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Slieve Miskish Area
Place count in area: 8, OSI/LPS Maps: 84 
Highest place:
Knockoura, 490m
Maximum height for area: 490 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 395 metres,
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Cnoc Bólais Hill Dursey Island Island (prob. Ir. Cnoc Bólais [Penelope Durell], 'hill of the cow-pasture') Cork County, in Binnion List, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

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Height: 252m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid Reference: V47200 40400
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Longitude: -10.205835, Latitude: 51.595985 , Easting: 47200, Northing: 40400 Prominence: 252m,  Isolation: 5.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 447183 540469,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CncBól, 10 char: CncBóls
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

There is a signal tower at the highest point on Dursey in the townland of Tilickafinna. It seems likely that this hill was called Cnoc Bólais, since Penelope Durell records this name in Discovering Dursey with the meaning 'beacon hill'. Although the translation seems incorrect (bólas is probably related to dairying, from bó, 'cow'), this clearly links the name with the signal tower. A cliff nearby to the north called Foilbolus supports this.   Cnoc Bólais is the 1274th highest place in Ireland. Cnoc Bólais is the most southerly summit and also the most westerly in the Slieve Miskish area.

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Far From the Madding Crowd .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Cnoc Bólais)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc Bólais in area Slieve Miskish, Ireland
Picture: View from Cnoc Bólais, looking west to Dursey Head
 
Spectacular Dursey
by mizenman  14 Oct 2010
Once leaving the cable car on Dursey Island the best route is to take an immediate right and follow the Beara Way signs over the hills all the way to Dursey Head. On this route you will climb three peaks in total, the highest being the last one, Cnoc Bólais. An old watch tower sits at the summit and the views on a clear day are truly spectacular. All of Dursey stretches out behind you. Weather permitting, one can see all the way from Mizen Head to the Skelligs and beyond. From hear the path descends toward Dursey Head with yet more breathtaking seascapes taking in The Bull, The Calf and The Cow rocks. I sat for some time at the very tip of the island taking in the tranquility. The easiest return is via the gravel road which runs most of the islands length and sticks to the lower ground, though the views are just as impressive. A teriffic days walking taking around 4 hours in total. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1001/comment/6133/
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Where does the Cable Guy go? .. by three5four0   (Show all for Cnoc Bólais)
 
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