Black Banks

I’ve written previously about the name ‘Table Mountain’ in the Wicklow hills and reported that locally this area is still known as the Black Banks. That the name Table Mountain…

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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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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 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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Happy New Year!

We would like to wish a Happy & Healthy New Year to all our customers. Who knows what the coming year will bring, not least weatherwise! We've been pretty well confined to…

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Placenames

Placenames Here are some thoughts on placenames that are found on our maps and how I have approached the task of deciding which names to show, where to place them…

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Links

Outdoor Recreation www.mountaineering.ie - Mountaineering Ireland, hillwalking clubs etc. www.cyclingireland.ie - Cycling Ireland www.orienteering.ie - Irish Orienteering Association www.dublinmountains.ie - Dublin Mountains Partnership www.coillteoutdoors.ie - Coillte forests, maps & walks…

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The Oval Cottage

Clive came across this old ruin, photographed below, in Dunran forest. Later, when researching placenames, we made a connection with the following from Wright's Guide to Wicklow, 1827. "After a…

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