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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Auto Mapping New Zealand
Computer Mapping Sample

Auto Mapping New Zealand

Auto Mapping New Zealand There have been some interesting developments in medium scale ‘computer generated mapping’ in Finland and New Zealand in the last year or so. These have been…

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Binn a’ tSaighdiúra

Binn a' tSaighdiúra The astute user of maps of the Twelve Bens will be familiar with the name Binn a' tSaighdiúra and it’s location roughly halfway between Binn Chorr (Bencorr)…

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