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Ballyhoura Mountains Area
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Keale Mountain Hill Limerick County, in Binnion List, Greywacke & dark green shale Bedrock

Height: 361.8m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 73 Grid Reference: R68724 19773 This summit has been logged as climbed by 14 members. Recently by: thomas_g, tommccarthy, omurchu, sandman, Cobhclimber, eamonoc, conormcbandon, frankmc04, jackill, chalky, Fergalh, murphyman, Onzy, hivisibility
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -8.459493, Latitude: 52.329145 , Easting: 168724, Northing: 119773 Prominence: 114m,   Isolation: 2.1km
ITM: 568680 619824,   GPS IDs, 6 char: KlMntn, 10 char: KlMntn
Bedrock type: Greywacke & dark green shale, (Inchacoomb Formation)

Keale Mountain is the 1029th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Keale Mountain in area Ballyhoura Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking north from the summit
An open summit makes a great viewpoint
Short Summary created by jackill,  7 Sep 2014
Park at R68211 20181 A, a forest entrance with room for 2 cars. Walk uphill into the forestry on a good track taking the first right and continue to R68645 19999 B, this is the start of a machine track the skirts the forest on the east and the felled area on the east. Head uphill and south to the summit area which is covered by high grass and nettles.Excellent views of the Ballyhouras, the Galtys and the plains of Limerick to the north.
Note the summit position changed in September 2014 following a survey by Mountainviews. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1092/comment/15336/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Keale Mountain in area Ballyhoura Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The summits in there...honestly!!
Strictly summit baggers only!1
by hivisibility  23 Feb 2014
As I’m an unashamed summit collector at this stage the appearance of Keale Mountain onto my local 100 list meant it was going to receive a fairly quick visit, being so close to home. To access it you simply turn left at the square in Kilfinane town towards Ballyorgan, this crossroads is directly opposite the Ballyhoura Failte offices. Proceed to the next crossroads ( A “Y “ fork) and turn left, located at R675218 C. Immediately after turning watch out for a single lane tarmac road on the left which rises steeply upwards. Take this road and continue on for some distance until you meet the Ballyhoura way at a forest barrier on your right,R692207 D. Parking here for 2, possibly 3 vehicles with care.
To reach the summit continue straight up the track. This soon gives way to mature forest which is being felled at the moment. Keep going until you meet a forest road coming from your right. Turn left and then sharp right with good views over to Slieve Reagh, Féar Breagach, the Galtees on your left. Continue until you meet an obvious turning area for timber lorries and shortly after leave the track and turn right across an older felled area. Sadly however this is as good as it gets. If you really want to access the summit then continue walking west approx 150 metres, swing right and trash your way through the trees for almost 100 metres.
You’ll be rewarded with trees in your face in every direction. There’s no summit cairn to be seen [ well maybe some rocks under an enormous heap of moss! } which was an near as my GPS could calculate. Itch scratched, time to trash my way back to civilisation: but I won’t scratch this one for quite a while again. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1092/comment/15874/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Keale Mountain in area Ballyhoura Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The exciting summit of Keale.
Keale summit.
by hivisibility  22 Feb 2014
Keale summit Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1092/comment/15876/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Keale Mountain in area Ballyhoura Mountains, Ireland
Picture: On the summit looking east to the old summit
Houston, we have a problem!
by jackill  20 Mar 2015
Every so often we have to correct summit position errors. In this case the height is also incorrect.
The actual summit is at R68724 19773 E with 361.84 meters elevation
On the positive side this does mean it is much easier to access the top from the forest entrance at R68211 20181. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1092/comment/17667/
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Get there soon
by thomas_g  5 Aug 2016
The machine track described by Jackill has become very overgrown and is rough going in spots. Bag this one soon if you're thinking about it. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1092/comment/18606/
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