News 2012

Title: Contributors Recruited - Irish Hillwalking Guidebook
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Date: 16/02/2012
Contributors Recruited - Irish Hillwalking Guidebook

16 February 2012
The late JossLynam, and Rev. C.P. Vandeleur compiled a list of Irish 2000 foot mountains (before metres were discovered), and added it to the back of Claud Wall’s republished book “Mountaineering in Ireland” in 1976. There were 257 peaks in all, but these were further subdivided into “Separate mountains” and “Subsidiary Peaks”.Of the former, there were 156, spread reasonably fairly between Leinster, Ulster, and Connaught, with Munster having a somewhat bigger share!

As a tribute to Joss, Mountaineering Ireland has decided to publish a guide to these peaks, and ask MI members and clubs, having unequalled local knowledge of the terrain, to contribute suggested quality, access problem-free routes.

It is hoped the publication will be along the lines of the very successful Scottish “Munro and “Corbett” guides, with a high quality photo, map, and factual description of the route. All completed entries will be stored on the MI site, and selected contributions published in the IML.

The list is arranged by province, range, and height within the range.Whilst the original VL list was in feet, anomalies have occurred between the original imperial measurements, and recent more accurate altitude in metres, so metres have been used.There may be one or two other peaks deserving of inclusion as “Separates” but it has been decided to run with Joss’s original selection in this first edition.

During 2011 MI called for clubs and members to express their interest in selecting one of the mountains and provide a route description and a description of the unique characteristics of their choosen mountain. The response, based on the template below, has been wonderful and initial drafts are being collected and reviewed currently.

Submissions should be sent tomargarettees@eircom.net


'600m list' of Separate Mountains of Ireland exceeding 2000ft and 609m
Arranged by region, range and height
Contributer ht mtrs ht order
Ulster
Y Bluestack Croaghgorm Bluestacks Sh11 GR G948 895 675 91
Y Lavagh Mor Bluestacks Sh11 GR G935 910 671 93
Y Lavagh Beg Bluestacks Sh11 GR G926 915 650 116
Y Ardnageer Knockgorm Bluestacks Sh11 GR G969 908 642 127
Y Errigal Derryveigh Mts Sh1 GR B928 207 751 40
Y Sl Snaght Derryveigh Mts Sh1 GR B923 148 678 86
Y Muckish Derryveigh Mts Sh2 GR C004 287 666 99
Y Dooish Derryveigh Mts Sh6 GR B982 210 652 113
Y Cuilcagh Fermanagh Sh26 GR H123 280 665 100
Y Sl Snaght Inishowen Sh3 GR C424 390 615 153
Y Sl Donard Mournes Sh29 GR J357 276 850 9
Y Sl Commedagh Mournes Sh29 GR J346 286 767 31
Y Sl Binnion Mournes Sh29 GR J320 233 747 41
Y Sl Bearnagh Mournes Sh29 GR J312 280 739 45
Y Sl Meelbeg Mournes Sh29 GR J300 279 708 62
Y Slievelamagan Mournes Sh29 GR J329 260 704 65
Y Sl Meelmore Mournes Sh29 GR J306 287 704 66
Y Sl Muck Mournes Sh29 GR J281 249 673 92
Y Chimney Rock Mournes Sh29 GR J364 257 656 109
Y Cove Mtn Mournes Sh29 GR J336 270 655 110
Y Eagle Mtn Mournes Sh29 GR J244 229 638 133
Y Sl Loughshannagh Mournes Sh29 GR J294 272 620 149
Y Sawel Sperrins Sh13 GR H617 973 678 87
Y Mullaghclogha Sperrins Sh13 GR H556 958 635 137
Y Mullaghaneany Sperrins Sh13 GR H685 986 626 143
Y Meenard Sperrins Sh13 GR H672 985 620 147
Y Dart Sperrins Sh13 GR H602 963 619 150
Connaught
Y Croaghaun Achill Sh22/30 GR F559 060 688 80
Y Sl More Achill Sh22/30 GR F650 086 671 94
Y TruskMore Dartry Mts Sh16 GR G758 473 647 123
Y Tievebawn Cloghcorragh Dartry Mts Sh16 GR G768 498 611 155
Y Binn idir an da Log Ben Baun Maamturks Sh37 GR L888 528 702 68
Y Letterbreckaun Binbhriocain Maamturks Sh37 GR L857 551 667 97
Y Binmhor Shanakeala Maamturks Sh44 GR L918 493 661 105
Y Bin Chaonaigh Derryvoreada Maamturks Sh37 GR L900 515 633 138
Y Mullagh Glas Shannagirah Maamturks Sh45 GR L937 493 622 145
Y Lenaun Hill Bunnaviskaun Maamturks Sh37 GR L874 593 618 151
Y Binn Mhairg Slievenaroy Maamturks Sh37 GR L902 520 612 154
Y Corcogmore Leckavrea Maamturks Sh45 GR L952 491 609 156
Y Nephin Nephin Begs Sh23/31 GR G103 079 806 19
Y Sl Carr Corslieve Nephin Begs Sh23 GR F915 145 721 54
Y Corrannabinnia Nephin Begs Sh30 GR F903 031 716 58
Y Bireencorragh Nephin Begs Sh23/31 GR G024 050 698 70
Y Glennamong Nephin Begs Sh23/30 GR F912 058 628 141
Y Nephin Beg Nephin Begs Sh23 GR F932 102 627 142
Y Mweelrea Partry Mts Sh37 GR L789 668 814 18
Y Ben Lugmore Partry Mts Sh37 GR L811 673 803 20
Y Ben Gorm Partry Mts Sh37 GR L861 652 700 69
Ben Creggan Partry Mts Sh37 GR L857 666 693 75
Y Maumtrasna Partry Mts Sh38 GR L961 637 682 83
Y Devil's Mother Partry Mys Sh37 GR L916 624 645 124
Y Croagh Patrick Sheefry Mts Sh30 GR L905 802 764 32
Y Tieveummera SheefryHills Sheefry Mts Sh37 GR L862 695 762 34
Y Tievnabinnia Sheefry E Top Sheefry Mts Sh37 GR L880 706 742 44
Y Benbaun Twelve Bens Sh37 GR L785 539 729 50
Y Bencorr Twelve Bens Sh37 GR L811 522 711 61
Y Bencollaghduff Twelve Bens Sh37 GR L797 529 696 72
Y Benbreen Twelve Bens Sh37 GR L783 515 691 77
Y Derryclare Twelve Bens Sh37 GR L815 510 677 88
Y Bengower Twelve Bens Sh37 GR L782 506 664 102
Y Muckanaght Twelve Bens Sh37 GR L767 540 654 111
Y Bencullagh Twelve Bens Sh37 GR L755 537 632 139
Leinster
Y Mt Leinster Blackstairs Mts Sh68 GR S825 526 795 24
Y Blackstairs Mtn Blackstairs Mts Sh68 GR S810 448 735 46
Y Lugnaquillia Wicklow Hills Sh56 GR T032 917 925 6
Y Mullaghcleevaun Wicklow Hills Sh56 GR O067 070 849 10
Y Tonelagee Wicklow Hills Sh56 GR O085 015 817 17
Y Camenabologue Wicklow Hills Sh56 GR T023 959 758 36
Y Kippure Wicklow Hills Sh56 GR O115 154 757 37
Y Conavalla Wicklow Hills Sh56 GR T039 971 734 48
Y Djouce Wicklow Hills Sh 56 GR O178 103 725 52
Y Seefingan Wicklow Hills Sh56 GR O086 169 724 53
Y Duff Hill Wicklow Hills Sh 56 GR O093 082 720 56
Y Gravale Wicklow Hills Sh 56 GR O104 094 718 57
Y Moanbane Wicklow Hills Sh56 GR O033 068 703 67
Y Camaderry Wicklow Hills Sh56 GR T081 980 698 71
Y Croaghanmoiria Wicklow Hills Sh62 GR T099 865 664 103
Y Mullacor Wicklow Hills Sh56 GR T092 939 657 108
Y Keadeen Mtn Wicklow Hills Sh62 GR S953 897 653 112
Y Lugduff Wicklow Hills Sh56 GR T072 953 652 114
Y Seahan Wicklow Hills Sh56 GR O081 197 648 122
Y Tonduff Wicklow Hills Sh 56 GR O159 136 642 128
Y Scarr Wicklow Hills Sh56 GR O132 018 641 129
Y Lowbawn Wicklow Hills Sh56 GR S977 977 636 135
Munster
Y Knockboy Beara Sh85 GR W004 620 706 63
Y Caoinkeen Ahinkeen Beara Sh85 GR W010 645 692 76
Y Hungry Hill Beara Sh84 GR V760 497 685 81
Y Knockowen Beara Sh84 GR V808 553 658 107
Y Coomnadiha Beara Sh85 GR V847 600 644 125
Y Knocknamanagh Beara Sh85 GR V990 661 637 134
Y Maulin Beara Sh84 GR V712 505 621 146
Y Musheramore Boggeragh Mts Sh79 GR W328 850 644 126
Y Fauscoum Comeraghs Mts Sh75 GR S316 105 792 26
Y Knockanaffrin Comeraghs Mts Sh75 GR S285 152 755 38
Y Coumalocha Comeraghs Mts Sh75 GR S296 098 744 43
Y Seefin Comeraghs Mts Sh75 GR S274 068 726 51
Y Coumfea Comeraghs Mts Sh75 GR S281 095 711 60
Y Coumaraglin Comeraghs Mts Sh75 GR S282 042 617 152
Y East Pap Derrynasaggart Mts Sh79 GR W133 855 694 74
Y West Pap Derrynasaggart Mts Sh79 GR W125 855 690 79
Y Caherbarnagh Derrynasaggart Mts Sh79 GR W191 871 681 84
Y Mullaghanish Derrynasaggart Mts Sh79 GR W214 817 649 121
Y Brandon Mtn Dingle Sh70 GR Q460 116 952 5
Y Baurtregaum Dingle Sh71 GR Q749 076 851 8
Y Brandon Peak Dingle Sh70 GR Q472 095 840 11
Y Caherconree Dingle Sh71 GR Q733 072 835 13
Y Beenoskee Dingle Sh70 GR Q580 088 826 15
Y Stradbally Mtn Dingle Sh70 GR Q587 091 798 23
Y Masatiompan Dingle Sh70 GR Q465 145 763 33
Y Slievanea NE Top Dingle Sh70 GR Q515 063 670 95
Y An Cnapan Mor Gowlan Beg Dingle Sh70 GR Q522 045 649 120
Y Banoge North An Bhanog Thuaigh Dingle Sh70 GR Q548 048 641 130
Y Ballysitteragh Dingle Sh70 GR Q460 057 623 144
Y Slievanea Dingle Sh70 GR Q507 057 620 148
Y Galtymore Galty Mts Sh74 GR R878 237 919 7
Y Lyracappul Galty Mts Sh74 GR R845 231 825 16
Y Greenane Galty Mts Sh74 GR R925 239 802 21
Y Galtybeg Galty Mts Sh74 GR R889 240 799 22
Y Temple Hill Galty Mts Sh74 GR R833 218 785 27
Y Cush Galty Mts Sh74 GR R894 262 639 132
Y Stumpa Duloigh Knockduff Iveragh Sh78 GR V787 794 784 28
Y Mullaghanattin Iveragh Sh78 GR V738 772 773 29
Y Coomcarrea Iveragh Sh78/83 GR V611 825 772 30
Y Tiermoyle Mtn Fauscoum N Top Iveragh Sh78/83 GR V603 832 760 35
Y Beoun Beann Iveragh Sh78 GR V725 764 752 39
Y Broaghnabinnia Iveragh Sh78 GR V801 814 745 42
Y Meenteog Iveragh Sh78/83 GR V638 826 715 59
Y Knocknadobar Iveragh Sh83 GR V506 845 690 78
Y Knockmoyle Iveragh Sh78/83 GR V665 749 684 82
Y Colly Iveragh Sh78/83 GR V650 807 679 85
Y Knocknagantee Iveragh Sh78/83 GR V667 729 676 89
Y Coomcalle W Top An Bheann Mhor Iveragh Sh83 GR V593 684 675 90
Y Finnararagh Iveragh Sh78 GR V696 737 667 98
Y Mullaghnarakill Iveragh Sh78/83 GR V600 850 665 101
Y Beenmore Iveragh Sh83 GR V596 867 660 106
Y Coomcallee Iveragh Sh83 GR V624 677 650 117
Y Knocklomena Iveragh Sh78 GR V797 765 641 131
Y Knocknadobar East Top Iveragh Sh83 GR V529 858 636 136
Y Boughil Knocknacappul Iveragh Sh78 GR V841 764 631 140
Y Knockmealdown Knockmealdowns Sh74 GR S057 084 794 25
Y Knocknafallia Knockmealdowns Sh74 GR S090 076 668 96
Y Sugarloaf Hill Knockmealdowns Sh74 GR S039 104 663 104
Y Knockshanahullion Knockmealdowns Sh74 GR R999 104 652 115
Y Carrauntoohil Macgillycuddy Reeks Sh78 GR V803 844 1039 1
Y Beenkeragh Macgillycuddy Reeks Sh78 GR V801 852 1010 2
Y Caher Macgillycuddy Reeks Sh78 GR V792 838 1001 3
Y Maolan Bui Macgillycuddy Reeks Sh78 GR V832 838 973 4
Y Purple Mtn Macgillycuddy Reeks Sh78 GR V886 851 832