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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 183 members. Recently by: paulmcquaid, Helenha, danifergie87, Gus, Franky, theredyin, Grainnew, Lauranna, 21yearsgone, declanohagan, tmsr, Reeks2011, johnballinger, dillonkdy, paddyobpc
I have climbed this summit: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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 1257th 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)
 
Mullaghmeen is the lowest county top in Ireland, .. by wicklore   (Show all for Mullaghmeen)
 
Just as an additional info to wicklore's excellen .. by Geo   (Show all for Mullaghmeen)
 
Correction to gridref .. by csd   (Show all for Mullaghmeen)
 
Climbed this back in November 2008 as part of my .. by paulocon   (Show all for Mullaghmeen)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghmeen in area North Midlands, Ireland
Picture: The view north to Lough Sheelin, from the summit of Mullaghmeen
 
A Coillte forest like no other
by csd  9 May 2010
A hidden gem! Taking the turnoff noted in my other comment leads you into a Coillte forest like no other I've seen in Ireland. Instead of the usual serried ranks of dull conifer, the skilled navigator (you really do need a map to find this place!) is rewarded by a wonderful scattering of beech trees, the like of which probably covered large parts of the island up until the middle ages. wicklore's wonderfully evocative photo captures the dreamy ambience created by light filtering through the green canopy as you make your way to the summit area, so instead of repeating that I've chosen a summit view.

The summit area itself is a bit scruffy, betraying its history of being felled and replanted. That said, the views are wonderful, especially north to Lough Sheelin. If I hadn't been on a mad three county-top dash I'd have spent much longer in this amazing forest. Definitely one I'll be returning to. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1050/comment/4699/
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