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Bleanbeg Hill Tipperary County, in Binnion List, Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone Bedrock

Height: 368m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 59 Grid Reference: R79074 63870 This summit has been logged as climbed by 11 members. Recently by: jackill, sandman, hivisibility, simoburn, frankmc04, conormcbandon, paddyhillsbagger, chalky, Fergalh, eamonoc, murphyman
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Longitude: -8.310465, Latitude: 52.725895 , Easting: 179074, Northing: 163870 Prominence: 111m,   Isolation: 2.7km
ITM: 579028 663911,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Blnbg, 10 char: Bleanbeg
Bedrock type: Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone, (Keeper Hill Formation)

Bleanbeg is the 1017th highest summit in Ireland.

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High heather makes for difficult ascent
Short Summary created by jackill,  18 Jul 2014
Start at R 79274 64735 A (Point A) at forest entrance, room here for 5-6 cars, follow the forest track uphill ignoring the first left, this leads to an abandoned farmhouse. Continue on the track to a dead end, just before the track ends take a sharp left up a rough forest ride for about 100mts onto open hill side and thigh deep heathery slopes.

Look for an old deep dyke at the forest edge R78983 64375 B this leads uphill to the right from here to within 150mtrs of the top, then cross into the heather to the summit area. The top of Bleanbeg is heather covered with a few small trees and great views all around with Boolatin and Keeper Hill the most dominant features to be seen. To the west of the top there are turf cuttings so there might be an easier alternative to this route, return by the upward route to the forest track . Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1084/comment/15328/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bleanbeg in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: View towards Boolatin and Keeper Hill
 
So rough I climbed it twice
by eamonoc  3 Jul 2014
Climbed on Tue 1/7/2014.Looking for shortest route to top, I started at R 79274 64735 at forest entrance, room here for many cars, followed forest track uphill ignored first left, this leads to an abandoned farmhouse. Continued on track to a dead end, just before the track ended I took a sharp left up a rough forest ride for about 100mts this led to open hill side and thigh deep heathery slopes. To save the legs I was able to use and old deep dyke at the forest edge R78983 64375 this led uphill to the right from here. this was a god send as I was able to negotiate my way up through it beside the forest having only to climb out twice into the torturous heather. The dyke led to within about 150mts of the top, then it was out into the heather still thigh deep in places and very difficult to walk in. The top of Bleanbeg is heather covered with a few small trees hereabouts great views all around with Boolatin and Keeper Hill the most dominant features to be seen. To the west of the top I spotted freshly cut turf so there might be an easier alternative to my route, Headed back down the upward route to the forest track where I discovered I had lost my sunglasses, so I turned around and headed all the way back up again dyke crawling heather bashing my way to the top but to no avail. So Mt Viewers if anyone climbs Bleanbeg this way the sunglasses are mine! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1084/comment/17526/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bleanbeg in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Fox Moth caterpillar
Bugs in the heather.
by paddyhillsbagger  7 Sep 2014
I didn't find eamonc's glasses on Bleanbeg but I did find plenty of these caterpillars. On consulting the MothsIreland website I found out they are Fox Moths. http://www.mothsireland.com/gallery3/Lasiocampidae/Lasiocampinae/66-008-Fox-Moth-Macrothylacia-rubi/1638-Fox-Moth-Macrothylacia-rubi-Moneycrookroe
You can get help to identify what you come across on the hills and add to the moth database when the ID is confirmed.
It's not only the fine views that make life interesting on the hills! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1084/comment/17668/
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