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Mullaghmeen Hill Mullach Mín A name in Irish
(Ir. Mullach Mín [logainm.ie], 'smooth summit') County Highpoint of Westmeath, in County Highpoint, Binnion Lists, Undifferentiated limestone Bedrock

Height: 258m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 41 Grid Reference: N46924 79379 This summit has been logged as climbed by 180 members. Recently by: Gus, Franky, theredyin, Grainnew, Lauranna, 21yearsgone, declanohagan, tmsr, Reeks2011, johnballinger, dillonkdy, paddyobpc, peter1, cozmo2009, conormcbandon
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Longitude: -7.289195, Latitude: 53.762078 , Easting: 246924, Northing: 279379 Prominence: 146m,   Isolation: 3.3km
ITM: 646868 779397,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mlghmn, 10 char: Mulaghmen
Bedrock type: Undifferentiated limestone, (Visean Limestones (undifferentiated))

Mullaghmeen is the highest point in Co. Westmeath but, at 261m, it has the distinction of being the lowest of all the county tops in Ireland. A walk to its summit is described in Paul Clements' book The Height of Nonsense (147-53). The hill also gives name to the townland (par. Foyran) in which it is located.   Mullaghmeen is the 1258th highest summit in Ireland. Mullaghmeen is the highest point in county Westmeath.

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Its a Beech! (forest) .. by group   (Show all for Mullaghmeen)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghmeen in area North Midlands, Ireland
Picture: A pleasant walk through Western Europe's largest beech forest
wicklore on Mullaghmeen, 2009
by wicklore  29 Jul 2009
Mullaghmeen is the lowest county top in Ireland, but is situated in a vast area of forestry that includes the largest plantation of beech trees in Western Europe. The forestry alone makes this a worthwhile visit, and there are a number of historical curiosities on the hill also

You won’t find Mullaghmeen without a good map. From Dublin I headed to Mullingar, then took the R394 road to Castlepollard. From there you need to use the OS map to get to N489 780 E and take the turn onto the minor track. This leads to a well developed car park with information boards, and a variety of colour coded walks. Follow the Red Trail for about 1 ½ km’s, and take the signpost marked ‘Cairn’. This leads to the summit, and from the car park you should be there in less than half an hour. Because there are two ‘tops’ to Mullaghmeen, make sure you are at the right one! While Mullaghmeen is covered in trees, the summit area is treeless, and gives excellent views in all directions, especially out to Lough Sheelin to the north. There is a pile of stones at the summit which I thought at first was discarded lumps of cement. However these are actually the remains of the summit cairn.

There are a variety of other things to see on your ramble around the forest. There are the remains of Flax Pits, Famine Fields, and a Booley Hut. (A Booley Hut is apparently where farmers lived on a seasonal basis while tending livestock, but I’m open to correction on this). These are all signposted and add quality to what is already a pleasant walk through the woods.
For such an out of the way hill, Mullaghmeen offers a lot more than many of its larger peers around the country. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1050/comment/3972/
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Just as an additional info to wicklore's excellen .. by Geo   (Show all for Mullaghmeen)
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Climbed this back in November 2008 as part of my .. by paulocon   (Show all for Mullaghmeen)
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