Blind Brooks
Blind Brook

Blind Brooks

Those who ramble the hills and venture across valleys and rocky slopes will be familiar with hearing the tinkle of running water under their feet, even though no stream is…

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Courtnacuddy Update
Blackstairs Update

Courtnacuddy Update

Users of our Blackstairs, Mount Leinster & Barrow Valley 1:25000 map should take note of new walking trails in a small wood near Courtnacuddy, Co.Wexford. The local community group have…

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Kilbride Army Camp
Kilbride Army Camp

Kilbride Army Camp

Kilbride Army CampThis photo taken c1915 of Kilbride Army Camp in the Dublin Mountains was posted on the Tallaght FB page a while back. It shows a series of permanent…

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Crotty’s Cave
Crotty's Cave

Crotty’s Cave

William Crotty is a nebulous figure in the folklore of Clonmel and Waterford. An 18th century rapparee in the same mould as Freney the Robber, Caher Roe and Cock a…

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Flooded Valley
Flooded Valley

Flooded Valley

I’m currently recompiling map detail around Poulaphuca Reservoir or Blessington Lakes. This large body of water was created in 1940, following construction of a dam and hydro electric scheme at…

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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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