Corn Stacks

Corn StacksIf you’re in the habit of poking around old farm ruins, you may come across what look like stone mushrooms, comprising of a pillar and flat round top. If…

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Achill Notes

Achill Notes We enjoyed a few pleasant days last week on Achill: sea swimming, hill climbing and coastal exploring. Thanks to Aoife & Paul McNamara for their hospitality. Happy also…

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Placenames on Connemara Mountains Map
Placenames Connemara

Placenames on Connemara Mountains Map

Placenames on the Connemara Mountains Map I’ve taken a different approach to the placename content of our new Connemara Mountains map. For other maps we’ve published I’ve devoted a fair…

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